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The Wedding Rehersal take two
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Ferret
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Well here is another try at Waves of the Danube.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I'm expected to play at my son's wedding in the Philippines in mid April

I think its better than the last one posted

Please, observations and critiques most welcome. Or, in other words, Help

I really have to get this right cow-fingerscrossed

Its a good thing that I've still got about 2 months left. violin-student

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Great job Ferret. I can tell you've been practicing. It was a marked improvement.

 

I still suggest two things:

1. Play with a metronome - I could tell some notes were rushed and some rests were skipped

2. Work in characteristics such as crescendos and diminuendos especially on the scale runs

 

Great job again. I think by April you'll be master of this song.

 

Poke

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Hey, John, you're showing improvement. May I make a suggestion, your 4th and 7th note, instead of playing open D, play D#, first finger tight to the nut, from D#, slide first finger to E.

You still don't quite have that waltz tempo, but you're getting there.

Keep up the good work, mate, lol.

 

Ken.

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My thoughts were the same as Poke's. As I listened I thought to myself the timing is off, you need to practice with a metronome. I also agree you need to work on the dynamics. You have the basics down and now it's all fine tuning it. Coming along great.

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John.. I like it.  I think by April it will be a smash.  I am not familiar with the tune.  Great tone from your violin and nice bow stokes!  

So excited for this big event for you!

Toni

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@Poke @Fiddlestix @Kevin M. @coolpinkone 

All taken on board.

Damon, Kevin, I'll start with the metronome today. Will research the best tempo for that particular tune. Will also definitely look into the dynamics.

Ken, I'll give that D# and slid to E a go. Sounds interesting

Thanks Toni, I've been working on the bowing with 'some' success. But there are still issues to be looked at their as well.

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@Ferret - Yes there has been improvement!!

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Schaick said
@Ferret - Yes there has been improvement!!

 

Thanks for that Pat. Have been working hard :)

 

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Oh good job John!  Are we going to get to see video of you playing at the wedding?  

 

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1stimestar said
Oh good job John!  Are we going to get to see video of you playing at the wedding?  

@1stimestar 

Yes, there will be a video of the 'performance' unless I totally muck it up rofl

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Great job John.

My main concern is the rhythm.
In your mind, dance the waltz while playing it. Count 1,2,3 1,2,3 through out the piece and you'll understand. Try counting while listening to a recording of
"Waves of Danube" as well to get a grip on the rhythm.

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