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Irish Washer Woman
One of my new pieces slowly getting added to the repertoire !
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BillyG
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Well - Czardas was getting the better of me (and that was just the largo intro) so I thought I'd cheer myself up with something I can almost play....

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Ok good but if you are learning Czardas, I REALLY want to see a video of that!  

 

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Ahhhh... that (Czardas) is WAY beyond my current ability and has a LONG LONG way to go Georganne - you'll have a bit of a wait before there's anything worthy of even demoing...   I guess I just like a challenge....  dunno

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Keep up the good work, Bill! I have to look up Czardas...

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  @1stimestar - thanks - hadn't seen that one ( "Easy" Gypsy Air, is it ?   Evil grin... devil-violin)

 @damfino, rather than fill up this thread with more Czardas vids - separately google "fiddlerman czardas" (oh, that'll probably be on the site here under tutorials anyway - or maybe not - it was a demo of the Aughust Kohr - google it), and "csardas garrett" for two quite different and equally awesome interpretations....

Mo. Garrett of course had a bit of orchestral support, Mo. Holstein brought the entire supporting ensemble into the one violin... LOL Pierre !

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Well played Bill. 🙂 That's a tune I used to hear my dad play when I was a kid.

I also have a soft spot for Czardas as he used to play that while I played the piano accompaniment. I'm nowhere near even attempting the fiddle part yet, but it's on my bucket list. lol

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Ah ok, I looked up Czardas this morning at work... I knew the tune, just didn't know that was the name. Beautiful... not sure I'll ever be able to play that, lol.

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I used to play that "back in the day"!  May need to revisit and see how bad I can butcher it up!

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Nice rendition of Irish Washer Woman, @BillyG ! paddy-smiley

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Nicely done Bill. And only 3 takes. I am so glad we get digital now and now film. I usually need about 27 takes before I am either too tired or get one to pass...

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Thanks folks - I need to work a little bit more closely on the bowing just to get a stronger accent on the ONE-two-three (long bow, short, short).   It's also fun to vary the bowing and occasionally slur these triplets...   I'm getting the feel of it !

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madbill The strong bow accents tend to elude me right now. When I practice just the accent exercise (open string One two three, ONE two three) I can do it, but throw it into a song and it's hit and miss. I like to think I'm getting better, but in reality I don't think so, lol. It can be a faster/longer bow stroke, heavier stroke (my teacher tells me to use my index finger to put more pressure on that accented note, which does help when you start going faster with a song... I think at least... not ever sure if I'm actually doing it, lol).

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My "embedded memory" of 6/8 time- tempo and beat accent goes all the way back to grade school when I started playing trumpet!  I'm still "re-learning" some bow techniques, but still have that 6/8 tempo embedded in my mind.

My problem with this has spilled over into the Game of Thrones score.  That 12/8 time really messes with me!  I unconsciously put that 6/8 beat tempo into it, throwing it off.  I might have to stick with the part 6................ 

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