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Fran
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June 25, 2016 - 11:06 am
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Got the nerve to video myself and share. Please let me know what I can improve on. I used to play late 60's and now picked it up again. Very motivated to do so after finding this website.  This is with the very old steel strings but yesterday I replaced them with new FM strings. Can't wait to hear how it sounds.

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Hia @Fran - I know it depends on what technology you have there - but a 110 MB .mov file takes 20 minutes to download here..... (and worse for some folks still on dial-up - so I guess I'm lucky compared to some - sort of ...)   Dumping it to YouTube or Vimeo etc etc etc makes it easier for many folks....    I cannot see it in "real time" without downloading - .... it's started now - I'll view it later - and get back to you !  LOL, and thanks in advance for sharing it...

EDIT: Doh - actulay - today - probably cos it is weekend and there is heavy demand - it's gonna take 45 mins ! LOLOL - man I love living here....

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June 27, 2016 - 3:51 pm
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That is funny Bill. I feel fortunate with our internet even though it's old school at 75 Mbps down and 10 up. When I lived in Sweden I remember friends who lived in the city getting 100 over 10 years ago.

Great job Fran!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Ahhhh, my apologies @Fran - I had set the download going and completely forgot about it !

Nice tune, one I love to mess around with myself !

I take it you've now got the FM strings fitted ?   Keep up the good work !

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June 27, 2016 - 5:39 pm
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@BillyG I changed to the FM strings the day after I videoed this.Thanks for listening 🙂

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YVW @Fran - as I say - I'm "messing" with the tune Ode-to-Joy - and starting to to improvise with it - all good fun....   it's what we do...   thanks again for the post - good stuff at early days - and what's more - a LOT more to come - I can tell that already !   Enjoy your journey - it will be a blast !!!!  drummerdrummerdrummer

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Same Ode To Joy 1 week later but with the new FM strings. I think I use too much bow and maybe I should be using the lower part of the bow?  Please advise me so I can continue to improve 🙂

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