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It's time for my periododic reallity check :)
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Ferret
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OK folkes

I started learning this infernal instrument March the 3rd 2012. Here it is July 1st 2013. The way I figure it, its been about 15 months now and I've loved every moment of it, even though I have less hair than when I started. (the result of tearing it out of my head due to frustration) rofl

 

So I am asking you guys, "How are things going?" Criticism very welcome and wanted exactly

 

I've posted two videos. The first is the first one that I ever posted on Nov 26, 2012. By my reckoning that's about 7 months ago. But my 'rithmatic' was never really good. dazed

The second is the same tune recorded tonight on the same fiddle.

I hear myself every day and so, like a frog in hot water, I don't notice the difference so much.

BTW.... The tune is a waltz out of Texas and called Redeemed. I know that it still needs work, Intonation is still somewhat off. And at times I'm a bit 'quick off the mark'. But I'm trying hard. Someone told me recently that an adult can't learn to play the fiddle. What do you reckon?

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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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Yeah!!! I like the campfire video. > an adult can't learn to play the fiddle > well, you debunk that one. Nice playing.

 

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@StoneDog 

Thanks mate. Have you ever heard this tune before? (Other than me playing it)

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

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Awesome, John.

I can see you made your violin singing with you now. The tone is much nicer and lot more expressive.

Great job. Keep up the good work, John.

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Ferret said
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Thanks mate. Have you ever heard this tune before? (Other than me playing it)

Yes I have. Its a beautiful tune.

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They were both good - but I definitely heard improvement in the second one.  and I love the melody!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Fiddlerman
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July 5, 2013 - 2:41 pm
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Great idea John,

I prefer the second one but miss the camp fire. ;-)
More expressive and relaxed as well.

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

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Thanks all

But I 'was' hoping that someone might have noticed/mentioned the slurs and the couple of 'grace notes'bunny-headbangrofl

 

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

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Hey John, Good playing, and nice slurs and grace notes! I did notice too the bow wasn't held upside down.  cheerleader

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Both were very good and enjoyable.

In the second one, your playing looked more confident and sounded smoother.

Nice song and great job!

Oh and, I also liked your South Park shirt.smile

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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