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Samuel L Boogie
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April 26, 2012 - 9:32 am
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Hi folks, nope I'm not dead.

 

Up to the beginning of April I was putting everything into learning Happy Birthday to play my wife. Unfortunately the day before her birthday we had a fight about my trying to spend some time practising (she didn't know it was for her birthday surprise frown ) 

 

Anyway I never played it to her which got me down a bit, so I've not felt like practising since. But last night we talked about it and she was sad that I never played it, so I said I would play for her this evening and practising it today felt good and I want to get going again. 

 

You know my level lol it's right at the bottom. However I would like something a bit longer than twinkle twinkle or happy birthday to work at. I still need to stick to the basics though, no second position or double stops yet please!

 

Any suggestions? 

 

Cheers,

Sam.

 

P.S. Hope you are all good!

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dionysia
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April 26, 2012 - 10:48 am
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Hullo Sam - great to see you again!

 

My repertoire so far consists of:

He's a Pirate part 5

Ode to Joy

Angeline Baker (only the first two lines so far)

 

All are available on this website. I have had the most success with Ode to Joy, since my practice times are any moments I can steal away from kids and housework when no one is sleeping.

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ftufc
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April 26, 2012 - 10:55 am
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Welcome back Sam!

"Ode to Joy" and "Amazing Grace" are two great easier songs to play and both might be a tribute to your good wife.  And as Dionysia said, the sheet music [to both] is on here.

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Fiddlerman
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April 26, 2012 - 11:59 am
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I just added Brahms Lullaby. With any luck you can play it to get your kid to sleep. smile

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Samuel L Boogie
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April 27, 2012 - 3:22 am
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Thanks folks, I have spent quite a while being horrible at Ode to Joy and amazing grace has so far out foxed me. 

 

Brahms Lullaby is perfect I love it and it sounds so good on the violin, I will give it a go today 🙂

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

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Hi, Joe here.....Ive been concentrating on the baby songs.  Not only do I like them, but they are easy to play and give me confidence.  Ill try to work out the pirate song version 5 if I can get my fiddle repaired in time.

Nice to meet you...and good fiddling

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April 27, 2012 - 5:42 am
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Great to see you back here SLB, have missed you.
Hey! As you are nr Oxford and I'm in Warwickshire if you fancy a violin get together any time give me a shout. I don't mind travelling, and I'm still pretty crap, but a bit of duetting might help us both improve.

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