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Have a great 4th of July
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Ferret
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I hope all you folk in the USA have a great 4th of July

I'll post an 'American' tune as soon as I can learn one well enough :)

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

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Thank you, John! flag_usa

Funny you should mention playing an American tune, I was thinking about starting another Fourth of July party, like the one that Picklefish started last year. Why don't we make this the party thread!

I've got an tune I'd like to do and will try to record and post it tomorrow.

Anyone else have a patriotic tune they'd like to share?

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@KindaScratchy

Good idea Diane. But perhaps we should move it to 'members's projects' section.

I'm working on 'Shenandoah'. Can play it through but, being a slow lamenting song, the bowing needs to be as good as possible. violin-1267It's not ready yet but it will get there.

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Count me in.. Post here?? What say you  all :)

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Dang.. I don't know whether to post last years or this years.. But I guess I will say Thank you John for the Happy Fourth greeting..  And wish everyone a Happy Fourth... Or Happy Friday/Saturday!!

This was after work.  I learned this last year for the "party" here on the forum.. I refreshed it a few weeks ago.  I never put it back in my memory.. So I am playing from sheet here.

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Happy 4th of July.

Thank you CPO for the treat. flag_usa

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Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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@coolpinkone 

Thanks for that Toni. Loved it.

I'll try to post my 'Shenandoah' within the next two days. Unlike you lucky sight readers, we by ear players have to get it all into memory. :)

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Yep - to all my American-fiddle-friends across the pond - "Y'all have a good 4th!"

In 1976 I had the good fortune to be in Valley Forge during the 200 year celebration and festivities - great folks, great time.  Met so many friendly people (although a Brit, I guess I was better accepted being Scottish by birth!!!! j/k)

I would also like to take this opportunity to apologize on behalf of any Scots who were in the British Army, involved the the infamous burning of the White House in 1814.  That was not a nice thing to do, and we're sorry !

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, the pursuit of Happiness and the Right to occasionally play the wrong note.

Have a good one !  us-4240us-4240us-4240

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Ok

@coolpinkone Toni

And all

I've rushed this a bit. Have only been working on it for 2 days. I should have practiced another day or two but iI really wanted to get it posted on 'The Day'. I've kept it short to lessen the mistakes :) Would have liked it to be 'perfect' for my 'Yanky' friends on their special day. birthday_balloon

Its Shenandoah. us-4240aussie_flag

@KindaScratchy Diane. Perhaps we should move the posts to the Members Project area to free up the Off Topic area. What do you think?

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Here is my list for my back porch concert tonight:  Yankee Doodle, William Tell, Born Free, Home in Indiana, America the Beautiful, America, Anthem, Anchors Aweigh, Marines Hymn, Taps, Amazing Grace, Over the Rainbow, Good Kitty(Sheldon's Theme), Nights in White Satin, Riff of Rhapsody in Blue, It can't be Wrong, Thaxted, Unchained Melody, Godfather theme.  It is my hope that my wife will appreciate it more than the drum solos of many years past.

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@MrYikes Sounds like you have a plan there !

 Well done @coolpinkone and @Ferret  - I'll try a small trilogy - have in mind "Tennessee Waltz", "All my trials, Lord" and either "When the Saints..." or "When Johnny comes Marching home" - we'll see...  maybe even "them ole cotton fields...." ( if it was good enough for Creedence CR to cover, darn it, it's good enough for me to have a bash at - showing my age here! ROFL ) - oh - and don't expect it tomorrow !  

Also, Arlo Guthrie "City of New Orleans" ( Good Morning, America, How are you? ) - that would belong in my set very nicely - like I've said before - so many tunes, so little time....  one has to be choosy... grrrr....

Sounds like we have a party and an excuse for a specific thread !

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its the 4th of July and Friday night fiddlin'    flag_usadancing

 

I'll see if I can get something posted too...great videos so far folks, keep em coming !!

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Hi John!  That was an express delivery with expressions.  Thanks.us-4240aussie_flag

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Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Great videos. I love it!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks John .... That was sweet.  I liked it a lot!!!

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Ha ha Bill... "The right to play the wrong note".  Ha ha

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Great video's guys / gals.

I'd love to post, but since using a bought shoulder rest, my neck over my left shoulder has been killing me, even Tylenol 3 hasn't helped. Guess I'll go back to my homemade pad.

 

Ken           clapflag_usa

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coolpinkone said
Ha ha Bill... "The right to play the wrong note".  Ha ha

 LOL, exactly, @coolpinkone - as the saying goes - ( I forget whose forum-signature it is - but so damned true ) -"To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable" - to whoever it is on the forum that uses that as their signature  - thank you for drawing this to my attention - and that is my mission ( i.e. to not let a wrong note bother me - ignore it and play on... )

When you play with passion / expression - it comes through - it is like the "feeling" is "carried somewhere inside the sound" the listener is hearing..  and I cannot quite explain it...  (and, I'm not often at a loss for words, as you can all probably tell.... LOL)

To me, it is the "hair on the back of your neck" thing when something you are listening to "seriously wows you"...  totally impossible to explain...  it just happens...

 If I EVER achieve that, I will be a very, very, very, very ( was that a sufficient number )  happy chappy ! 

Once again, since we're still in the 4th - make it a good one, amigos! Jejejej!

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Happy 4th July!!!

I think it's still 4th in US =)

Thanks for videos, guys, very good!

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Mad_Wed said
Happy 4th July!!!

I think it's still 4th in US =)

Thanks for videos, guys, very good!

4:34 in the afternoon here in Tennessee on the 4th Naska...getting ready to open my first beer

cheers

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