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What is Your Dream Tune to Play?
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damfino
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Title pretty much sums it up... what is your dream tune to be able to play either tolerably or flawlessly? Feel free to share videos of your favorite version of the tune!

There's lots of tunes I would love to be able to play flawlessly or tolerable-enough, but I would love to be able to play this (I've see her perform this live, in awe of her):

 

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Fiddlerman
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June 9, 2017 - 2:32 pm
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Fun stuff!!!

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I would like to play Clair de Lune and Swan Lake.
Fiddle-wise - midnight on the water.. dead man's tuning.

Dream tune.. Schindler's list.
Dream tune.. Something fantastic BACH.

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Oooo... Nice ones, @coolpinkone 😀

Another one I've always loved and would love to play perfectly would be Meditation from Thais 🙂 Playing all the emotion I hear others play it with, and the perfect shifting, haha.

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oh Mandy.. I totally agree on Meditation from Thais. 🙂

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This:

 

Beethoven's Kreutzer was performed in an anime I watched, I did have a go at it, but eeeeghh chords! 

Also, Schindler's List, but I'm trying to learn that now. 

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As I am a gardener I have been often asked what is my favorite flower?  My answer has always been - the flower blooming at the moment.

My dream tune would be the one that I could jump in on as a break at a jam and nail!! Get people up and dancing or clapping.  One that people would be able to identify with me without seeing me.

We have had people come to jam and on every single tune play the very same break over and over changing the notes only with the keys - BORING!!  That is sorta where I am right now!!  Different breaks for each tune but the same break for that specific tune ugh!

LOL so I guess people can identify me BUT because I am playing the same old boring breaks!!!facepalm

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@ the original post - only just seen the thread - yup - passion, expression, touch, feel, total-involvement-with-the-piece and completely on auto-pilot, ROCK ON !  New to me - but pretty cool and fun....

To answer the question though - I have no one specific piece that I'm in any way "driven" to play - very happy to take "well known tunes", adapt to how-I-feel-them and hope it makes folks smile....   (unfortunately, some purists will say "that';s not the way it should be played" - LOL - I don't care - at least it shows the tune was recognized !!!! )

Oh - I suppose there is one piece - Csardas as perfomed by David Garrett - I have *some* of it nailed but a LONG ( long ) way to go to get anywhere near, especially on the high shifts and stopped harmonics...  give me another 5 years....  rofl 

Here you go - freaking awesome - 

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Fiddlerman
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June 12, 2017 - 2:41 pm
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I think all 24 Paganini Caprices in a row..... I imagine that would be a technique builder and a half. I've probably learned half of them at one time or another but when I pick them up I feel like I must start over.

Need to practice though and I'm having trouble finding that kind of time. 🙁

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I'd like to get a handle on my loop box and play this one, like this one, with all the parts like this one... so the answer would be....

 

THIS ONE!!!dancing

 

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Ahhhhh @cdennyb - aye - that is damn cool.... yup ^5s to the lad (all 9 or so of him!) - he does it good (seriously - GOOD! )  hahaha ! Nice choice my friend !

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Love reading everyone's dream tunes 🙂 

@Fiddlerman I'm trying to think of how you could turn testing violins into your practice time, haha. 

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Good idea. 🙂 I do but I need to focus on one or the other. Practicing is not the same as playing and testing instruments requires a certain type of focus as well. That being said, it's the only practice I get now a days. 🙂

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Bach: Jesu, joy of man's desiring

 

I know it's a fairly simple tune with a lot of repeating sections, but I can't make it past bar 18 or 19 and end up down this loop bach of death that leads me into an old Appalachia tune... 

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I'd have to agree with Paganini's Caprices.  If a person could play all 24 of those -- well,  then everything else that's ever been written would be relatively easy.

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Uzi said
I'd have to agree with Paganini's Caprices.  If a person could play all 24 of those -- well,  then everything else that's ever been written would be relatively easy.  

This is true. Above all, I get my chops in shape. 🙂

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@Fiddlerman The Caprices....awh...I'd love to hear you do some of them even segments would be a treat.

@BillyG and @cdennyb  both those choices.. I sure love them.

So many beautiful works.

Great topic.  I love to hear everyone's choices.  And it is fun to dream and have violin goals.

Also to have music topics to discuss. 🙂

Cheers.

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Fiddlerman
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I will definitely play some Paganini if I find time to practice again. 🙂
Thanks Toni

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Dreams belong to the imaginary space, some of them come true and transform into shapes, like objects, which we can touch and feel with our senses. If dreams up to a point reflect wishes, then I wish I could play difficult music pieces, but it is true that dreams and wishes alone don't have the power to move objects, effort is also demanded.

So the question for me isn't only which is the dream tune I want to play, but how to become skillful enough to be able to play challenging pieces. I don't have a specific tune in my mind now, my goal is to be a good violinist/fiddler and I am sure that effort, time, practice and perseverance are required to achieve the dream goal.violinsemiquaver-1214crotchet-1218

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Yes stet, all those things are necessary to become a good violinist but maybe you have a favorite violin piece?

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