FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

No permission to create posts
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
What are You Working On?
Share the tune, or technique, you are working on :)
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
October 17, 2016 - 9:04 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I think there was a thread similar to this for last fall... so here we are again.cid_6AF5A166-7A34-49F5-AE21-77C22CC_zpsc372f884.gif

What are you currently working on? Share a video of the tune if you like (yourself playing, or someone playing it the way you want to play it), or just let us know the tune or technique you are currently working on improving.

Happy Autumn!!2itc44nr.gif

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
October 17, 2016 - 9:07 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I might be a little over ambitious, but I started working on this tune last week, and went over it in class today. I'm still slow at it, but my fingers are getting used to it. Plus, my teacher let me play on her 1700s-era violin, and a couple 1800s-era bows she was testing (part of it was so she could hear what the fiddle sounded like away from her ear, she hasn't had it very long and this was her first time getting to hear it played by someone else. It was fun!)

Anyway, here it is, The Gothard Sisters playing their original tune, Hummingbird (you may remember these ladies from my Traveler videos):

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
LizaA
Member
Members
October 18, 2016 - 8:54 pm
Member Since: October 16, 2016
Forum Posts: 12
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I started this piece today

 

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
October 19, 2016 - 7:15 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 841
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Both great tunes!!

I am working on the speed of GoldRush

and trying to loosen up and add more of me to it.

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
October 19, 2016 - 7:21 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 841
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

That was so cool that you met the sisters!!  @damfino Do you have the sheet music?  I have seen many songs named Hummingbird on line.

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
October 19, 2016 - 11:47 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@LizaA That sounds like a pretty tune to play 🙂

@Schaick Those seem like fun tunes! 

And I loved getting to meet the sisters, very sweet girls. I got the sheet music from their website: http://www.gothardsisters.com/store

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
October 19, 2016 - 5:56 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702

You guys have great taste. All fun stuff.

Thanks for the link to the sheet music damfino.

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

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
October 20, 2016 - 7:42 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 841
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@damfino   Thanks for the link!!  

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
October 20, 2016 - 1:03 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Schaick No problem 🙂 I have plans to add more of their songs to my sheet music collection 🙂 What I like is their sheet music comes with a sample of them playing it so you can hear what it should sound like, and eventually play along.

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
Fran
Members

Regulars
October 20, 2016 - 10:06 pm
Member Since: June 8, 2016
Forum Posts: 125
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I'm still working on Wohlfarhd #1 but also #2 & #3.  Doing scales as  well.  Trying to get better bow hold and intonation in general.

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
October 21, 2016 - 1:40 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 875
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Fran Fun! I'm going through the Wohlfahrt book, too. I can't remember which etude I'm working on, though. My teacher bounces me around a bit. There are some pretty ones in there, and some that I just like the feel of so don't mind using as a warm up before I get into my practice.

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
October 21, 2016 - 5:28 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Wohlfahrt is great.

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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
October 22, 2016 - 3:05 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3755
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

So lately I have just been playing stuff I have been playing for a long time....

Ashokan, Amazing Grace, Skyeboat, Godfather, and a lot of the FM sheet songs, and songs from Essentials one and two.

Once or twice a week I just play songs "little" songs from the lesson books so that I can practice playing from sheet.  I had fun with simple songs last week.

Tom Dooley, Camp Town Ladies, America the Beautiful, Home on the Range, Pomp and Circ., Can-Can.

I am re-addressing Hunger Games song, Hangin' Tree.  

I think I really want to lean to play Comin' through the Rye.

I also have a book of Beatles sheet music and I am dallying around with Hey Jude, and Michelle. 

Happy Fall and Happy Playing all. 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
October 22, 2016 - 5:01 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702
14sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Hopefully you are all working on Game Of Thrones too. 🙂
Deadline is approaching a bit over a week left.
Thanks

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

Avatar
bluesviolin
Members

Regulars
October 23, 2016 - 11:51 pm
Member Since: October 10, 2011
Forum Posts: 125
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@coolpinkone : Hi, I noticed you were working on The Godfather....here's my try at it.

feature=youtu.be

I mess up the 'high jump' ending, so I take another run at the ending after I finish Lara's Theme. It's a bit better but still not right on...oh well

Would it be possible to post yours to see how you do it?

"Striving to attain Mediocrity"

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
October 24, 2016 - 8:56 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702
16sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

bluesviolin said
@coolpinkone : Hi, I noticed you were working on The Godfather....here's my try at it.
..................I mess up the 'high jump' ending, so I take another run at the ending after I finish Lara's Theme. It's a bit better but still not right on...oh well

Would it be possible to post yours to see how you do it?  

Great job bluesviolin. You have a video badge now. 🙂

If anyone should have a badge that I have not assigned for anything at all, please let me know. I'm terrible at remembering. 

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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
October 24, 2016 - 4:01 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3755
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Fiddlerman I am going to focus hard on Games this week.  

I admit to be struggling with it more than usual.  Which is odd...because it is surely a favorite for me. 🙂

I noticed some of the parts that are "easier" still have double stops...  I need to start wearing my "big girl five year player pants.."  ha ha.. maybe I should have said, "hat".

 

ahaha

hats_off

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
October 24, 2016 - 4:12 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3755
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@bluesviolin I loved your Godfather....I am super jealous of how well it sounds.. Jealous in a good way...and it helps me to see my lacking parts. Congrats.

Lara's was very very nice also..boy these songs are (in my opinion) some of the finest modern day scores..mmmmmm.... I love them.

Thank for sharing your video.  

AWESOME !

Cheers,

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
October 26, 2016 - 10:05 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11702
19sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

coolpinkone said
..................I noticed some of the parts that are "easier" still have double stops...  I need to start wearing my "big girl five year player pants.."  ha ha.. maybe I should have said, "hat".

ahaha

hats_off  

Just play those easy parts omitting the double stops. You can choose the easiest of the two notes. 🙂

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

Avatar
NiloiV
Member
Members
October 26, 2016 - 1:10 pm
Member Since: October 15, 2015
Forum Posts: 13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
20sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Wow, you all have such great taste and most of all luck that you can actually pick which music you want to play! My teacher enslaves me serenade 
Just kidding, I love him and he's the best teacher I have ever had, in anything.. I am very lucky to have him as my teacher. Nevertheless, since he gives me so much homework to do, I can hardly ever find the time to play my favorite tunes.

Currently working and actually I am pretty much at the end of the 1st movement of Vivaldi's concerto in D major. Also working on Wohlfahrt's 27th etude from the 1st book (op. 45), and working on shifting from 1st to 3rd position as well.

Sometimes, when I am done practicing all these (which almost never happens, obviously) or whenever I am just too fed up with the shifting thing (or, as my teacher calls it, "cats" - not the fun musical!), I play "air in D major" by bach and Glenn Miller's "In the mood". Barely make any pregress at them though, since I get to practice them so seldom.

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
47 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today harvestman, fiddlinmama
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3555

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80327

Newest Members:

elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771, mdedmon

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11702, KindaScratchy: 1651