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Almost 4 weeks of steady practice "Calliope House Jig"
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JuanFiddler
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December 10, 2012 - 11:29 pm
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Hi folks, im almost in my fourth week of practicing this jig, this is how far i've gotten.

Hope you guys enjoy it. Please comment so I can work on this tune much more effectively :D

Thank you all for watching :D

JuanFiddler treble-1226

 

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solomon456
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December 11, 2012 - 7:53 am
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hey good job it sounds just fine

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scotty
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December 11, 2012 - 12:57 pm
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Sounds good. I like the color of that violin, what kind is it?

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Picklefish
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Hombre, gran trabajo. Usted está en su camino hacia la excelencia con eso.thumbs-up

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Mad_Wed
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COOL! Your fingers move very fast! surprised

But sometimes they are discoordinated with the bow. Try to play fast passages slower to increase both hands incorporation.

You're doing fantastic! thumbs-up

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Hi Juan,

Your intonation is good, and the timing is good too.

A couple of things you need to look at. You are putting in an extra note (F#) at 00'31, 00'39, 00'54 and 01'01. It is throwing the rhythm out.

A good way for playing jigs and keeping a good flow / pulse, is to start the first note of the bar on a downbow (the lead-in note can be an upbow).

The pattern would be DUD-UDU | DUD-UDU | DUD-UDU ... try putting the emphasis on the 1st note of each group of 6 notes.

I think that would give you a better balanced sound.

You can practise this pattern on a simple phrase, or even on an open string.

 

Mr Jim dancing 

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Fiddlerman
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December 12, 2012 - 11:53 pm
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Wow Juan, you are progressing quickly. I won't even recognize your playing by the time you get here. Keep up the good work.

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