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Lover's Waltz Where I'm At
Here's how far I've come with Lover's Waltz.
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October 13, 2013 - 9:28 pm
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I have a recital on November 9th.  I'm playing Violin 1.  My teacher is playing Violin 2.  We're front and center for a fellow student, friends and family recital.

Here's where I'm at so far, with about 4 more weeks to practice.  I am practicing with a per-recorded, computer generated rendition that includes a  metronome click track.  I have renditions of the practice track at various tempos from 69bpm up to the target tempo of 100bpm.  I am currently practicing against the 80 bpm version.

This recording was made without the per-recorded practice track.  Comments and recommendations are solicited.  I do have the option to substitute a simpler tune but do not want to exercise that option.


October 13, 2013 - 11:35 pm
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Great start.  I fell in love with The Lover's Waltz when I first started playing and ordered a signed copy of the music from Jay and Molly before I even knew all the notes in it.  Then I taught myself to play it, though it will be a work in progress for a long time to come, I'm sure.  Yea, that ending is tricky lol.  


Are you going to have someone to record your recital?  I'd love to see it.  Good luck!


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October 14, 2013 - 10:37 am
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If you could work in more dynamics. Right now it is too even.

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October 14, 2013 - 2:48 pm
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Cool Joe,

It would be cool if you incorporated some lower octave stuff so that you use that cool C string on your 5-string as well. :-)

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October 20, 2013 - 9:12 pm
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Joe this is nice. I am drawn to this waltz.  I have heard a few versions recently.  Nice.  I am adding this one to my list.


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October 23, 2013 - 9:45 am
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i think you are doing quite well, joe, and indeed i think it would be nicer to hear that 5th string, however, ur playing its quite nice :D

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