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Waltz Party
You're Invited to play and share and show off and watch and listen.
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After bouncing the proposition off @UtahRoadbase, @Fiddlestix, @KindaScratchy and several others, I've determined to call a waltz party on this here thread, effective immediately.

So please make a recording---audio or video---of you playing a favorite waltz, and post it here.

It's not a contest, and those of all skill levels are welcome.

Most players have a waltz up their sleeves.  If you don't, now is a good time to learn one.  I am not much of an expert on waltzes, so I won't be able to explain precisely what one is.  Wikipedia and online descriptions and videos ought to be of some help for beginners.  Viennese Waltz is a faster form of waltz, and that is welcome too.  If you are not sure what to play, look for something in 3/4 or 6/8 time that sounds as if somebody could dance to it, and ask around.

Glad to have you if you can join in!

Please post more than one waltz if you are so inclined!

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KindaScratchy
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July 16, 2013 - 10:09 pm
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Grand idea, @RosinedUp! I've been polishing one particular waltz up since we chatted about it the other night. Might even be ready to record this weekend.
If the party goes on for a while I might have another I can do later.
Looking forward to another fun party!!
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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Fiddlerman
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July 17, 2013 - 7:53 am
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Great idea indeed. Look forward to following this post. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Bump it up!

Sounds like we have ourselves a party!

Looking forward to it..... Yahoo!

Toni

Oh my oh my .... Who will get this party rockin' (waltzin'

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Question - is it possible to put up their own composision or does it have to be a known tune?

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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Here's my fiddle tune, Black Velvet Waltz, played on the new Fiddlerman Soloist violin and using the new Zoom Q3 recorder. I chose this tune to show off the Soloist, and the tune goes from low G to high A--almost all the first position range. (And trying out my vibrato, having worked on it for six months now.)

Steve

 

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HatefulPain--I don't see any reason why you can't submit your own composition as long as it's a waltz!

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Good work Steve! I really like that :) The soloist sounds great. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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HatefulPain said
Question - is it possible to put up their own composision or does it have to be a known tune?

Wow, of course!  For my part, that would be most welcome.

Also I should have said in the OP, that I would welcome other instruments too.

I guess people would like to see just about anything that is a member playing a waltz!

 @Steve:  Nice Playing!  Thanks for breaking the ice!

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Steve said
Here's my fiddle tune, Black Velvet Waltz, played on the new Fiddlerman Soloist violin and using the new Zoom Q3 recorder. I chose this tune to show off the Soloist, and the tune goes from low G to high A--almost all the first position range. (And trying out my vibrato, having worked on it for six months now.)

Steve
 

Lovely!!!

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Steve.... That was great.... And I love to see that Soloist Violin making a debut in your life!!!! 

Thank you... Graceful and lovely playing.

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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That was really nice, Steve.

Good job.

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KindaScratchy
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Very nice, Steve! I'm impressed by your vibrato. Did I detect vibrato on a double stop?

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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@steve- what a great tune, you played it very well! Good job!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Great job and great fiddle. :-)
Thanks for starting off the waltzes.

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but the one who needs the least."

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SWEET!!! Steve >>> SWEET!!!! the vibrato, the double stops, the feel, the Fiddlerman Soloist violin, the clarity of the video. SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROCKed!!!!

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Love it Steve!  Thanks for kicking off this party right!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Thanks everyone for their nice comments. Diane, yes, I was trying to get vibrato on both notes of the double stop at the end.

Hope you all are preparing your own waltz to present! (Except FM, if he wanted to do a waltz he wouldn't need to prepare.) laugh

Steve

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@Steve - Great playing of both the song, and vibrato!

And your new Soloist sounds great too! smile

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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@Steve;, How sweet it is.  Very nicely performed.  clap

I like the sound of your new "violin", not fiddle, lol.

 

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