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Captain Grover's March
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Little Prairie Girl
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May 28, 2021 - 4:12 pm
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Trying to get a good steady rhythm throughout this one. Any advice or comments? :)

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I was counting beats as I listened and did not hear. problem with it. I was also tapping my foot to it. It was very good. 

If you are thinking there is an issue, I am not hearing it. Maybe someone qith better fiddling timing will have a better war, but I don't think I was adjusting my foot tapping to your playing  to tap my foot to your timing and beat. I think your beat and riming was on target.

Again, you re such a natural in your videos.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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I really liked this one! And the little grin at the end was icing on the cake! thumbs-up

The old curmudgeon!

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Thank you! This is my own tune and I sometimes get so bogged down in the composition of the individual phrases that I lose the overall feeling of the correct rhythm. Or I end up with a tune that's impossibly jumpy and non-standard :)

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Nice composing, Little Prairie Girl. 

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that was excellent, love the tone nice and rich, perfect intonation, lovely composition, I think it would be really, really good played even slower, superb tune. Is it in e dorian, I am not great at recognising modes.

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by the way, I couldnt hear anything wrong with the timing, and I also thought the ornamentation was spot on.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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@Little Prairie Girl -

https://www.nocofitness.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/You-Are-Awesome.jpg 

Outstanding performance! 

Really love how you play that fiddle. 

AMAZING tune! 

I would personally love to learn it!

...gonna share your wonderful composition with us? 

Thank you

for sharing this!

 

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Great tune and great playing.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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very nice.thumbs-up 

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@Little Prairie Girl Beautiful composition & great playing! 

Your rhythm is on--maybe if you accent on the 1st (& possibly the 3rd) beats of the measures?  To help drive the steadiness that you're looking for?

Who is Captain Grover?

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Little Prairie Girl
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Thank you all! Captain John Grover was in the American Revolution, and, he’s my seven-times great Grandfather! So I wrote it as a March and tried to give it a colonial/1700’s sound. How do you all think I did?

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@Little Prairie Girl -

I think it sounds like it could've been a popular tune during that time period - LOVED it! 

Don't know if all Marches have to be as forceful & driving as "Johnny Came Marching Home".  Thought they were originally meant to energize troops, to keep them moving/ready for battle? 

Sorry, between what I've seen military trainees march to and recent discussions I've had here on the forum, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference between a March, a Hornpipe, or a Polka anymore! (lol) 

It's definitely Marchable.  

I love everything you've presented so far - please keep them coming! 

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Btw, have you seen our "Party Room"? 

All Parties are ongoing - so if you know a tune that fits, I hope you'll join some. 😊

- Emily

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very good little prairie girl!

 

@elcbk said "...Sorry, between what I've seen military trainees march to and recent discussions I've had here on the forum, I'm hard pressed to tell the difference between a March, a Hornpipe, or a Polka anymore! (lol) ..."

what about 6/8 marches?

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