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I'm going back to work in my red book (Scottish Folk Fiddle Tutor) again after taking a break to just play songs and found a sweet little tune called Scottish Thistle.  It's a lesson in slurs.  I can't find the same song on Youtube though there is one there played on a fiddle but faster.  Anyways, something some of you might be interested in.  

 

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@1stimestar

I found "Thistle of Scotland".  Here: http://www.scoreexchange.com/p.....04993.html

Sound familiar? - "Morning Has Broken" Cat Stevens played it.

Or is it?:
http://www.freesheetmusic.net/.....otland.pdf

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This is the version I have.

 

 

I'm at work but the second one looks very similar to the one I have.  A bit different but similar enough.  Anyways, it is a fun, simple tune. 

 

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I just recorded it with my crappy phone. 

 

 

The only way I could do it was to put my phone standing up inside a coffee cup so there is a bit of an echo hahahha.  

 

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Thank you for posting!!  Good job!  

So.. many varieties of the same song - awesome.  

This forum is wonderful.  I love it.

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1stimestar said
I just recorded it with my crappy phone.

Remember when phones were just for calling people. LOL

It's amazing how many products the phone has eliminated. Video, camera, watch, calendar, computer for email and messages, alarm clock, gps, maps, encyclopedia, dictionary, compass, tuner.... The list goes on.

 

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Thanks for sharing. I made a copy of it. I'm going to have to try that coffee cup trick. I like it. Just kidding :)

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One question I have - How full is the cup with coffee????

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Ok here is my first attempt:

 

I will be practicing this and getting back with you in 1 month!!

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 @Schaick ... very nice.. it sounds very Scottish and has that bagpippy feeling.

Right on..you are on smokin' on fire with the songs.. Congrats....

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Oh that's wonderful.  I noticed that my music has slurs and is only the part A of the song.  I don't have the B part.  

 

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@coolpinkone -Thanks!!  

@1stimestar -Thank you.   The video cut off the top and bottom here is the full sheet.  When I played I added slurs to each measure on the quarter notes to be closer to what you were doing.thistle-of-scotland.pngImage Enlarger 

 

 

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I have been known to play this better (honestly !) - intonation and timing suffer here in my search for slurs, double stops and silly improvisation ! LOL

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Good job Bill. Usually we are more picky after recording ourselves and especially after posting. I HATE watching myself and my recordings and rarely do it at all.
Thanks for the post.

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ROFL - Switch the darned thing to record - you get a sudden and severe case of the yips -

[ Attributed to Wikipedia - ( with minor edits! )

Yips or the yips is the apparent loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation, in one of a number of musical endeavors (/different sports). The technical term is focal dystonia. Players (/Athletes) affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills. Performers (/Athletes) affected by the yips sometimes recover their ability, sometimes compensate by changing technique, or may be forced to abandon their instrument (/sport) at the highest level. ]

hahaha - so true...

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not too shabby Bill, as for silly improvisation, no such thing. Improvising has been my greatest teacher. Keep up the hard work !!

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Barry said

not too shabby Bill, as for silly improvisation, no such thing. Improvising has been my greatest teacher. Keep up the hard work !!

LOL - @Barry - ty ! Exactly - during solo improv I "hear the lyrics and vocal timings" rather than the actual written/scored music timings in my mind.... weird ( yes ? ) - good in some ways - bad in other ways - I don't know - what I *do* need to do is to get to grips with sight reading so I can play classical stuff directly from a score sheet that folks instantly recognize! But TY anyway - all feedback helps !

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@Schaick we should dust this off and both play it on the Burns Night (Scottish party) thread.  I forgot to go back and learn part B but I just printed it off so will be working on it.   

 

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@1stimestar I was trying to figure out what to play.  I will get it dusted off!!  Is this an actual Burns? 

Do you know about  - For These Are My Mountains - is it a Burns, is it Scottish or Irish?

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Case of the yips lol, I get all antsy and play too fast when the recording button if hit. Then follows severe death grip followed by a case of wasthatmeplayingsoterriblyitis.

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