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The Return of the Eagle by Atli Orvarsson
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Hi Fiddlerman and fellow fiddlers!

 I've fallen in love with the song "The Return of the Eagle" by Atli Orvarsson. It's played at the end of a movie called "The Eagle" as soon as the ending credits start.The movie itself was absolutely terrible but this song won me over in a heartbeat. Here's its YouTube link It is fiddle playing at its best!! The song is played very fast and is hard for me to pick up by ear even though i know its melody by heart. I don't know where to begin with this song. In short, i was wondering and hoping if Fiddlerman or any other fiddler out there is down for notating the song or at least finding out what key the song is played in. I know that as soon as you all hear this song, it'll leave you all wanting to know how it's played yourselves. Thank you for your time. Fiddle on!!

-Tom 

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Fiddlerman
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I like it. I might write it out for you. The thing is that I must probably give at least 2 hours to this task. This is without all the other parts.

I'll keep it in mind. Thanks for the link.

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Thats pretty cool, I would like to learn that as well.

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I would like to learn this also. 

16 years of experience and relearning.

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Sounds like some shuffle bowing going on there. violin-student

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Thanks everyone who replied or left comments! I am eager to see something, anything at all from anybody on this songs construction. All i can gather is that it starts  with B. B Major, B minor? Me no know! Hope to hear more input from many more fiddlers! Again, Thank you!

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Late bloomer said

Sounds like some shuffle bowing going on there. violin-student

 

What is shuffle bowing?

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Kevin M. said
Late bloomer said

Sounds like some shuffle bowing going on there. violin-student

 

What is shuffle bowing?

Short answer - Long, Short, Short. It's also called the Nashville shuffle. Say in your head, "big little big little big little" and match your bow strokes to that rhythm and you've got it.

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I usually don't do this for free but I liked this one so much and it was very repetitive so here it is, ENJOY!!!! thumbs-up

Orvarsson, Arti:

The Return of the Eagle for the fiddle.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Oh Lordy Lord Lord! Thank you so much Fiddlerman!! I can not express my gratitude enough! I will make a donation to you come pay day, my friend. This has made my day! This gives me something to strive towards in my playing caliber. Thank you for your input, and your time sir! Cheers!! cheers  

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For those who're interested, I arranged and recorded a four-part violin cover of this song as well: 

Sheet music is on the video. :)

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Cool,

Did you get the sheet music from to the melody from here?
What program did you use to mix the video?

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Wow!!  that was an extraordinary effort. How long did it take to put that together? 

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One of my favourite tunes since Fiddlerman introduced me to it, and I love what you've done with it.
At last I can join in!

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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that was so cool! great job!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Cool,

Did you get the sheet music from to the melody from here?
What program did you use to mix the video?

 

Hey Fiddlerman! I actually arranged the sheet music before I discovered this forum. It took me a few hours to put together by ear (the main melody notes are *fast*), and I used Musescore, which is an open-source software, and Adobe Premiere. 

p.s. I actually discovered your forum on fiddlerman.com by googling "The Eagle fiddler myspace," since I heard in the DVD extras that the guy behind the original recording was discovered by the composer, Atli Ovarsson, on myspace! :)

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Also, thanks -- latebloomer, TerryT, and picklefish -- for the comments.

 

Latebloomer: The sheet music took a few hours to put together; the difficult part was figuring out the approximate right notes for the really fast main melody. Recording was much easier, since I used musescore's autoplay tool and just watched it on my computer screen as I recorded each part. The main melody was the hardest part to get down, and ideally I could've practiced it for a few more days before attempting to record, since in this version you can still see me rushing. 

TerryT: Have fun! Hope you find my sheet music in the video helpful. 

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Hey violincovers - I hope that you participate in the "Ghostbusters" project. You can play all the parts if you like. smile

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lol... the Ghostbusters project sounds really cool! Any chance you could upload all the parts into a master score so we can follow along with the master midi soundtrack? (Or did you not do that for a reason?) 

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