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Irish Washerwoman jig, a practice run
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ratvn
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Hi all, 

Here is my practice run of Irish washerwoman jig, as an exercise for synchronization, articulation and bowing control. There are quite a few mistakes in it. Will work it out with more practicing.

Thanks all,

Robert

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Makes me want to get up and dance.

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I keep asking my teacher to teach me this but she doesn't like it so I've yet to be able to talk her into it.  It may be one of those that I have to teach myself.  Looks like you have a good start on it.  

 

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Too fast for my taste and ability, but you are definitely gettin with it! I prefer the Irish pub speed, lol. Keep werking it!

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Wow! You are FAST very impressive 

 

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The notes sounded good Rat. Did you do this take in the morning, afternoon, or at night?

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Thanks for the kinds words and encouragement.

Thanks @kevin M., appreciated it.

@1stimestar: lucky that you got a teacher, many of us here (myself included) don't have private instructor, so we just get on with a tune and play around with it.

@Picklefish: thanks PF, agree, just for exercise, for playing the tune that is not the correct speed.

@screeeech: thanks for encouragement.

@StoneDog: took it in the late afternoon, maybe she works faster at that time, lol. Thanks for your encouragement. Looking forward to see your post, SD.

 

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I have been working on this tune also Rat > It is on my top 5 > you gots it. Late afternoon ~~~ You were flying~~~!! >> Looking forward to your next take on it.

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1stimestar, don't let your teacher determine whether or not you learn a piece. Just download the music from somewhere and learn it. Look at it as an extra curricular project. :-)
It won't hurt you.

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Fiddlerman said
1stimestar, don't let your teacher determine whether or not you learn a piece. Just download the music from somewhere and learn it. Look at it as an extra curricular project. :-)
It won't hurt you.

Heh, I do that on occasion and think I will go ahead and start this as it looks so fun and challenging.  Plus, I love how it sounds. 

 

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That a way. :-)

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I keep asking my teacher to teach me this but she doesn't like it so I've yet to be able to talk her into it.  It may be one of those that I have to teach myself.  Looks like you have a good start on it.  

 

@1stimestar I'm sure this isn't true, but:  Maybe your teacher can't play it?

 

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Very nice!!!  I love that tune. It, like most Irish pieces are always fun to play and improvise with.

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wookieman said
I keep asking my teacher to teach me this but she doesn't like it so I've yet to be able to talk her into it.  It may be one of those that I have to teach myself.  Looks like you have a good start on it.  

 

@1stimestar I'm sure this isn't true, but:  Maybe your teacher can't play it?

 

Lol oh no, she can play the heck out of it. 

 

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Very nice, Robert! And impressively fast. IWW is on my to-memorize list, but it will be quite a while before I can play it that fast.

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Very good playing. I just went through all of my music and I can't find it. Even though I don't play it as quickly as you do, I do enjoy it.

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Thanks all for the nice words.

@Tyberius: thank you for your encouragement.

@KindaScratchy and @HDuaneaz: it's a nice tune to play and sorry that I did not play it at the standard Irish jig tempo.

 

I was using it as an exercise to try to work out some issues with synchronization, articulation and bowing. Along the way, I discovered several other problems I had all this time, namely my wrist angle was all wrong as well as incorrect pressure/damping, so a rework of bow hold is underway along with several other correction. Also there is a buzz in my violin that I could not identify for a few months, just discovered that it's a wolf tone, natural violin body resonance right around Bb on G, A and E strings. A temporary solution was to use rubber mutes to dampen string afterlength, but that costs/alters tonal color and sound characteristic of the violin.

 

Working hard to try to correct all of those issues/problems. LOL, it's funny that in learning violin there is always something going on, one after another, sometimes good other time.... not so well, but for sure it's exciting as hell. Keep tryyyiiiing.

 

 

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ratvn said

@1stimestar: lucky that you got a teacher, many of us here (myself included) don't have private instructor, so we just get on with a tune and play around with it.

 

Yes I am lucky.  I really don't think I could have done this by myself.  More cudos to you for doing it on your own.  Really good job.  

 

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I have started to give this a serious effort.  I have part A down ok but part B still is not sounding right at all.  I'm playing out of the Fiddler's Fakebook.  Going to work on it more before posting a video for advice.  

 

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It's great to know you're working on it, @1stimestar. Go for it by all means.

There are quite a few members practicing this tune and ready to offer help in case you need it. You could post your playing, even just a quick practice, in the Critique corner for more feedback.

Would love to hear you play the tune real soon.

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