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O sole mio - for beginners /w backing track
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Ferenc Simon
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Hey guys 🙂 

So, I've been playing with this song for the second day now and I really like it as it's something that sounds decent even if you're a beginner like me 😀

I decided to make a tutorial video for it, which I apologize for in advance, since this is the first time I ever try anything like this and it's 3 AM so my English is really broken at this time and I'm trying to do way too many things at the same time (count strings.. remember their names.. try to say the names of the notes.. number of the fingers.. and play violin at the same time lol). So I kinda overloaded my mind there when saying F# instead of C# (even though I was supposed to say Db, since on violin there should be some theoretic miniature difference between the two) 

But in any case despite the poor production work the video functions as intended and I hope that even someone who's a super beginner and has no idea about sheet music can play it.

I also recorded the chord progressions I played for my attempt at the song (in my progress thread) and I'm including it here so you can practice with that.. It's just some really really simple recording (I'm a beginner at piano too...) 

Enjoy and please post videos of you playing it! 😀 

Ferenc

 P.S: I also included the sheet music I had... It's pretty low quality, but readable... We used this with my music teacher when I was learning singing yeeeears ago 🙂 The chord progressions with pencil were made by my teacher so I can practice at home with the guitar (we sang it from G) and I just simply transcribed it to F and wrote it there with a pen. 

Edit: I'm adding the video I made back then of how they come together, since my other thread has been way overcrowded since 😀 

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Awesome @Ferenc Simon Thanks for this. I thought your tutorial video was done well.

This will be a fun song to add to my practice schedule!

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this is great....how lovely that you put this together.

Thank you so much.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Wow, I now understand you played the piano from chord symbols. That's great! So we have something in common since I also use play-alongs I have recorded at my spinet. Knowing about chords is very-very useful. It can make you an independent musician and enables you to find your personal style.

I just also learned it's possible to load up mp3 tracks here on Fiddlerman's webspace. I find that very impressive that you enabled that Pierre!

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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Yes, I just played the chords, though it seems to be a bit too fast, especially if someone's just learning the song. I thought about recording a slower version, but I found this neat online tool that lets you slow down mp3 files without changing the pitch and it seems to work well for play-alongs 🙂

Might as well include it here so people can practice. Link to the tool: http://onlinetonegenerator.com.....tcher.html

You will need to right-click on the attachement's link in my original post, then select "save as" so you can save the mp3 file on your computer, then you can click the Choose file button on that online tool, navigate to the downloaded mp3 and open it, then just hit the play button and slow it down with the slider 🙂 

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When I started in May 2015 I played as slowly as possible. And I used chord patterns from baroque chaconnes like Cavalli's bear dance. Those patterns are like loops and that made it very easy to explore the possibilities of the new instrument. This was my first one (somewhere there must be a video of my very first steps in this forum):

3/4  | C | G | a |Gsus4/Gsus4/G|

(C = C major, a = A minor; sus4 = fourth step = C in G major)

Oh, I just found my younger play-along version which is faster:

https://youtu.be/ROv4crfvFTs

Since last year I went over to these play-alongs which are meant to play with the sheet books (website of a public library in the Netherlands).

https://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/ELX0779/Edition-Peters-Corelli-Violinsonaten-Bd-1

The saleswomen keep wondering why I always buy the CDs and never the sheet books. Useless to explain, they can't imagine riding on Bach, Handel, Telemann and Corelli. Telemann is the hardest by the way as I feel. He uses very tricky chord progressions. Of course I don't play allegro movements but mostly adagios, lentos and graves. I'm a slow type by nature and hate to rush myself into fast stuff.

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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Slow down mp3? I can do that on the Nero Wave Editor, but it sounds awful afterwards. But maybe this tone generator can do it better.

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string.

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