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Backyahd block Pahty
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Ripton
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I love the party themed play alongs. Even dared to join a few myself. Well after a trip to the mountain get away, and a discussion of outside recordings I finally gave this a go myself. (I still intend to bring the fiddle to the mountain top and play a few tunes, perhaps waiting for the Traveler to arrive, but that will depend on the season it gets to this neck of the woods).

My idea for a party will be anything outdoors with the theme of your song variable according to your surroundings.. e.g. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" next to a swing set, "Foggy Mountain breakdown" with mountains in the scene, "Orange Blossom" "Midnight Train" with tracks or a station in the back ground ... etc. Hope you get the idea. Just trying to make it fun. 

Here's my submission.  "Down to the River to Pray", a traditional American song variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a gospel song. (wiki). 

 

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BillyG
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Yayyyy !   Great idea @Ripton - and - certainly in northern hemisphere with spring (allegedly) coming we could get some nice outdoors vids.   

Nice work clapclap, thanks for the post and kicking this new party off ! thumbs-up

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Oh super fun idea.  

 

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KindaScratchy
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April 11, 2016 - 8:18 pm
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Very cool idea! Now to decide on a tune that would relate to our backyard. With all the wild turkeys around right now, I'd do Turkey in the Straw, that is if I could get them to stay in the shot.

ostrich-chase<< closest thing to a turkey that I could find.

BTW, I knew by the title that you had started this thread, @Ripton . 🙂

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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damfino
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BillyG said
with spring (allegedly) coming we could get some nice outdoors vids.   

 Haha, allegedly is right, especially after the snow storm we had here over the weekend, lol.

Good job, and good idea, @Ripton ! My personal backyard isn't very scenic, but my "second backyard", the local park, is, lol. The challenge will be to pick a song that I can play well enough to record, and that goes along with the scenery, lol.

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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YAY!!  I love these parties and I have a new song to play for it.  I will have to wait- my schedule and this crazy weather.

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Great idea for a party, @Ripton , and I like the piece you chose to kick off the party.

Now, to think of the right match between my locations and pieces... I play some pieces that would go well in certain settings, but not settings I can easily arrange here. And the pieces that go in accessible settings are ones I don't know yet. Guess that is part of the fun, figuring out the best piece and place combination!

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coolpinkone
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Super cool.. Love the Boston Accent.  🙂

Love the sound of that River... nice playing and quality  of video Ripton.

Excellent idea for a paahrty.... 

Good job.. thanks.

Toni

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