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LyleA
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Hey everyone,

 

I found this on YouTube.  It is pretty simple, but beautiful and thought that some other beginners like myself who also like the Godfather might want to see it and try to learn it.

 

P.S.:  I had the pleasure of seeing the St. Lawrence String Quartet in concert a few nights ago.  I was second row center and it was not only entertaining, but it was very helpful to see master musicians at such a close range.

 

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Thanks Lyle, I'll definitely give this a go once I have learned the scale for an E Flat Ma

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And then taking it up a notch......

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I used to hate flats, probably because when I started everything we played  was in the key od D .

Now I have begun to embrace the flats, they open up a whole new world of music.

Your right Terry about learning the scale. Nothing will help you more with a song than playing the scale its written in.

 

Took me along time to figure that out!dazed

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Late bloomer said

I used to hate flats, probably because when I started everything we played  was in the key od D .

Now I have begun to embrace the flats, they open up a whole new world of music.

Your right Terry about learning the scale. Nothing will help you more with a song than playing the scale its written in.

I like this scale coz the 4th finger isn't such a stretch (but I've only worked out 1 octave at the mo)

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Like FiddlerMan said in one of his video tutorials, playing scales will help remember playing patterns
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Check this one out.  This girl is outstanding:

 

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I find myself not just listening to the music but also examining her hold, bowing, bow grip and trying to learn from watching.  Her are movements seem so precise when crossing strings.  I only hope to be somewhat as good.

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Ah yes Violintay!
I keep going back and checking out her pieces, they are absolutely
stunning.
Yet she didn't make the YouTube orchestra! That mus the one hell of an orchestra is this quality of playing didn't make the cut!

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I've been sitting in professional orchestras most of my life and in juries more times than I can remember. What we must listen to is far more complicated than what you hear her playing (please understand that I am not judging - just explaining). We need to hear very difficult orchestra excerpts and usually Mozart concerto 3, 4, or 5 plus a big romantic concerto such as Brahms, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Mendelssohn the first three get more merit. I usually played Brahms or Sibelius on auditions.
Lastly, some orchestras also want to test us on sight-reading but not the YouTube orchestra.

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wow! so are there many more applicants out there than spare places in orchestras?

Or is it always possible to find an orchestra but the standard matches the criteria?

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wow, the girl playing almost brought tears to my eyes.  i closed my eyes and fealt the notes, not just heard them.  I saw the movie in my head and fealt like i was in it. 

 

If you can draw that kind of reaction from your playing, you are in....... 

 

it did feel a hair mechanical but almost perfect

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Terry said

wow! so are there many more applicants out there than spare places in orchestras?

Or is it always possible to find an orchestra but the standard matches the criteria?

We had auditions to our orchestra with hundreds of qualified players that can play any of those concertos but the level of perfection is critical. You wouldn't believe the level of players that are out there without work. It's also rare that a player does everything well, orchestra excerpts and solo stuff.

I once did an audition with over 80 players for a concert master position, made it through all 4 qualifying rounds and ended up tie with a woman. The two of us were brought into the room with the orchestra manager who told us that we were welcome to the next audition in June since they still had 8 months before they needed to fill the position and were not 100% satisfied.

Now a days, many orchestras will pick 2-5 of the top players in an audition and bring them into the orchestra for a couple weeks or more each for a final round. Sometimes no one gets the job and sometimes they do with a 6-12 month trial.

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What's the big deal? oh I play like that all the time...dunno

 

then I usually wake up, depressed.facepalmduncecap 

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