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Two little quick bits of improvisation
something just for fun
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ratvn
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Hi all,

I thought I would share some of my practice bits learning from FM tutorial videos.

Here is a quick improvisation, in key of Em, a bit of spicato, staccato practice with a bit of tango rhythm.

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And here is another bit of improvisation, in key of Em. The first few notes are from a Breton dance I posted a while back. A bit of marcato and finger vibrato practice.

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Lot of mistakes for sure. Will work on them some more.

Thanks all,

Robert

 

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Wonderful.  Thank you for posting these!!

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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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Great job, Robert. I like the Tango rhythm. dancing

 

Ken.

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Absolutely lovely.  I love  your facial expression at the end of the first....was a smile about to happen?? 🙂  Good job.  You know I am a fan of these Improvs..I call them "
"Ratvn's Song."  I hope to see them in print someday.

Thank you. Congratulations on your progress and good luck with all you have on you plate to learn this coming year.  Thank you for your friendship and all your help too.

Cheers.

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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WooooooHooooo! Loved both of them, but especially the first one! I like how You use spiccato.

thumbs-up Thank You kindly!

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January 11, 2014 - 9:43 am
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Fantastic that you are doing this Ratvn. I love when players not only learn technique, existing works and musicality but also explore their inner musicality and artistic creativity. Keep up the great work. Thanks for the post.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Very nice! g

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Great job posting some of that. Keep working on it and eventually it'll turn into a song!!

Improvising is one of those rewarding yet frustrating activities. I wish I was more diligent about learning to improvise more systematically. 

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That sounded phenominal!  VERY clear and just very WARM and PEACEFUL.  RELAXING even!  AND I don't think I ever noticed before how gorgeous your violin is!

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Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, @Schaick, @Fiddlestix Ken, @coolpinkone Toni, @Mad_Wed Naska, @fiddlerguy Pierre, @gwscheer, @fiddlinsteudel, and @wookieman.

Yes, you're right, wookie that it's the first time that violin was on this forum. It's a Stainer, Hungarian made, est. 1800's. I did some setup for it, tailpiece, bridge, strings, and quite a few soundpost tweaking.

 

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