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Ferret
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November 20, 2012 - 5:15 am
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OK, I've done it at last

 

I'm microphone shy to the extreme and have been putting off uploading anything.

 

I've been learning for almost 8 months now. I've had no musical experience before deciding to take on the violin. I decided to to learn after surviving major cancer surgery at the age of 61. I've always wanted to learn an instrument since my teens but never had the motivation, too many other things to do. I chose the violin because I wanted a challenge. Perhaps if I had known how big a challenge it was going to be, I may have chosen the triangle dazed

 

So here is my rendition of 'Redeemed' with off intonation and questionable bowing and all. Constructive criticism is welcome and I'm sure that I'll get itblink

So enjoy......... Or not

 

BTW My violin, unlike my playing, does sound better in real life. It sounds like an 'eBay special' in the recording

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Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Fiddlestix
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clapclapclap  Sounded pretty damned good, John.  You violin sound's great, remind's me of the way a violin sounded in a Western movie I watched the other night.

 

Good job, keep it up.

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Fiddlerman
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November 21, 2012 - 11:11 pm
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Actually I liked the sound of your violin thumbs-up

First of all you sound real good but I somehow missed your post the first time around.

I guess I'm so used to seeing videos that I don't even bother to click on wav files.dunno It's also easier to give criticism when we can see what you are doing.

I would like for you to experiment with some slurs in your piece. If you upload the sheet music I'll be happy to bow it so you get an idea of what I think would work best musically.

Thanks for the post. I look forward to hearing much more from you John.thumbs-up

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Ferret said
I decided to to learn after surviving major cancer surgery at the age of 61. I've always wanted to learn an instrument since my teens but never had the motivation, too many other things to do. 

 

You sounded good. Keep practicing and keep everything going.

We are in the same boat. I did also survive a major cancer and still in recovery, and violin learning is a way for me to retrain my body after those nasty chemo drugs.

Let's keep hoping and looking forward to better things in life as long as we're survival.

Best wishes to you.

Robert

 

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clapWell done!

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