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Joe Cooley's reel, Irish reel
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ratvn
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Hi all,

It's been a few months since my last video post as all others are audio only posts. I'd like to post another video, in place of my progress report. However, my video webcam and my microphone don't like each other, you may have to turn down the volume a bit. Trying hard to work them out (so far, in vain) and really sorry the the poor audio/video quality.

The tune is Joe Cooley's reel, a popular Irish reel. First part of the tune is at normal reel speed and the last part is just a finger/bowing exercise.

I was using FM CF bow, and it's really impressive for its responsiveness, action and balance with fast short strokes, in par with (or even better than) my expensive pernambuco bow.

All critique and/or comment are so much welcome.

Thanks all,

Robert

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Picklefish
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nicely done, I can immediately see what you are saying about your microphone! Well played, I enjoyed it.

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Wow Robert, very nice!  the Speed part is especially impressive!

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That was great I really enjoyed it. Thank you

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Nice playing there ratvn > Yeah, the audio from the mic didn't give you justice.

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Awesome! I'm impressed by your wrist vibrato and speed. clapclapclapclap

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Fiddlerman
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Great job Robert,

Glad to see another post by you.

Since you asked for constructive critique - I would like to have you try the fast section with the concentration of the rhythm in your left hand rather than the right. Sometimes, focusing on the opposite hand helps. You have a "slight" problem synchronizing the two hands and this may help. :-)

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Good job, Robert, and you seem to be making good progress on these Irish tunes. I don't think you will ever run out of a new one to learn.  LOL.

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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, @Picklefish, @Ginnysg, @kevin M., @StoneDog, @Mad_Wed.

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I would like to have you try the fast section with the concentration of the rhythm in your left hand rather than the right. Sometimes, focusing on the opposite hand helps. You have a "slight" problem synchronizing the two hands and this may help.

You're absolutely right. I've had that sync problem at various places, tried to solve it but did not know how, and I did concentrate on my right hand.

I've tried to shift focusing to the opposite and right there, I've already seen an improvement, sustaining it faster with cleaner tone. Working out this could progress it to the next learning level.

Your instruction, advice and guidance are greatly appreciated

 

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Good job, Robert, and you seem to be making good progress on these Irish tunes. I don't think you will ever run out of a new one to learn.  LOL.

Thanks, I surely hope I'm making some progress. Those Irish tunes, just one music genre (and there're many of them with so many beautiful pieces), have been my learning tools as I'm on my beginner learning course, having fun and enjoying it at the same time.

 

 

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Great job Robert! clap

You really played that well, and I enjoyed it very much.smile

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