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My new composition: Oh My Slurs!
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NoirVelours
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So it's been 9 weeks already I started playing and this morning, while cleaning the bathroom, I was juggling with the comments from last week video. You guys were asking where were my slurs lol. In my methods I'm not there yet but what the heck! I started humming a little air and soon I had to drop my rubber gloves and rush to the violin to try it!

I practice barely 2 hours including trying to put it on notepad finale (a big fail, but I will try again next week). Even though it's not played as well as it will be in a week I wanted to share it with you guys right away instead of waiting. I add a little slideshow for the fun of it.

So here is OH MY SLURS! I'll try to come up with the sheet music soon. gold_star (oh new emoticon!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....wY-cQZoUc8

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I loved it.  Sounded really beautiful.  I know nothing about "slurs," but I know what i like, lol.  Keep up the great work.

 

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You get 5/5 Gold Stars!!

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NV, you never cease to amaze us! That was excellent!
Your creative powers are wasted, have you ever thought if doing more?

Salut!hats_off

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Excellent bit of composition, NV.  And we can definitely hear the slurs.  Very good.  Congrats.

 

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excellent arrangement.  keep it up.

and I am reminded of this piece in Carnatic music
 

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Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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suresh said
excellent arrangement.  keep it up.

and I am reminded of this piece in Carnatic music

 

Needs some Tabla ... wink

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@NoirVelours You never stop amazing us.  I can't wait to see it written out.

 

@suresh I was watching the video you put up, I was intrigued at how the violin is turned instead of moving the bow to change strings.

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Thanks all! Slurs are new from this morning for me so I need more practice to make thempink-violin-girl sound smooth. They are a lot less hard to play when I was expecting. I guess I was anticipating them in a negative way :p

@gkeese, a slur is 2 or more notes played in a single bowing instead of changing direction each notes.

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As a listener I do not particularly hear slurs or other "ornaments", but rather try to sync with the spirit of the music.  Your piece struck me as a possible dance and very European but appealing.

 

@suresh

I found your RARA VENU to be mesmerizing.  Maybe you can cast spells with your music smile I really am fascinated with the musical scales and general sound of the music.  How different the violin becomes !

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Bravo NoirVelours! Magnifique!clap

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EEEeheee! Nice! Love the music.... and your cats ...and ferret!   ^-.-^ heart

You are doing great with the slurs, don't understand why You don't like them.!.cheerleader

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gold_star<- Can i call him Patrik? dancing

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gold_starhe does look just like Patrick. Now we need a Spongebob and a Squidward and of course Gary.

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Wow, not only is this a nice piece, but you sound really good. It really is amazing that you've only been playing 9 weeks and yet you sound like this!

 

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Mad_Wed said
You are doing great with the slurs, don't understand why You don't like them.!.cheerleader

I never said I was not liking them, just was sure they were super hard to do but I was mistaken!

Lol Terry, creative powers wasted you crack me up!

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Cool! Keep writing music.violin-studentviolin_girl

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Great job NV,

Thanks for the post.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Kevin M. said
@NoirVelours You never stop amazing us.  I can't wait to see it written out.

 

@suresh I was watching the video you put up, I was intrigued at how the violin is turned instead of moving the bow to change strings.

cpiasminc is a better person to explain as he plays carnatic music.   To some extent the attached video answers you...
feature=plcp 

 

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NoirVelours said

Mad_Wed said
You are doing great with the slurs, don't understand why You don't like them.!.cheerleader

I never said I was not liking them, just was sure they were super hard to do but I was mistaken!

 

NoirVelours said 

...I guess I was anticipating them in a negative way :p

Sorry if i missunderstood You =) wink

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Thank you Suresh, that was a great demonstration and it made complete sense with the triangle and the way the music is played.

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