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Bile em cabbage (part 2)
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m.k.
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Wonderfully done! I really liked the improvisation parts. Thanks for sharing! By the way, I noticed you hold your bow very high up.. Is there a special reason for doing so?

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Hi, I am not sure about how to word this, but the fiddling I have seen and like the best was always played by fiddlers holding their fiddles low on the chest. 

Some held the bow in a grasp higher than normal, not to mention bridges cut lower to allow strings to drone, and cross tuned fiddles. 

I have never played anything but have seen dance callers walking about during a dance calling out the steps while using a low on the chest hold. 

I thought that was normal.

Then again I have ben to concerts where the fiddlers were very professional and made their violins do things that I thought impossible.

When playing for your enjoyment it is like Barry said you do not have to follow many rules. 

That is the exciting part, now if I could get a single note with a long bow I would be happy tonight.

Gordon

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Some things are easier to do one way than another but it all boils down to what works for you, and that is what really matters. cheers

Like the guy on the reply to the post Barry linked to said, not everyone is trying to play Paganini.

I've seen some classical soloist with non-conventional holds and postures as well. They are making it work non the less. A folk musician/classical colleague in our viola section in Malmo would sometimes hold the bow that way and had his reasons to play both ways.

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 =)) I'm not good in double stops yet.. but double stops + shuffle... =))) I'm having fun..

Thank You, Barry! birthday_balloon

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Thanks Barry, I had somehow completely missed your 2nd lesson. Sounds great. Thanks for the tips. I particularly like your improvisation. cheers

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Barry said:

... I hope some of you will post short videos, Id love to hear your versions. ...

Yep! I'll post!! Right after i do the final try of Christmas Project ..dancing

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Thanks Berry,
I'm working on part 2 now. The shuffle seems to be smooth at first but the longer I play, I seem to tense up and the timing becomes inconsistent. I guess the more I shuffle the better it will get. Is there anyone else having the same issue?

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Yep! I do! facepalm I've noticed - that the main thing that helps me -> not to fall in speeding up the tempo. It's better to play the whole piece in one rhythm from the beginning to the end. And then i can play it faster but in one tempo during the piece... But if you fall out of timing bacause of you're tired, then just make a break! Because if you continue - it won't be healthy nor pleasant nor useful =) birthday_balloon

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Barry said:

How you doing on the double stops ?  It really is a fun tune isnt it ?

Yep! That's fun but not easy.. I'm not very successful in double stops yet.. But i will. Definitely.. birthday_balloon

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That's the right attitude to go about it Mad_Wed exactly

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I think that playing double stops is just plain fun, I'll be glad when I'm good at it and not just a goof.dancing

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I can''t do double stops.  I mean i can do them but I end up playing on one string after a second or two. I have given up on them for now.  When i am ready they will come natural.

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Don't give up. I like that attitude, It will come naturally. smile

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I'm still trying to play it with doublestops.. Simple tune - one could think... It's a good exercise though.. Sometimes it comes out not so bad and my ears don't fall off my head XDbirthday_balloon

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