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Ashokan Farewell sheet music
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iBud
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Aloha everyone,

Yesterday I popped over to Smart Violin Method's Free Sheet Music page and found sheet music for Ashokan Farewell.  Imagine that!  One of my favorite tunes.  It is a little advanced for me, as one part has you going from 1st position to 5th position and back.  

I wanted to find out how Jay Ungar plays it, so I did a YouTube search and found this video with him and the Molly Mason Family Band playing it.  He did it all in 1st position, although his version is decidedly trickier.  I have an MuseScore app and decided to score Jay's version.  I think I got all of the turns (I "spelled" them all out, as a way for me to play the notes as Jay did), but this is something I won't be able to play for quite a while.  There may be some people here that can play it, so I decided to share.

The file named "Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar.pdf" is the one where I tried to transcribe Jay's playing.

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@iBud ~~ Thanks for posting this sheet music. I'm going to give both of them a shot. Thanks also for the link to the sheet music site.semiquaver-1214

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Aloha @VickieD,

To be completely honest, I transcribed Jay's version so that I could eventually play it :D  It is a tune that lots of violinists/fiddlers like to play, so I thought that maybe we should play it like the guy that actually wrote it.  It isn't easy, but I really enjoy his style.  There is probably better notation for the ornaments, but my intent was on getting all of the notes he played.  Now, all I have to do is play them with the same exact timing he did.  That's the hard part.  The good thing is that, at least on the video I saw, he remained in 1st position, the only one I use. thumbs-up

It's interesting hearing other versions of Ashokan Farewell, however.  A particularly beautiful version is played by Doc and The Lady.  I can only hope for a fraction of her intonation - simply wonderful - and her control.  I especially like her slides.  I really could listen to her play all day long.  

Fiddlerman really has a nice site here.  I wanted to share my transcription with everyone here in reciprocation for the way I've been treated here.  I don't have any tablature software, so I'll continue to offer what I can create or transcribe as "regular" sheet music.  As a pianists/keyboardist, I'm more comfortable with music on staves anyway.  

I hope you enjoy both versions.  Once I get Amazing Grace down, I think I'll see what I can do with Ashokan Farewell.

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 yahoo....

coming soon.. Diane and I thought we could post a Violin-A -Long... like a "party" but we all chat and learn together.. so this music is perfect.

I am 1-2 weeks into learning this song.. (unfamiliar  before ).. but I have fallen in love.

thanks so much.

Happy playing.

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@iBud Thank you so much for the links!!  I play a very simple version and have wanted to spice mine up a bit.

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@iBud,

I just listened to the Jay Unger version while following along with your sheet - you did a great jobthumbs-up  - can't wait to try to learn this with all the nice ornamentation - such a beautiful song. semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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coolpinkone said
 yahoo....

coming soon.. Diane and I thought we could post a Violin-A -Long... like a "party" but we all chat and learn together.. so this music is perfect.

I am 1-2 weeks into learning this song.. (unfamiliar  before ).. but I have fallen in love.

thanks so much.

Happy playing.

Hey Toni ,

nice idea ... can you post the sheet music that yer using and indicate if you want all first position ?  so i can write my version of tab for it per your request so newer folks can give it a go ?violin-1267Have fun ...Be happy

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Aloha everyone,

I must apologize for the first version.  It wasn't quite correct.  I tried it out myself last night and found that some of the ornamentation could be written a little easier to read.  I also noted that he mixed and matched some of the ornamentation.  One of my weak spots (one of many) is knowing how to actually bow the piece.  In other words, when to use an up bow and when to use a down bow.  I took another gander at Jay's YouTube video and included the bow strokes he used, as fas as I can tell.  I'm attaching the revised edition for anyone interested.  I would like to know if I got the bow strokes correct, so if anyone can watch the video and let me know if I got it right, I would be in your debt.  

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Aloha again everyone,

I just found another site, one with all kinds of music.  It is also presented in ABC format, in case you have an app that can read it.  There are several entries for Ashokan Farewell on this page.

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Thank you so much @iBud .. I found one I might work with.  THANK  YOU !!!

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