Nothing to add other than i really like the phrasing especially around :29. and again around :50 along with other sections.. you were able to fade the sound out at the end of the phrase. im liking how youre breaking up the parts of the melody...i can hear it being sung. which this one is usually i think. Theres parts in the vocal version where the syllables are quick and you matched that...either because its on the music or youve heard it..either way its there in your playing. And nothing on intonation jumped out. everything sounds great John! enjoyed that. youre rockin along!!
I knew by the time you got close to a year you'd be amazing!
Starting to get good phrasing, but you know I think it's thyme to start memorizing these Scottish & Irish tunes so you can work more on expression.
Fiddle sheet music doesn't explain how to do that, unlike Classical notation.
You are definitely ready to start varying bow speed & pressure more (bow position on the strings - down the road) - Fiddlerman Dynamics & Tone Production
And I think it's important to remember, Fiddlerman mentions that what we feel/play needs to be exaggerated to get that across to listeners - Fiddlerman Phrasing in Music Expression & Dynamics
I believe it's like the difference between reading a book to yourself vs reading out loud for others - animate!
Think you found a great mic/camera position - really been wonderful to hear you play Maureen!
🤣 Well, I can't remember if something happened this morning or yesterday, but many Irish & Scottish tunes are only like 2 phrases - then just repeated! Half the time the 2nd phrase is similar to the 1st.
I still like the idea of looping a tune to listen while doing other things - or right before going to sleep. It may seem ridiculous, but I believe there's something in the act of asking myself to try recalling a tune to play it - that gets it cemented for me.
Besides, what are you going to do if you're out sittin' around the campfire with family & friends when someone asks, "hey, why don't you play us a couple tunes?" 😳🤭
...know you must have some real favorites in your head!
@Katie M -
You are welcome!
I think everyone forgets that Fiddlerman has MANY great tutorials - definitely something for everybody! 😊