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Lullabye for suzi
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I finally decided to try working on one of my own pieces and seeing what I could do with it on violin.  I originally wrote this on dulcimer a few years ago, and since the dulcimer tuning I use for it is tuned DAD and the piece is sort of in 3/4 time, I thought it might be a good piece to tinker with doublestops on and maybe develop into a sort of slow fiddle waltz. 

Yeah, right.  LOL  My doublestops are still way too crappy, and my intonation and articulation will need some work before that will be a viable possibility.  But in the meantime I'll practice the piece as just a simple melody.  It would be simpler if it didn't have to skip from B on the A string down to B on the G string, but that's how the melody goes, so I guess I just need to practice that. 

Anyway, it was written for a dear friend who was going through a rough time back then and needed a lullabye.  Since her name is suzi, with my usual brilliant knack for coming up with cool titles, it ended up "Lullabye for suzi".  Creative, huh?  Here is the basic melody, complete with string nicks, flubs and squeaks at no extra charge!  LOL

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"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Sound's nice, Daniel, but I didn't pick up any double stop's.

Good job, composing too.

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That would be because after trying it with doublestops, I decided I need to work on doublestops a lot more before letting anyone hear them.  LOL 

But since it was composed with A and D droning a good bit of the time, I think (maybe a bit naively) that it could sound good with them as a sort of slow country waltz, at least when my playing skills get up to it.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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@ Daniel.... thumbs-up

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Thats a very nice tune. where did you find the music?

Curious as to where you are playing ? Acoustics sound like a large room.

Very haunting.  thumbs-up

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I wrote it a few years ago, Late bloomer. Just something I wrote for a dear friend who was having a bad day.

 

And I'm playing in the corner of my kitchen, but since I play electric you don't get to hear the background noise.  It sounds like I am playing in a nice quiet big room because I run through a reverb unit and record direct to the computer.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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That one is really nice! Good played also. I'd love to hear it with doublestops, when You are ready, DanielB =)

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I really love the creativeness on this site. Thanks Daniel. thumbs-up

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Thanks for sharing with us Daniel! When I heard the first notes I was like ok I know this song (french-canadian singer Martine) but then it turns to something else haha.

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