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7th day practice irish jig.
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JuanFiddler
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Seven days I started a tune called Celtic Dueling Violins, it's kind of tricky for my skills on violin but i love it. I've been practicing 2 to 3 hours each day. This is what I have so far. There are tons of things to be corrected but i figured it would be fun to show what i've accomplished since i couldn't even get one note right from this jig :D

Thanks for watching,

JuanFiddler.

 

http://youtu.be/dkbY46VX9uk

 

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Sounds good to me! I can't offer any advice on that. What kind of violin is that?

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Great job, Juan! That was some fast bowing! Sounded and looked solid to me. Also heard some vibrato in there.

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That was VERY cool Juan! Really nice job! 

I only have one question out of ignorance; with this style of music, does the tempo change throughout the song?  I'm not being facetious; I know I've heard Keltic type music where the tempo seems to change after several bars of the opening.  Is that this case too or do you just get more comfortable with the piece as you go along?

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Thank you for your comment ftufc.

Generally these jigs, they start a little slow and then they get fast.

What happened in my case was that i wanted to play it extremely slow to concentrate on every note that was coming out but instead i got carried away lol.

Each player of course adds their own spice to this.

Hope this answers your question.

 

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Hi Juan,

A couple of thing you ought to know about this tune. It's not a jig, it's a reel. A jig is in 6/8 time, and a reel is 4/4 time. The original tune (the one you are playing) is called 'Big John McNeill's.

 

There's an example of it here, played slowly :

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

Mr Jim

 

 

 

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Thank you Jim :)

 

It sounds a bit diferent but i figure it's the same tune.

This is the style that i like, so any tips or suggestions will be very well received.

 

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Wow Juan.  Music stand and everything?!  You are serious.  Your bowing is really on fire.  And the notes have been practiced again and again I see, based on the fact that you are hitting them without even thinking!  I also like your laugh at the end... I just think it's so important to love what we're doing.  Now where I work, you have to get it right or you don't get paid... not the approach I want to take with the violin, because I figure it will take me a lifetime to get a lifetime's worth of experience.. no matter how fancy my violin is.  Figure a couple of hundred years ago, you'd be leading the whole barn dance and giving lessons to the young'uns.  Heck you're already teaching me some stuff!!  Keep posting!!

Mark (Mt. Fiddler)

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Dear Mark,

 

Thank you very much for your words. Regarding this tune, it's a tricky one and even when i would practice and wouldnt get it right, i'd keep practicing slower and slower. I am convinced that the more "stubborn" minded you are, the better for practicing. Yes we have to love what we do otherwise our music is simple a group of notes that may sound nice to the ear of some people.

My goal is to be able to make my violin sing, not for an audience, not money but for me. If at the time of playing happens to be someone, then great if not then it's ok.

Good luck with your fiddling :)

 

JuanFiddler.

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Great improvement Juan. @scotty - he's playing on a FM approved Concert Master violin :-)
Thanks for the post.

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excellent Juan!

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