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hallelujah & Sad Romance
A couple Recordings
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makinnoise
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I have been practicing along with the piano backup for these songs, so figured I would share it here and see what you guys think! Sorry its just audio, hope its ok I posted it here?! But I get better sound if i do it that way. hope you enjoy!!

 

  

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makinnoise - way cool !  Enjoyed both pieces very much!  Thank you hats_off

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Great job makinnoise,

It should probably be called, "Share a performance" but yes, your performances are super welcome here.

Thanks

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Thanks so much I am glad you liked them! Hours of practice might be starting to pay off, however I wouldn't really say performance quality tho lol, a few spots where the intonation is off, or bad bow conservation that need to be worked on. Everyone is their  own worst critique right. 

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Oddly enough, Hallelujah is one of my "let's go have a play at that" when whatever I'm actually working on, or technique I am practicing, fails miserably! (LOL)    It is by no means one of my "go-to" pieces "because it is something I can play easily" - I don't mean it like that, not at all - it is just a tune I like to "mess with" - and because I know the melody well in my head - every time I play it - I do something subtly different.  It is a great tune, and very adaptable to improvisation.

Yup, I get what you're saying - but you'll get no comment about intonation from me other than this - Intonation is rarely perfect, it just depends by how many cents it is out, and if it is perceptible or not to the listener - or - if it is noticeable - how fast you as the player react and "drag it in" - almost as it it were an intended slide...  LOLOL  

Wicked !!!

 

EDIT: Toni ( @coolpinkone ) will enjoy these....  Wherefore-art-thou Toni  ? LOL

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BillyG

It is always good to have a redemption song to get you back in the groove, and I cannot think of one more fitting LOL. For me I would have to say it's Ashoken being the first tune i learned.

I was not overly familiar with the tune accept for in the movie Shreck. Stumbling around the internet found a video of Lindsay Sterling playing it and wanted to learn it.

Been playing it for about a week now but you are absolutely correct, there are many ways to play and add to it. use a roll here or shift and slur there. The actual tune itself is not that hard so you are able to concentrate on different techniques, but for the recording tried to keep it pretty traditional not to mess it up lol.

Now I just have to think of a good song for the Patty's day Party, Need another badge lol 🙂 St Annes reel maybe? Thoughts?

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makinnoise how beautiful is that???? 

Very nice...  I love both performances!

Thank you!!!  Bravo!!!!!

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Very nicely done @makinnoise ! Sounding great.smile

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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Fantastic!!!

Is hallelujah sheet music on the site somewhere?

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@makinnoise: I love the version of Hallelujah that you did, it is very nice.  Sounds great with the background, will have to try that!

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Thanks everyone you are all too nice!

@risk @intrepidgirl I didn't have any sheet music. but there is some play along tab on thestringclub.com pretty sure you could find sheet music for it no problem tho.

just went over it a few times there, then found a good piano backing track, put it in garage band and used that with my headphones instead. There really isn't too much to memorize 🙂

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Bravo!! Love your Hallelujah interpretation! clap

 
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I play both of those and that was very well done. I play them slower tempo which makes for a easier rendition... but to each his own.

Excellent work... I know how mucgh effort it takes to get that far! You did really really good! hats_off

"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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makinnoise , 

Very nice performance. Your violin playing blended perfectly with the accompaniment.

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 @Fidelestre. Thank you!

@cdennyb I would normally play them slower myself but had to match the speed of the piano.

You nailed it. People that don't play I feel have no idea how much time and effort is involved in learning to playing a piece even half good lol specially when you are learning the violin. Thats why this is a great site. We all face that same challenges and others appreciate that. Just my 2c anyway!

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makinnoise I have been inspired and playing Sad Romance a bit.  My Hallelujah needs some work.. mainly i need back tracking for it.  Anyway.. thanks for the inspiration.

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coolpinkone then My work here is done. haha! Thats awesome, enjoy learning them!

A trick I use, don't know if many people know about it with you youtube, to download audio files. Its how I get my tracks to play along with.

Just find something you would like to play along with the type dlv in front of youtube url you are currently at.

example, http://www.dlvyoutube.com/whatever/....

that will take you to a page where you can select what you would like to download. video, audio or both.

then just toss it into whatever you use to play audio 🙂 

hope that is helpful.

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Really good job. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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makinnoise thank you.

I have not made a play list.  I need to do that.  

I have had such and issue with playing along.  For a while...maybe some brain issue...(not kidding.. attention issue???)  Anyway.. I have been overcoming that.  I used to keep starting the track over and over and over...  I have broken through.. I can make a mistake and pick back up and continue playing.. so much better than before.

I think I should make my play list then I can really just jam along and not have to keep selecting.

Sad Romance... I never really learned the last part by heart...I need to commit it to my brain and learn to get that shift in tune... its getting  better though.

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coolpinkone I think we all have our "attention issues" lol! For me i think its practicing just drawing the full bow with smooth changes, zzzzzz... but I really need to do it.

The fiddlerman vids on finding positions are a great resource if you haven't seen them. Very helpful!!!

@Uzi Thanks!!!

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