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Wedding 'reheasal' take one
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Ferret
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As mentioned in an earlier post, I have been asked to play at my son's wedding in the Philippines in mid April. No pressure :)

So as Plan A I have chosen this tune, Waves of the Danube (also know by other names) by J Ivanovic.

I've only started mucking around with it for a few days so its the plain 'no frills' version that I'll be building on. A lot of work will be needed for it to be good enough. At least I have two and a half months to get it right

Please feel free to make any comments.

A Plan B is also in the works

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That is one great tune!!  

Will you be asked for to do an encore? This slow more serious song then a fast one?

Now don't laugh - Maybe not an issue for a man.  Do you have to get dressed up? My thought  - practice in the outfit to make sure you can move freely.  I absolutely have outfits that I would not be able to play the violin in.  The sleeves would be too tight to play the low notes.  I wonder if this is why so many female violinists I have seen go sleeveless?

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Great choice. My main comment would be to count. The long notes should be way longer. Pick-up note then 1-2-3 1- la la 1-2-3 1 la la 1-2-3 1 la la la......

Sorry if my explanation is tough to understand. :-)

Otherwise, very nice!!!

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John..I don't know that tune.. but I liked it.. seems like you have a really good hold on it and others can help you fine tune it ... Wow.. sounds good!  You are very fluid with your violin playing.  It sounds like a sweet/romantic song. 

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It is a wonderful  choice > what key are you playing in? > I would like to learn it.

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Schaick said
That is one great tune!!  

Will you be asked for to do an encore? This slow more serious song then a fast one?

Now don't laugh - Maybe not an issue for a man.  Do you have to get dressed up? My thought  - practice in the outfit to make sure you can move freely.  I absolutely have outfits that I would not be able to play the violin in.  The sleeves would be too tight to play the low notes.  I wonder if this is why so many female violinists I have seen go sleeveless?

@Schaick 

Not laughing. It's a good point.

They have had a taylor made 3 piece evening suit made for me.

Fortunately I have it here for fitting so I will be able to try it out. If there is a problem with the jacket I could 'loose' it and just have the vest. Would look OK.

Thanks for the tip :)

As for an encore, I'm working on a second tune.

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StoneDog said
It is a wonderful  choice > what key are you playing in? > I would like to learn it.

@StoneDog 

 Rick

It's in G major mate.

If you can give me an email address I will send you the sheet music.

For some reason I can't attach it to this post. Some iPad thing

edit......

I changed over to the desktop computer. The music is attached to the post below :)

 

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@StoneDog Rick

@ratvn Robert

@RosinedUp (don't know your first name :) )

Here is the sheet that I used as a guide. 'Waves of the. Danube'.... 'Anniversary Song'.... Same thing :)

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@ratvn Robert

A vid with the lyrics. I have no idea who the people are in the vid lol

and the lyrics in 'print' below

The lyrics where written by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin in 1946 and the tune renamed The Anniversary Song

Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
We vowed our true love, though a word wasn't said
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
Except for the few that were there in your eyes

Dear, as I held you close in my arms
Angels were singing a hymn to your charms
Two hearts gently beating, murmuring low
"Darling, I love you so"

The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
Could we but recall that sweet moment sublime
We'd find that our love is unaltered by time

Dear, as I held you close in my arms
Angels were singing a hymn to your charms
Two hearts gently beating, murmuring low
"Darling, I love you so"

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@Ferret - Thanks for the music!!  

Ahh yes -  a vest = very good look!!

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Far Out Ferret > Thanks for posting all this good stuff.

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First let me say that I'm very new and you played very well, but I saw a couple things that may help it sound better.

It appears that you start the piece with a B and then go to an A. I don't see that in the music. It looks like a B connected to another B in the second measure.

Don't forget the rest in measures 8,16, and 34

I think measure 16 (after the repeat, the 8th notes) should be stacatto (dat,dat,dat,dat...)

In measure 21 (and other similar) maybe the slurred E D C# D maybe played in a single bowstroke?

 

One last thing is to play with a metronome like the one on this site:

http://fiddlerman.com/fiddle-l.....metronome/

 

Great job though, you play better than I do.

Damon

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That's an excellent choice for a wedding song.  I thought the song was called "Oh How We Danced."  Here's a scene from a movie about Al Jolson that gives and excellent demonstration of the tempo and the feeling that goes into this tune.

 

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@Uzi 

Thanks for that Karl. Yes, it is a good version to get the tempo and feel.

I've downloaded a 'Jolson' version from iTunes and will listen to it over and over (and over, and over, and over rofl)

 

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This is the way they used to make movies. :-)

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