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Lòng Mẹ (Mother's Love / Mother's Heart)
Music composer: Y Vân (1933-1992) A well-known Vietnamese song; paying respect to the love and the hard work of our Mothers!
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Lòng Mẹ (Mother's Love / Mother's Heart)

 

A year ago, on March 02, 2020, I shared this song, Lòng Mẹ, with you, my dear musical friends in this forum.  Last night, I played it again.  Please enjoy this newer rendition, too!

If you compare this with the previous one, may I have your sincere feedback?  Perhaps, over the months, I've improved my violin skills somewhat.  Perhaps, not much has changed in my skills.  Either way, every time I play this song, I feel the tune deep in my heart! That is my strength (and yet, also my short-coming) that I cannot play any piece of music - on a violin or a piano, etc. - until I could FEEL it emotively! 

Just a side note:  Last night, I played this song on my kid's 3/4 violin.  It is currently strung with the set of Fiddlerman Violin Strings.  They sound so sweet.  They match well with this violin, don't they?  smile

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just a very loud buzzing noise is all i hear

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@V T I could hear the playing and could hear the differences between this and the first.

I think the intonation was better with the first and could get the emotion of the song. The first one was a bit choppy. The string crossings and bowings were more mechanical sounding. I did like it and knew it was emotional.

With the new version, the intonation, at least to my old ears, was not as good, not bad at all, just not as good. But, the bowing was smoother. I think that goes hand in hand when learning. Now you can put them together. For you, I think this is an excellent song to do that with. I could sense the emotion of this song in your playing of it. It seems like a difficult song to project that emotion with. It is very well done in your use of bowing for the emotion.I look forward to your next video of this song.

For reference, here is the link to VT’s first post of this song

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/s.....ers-heart/

Thank you so much for this.

I am not sure what the sounds were in the other comment. 

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Stil, the same a very loud buzzing noise, dont know whats going wrong , hs anyone else got the same problem, all other vids on here are working perfectly.

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Hi VT!   

I can hear the difference between the 2 violins

and your improvement! 

You have made this smaller violin sound very nice! 

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song!  

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8c/9b/84/8c9b847fd02a4e6d122a08d1f1216657.gif

 

I also enjoyed the history of this song.

Hope you will share more Vietnamese songs - I'm very interested.

- Emily 

 

@stringy -

Maybe @Mouse can help you.  I'm having no problems with VT's video or sound.

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@Mouse Thanks for watching both times.

For bowing, yes, I've had some slight improvement.  For intonation and emotion, I guess these are subjective.

The 1st playing was a fifth lower.  In the 1st play, I played it exactly as written by the author.  The song was originally meant for singing voice.

For the 2nd playing, I did it a fifth higher (than the 1st one).  Most Vietnamese violin players choose to play this tune with this 2nd way.  That's why I changed how to play it. 

Many Vietnamese friends of mine told me that, in the 2nd version, I expressed the emotion much better, and the tune came out sweeter and more sad.  This song is supposed to be sweet and sad.  I guess familiarity with the music is also a factor for the audience.  :)

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@stringy  The video I posted is clear for audio.  No buzzing noises.  Could it be your internet connection or computer's speakers?

Alternatively, you can also listen to it using the LINK which will lead you to YouTube.  It's the same video in YouTube, but sometimes that could be played faster than a video saved into this forum.  (I don't know why, but that is my observation.)

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@ELCBK  Thanks so much for watching it again.

This is the sweetest violin we've ever got - by chance - it's like a God's gift!  It is actually around 120 years old.  Old violins do not automatically mean good ones.  However, this little 3/4-size "Paganini" (we gave it a name smile) is a real gem! 

Initially, it was meant for my kid, but I ended up playing it so often.  I love its tone very much! 

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@stringy Now you can view the post with easy.  I just asked @Mouse and she helped me remove the video file and left only the Visual YouTube link.  Now everyone can view it without Internet issues.  :)

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V T,

Thank you for posting, I to hear improvement  

Keep up the good work.

Mark 

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V T said
Lòng Mẹ (Mother's Love / Mother's Heart)

A year ago, on March 02, 2020, I shared this song, Lòng Mẹ, with you, my dear musical friends in this forum.  Last night, I played it again.  Please enjoy this newer rendition, too!

If you compare this with the previous one, may I have your sincere feedback?  Perhaps, over the months, I've improved my violin skills somewhat.  Perhaps, not much has changed in my skills.  Either way, every time I play this song, I feel the tune deep in my heart! That is my strength (and yet, also my short-coming) that I cannot play any piece of music - on a violin or a piano, etc. - until I could FEEL it emotively! 

Just a side note:  Last night, I played this song on my kid's 3/4 violin.  It is currently strung with the set of Fiddlerman Violin Strings.  They sound so sweet.  They match well with this violin, don't they?  smile

I can hear some improvement as well.

I would recommend that you focus on intonation. Maybe listen to your recording and put arrows up or down on the notes that are too low or high, then work on it again with more focus.

The strings seem to be a good fit. Smaller instruments don't normally have as much richness. 

Thanks for posting!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks everyone for feedback.  Thanks @Fiddlerman for the tips on intonation.  Yes, violin intonation is really challenging, mere millimeters can make huge variances.  Problem is I don't have time to practice violin enough to train my ears for violin pitches, but I will try my best! :)

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Yoi are not alone with needing more time to train the ears. I notice I am off quite often, but can’t tell if I am flat or sharp a lot of the times, and I think that if I had more time available, it might be easier. I think I forget some of sounds of the properly intonated notes between sessions and have to retrain. The C natural and is one of the really hard ones for me to identify as flat, sharp or correct, for some reason.

I am so happy you are sticking with it. It is a slow process. I so enjoy your videos as you move along with the piece. Thank you, V T.

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