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Christmas 2020 A Time of Celebration!
Winter Holiday Project for 2020
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Mouse
September 17, 2020 - 11:12 am
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This will be my only comment on this. I am in the minority here. I would much prefer a traditional Christmas or Holiday song, not classical, hip hop, jazzed up traditional or whatever. Something like We Three Kings, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (but not the fast version above that is jazzed up. I could not even identify it as that song, sorry), Chestnuts/Open Fire, Have yourself A Merry Little Christmas, etc. Deck the Halls is too fast. Tried that on my own a number of times.

I am not that far along on music that any of the others re actually doable, quite frankly, not my goal.

But, as I have said before, if it is something that does not appeal to me, or I cannot do, I can wait until the next project. I have to identify a song in order to play it. I cannot make heads nor tails of classical, jazz, hip hop, etc. I cannot make heads nor tails of songs with time signature not of the norm, or songs where the tome signature changes.  Then there are the sings with numerous flats and/or sharps in their key signature, or sharps and flats scattered throughout the song. I just cannot process those.

I realize most of you are able to do those songs, play in orchestras or groups where you have that experience, have more music education or knowledge, so, if that is what is decided upon, no biggy, I will enjoy listening to it. 😁

Viola Time! 

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Fiddlerman
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September 17, 2020 - 12:08 pm
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I am also more interested in Traditional in our particular setting. I really love a lot of the suggestions but they are great because of the way they were performed and we may have a hard time getting the same results.

CID, has great suggestions and what do you guys think of "Let it Snow"?

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

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September 17, 2020 - 12:13 pm
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I love "Let It Snow"! Just not fond of when it snows after Christmas.

Viola Time! 

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Most people said they'd be Happy with any Christmas GP & I'm no different. 

I like the Newer Carols just as much as the Old! 

Can you tell I just love Christmas time? 

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I really appreciate everyone who participated in the voting!

Playing In The Snow Smiley- Emily Let it snow shovel clipart

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I'm your typical Christmas Grinch, but I'll be happy with Let It Snow. 

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I'm in as long as I'm able to return to playing by the recording deadline. (I haven't played at all in more than a month, due to whiplash from a car accident.)

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I'm happy with Let it Snow.

Andrew

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Hello Everyone 

  I would be interested in trying to help this year in the Christmas project . Would need to know how soon we would need to get a video in . As well as the tempo that would be used to play . Thanks 

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@PWL - Thanks for your support! 

Right now you don't need to do anything. 

If "Let it Snow" is Fiddlerman's final decision, he will prepare the arrangement in parts for you to choose - 1st Violin, 2nd Violin, Viola and Cello/Bass.

Then he prepares a video performance, and tutorials.  Also "click tracks" you must listen to while you play - so we all stay in sync for the end result of the project.

Lastly, a deadline and any other pertinent info.

 

Of course you can always learn to play it on your own, but the Group Project could be in a different key or a different musical arrangement, etc...

LOVE YOUR ENTHUSIASM!

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I am in for "Let it Snow".

Sounds appropriate for Florida?

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 Let it snow shovel clipart

"Let it Snow" is Fiddlerman's choice, so far. 

Following along here?  Want to be part of our Group Project?  ALL members of this forum are invited!

IT WOULD BE https://hotemoji.com/images/emoji/z/1ph1k4q1uju3kz.png

WINTER WONDER(LAND)FUL!

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Smiley Enjoys Snow SmileyThanx, goes out to all of YOU for supporting our Christmas 2020 GP! 

- Emily

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Peter
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Please,

"Let It Snow" has my support.

Just waiting for the sheet music to be issued.

Will there be a pizz bass part also? I'd be up for that, too.

Peter

"It is vain to do with more that which can be done with less"  - William of Ockham

"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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Fiddlerman
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September 29, 2020 - 9:12 am
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Cool,

This just went form difficult to easy. 🙂

I'll start working on parts. Stay tuned. Sorry for my absence. I've been busier than ever despite, maybe because of, COVID19.

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

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BillyG
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September 29, 2020 - 12:12 pm
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Cool !

I "stood back" from intervening in earlier suggestions, largely to allow our newer members to throw out and share ideas - and they were all GREAT by the way...

But sometimes, simpler is better.  I like the final choice- several reasons - 

(1) It is a relatively simple melody line (and one that has scope for embellishment! 🙂 ), 

(2) harmonized parts become even easier to help the newer players get involved

(3) - not that it worries *ME* - ( I have NO opinion to express on this matter - as I say - it doesn't worry me at all ) - but the lyrics if you know them - carry no religious significance whatsoever as far as i can see - which - if - when they *do* can, understandably, sometimes exclude potential participants from taking part.

I'm all for it !

Yeah - bring it on !

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Mouse
September 29, 2020 - 12:23 pm
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I agree 100% BillyG, with all of your reasoning! 👍😁

Viola Time! 

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Good choice.

I'll be trying out my new bluetooth earbuds on this one (no more hassle with the earphone wire!!).

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Yippee! This is going to be super fun! 😄👍🏻

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BillyG
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Oh dude - hi-tech stuff there @Jim Dunleavy  !  LOL j/k Jim. yeah I still use old-tech with a (sometimes) hidden wire ! 

All good - great to have you yet again on-board !  TY Jim !

And ^5s @Mouse - yeah - as you can all see, I was just expressing reasons for my support of the decision, and tyvm for your support cid - sometimes we all just need to "cut to the chase" and go for it, yup.  thumbs-upcid !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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I'm very excited. This will be my first project.

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BillyG
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Excellent @jmckelly !  Glad to have you on-board - you're going to enjoy it !

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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