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Taper123
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It's Friday, and I just finished my 40minutes of practice.  Having owned a electric violin for just over two weeks, I'm still working in the basics...  first few finger notes, open strings, and simple things like Mary had a little lamb...   Stuck with it so far, even after a long week. 

Tons of violin songs out there, so found one that motivated me for today.   This was it... 

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Beautiful songs!

Hey that plucking song is awesome.  I will try that at the jam I attend - someday.  I have plucked out notes on open strings at jam.  I am just beginning to get the plucking on the fingered notes.

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I have a "baby" version of Clair De Lune

This is what inspired me today.

 

Great thread.  I surely love Bryson!!

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Cool...  each of us had a different style that motivated us for the day.  Here's mine for today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYi7Lc2aclY

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Here's mine for the day, hard to believe that one instrument is doing all this: 

 

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It's not Friday....   but this is what motivated me today...

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So it's Tuesday, and the violin may not be the predominant instrument in this tune... but it was my motivation for today....

 

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So it's Thursday, I needed some humorous inspiration... and this somehow worked.

 

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Hey @Taper123 that is MY Bryson!!  He did a funny video acting like Lindsey Sterling  can't seem to find it.

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Yup...  that was him.    I loved the facial expressions and how they were just having fun.   I saw Alison Kraus and Union Station play it live one time...  such a beautiful song.  

 

Todays Friday song for me was one of these two...

 

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Well YOU just motivated me to learn Cannon D!!  Thank you!!

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My Friday motivation was this guy...

 

Not that it was the best version of the song I've ever heard (though I do like his "straight" parts of the song)... But he's having such a great time playing.

And that sound.. It reminded me that it has been a while since I set up a mic into the mixing board so I could put on headphones and hear myself play on acoustic violin, but with some seriously big and majestic reverb and a bit of eq.  I love my gear.  With that setup, I can close my eyes and play and forget I'm standing in the kitchen.. I'm off in a big mostly dark auditorium or concert hall somewhere.  LOL  With any acoustic instrument, it is one of the best things in the world.

He also reminded me that I haven't played "Summertime" in a while, and it is a great song.

So I had 2 or 3 hours of very enjoyable extra play time on Friday night, and that video was the motivation that got me going on it.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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@cdennyb thank you for the links and help getting sheet. 

 

Since my electric is still on the slow boat from China... Here is my Friday Motivation.

 

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OMG, I love that version.

I have it ripped to a MP3 and use it lately to play with. I am strongly in the motions to learn this and on my 5 string it will be easy and difficult at the same time.

Here's some written sheet I found that is pretty close to that version.

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"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Schaick said
Well YOU just motivated me to learn Cannon D!!  Thank you!!

I love that version of it myself...

 

Can't go wrong with this as well...

All of which is way beyond my current skills, but I keep at it... and keep having fun.  

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Great idea to post motivating videos. I love it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Christine (moonlitday) said
Here's mine for the day, hard to believe that one instrument is doing all this: 

 

Man - I have missed a lot of posts as well recently - THAT WORKS for me...  cool !

EDIT: Well yes, and as for the Summertime cover - well - that's one tune I "play" but will now give up on....   ( no not really - I'll keep at it ) - 

Great thread, thanks go to the OP @Taper123 

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

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Here is my motivation for the week!!  From one of our own @JaunFiddler!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roQW26NcYSw

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@Schaick 

I have to agree about that being quite the motivation. Juan Fiddler is awesome.

Poking around Youtube to find some motivation.. as if House of the Rising Sun is not enough... :)

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