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New tune, two versions, need opinions
I'm writing a new tune have two different versions and would like some opinions on which one folks like
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I've been working on a new tune and have two different versions. One is a straight 4/4 version and the other is a 6/8 (I think). Do you guys have a preference as to which one you like better?

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6/8 

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I preferred the 6/8 once you were "in the groove" - that's my vote !   Great tune man !

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

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Both sound pretty cool! I personally do like the rhythm on the 6/8, though. Great job! :D

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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Aloha @fiddlinsteudel,

Count me in as another vote for the 6/8 version.  If you've noticed, I've written a couple of tunes in 6/8 time.  It just sounds and feels "right" to me at the moment.  You can really work in the dotted 1/8, 16th, 1/8 note pattern easily and it sounds great.  I really like your tune.  I only wish that I could someday sound as good as you.  

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I'd love to hear that pattern, got any links?

Also would love to hear your tunes, I'm not here all the time so I miss stuff every now and then.

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Aloha @fiddlinsteudel,

I wrote a tune called "Soliloquy in G minor" and posted it in the Share section.  That link has both the sheet music and audio file as attachments.  I don't play nearly as well as you, so it's quite a bit slower.  Still, you can clearly hear that pattern, as well as see it in the sheet music.  I hope you like it, although it's not the same style as what you normally post here.

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Great tune!. I liked them both but since I felt more like dancing to the 6/8 version I vote for it. Great job.thumbs-up

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fiddlinsteudel,

I to prefer the 6/8 timing. very well played. 

 

Good job.

 

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Very nice! I like the first one. It seems to flow better and made me tap my feet. 

Let the bow flow.

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The 4/4 version felt too rushed to me.  I don't know, just didn't feel right for the piece. I like the 6/8 version myself.

 

Really a cool tune though.  Any chance we could get the music for it?  It's got a real good sound to it...

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Awesome! Both. 

But i definitelly like 6\8 more... really duncecap

Edited: i had to think about why - spicy and the 4\4 - nice too, but looks too square near to the second...

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iBud said
Aloha @fiddlinsteudel,

I wrote a tune called "Soliloquy in G minor" and posted it in the Share section.  That link has both the sheet music and audio file as attachments.  I don't play nearly as well as you, so it's quite a bit slower.  Still, you can clearly hear that pattern, as well as see it in the sheet music.  I hope you like it, although it's not the same style as what you normally post here.

Sweet I'll have to look that up

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kylesito said
The 4/4 version felt too rushed to me.  I don't know, just didn't feel right for the piece. I like the 6/8 version myself.

 

Really a cool tune though.  Any chance we could get the music for it?  It's got a real good sound to it...

I don't have any thing written out and the m not get practiced at writing out music so the likely hood of me getting around to writing it out ... Well kinda low :).  I could play it at a slower tempo though. What do people use to notate songs?

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....What do people use to notate songs?

I use MuseScore (free, and "pretty good", but can be complex in use if you're new like me - to composing sheet) - but you WILL get a truly professional finish !

I've also invested (I think it was $50) in Noteworthy Composer - which I find real quick and easy to use for simple things.  There is an evaluation version of that product as well.

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fiddlinsteudel said 

I don't have any thing written out and the m not get practiced at writing out music so the likely hood of me getting around to writing it out ... Well kinda low :).  I could play it at a slower tempo though. What do people use to notate songs?

Aloha @fiddlinsteudel,

I use the latest beta of MuseScore (2.0b1).  There are various ways to input the music, but to get everything just the way you want it may take some time.  It's like anything else - the more time you put into it, the better the end result.  I really like the playback of this version - the violin sounds like a real violin vice the midi tone of the 1.x version.  The interesting thing is that you can set a tempo for your piece, then change the bpm to a different value to hear the change (with the built-in player).

It would be in your best interest to write out your music.  You could then sell it.  At least you wouldn't have copyright issues.  As far as I understand, once you write it down or print it out, you have a de facto copyright.  I am not a lawyer, and I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, so I my information may be incorrect, but that's my understanding.  My wife wants me to try to sell my music, but I'm not sure there's anyone out there that would want to buy it  hahahaembarassed

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I prefer the way you play the straight version. For my taste, you flow better with it. It feels more comfortable and relaxed...... Great job on both. :)
Thanks for the post!

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Actually, I like both versions. There's the blue grass sound of version #1 and the Irish sound of version #2. So IMO it could be played at two different gigs.

Good job as always.

 

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