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Fiddlerman
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August 15, 2011 - 10:27 am
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Thanks for sharing Barry, nice to hear. I gather you'll participate in the Xmas project too 🙂

I started working on the parts last night.

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That fiddle comes across with a really good fiddle sound .  Very nice. 

I hope you don't kill it with "classical" modifications dazed

(Ahrgggggggggggg) drooling

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P.S.  Aproximately how long does it take you to memorize a song? 

I think I'm losing it due to old age (older than sand).

Lucky I can remember scales frown

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That is impressive that you could retain that much music from a 2 or 2 1/2/ hour introduction.  I once knew 2 musicians who were in a semi-pro class and neither of them had ever memorized ANYTHING on the violin ( community players ).  BUT BUT, both also played piano and organ for money in churches (recitals, etc.) AND AND were able to remember a lot more music then on violin !!!! 

My memory is suffering badly and I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast.

How long will you remember this song you have just started or does it just last forever?

(I'm replacing my set of Helicores soon as they get here.  And I got a hot tip about Black Diamond chromium violin strings ($27), also on order.)

Where did you get the fiddle?

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Great sound for great price.

What did you do about the bridge?

I am on a crusade here tonight to see what happens if I practice a song for perhaps an hour.  But even if I burn it in I will probably not remember tomorrow (?)

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Wow! That was great!

Great performance, great violin, great sound!

Barry, why did you hold your bow like that?

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As an Irish, Scottish man...I'm lovin' the Jiggin' Barry!

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@ Barry and the 2.5 hour memorization thing. Wow! I know I don't sound that good after three days of staring at the music and scratching and screeching my way through a song. I was trying to play "May It Be" I think it is an Enya song. It was featured in "The Lord of The Rings." I did not recognize it because I did not look at the time 6/8 and I was cranking away in 4/4 time. Pretty funny. Too much coffee I guess. Near the end of the first verse of the song it goes to 3/4 time for one measure, I guess it pays to pay attention! I got it to where it sounds pretty good to me. I will make a video of it, it's not everyday you can destroy a beautiful song, with a captive audience!

 

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Thanks Barry, great posts.

I seem to get the memory thing sometimes.  I usually can't play anything without the tune in my head for months first, but I came across 'Campbell's Farewell to Red Gap' and somehow managed to play it immediately and within a week I was playing it by memory.  It's still a little slow, but I enjoy playing too.

 

embarassed  Still quite rough, really.

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Thanks for the encouragement Barry ... yes, I like to record so that I can look closely at little things and critique by myself, but I'm glad I found this site and others will objectively watch my efforts.

I bought my violin last year with the intention of playing beautiful classical music.

But ...

I must say the fiddle tunes catch me quicker, and they're full of energy too.

confused  Now I'm not sure where I'm going ... but I'm enjoying the ride.

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The destiny is not as important as the journey. cheerleader

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Robyn.fnq said:

Thanks for the encouragement Barry ... yes, I like to record so that I can look closely at little things and critique by myself, but I'm glad I found this site and others will objectively watch my efforts.

I bought my violin last year with the intention of playing beautiful classical music.

But ...

I must say the fiddle tunes catch me quicker, and they're full of energy too.

confused  Now I'm not sure where I'm going ... but I'm enjoying the ride.

That was really catchy, I have that tune in my head now! You played that from memory? I can do shorter songs, or one that repeats twice. But wow, really cool Robyn!

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Aaaaawwww ...

'Twas nothing ...

(Who am I kidding ... it took lots of effort, so thanks for feedback.)

cheers 

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