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Fiddlerman 2023 Group Xmas Project
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Fiddlerman
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Unfretted said
Thank you for this lovely arrangement, @Fiddlerman !  I love it!! Each part is done so well and sounds beautiful.  I’m sure the final product will be spectacular.

I’ve been practicing the piece diligently for a couple weeks now.  So glad that you’ve put this together so very early this year!  With plenty of time to practice, those lovely triplet runs will be nice and smooth and flowing.  I’m working with a metronome right now to get a head start before the click tracks are ready, which I realize may not be available for awhile.

So happy with this.

Brilliant. Happy to hear. You are very welcome.

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@Fiddlerman 

Question about measure 18:

There is an accidental E sharp.  Of course by convention, the next E in the measure should also remain an E sharp.  Is this what you intend, or should the second E in the measure be notated as an E natural?

I realize that the arrangement could work either way, but my ear and my fingers naturally gravitate to an E natural on the second E in measure 18.  And that may be because of the D sharp that follows that second E.  But musical tension can be good, can’t it.

Please verify.  Thank you!

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Hey, @Unfretted I believe it isan F natural or E#, same thing. I questioned Fiddlerman about it because it appears twice in the cello part. I had never seen an E# and wanted to make sure. He said it was the F natural. 

That is my take on what you are asking, but I may well be wrong. 

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Thank you @Mouse .

 I realize that E sharp = F natural. The choice of notating flats or sharps usually depends on the key.

I’m referring to the actual pitches.

Measure 18 has two E notes in it.  Is it intended to be E sharp and then E sharp again?  Or is the intention to be E sharp and then E natural? 

It sounds better to my ear to play E sharp and then E natural.  But that’s just a preference.  If it is truly intended to be E sharp and then E sharp again, that’s fine.  I just want to verify.

Thanks.

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Still working it, got me a couple more measures licked and maybe the swing rhythm... 

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September 21, 2023 - 10:01 am
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Unfretted said
@Fiddlerman 

Question about measure 18:

There is an accidental E sharp.  Of course by convention, the next E in the measure should also remain an E sharp.  Is this what you intend, or should the second E in the measure be notated as an E natural

I realize that the arrangement could work either way, but my ear and my fingers naturally gravitate to an E natural on the second E in measure 18.  And that may be because of the D sharp that follows that second E.  But musical tension can be good, can’t it.

Please verify.  Thank you!

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I listened to it a few times and I actually prefer the E#/F natural. Let's keep it the way it is. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'll be sure to point this out when I make a video.

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Won't be playing this this morning or afternoon. Eye appointment. Dilation. Blinded By The Light!

Dang, I was on a roll!

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Mouse have you tried the machine that flashes a light in your eyes and takes a snapshot?   Its good because the picture is digital and doc can pull it up on his monitor and compare to previous ones and show you what he/she is looking at.  Plus... no dilation so no need to have the after effects of that.

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Hello friends!

First post here! I have been wanting to do this for years and I finally have my chance this year! Any tips for the new gal? I assume there will be some sort of track to play along with for tempo? Thanks!violin

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@FiddleSticks Fiddlerman will post the click tracks when he has them ready. 

Have you checked the main page containing all the Group Project information?

https://fiddlerman.com/2023/08.....christmas/

While waiting for the click tracks, why not go the the Introduce yourself and introduce yourself with as much or as little as you want to say? 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/i.....-yourself/

Welcome to the forum.

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Hi, everyone! I think I'm going to try this! I'm trying to get back into the violin, and maybe this will help. I appreciate this opportunity! 

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@Dena Remember you can always come back here and ask questions.

Why not introduce yourself in the New Member/Introduce yourself section? It would be great to know a little about you, as much or as little as you want to share, even if it just a "hello" for your introduction.

Welcome to the forum.

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FiddleSticks said
Hello friends!

First post here! I have been wanting to do this for years and I finally have my chance this year! Any tips for the new gal? I assume there will be some sort of track to play along with for tempo? Thanks!violin

Welcome @FiddleSticks

The biggest tip I will share is that the click tracks are not the starting point for the project, but rather the homestretch towards the finish. 

If you wait for the click tracks before you begin working on the piece, you may not have enough time to produce a truly polished performance.  Fiddlerman posted the sheet music a month ago, and the arrangement is lovely.  If you choose the part most suited to your current ability and work diligently with your metronome now, you’ll only need to sync your tempo with the click track when it’s released.  

Also remember to check out the project video guides when they are posted for guidance on dynamics, phrasing, musical expression, shifting, etc.

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REPOSTING 2023 GROUP PROJECT INFO LINK

TO MOVE IT FORWARD

 

https://fiddlerman.com/2023/08.....christmas/

 

Sheet music

Submitting instructions

Eventual click tracks

Previous group projects

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thanks!

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I am looking forward to joining in on the fun this year!  Thanks so much for doing this not inly this year, but every year Pierre.  I always look forward to it, even though this is my first year to play.  God Bless you and your staff!

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Finally back on after an exhausting workload for Thomas. We LOVE this Christmas project and he very very very gleefully wants to be part of this. Thank you @Fiddlerman Btw, I would love to join in this year(yeah, ain't too old to have fun with you youngins yet, LOL) so let me know which violin part you need and I will play as well. I know most like to do violin 1 or 2 or even 3 whereas violin 4 is usually overlooked so just holler where you may need an extra fiddle. 

Jim(Thomases Dad)

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Fiddlerman
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October 5, 2023 - 8:33 am
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Dena said
Hi, everyone! I think I'm going to try this! I'm trying to get back into the violin, and maybe this will help. I appreciate this opportunity! 

Glad to hear this Dena. :)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Annette Nelson said
I am looking forward to joining in on the fun this year!  Thanks so much for doing this not inly this year, but every year Pierre.  I always look forward to it, even though this is my first year to play.  God Bless you and your staff!

Looking forward to having you on this one Annette. :)

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Gibbles made a video for Violin 1 per my request.

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