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Crested Hens, French bourree, Irish air/waltz
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ratvn
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Hi all,

Here is my attempt at a French bourree (a dance form), composed by Gilles Chabenat, called Les Poules Huppées, also know as Crested Hens, Irish Air/Waltz. I did a key transposition/modulation from E dorian to A dorian.

Thanks all,

Robert

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Oh Robert that was beautiful.  I think I'd like to play with that too sometime.  Nice vibrato.  

 

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Thank you, @1stimestar, for your nice comment and encouragement. It needed lots of works to make it better though. I made quite a few mistakes.

 

 

 

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I can tell there was a lot of work involved in it.

 

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Oh Robert..I completely felt that.  Perfect or not.   Very romantic and lovely. I so  hope someday soon you will be able to play it for your darling wife.

Thank you so much.

You are doing so well. Great video of your hands and what you have accomplished.

Bravo sir Ratvn!cheerleaderbanana

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Nice ratvn > I like how you are shifting up the neck > SWEET!!!!!

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That was very nice and beautiful, Ratvn =) Thanks!

I have a little piece of advice, but since it's not in the critique corner, i don't know if i can offer it or not, i can PM You, if You would like to. Anyway that was cool!

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ratvn said
Hi all,

Here is my attempt at a French bourree (a dance form), composed by Gilles Chabenat, called Les Poules Huppées, also know as Crested Hens, Irish Air/Waltz. I did a key transposition/modulation from E dorian to A dorian.

Thanks all,

 Robert

Very beautiful playing. Excellent intonation and dynamics. It really sounded beautiful and really captures so much mood and feeling. I really enjoyed listening. Keep up the great playing. Bravo !!

 

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@ratvn 

Well done, Sir.  Very nice vibrato.

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Thank you so much for your nice comment and encouragement, @coolpinkone, @StoneDog, @Mad_Wed, @Crazymotive and @LyleA.

@Mad_Wed: Naska, all advice, suggestion, and critique are so much appreciated. Please bring it on here, so maybe other members can find it useful for them. The tune was very rough and I made quite a few mistakes, and that was why it did not get posted on the Critique Corner.

Thank you, all.

 

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That is a beautiful piece of music. Of course, it's not perfect, but you are well on your way.

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Ok! There's not much i'd like to say, but here's one thing that might be helpful with the sound:

When there's a pause and You have to take the bow off the string and start to play on the other one (like at 2:03), it's better not to start playing "from the air", so to say, - put the bow first and start to move it "on the string". The sound will be more solid. =)

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Thanks for sharing with us Robert.
I also like the room effect in your video. Is that something that you add afterwards? Also, what is that black thing on your bridge by the E string?
Good job :-)

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Thank you for your encouragement, @HDuaneaz and @fiddlerguy.

@Mad_Wed: thank you for your advice and tip. First time I bore down on a string, love to make it louder, but my bow slipped with more force, so that was with medium playing. Your advice made so much sense and I will practice that heavy attack again.

@fiddlerguy: thanks for your encouragement. I like to preserve the violin acoustics, so just a bit of reverb was all, Lexicon reverb added at the recording stage, live, and no post processing. The black thing is half of a tourte 2 string mute that I use to "sweeten" the E and high A string a bit.

 

 

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