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Swallowtail jig
Sharing an Audacity multitrack recording with audio from a live jam session
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ratvn
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Hi all,

I'm learning some Irish jig tunes, particularly Swallowtail and was lucky to find an audio recording of a live jam session which was published for the purpose of encouraging beginner to learn the tune the way it supposed to sound like. Great thanks to those.

The last audio recording, using my phone, was of very poor quality so this time it's my headset (not much better anyway) but it's closer to my violin. Being of poor quality it lost the violin acoustic.

Recording was with Audacity multitrack windows software (I made quite a few mistakes but this is the best after several takes, just like to share with our members) as it played the backing track while I was crawling along with my violin.

Thank you

Robert

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Awesome, Robert.   dancing   violin-1267

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Nice job! It sounds like you should be up on stage with them!!

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Well done, Robert!

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That was SWEEEEEET!!!!!!

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Thank you for the nice words.

@Fiddlestix and UtahRoadbase: thanks for you encouragement and suggestion to post the audio, along with RosinedUp and DanielB (in a previous attempt/setup).

@Worldfiddler: thank you Mr Jim. I will try to post video instead of audio only so I can receive critique to improve my learning.

@StoneDog: thanks for encouragement. I know you don't like audio only posting. Will try to figure out something with video and still retaining good audio.

 

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Very nice mate thumbs-up

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Nice job, Ratvn! You inspired me to learn this tune. Just downloaded the ABC notation.

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ratvn said
@StoneDog: thanks for encouragement. I know you don't like audio only posting. Will try to figure out something with video and still retaining good audio.

 

 

I thought your AUDIO > ROCKed!!! >> There was a time when vid things like didn't exist > unless you where like > The KING!!! > I truly enjoyed your track.

 

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Thanks for encouragement.

@Ferret: thanks John. I enjoy listening to yours very much as well.

@StoneDog: you're always there encouraging other members. You ROCK.

@KindaScratchy: thank you, Diana. I'm so glad you like it. I have the sheet music in pdf and the audio of the jam session in mp3. Also there are tips about Irish jig bowing technique, its dance music form/structure and its rhythm which are not clearly or at all notated in the sheet music, which I gather while researching/learning these jig dance musics from various sources.

Let me know if you or other members need them.

 

 

 

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Good done, Ratvn! Love your sense of rhythm and bowing!

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Thank you, Naska.

I'm glad you like it and thanks for your encouragement.

 

 

 

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Well played Ratvn!  I am inspired.thumbs-up

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Thank you, suresh for you encouragement.

I'm glad you like it.

Thanks again.

 

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Good job ratvn.

Thanks for the post.

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Thank you for your encouragement, Maestro FM.

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I loved it! You are really good!  Irish music is one of my favorite genres. I want to play tunes like this as well, but they have been too much of a challenge for me. Maybe in the future:) Anyways, great job!

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I have the music for this in front of me.. thinking of giving it a go!  Today I learned and played  Red  River Valley..  very easy... fun.. old fashioned... It reminded me of Old Westerns. :)

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@Freq: thanks for the kind words. You can do it, Freq. I did not imagine myself playing these Irish tunes a while back and it just happened with some practice.

@coolpinkone: give it a go, Toni, you can do it. Red River Valley is one of my favorite, and actually it was the first folk tune I heard and was in love with. Will try to play it some day. Would love to hear your playing.

 

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@ratvn 

I had fun with Red River.  I can just play it..so easy.. I should make something out of it.

Maybe tomorrow I will  work on Swallowtail.

Today .. I played an hour on my "songs" Heart will go on, Sad Romance, Amazing Grace, Twinkle (yes twinkle), Star of the County Down, Brahms Lullaby.. I played them for over an hour.

Then tonight I had an hour of practice actually from my book..site reading songs from my youth. FUN!!! Really fun.  Bingo, Michael Row your Boat Ashore, Frer Jacques, Can-Can, This Old Man, Ode to Joy, Alouette, and a little string of note  from Bach called Musette. It was all fun... practicing those 8th notes while reading... it is really good to see with my eyes, and know the song well from childhood, and then make the appropriat 1/4 and 1/8th notes.  I feel it was a very very good lesson!  Yahoo!

 

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