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Mairead's Waltz
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damfino
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This is such a pretty little waltz, I'll be happy when I can do it justice. I'm getting there. The sheet music is bare-bones, no bowing or suggested ornamentation. I've been using it as a tool to make myself add my own ornamentation, since so many student books have that all spelled out for you. It was written by a local Cleveland musician, Fritz Schaufele.
 
It's funny, I tried recording this video earlier without the hat... couldn't do it. Threw the hat on and hit helped me relax enough to get a decent-enough take, haha.
 

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Nicely played! I've been using some Irish/Scottish tunes for the same reason. Playing around with flicks, rolls (get em right about 50% of the time haha) and slides. One of my favorites is King of the Faeries. I'm thinking about calling it something else, though :p

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Nice piece. You and that Ming are starting to treat each other nicely. 🙂

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Great job, Mandy. It's amazing how far you've come in such a short time. 🙂

Now I know what my problem is - I need a hat! lol

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Jim Dunleavy said
Great job, Mandy. It's amazing how far you've come in such a short time. 🙂

I have to agree with Jim you have progressed quite well in your playing.

It would seem that you are a natural at playing the violin and I look forward to more videos of your progress.

Thank you for sharing Mandy!

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That was golden!
Nice job... my how time flies.
awesome and awesome video recording also.

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Awesome! I think your little ornaments were beautiful, and what a wonderful piece. Good job!

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@Dan-Hur Thank you 🙂 I love playing all the ornaments in Irish fiddle tunes, it's so fun 🙂 

@Charles Thanks 😀 I think the Ming is a good match for me 🙂 

@Jim Dunleavy Aw, thanks so much 🙂 Haha, I'm thinking maybe the hat works like Dumbo's magic feather for me... Maybe one will for others? Hats for everyone 😀 

@Fred Thank you 🙂 I don't always feel like I'm making progress so I'm glad to know that I still am 🙂

@coolpinkone Thank you pink-violin-girl and I can't believe it's almost 2 years since I picked up this instrument 😀 Time sure does fly!

@~Rea Thank you so much smile I do love this little tune 🙂 

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Great job Mandy!!!

I agree with all the above comments. You have come so far.

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damfino said

It's funny, I tried recording this video earlier without the hat... couldn't do it. Threw the hat on and hit helped me relax enough to get a decent-enough take, haha.
That is hilarious. It's actually common for crutches to affect us. I think I would play completely differently if I wore a mask and no-one knew that it was me. 🙂
Do you feel more country with the hat?

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@Fiddlerman Thank you 🙂 

Haha, yes, the hat helps me feel like I at least look the part of a fiddle player, lol. Maybe now I need some cowboy boots, haha. 

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You mean that you do not have cowboy boots???????

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I know, it seems wrong that I don't, haha. My teacher didn't realize until she twisted her ankle and needed to wear a more comfortable shoe that all she had were cowboy boots, lol.

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wow you sound so good! I love your video by the way! I find the fiddle tunes so much fun! I dug out my copy of Mel Bays' guide to fiddle and realized i'm missing the first CD 🙁 but i'm digging in to the ones i do have muh hahahhahha.  Hopefully i'll be like you soon!! You're ornamentation is awesome and there's something about just playing and adding your own expression that truely is so much fun! 😀 

 

I love classical pieces but fiddle pieces just get your heart beat pumping and feet a pounding with joy 😀 can't wait to hear more! 

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