Happy Halloween, everyone! Transylvanian Lullaby, from the Young Frankenstein, by John Morris, arr. by Carlos M. Mollo.
Being so inspired by Mr. Michael O'Gieblyn (the "O.G.")'s YouTube demo on Oct 18th of a Rigat Rubus violin, I decided to learn this piece! The "O.G." played a complex version with high-octaves notes, which I don't have the skills. Luckily, I found a *free* simpler arrangement. This version has mostly first-position notes; yet, it still expresses the beautiful soul-searching melody of the Frankenstein theme!
Can't decide which video to share, so I post them all here. Let me know which one, you think, is better, or equally good, or equally bad?! The purpose was to enjoy the moments of music creativity!
The violins came to me by pure chance. Each has its unique personality. At some point, probably I will only keep one, but for now, can't decide yet which one to unload! That's the problem with violins, they grow on you!
Transylvanian Lullaby - Vln 3/4 1900's "Paganini"
Transylvanian Lullaby - Vln 4/4 Corelli
Transylvanian Lullaby - Vln 3/4 Klier
@V T -
Nice to see you back on the forum!
ALL of your violins sound wonderful!
"Transylvanian Lullaby" is usually played in Fm (4 flats), but I see you are playing it in Gm (2 flats) - which is perfectly fine, but still needs to have that 'minor' sound to it. So be mindful of where those flatted notes are or where they may be natural.
It's easy to have a piece sound 'off' if you have a problem at the very beginning.
Right from the start, your 5th note should be B flat - your finger must be closer to the nut on the A string.
I think if you just start off correctly at the beginning, I'm sure you'll get the rest to sound great.
Wonderful Lullaby for Halloween!
Thank you, for sharing this on your 3 violins! 🎃
@stringy Thanks. You're right. I seemed a bit more relaxed in the 2nd clip. Didn't even notice it. That violin is a full-size and has brand new strings, so it has some advantage in its tone. From the market point of views, the smaller two violins are actually of better quality, but they have old strings so their tones somewhat suffered. I think they are all lovable violins. That's why I can't yet unload any of them!
@ELCBK I wasn't sure what key signature the version (I played) had. I found it *free* on the internet. It is a simple arrangement, with no mentioning of a key signature on the music staff. I wasn't even sure if it was arranged correctly 100%, but I gave it a try and realized it sounded similar to the tune of the movie theme.
Yes, I did play the B-flat, but perhaps, my finger should be much closer to the nut.
@V T -
Have you visited our 'Party Room'?
Forum members can start a 'Party' and set the theme - all are encouraged to join, learn new music and post a video recording of yourself. Have fun, get loads of support/encouragement - no critique. You can join any existing 'Party' - they don't end.