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Mockingbird Hill (practice)
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BillyG
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Hey hey - a nice little tune I'm working on.   It is played on a 4/4 fiddle - but re-strung as a viola...  

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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I like it! Good stuff 🙂 violin-1267

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Nice going! I like your double stops. 🙂

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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Thanks @damfino, & @AnnyJ - another couple of hundred play-throughs during practice should probably bring-it-home LOL.   I really like the opening chromatic slur D, C#, C, B which I still sometimes mess up the intonation on, but it is (to me) a cute little tune !  And the Dstops occasionally just - well - fly out the window ! LOL   But, at least I know where I'm going with it - glad you liked it !

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June 18, 2016 - 7:36 am
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Nice one Bill. I was expecting "Listen To The Mockingbird".
That is how well I read right???
Thanks for the post!

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Way to go Mad, entertaining as always, Great Job.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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Fiddlerman said
..... I was expecting "Listen To The Mockingbird".
That is how well I read right??? 

  LOL @admin - I gave up on speed-reading years ago - I was getting too many things wrong !

OldOgre said
Way to go Mad, entertaining as always, Great Job.  

  Cheers OO - it's what I do ! LOL

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Oh yes - here's Burl Ives ( Patti Page does a nice cover as well ) singing Mockingbird Hill - a true rave from the grave - 

OK - I had to get more details - according to Wikipedia - "The music of "Mockin' Bird Hill" is based closely on a Swedish waltz called "Livet i Finnskogarna" or "Life in the Finn Woods," recorded by Carl Jularbo in 1915, which enjoyed some popularity in the U.S. The first recording of the song was made by the Pinetoppers a group consisting of George Vaughn Horton and his brother Roy Horton plus three other men: this recording, which featured a female duo billed as the Beaver Valley Sweethearts,[1] was issued on Coral Records in October 1950. The first recording of "Mockin' Bird Hill" by an established act was made by guitarist Les Paul with Mary Ford vocalizing, with Patti Page making her recording due to record buyers assuming that the Paul/Ford single was the new Patti Page release."

I recall hearing it in the mid-1950's as a youngster....  ( The Burl Ives cover )

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