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Learn "The Banshee"
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dancingHello again! I thought you all might like this one. Irish tune called "The Banshee", also known as "McMahon's Reel".

 

Genuine names this time - not my wacky made-ups ones :)

 

Normal speed, then slowed down a bit.

 

So, I just started the upload to YouTube, and I'll come back and add the link. OK?

 

Mr Jim serenade

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....40 mins to go till upload is done .....

 

Mr Jim

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Hi Jim and good morning to you, is this 'the lilting banshee' of which you speak?
I hope so as this is the first fiddle tune I attampted to learn.

Maybe I should just be patient and wait for the upload

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That's great, thanks Jim. Not the one I was thinking ofthumbs-up

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Thank you Mr. Jim.

It is always a treat to hear you play.

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Great piece and great job Jim. Thanks so much for your post.

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Thanks, Mr. Jim! =)

Love your triplets (i guess it were triplets at 2:00 and 2:16? - in the slow tempo?)

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HI Mad,

Yes they were triplets. Bowed triplets - this time, 3 bows on the same note. Up-Down-Up.

 

Mr Jim dancing

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Really? Up-Down-Up! I saw a vid where i was told that triplets are played mostly Down-Up-Down! I even tried it... but U-D-U duncecapsurprisedfainting-1344 I have to try them... Thank You!!!

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Depends on how the music is notated, whether or not you did a bow reset, what beat does it begin with ie up beat or down beat, what did your teacher or conductor say and last but not least what did FM say? follow those rules to be happy, healthy and wise.-fiddle on!jimi-hendrix

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Sorry! it was indeed D-U-D ... 

 

Mr Jimduncecap

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Thank you for uploading this. I was actually going to ask the forum for an irish tune that I could try, but here it is! Very well played! 

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Wow, great playing there. 

 

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I have worked on this reel for some time now, and your playing just becomes more impressive now that I see how much work it is to learn this tune and play it as well as you:) I'm still working on it, but I find it hard to figure out how I use the bow on this one.. Anyway, your video have helped me alot! Thanks again :D

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AWESOME Worldfiddler!!

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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