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damfino
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Finally made a new video. Took a little bit of a break from making them to keep from over practicing while my carpal tunnel flare up settled down. I think all is back to normal now, so yay!

Anyway, this is a song my grandma always used to sing, so much that at my grandparent's 50th anniversary way back when we sang this as we brought out the cake. It was her song.

This one is pretty simple, so I quickly picked it out by ear and have been noodling around with it for a couple weeks. 

 

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Elwin
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Pretty good playing.

What kind/brand violin are you using if I may ask?

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BillyG
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February 10, 2017 - 6:39 am
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Hey hey - great stuff @damfino !   clapclapclapthumbs-up

Without intending to hijack your post - how'd you feel about turning this into one of these informal "party" threads and invite others to add to it if they want to ?

My last party-thread (I think it was Turkey in the Straw) didn't attract much interest - but this is a real fun little tune....     just a thought - leave it with you !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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

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damfino
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@Elwin Thank you 🙂 My violin is a Ming Jiang Zhu 905, which I purchased from Fiddlershop 🙂

 

@BillyG Thanks! And that's fine with me! Party and post away 😀 violin-1267partybirthday_balloonbananadancingdancinbunnycheers

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Fiddlerman
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February 10, 2017 - 5:53 pm
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damfino said
@Elwin Thank you 🙂 My violin is a Ming Jiang Zhu 905, which I purchased from Fiddlershop 🙂

🙂 And we thank you for that!!!

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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ADK-Mark
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Hello - I liked your fiddle tune - how you played it was bright and cheery!  May I also say, good job on the video production.  What I thought was working well for you was the attitude of simple, uncomplicated "playing" the fiddle and not "working" the fiddle That melody was close to your heart, and you could tell in your playing that it had a deeper meaning than just notes on the page.  Also you were relaxed enough to sway a bit while playing, like a gentle breeze, all the while the rhythm was dead-on!  If I could ask, what are you working on next?  I am trying to establish goals that are meaningful and measurable, so maybe I could hear something from you about how you've been able to progress?    ADK-Mark

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damfino
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Hi, @ADK-Mark 🙂 Thank you 🙂 

Currently in my practice I'm working on Wohlfahrt etude #44. I also picked out another song by ear, Swanee River, another song I knew from my childhood.

The way I learn best is to play a song with whatever element I'm working on learning. If it's shifting or ornamentation, I pick sheet music that has it in. Especially helps if it's a song I am familiar with already so that I know how it should sound. But the majority of music I have learned and played has been new to me, just fun sounding.

My practice has gotten more technical after the first year, but the whole first year was learning tunes with new techniques in it to keep it all fun 🙂

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ADK-Mark
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Your welcome, @damfino and having watched it again, I'm more impressed now that I've seen it again.  I got out my fiddle and starting jamming a harmony line to it... thanks again for doing it.  How about a duet-by-computer one day?  

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@ADK-Mark That would be fun 😀 And thank you 🙂 I've been noodling around with a few more of these kinds of tunes that I've had in my head my whole life. Super easy to pick out by ear, and then just gotta throw in some of myself to make them mine 🙂 

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