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I've been practicing Maiden's Prayer this morning, here's what I came up with. Some of the stuff around the frog get a little bouncy and the double stops aren't as clean as I'd like ... anyway would love to get some feedback.
The duet was SWEET!!!!!! > I kept thinking > I gots to see the dog and then BANG there was the dog.
I always enjoy what you bring to the forum > your style seems to be the way I am going on the viddle > I really liked the vid angle you got on this one. It gives me a good start on how I can approach this tune.
Thanks for being here > you ROCK!!!
@coolpinkone - I learned my version by watching an Ian Walsh video, but I think you can buy his full lessons which include backing tracks and sheet music. This is the link to his video:
@StoneDog -Thanks! She did such a great job I had to have a picture of her in the vid.
@Fiddlerman - Thanks Pierre. I'll work on those attacks and see if I can smooth it out. It's interesting because I mostly play faster tunes so I think playing this slower tune has really exposed some technique problems that wouldn't be apparent in a fast tune. I'm going to go and do some slow a scales and diatonic arpeggios and see if I can improve the sound and intonation.
Here's a some scale practice, working on intonation by droning certain notes against their open string counterpart. Let me know if you see any problems I should work on.
Here's another go at it, I think after running through scales and thinking about getting bow moving it sounds better:
Loved it!! The overheads are great. Thank you. Beautiful dog, I liked her singing!!
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.
@shaick - thanks! She normally doesn't do that, but for some reason (probably my out of tune doublestops) she was moved to sing (or drown out).
@coolpinkone - BTW if you want to try it on your own without sheet music, I made some backup tracks in Band-in-a-Box for people to play it too at various speeds.
Ok Pierre here was a go at raising that elbow up, I'm not sure that I was dropping when I changed directions, but it felt easier playing at the frog:
Would it be normal to feel tired in the shoulder after switching to this arm position? Or am I maybe tensing something too much?
Mark... thanks for the soundcloud links. I will see what I can do with the video and the clips. (I am ear playing challenged)... hooked on Sheet. But we will see what I can do. Thanks for posting.
Love to watch your videos. Kudos for getting some tips for Pierre and being brave to play it out here in the group. We all learn from that interaction.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Yeah I could definitely feel it. Some of the times through the low part it just felt easy, whereas before it felt cumbersome down at the frog. I'll keep practicing that and work on moving that elbow down just a bit till it's more comfortable.
@coolpinkone - No problem!
I really like your videos and hearing you play. Loved your duet singer in the first one too. Such a sweet dog, thanks for including her.
Your second run through of Maiden's prayer looked and sounded a little more relaxed as well as smoother. Enjoyed them both though.
And being able to see you play from above was great!
"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown
Thanks @Feathers ! Glad you liked it. I'm not sure the dog enjoyed it though