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Gypsy Dance - David Garrett
...This makes me think I'll maybe just chop up my violin for firewood...
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BillyG
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April 16, 2014 - 5:01 am
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Enjoy...

 

And WHAT is that at about 2:23 in to the piece - the melody, played on harmonics, with gliss and vibrato....   oh well...  I thought it was way cool

 

 

 

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I HATE him rofl

Because I know that I will never be anyway near that good.

The only thing that we will ever have in common is 'the hair' lol

Once again, I wish that I had taken up this infernal instrument 20 years ago :)

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Fiddlerman
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April 16, 2014 - 8:44 am
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Yes, the harmonics are actually written in the sheet music at that spot and always done that way. David Garrett does a great job as usual. :)

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thanks for posting MadBilll; too cool.

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Fiddlerman said
Yes, the harmonics are actually written in the sheet music at that spot and always done that way. David Garrett does a great job as usual. :)

Thanks for the feedback Pierre - yup - I have been investigating the various forms of notation specific to violin on musical scores ( not that I can sight read with any fluency at all (yet) - just investigating these things out of interest ).   I've never seen the sheet for that - I thought it might have been an improvisation - clearly not.  It is actually even more worrying to me that that is what was originally intended....  cool.  

Out of interest - research tells me that csárdás (as a generic term) appears to mean just that, "A Gypsy dance" - and also there seem to be a lot of "variations" around ( you can tell what I've been spending my time on today ! ) .  

But I also find references to Vittorio Monti's piece, itself specifically titled Csárdás -

I was just wondering - Is this the piece David was actually playing ? - Ahhh - I have just found the sheet on IMSLP - and I see the harmonics notation for what *appears* to be the part I referred to....  if only I could "hear the music in my mind"....

Thanks in advance !

Bill

 

 

 

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alright i think that song was great for him for a few reasons...1.) He played it beautifully, and i loved seeing the kids get all excited when he played right in front of him....2) that man is gorgeous!(SHHHHHH don't tell my hubby)  He has a definite gypsy/bad boy/amazing musician vibe all rocking for him! 3.) He reminds me of a more masculine version of the vampire Lestat from queen of the damned....or possibly Brad pitt....anywho i'm not gonna complain about any of it and i may just have to watch a few more videos of him...just saying (in the interests of learning violin of course) ....and man i hope i can play even a tenth of that someday! 😀 

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rockinglr33 said
... cut... that man is gorgeous!(SHHHHHH don't tell my hubby) ...cut..

ROFL rockin !   Just keep my name out of it when the court-case comes around ( j/k with yah ! )

Glad you enjoyed it (well... for whatever reason - and yes - the video is well produced - just see the expression on peoples faces - they are truly "lifted and taken to another place" - not just by DG but the whole combined performance together - and - I really loved the close up of the fingering, especially on the harmonics!  )

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Yea he's a great player and in the interviews I've seen him do in the past, he seems like a genuinely down-to-earth, nice guy too. He played this piece like a master -- like everything else he plays. 

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MadBill said 

 
I was just wondering - Is this the piece David was actually playing ? - Ahhh - I have just found the sheet on IMSLP - and I see the harmonics notation for what *appears* to be the part I referred to....  if only I could "hear the music in my mind"....

Thanks in advance !

Bill

Here you go.  This is one of the first violin/fiddle videos I fell in love with.

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i always have problems with the sautille part i cant sync both too hands i mean when u think about sautille in the same times u play the notes fast i can't get over it

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You need to think of the groups instead of the individual notes. Best option is the group of four notes. In your mind, an accent on every beat but not audible :) At least for practice.

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He is amazing indeed...you can find great performances on youtube of course, here is one I quite like, also playing harmonics at some point, follow the link

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Fantastic, and it's fun to hear the added accompaniment to the unaccompanied Caprice. :-)

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Fiddlerman said

You need to think of the groups instead of the individual notes. Best option is the group of four notes. In your mind, an accent on every beat but not audible http://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif At least for practice.

Yes, like when we are typing. You don't think of typing the letters A, N, D. You just type the word "and". That comes with practice.

 

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