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Olympic Reel
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Jake Mills
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November 9, 2013 - 3:45 pm
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Hey everyone,

here's my newest tune-- the Olympic Reel by Mark O'Connor. I found it very difficult and I'm still having quite a bit of trouble with some parts, so please feel free to offer advice. I hope y'all like it!!

 

--Jake

here's the link to the song:

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CameronLG
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There are some times I wish I could play music like that, as in blue grass style, on violin... I'm happy to stick with classical though xD

 

Very nice job, and in all honesty no one except a musician would have been able to tell you messed up at all. Very nice finger work btw, you have a very good style when it comes to those fast paced notes.

Stop saying you can't do it and actually go try it... Trust me it works.

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Jake Mills
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I feel the same way as you do except reverse-- I wish that I could do all the classical fancy stuff. But... I can't, so I'll just stick with fiddle :)

 

Thanks for the encouragement. I do hope that only musicians can notice the mistakes indeed.

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Awesome! Another great performance from you, Jake. I love it and the tune is way beyond my ability. Hopefully someday I can learn it.

Thank you for sharing, Jake.

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November 10, 2013 - 9:31 pm
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I love your style, your smile, your movements but I worry about your neck for the future. I guess you may be OK as long as you can stay relaxed. :-)
I think you should consider learning to play without bending your head forward like that though. Just my opinion. :)

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That was great jakefiddle > ROCKed!!!

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I like it.

Duane

 

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Jake Mills
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@ratvn, StoneDog, and HDuaneaz-- Thanks for the support.  I'm glad you guys like it. 

 

@fiddlerguy-- I remember you telling me that in the past, and trust me- I try to practice loose.  But I always seem to tense up when I have to concentrate a lot (as I had to for this song.)  So I guess it's just one more thing to work on... staying loose.... :) thanks for reminding me!!

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November 17, 2013 - 3:24 pm
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Love your attitude and playing Jake. You're not only open but your fun as well and that will get you far. Relaxing while playing is a lifetime project and as long as you keep it in mind at the beginning of each and every session you'll get better and better at it. Make sure you take the time to find a nice comfortable position from time to time and make a conscious effort to turn down unnecessary tensions every once in a while and you'll be a happy fiddler. Not that you aren't already happy. :-)

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DANG!  That looked and sounded like a difficult piece to learn.  I love the fast pace.  Good job. 

 

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