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Constructive feedback welcome. It may be difficult to see bow hold and such. Its also slow but trying to get the slurs and pulse right and get notes under my fingers. Wondering about how intonation and such is to you guys. Thanks.
Well done @GregW - it's a nice tune - and often played ( and sung ) slower !
It sounded just fine to me, Greg - you asked for comment on intonation - well - looking and listening back a couple of times I suspect ( only suspect ) fourth finger on the E string is occasionally a tad flat, and on occasion, 3rd finger on also on the A - but - that's just to my ear, take the comment on-board or ignore it - you played it well !
(I always find that intonation on slower tunes seems to me to be more significant than minor discrepancies in a 180 bpm jig or whatever where the note is "over" before it registers in my head - on a slower tune, a tad of vibrato (WHAT, on a FIDDLE tune? LOL - why not) - often can hide, what are quite tiny inaccuracies that many listeners wouldn't even notice anyway!!!! Hahaha ! )
In all other ways, timing, "pulse" etc - well to me it sounded just fine !
But heyyy - what's not to like ! Well done !!!! And thanks for sharing your progress -
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the feedback.
@BillyG- I need to put the work in on vibrato. I agree 100% that it sounds great especially in the slower fiddle tunes. And.. It would add so much to tunes like Inishere, Flatwater Fran, and Ashokan. Ashokan just screams for it. I Just haven't put the effort in yet. Its the big learning task I've been putting off. Its probably something I should do though, especially with slower tempo being the world I live in . Either way I'm really going to have to put in a lot more practice time to either get these tunes up tempo or learn vibrato and at the same time get better hitting the right notes! egad...what a finnicky instrument to decide to play! I love it though!! Thanks for the reply and input.
@Mouse- You know the strength/stretching exercises are something I never thought of. That's a good point! I'll have to find something like a tennis ball or something. I couldn't bring myself to use a penguin... too many stanleys there.. (sorry.. hockey humor. just ignore that) Also..You hit the nail on the head by saying slow down. I always try and get ahead of myself and also don't just practice scales as much as I should. I just jump in and start trying to get the speed and let technique fly out the window. Thanks for bringing those points up and listening!
@bocaholly-YES! I've never been official! You made my day thank you!