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Soldiers' Joy - party !
Just a "party" for individual submissions etc, not a "mixed down group project"
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BillyG
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Well,  I've been a bit busy - but - I must have mentioned this elsewhere about 2 months ago - so finally, who's up for a fiddling along to Soldiers' Joy party ?

I'll get the cam set up tomorrow for a submission, but in the meantime, here's sheet and an mp3 (not me - LMAO - it's program generated) giving a "kind of clue" if the tune is new to you.

Don't forget though - the sheet is "just a starter for ten" - get a hold of the tune in your head and then just go do your own thing with it....

Looking forward to your submissions !

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Yay! Glad you got this party started, Bill! I definitely plan to participate, though I can't say exactly when I'll be able to record and post a video. Looking forward to seeing/hearing others' renditions!

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It's one on my bucket list... Or was that the next page on my Wicklund book... I'll give er a go. but first things fist. I need to learn to play the violin before Saturday.. quick...

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Ripton said
It's one on my bucket list... Or was that the next page on my Wicklund book... I'll give er a go. but first things fist. I need to learn to play the violin before Saturday.. quick...

Oh yeah, you could add this to the list of bluegrass tunes to learn for the Joe Val Festival next weekend. 🙂

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This is a great tune; will definitely try to join this party as soon as I can get it worked up!

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Cool, looking forward to what you all come up with - again - if it's new to you - there are dozens of renditions on you tube - all marginally different ( as it should be - it's a fiddle tune !!! ) - the sheet and audio on post #1 should be considered as nothing more than a guide for those new to the piece

Actually, I forgot - I have a dental appointment today - so I'll be away for the bulk of the day - I'll get my recording done tomorrow.....

EDIT:  Oh - meant to say for those new to the forum - the "Party" concept just runs-and-runs - no time scale - no limit on submissions - no particular tempo (play what you're happy with) - even play in a different key if you prefer, come back and add to the thread in a year's time - it doesn't matter - it's all for fun - and I didn't intend it to "clash" in any way with the "Game of Thrones Project thread" (cool-idea by the waythumbs-up) promoted by @intrepidgirl 

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Right - 2 weeks on - and my promise of recording "tomorrow", became "tomorrow...." and "tomorrow...."    Well I hate that (making a commitment and failing to keep it) !  

Life just sometimes gets in the way - anyway - here's one of my takes on it - feature=youtu.be

Yes, it's a 1/5th down from the PDF score posted above, played in G on the "dark fiddle"

Looking forward to submissions from others - any time !

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DID someone say party????? You know I am a party violinist!!!!

@BillyG thank you for the PARTY...thumbs-upbirthday_ballooncheersviolin-1267

I love your performance and your smiles.  Your brighten up the joint man!!!! 

 

Okay.. I might be the only one in the forum or WORLD not to know that song.. I am familiar from Barry and those that play on The Jelly.

I will dig up sheet and I will play it for y'all soon.  In the meanwhile...

NEXT UP..... Drumroll......

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Nice Bill @BillyG ! I haven't forgotten about this party. I've been working on Soldier's Joy and might be able to record a video as early as this weekend. Looking forward to seeing/hearing others' interpretations.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

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

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I'll have to take a look at this and see what I can do 🙂 

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

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Well, This is one of those songs that has been haunting me for years. I always try to get it going but always fall short. This past weekend, it just came together. Ok, I have a long way to go, but see where I can really have fun with it. Thoughts of creating my own back track and having Katha help me out I hope to make this submission even better. Well, after my third 14 hour day in a row (and 2 more still to go) here is my second day of finally playing Soldier's Joy.  Relax, enjoy and just a disclaimer... No cats were harmed in the filming of this video...tack så mycketsweden-4231

 

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Yayyy!  Thank you @Ripton !    Well done !thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

The version I videoed (apart from being slightly different - but that's fiddle for you and there's nothing wrong with that) doesn't quite get the "feel".  I like yours, it's more "fiddly" Cool !   I *do* also play it with much more bow-direction-changes - rather than the slurred/legato take above but - I can only do that slowly - for some reason as I go at it faster the co-ordination between bow arm and fingering just goes out the window - and right now I don't understand why, but I'm working on it.... LOL

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thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up Ripton!!!!  

Awesome-sauce. 🙂  We have a great start to a great party.

Cheers.

Toni

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Great job, Ripton!

 

I printed out the sheet music and am going to take a look at it after work today, see if it is something I can handle 🙂 

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Nice job, @Ripton ! thumbs-up

You play it a little differently than I do, but more like many recordings that I've heard and like. I'm going to try to analyze the parts you do differently and see if I can replicate them.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

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

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THANKS ALL!

@KindaScratchy:  I use Wicklund's Fiddle Method/ Viola. Using the sheet music but playing by ear from the CD. I think it's really only the last measure of A and B that I tweaked. 

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Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

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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Ripton, Schaick and BillyG:  I like all your versions, very nice.  I am a newbie so have not added anything here, I am just trying to get a bit of a lilt and enjoy it rather than have it sound like a death march.  Here is a try at it after practicing for a week or two.  After listening to yours, I can see I could play with a few things that are not too hard so I might post something more later:

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Well played every one, I like it. thumbs-up

 

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