Please feel free to share. “Game of Thrones Group Project”
Great list! And so many good suggestions.
My favourite is Finlandia by Sibelius. It's so stunning! And because I'm from Finland there is always one special place in my heart for that piece. 😍
Here is a link to Lahti Symphony Orchestra ”covid19-edition” which made me almost cry.
I should have posted "Powerlåten" this way, earlier. I'm pretty sure nobody noticed it after "King of the Fairies". A few bowing challenges, double stops and Harmonics!
SharonC - Thank you for the list - REALLY helps! Need to fig a way so it doesn't get lost.
Could I ask a favor of listing, under "Le grand cahier", the "VII. Les pommes de grand-mère" and "IV. Nos ètudes"? "Le grand cahier" is a large suite (correct term?).
I listened to a nice song a few days ago from the 60's called "Somewhere My Love" (Lara's Theme.) It's in 3/4 time and was played with 3 violins and cello. Nice, smooth old song. I'm not sure what genre most people favor. I too lean towards the old time songs. Whatever Pierre decides on I'm sure will be great!
- When I play, it brings tears to people's eyes.
- (They usually start crying when I open my violin case.)
The big discussion in the other thread started when I asked what exactly Old Time music is. I still don't really understand the answers I got...
@AndrewH i tried again iver in the other thread. hard without just linking in a bunch of youtube examples. hope it helps some. tried to share what ive experinced as a beginner so far.
There have been too many suggestions between the three threads for me to really keep up. I am just waiting to see if it ends out being something with a viola or cello part at my level. If not, I can wait it out til the next one and just enjoy this when it is done. Whatever you all come up with, fine with me.
We've recently just been discussing the roots and some regional differences.
"Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music. It developed along with various North American folk dances, such as square dancing, clogging, and buck dancing. It is played on acoustic instruments, generally centering on a combination of fiddle and plucked string instruments, most often the banjo, guitar, and mandolin." (Wikipedia)
I have no prefrence on a project song. I should have attempted Game of Thrones. But to add one that I just remembered..there was a waltz that someone on here posted that his grandpa played. he was looking for the name and we all decided it was The Shannon or Shannons waltz. Mimi posted some notation.. think it was in F. sorry if that adds to the confusion of tunes. Personally Id be better served learning wise to attempt a project more on the easier classical realm. as long as vibrato not needed ..or too much position shifting ...
I am with you on the ease, GregW.
I am thinking the old time music will be up to you all. Pretty sure it will all be very much too fast for me. But, if that is what you are all interested in, go for it. I will be happy to be in thr audience and clap! Songs with mostly 8th notes and shorter, or just a fast speed would not happen with my lack of speed. Fun to listen to, though.
I was only interested in the Irish and Scottish roots of the "Old Time" music!
I've been hoping for a "Halloween" Group Project, but there doesn't appear to be much interest...
I don't know if many of the FM Forum members just don't understand?
Or, they haven't seen that Fiddlerman wants to hear from more than a handful of people, what they are interested in? No one can blame him for not wanting to waste his time.
Or, is it just not enough people care about doing a "Group Project" in the 1st place?
I can throw out suggestions all day. Thing is, I don't care that much about what it ends up being, I'll play whatever it is and would be happy to record a new group project every week or two if they exist.
Maybe I should just arrange something myself, put it under "start your own project," and see if anyone wants in.