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Somewhere... somewhere... oh yes - over the rainbow...
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BillyG
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Here's my latest - I play it "cleaner" but with less expression.  This take is really trying to draw some emotion and feeling into the piece - it's not quite there yet - but I know where I'm going with it...  And yes - it is a 4/4 violin but the one which I've re-strung as a viola, and even more disturbing, I've re-tuned it up a full tone to D,A,E,B  ( please don't ask )

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

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You already know I love this 🙂 But had to post here, too 🙂 violin-1267

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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LOL - ty @damfino - hey - I'm just a "lost boy" - with fiddle forums, viola forums, lord knows what else - I've just reached the point of posting stuff everywhere so that all participants can see it and give feedback - so - apologies to all others who have seen this in like 5 different places !  

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'Your a braver then I, Gungden' as always Mad I enjoyed it.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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good job Mr Bill...

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"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Well done Sir!!

 

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BillyG
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Thank you @Fran @OldOgre @cdennyb and @Mark

LOL OO - not braver, just a tad dafter !

And Dennis - I recall you playing this on the EV way back on some SJ show about a year back - with lots of slides and stuff.   You were my original inspiration to take it, play it, and do something with it... thumbs-up

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Fiddlerman
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July 4, 2016 - 9:23 am
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Great Job Bill!!!

Thanks for the post!!!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Nice job!!  I love this song!

In my opinion the MOST expressive rendition - 

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Whoa !   LOL - thanks for the feedback @Fiddlerman and also @Schaick - yeah - I'm getting it nailed to what I "hear in my head", I'm getting it - yup... it's what we do...  

AND YES - @Schaick - that guy just ABSOLUTELY nails it vocally - totally freaking awesome -  seen/listened to that cover several times over the last year...  he "owns it, and brings it home" that's for sure....   Inspirational...

I have a "studio" recording of Eva Cassidy doing that song - it is NOT this one posted below - I couldn't find the one I have on YT - this appears to be a somewhat earlier one - 

but - if I can find the studio re-take I'll post it as well - it just "stopped me in my tracks"... well that's just how it hit me... LOL   And - you know - each and every individual performance is different.   Even "marginally different" - and sometimes that marginal difference becomes a total "wow that was good" factor !    Which - as performers - is - hopefully - what we aim for - to engage the audience and make them go - if not "wow" - at least - hmmmmm... yeahh... coool..   LOL   hahahaha

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Fiddlerman
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Incredibly musical performance by Eva Cassidy. 🙂
Thanks for the post!

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but the one who needs the least."

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