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Next Project - Thaxted from Gustav Holst's Jupiter
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coolpinkone
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Hello everyone! How is Thaxted coming? I am still just playing from sheet..and about to get serious with the tempo... I am struggling with the estring shift on Violin one..."maybe I should try a piece more suited to my abilities."

 

This is my favorite  piece that Pierre has selected. I think we are going to be all world PRO 1st-place1st-placethumbs-upthumbs-upby the time this gets mixed. 

 

I am very excited.  Excited to read all the posts.  Just wanted to check in and say I am practicing and rearing to go. 

Pierre..in case you get a surge of say 98 submissions...Please send out an alert.. I will fight to get that last one.. :)

 

Happy playing everyone.. we can do this!cheerleader

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Me too Toni, shifting is way outside my comfort zone.

But I'm actually trying to do it, practising hard, though it seems not successfully.  I thought, like you, maybe I should aim lower.

Just out of interest Pierre ... how many submissions are there so far?  This is just to give me an idea on how much I should be panicking!

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Robyn.fnq said

Just out of interest Pierre ... how many submissions are there so far?  This is just to give me an idea on how much I should be panicking!

crossedfingers

I was wondering the same thing. It would be cool if there were a "thermometer" that showed how close the project was to reaching the goal of 100 submissions.

I hope to do this one, but, to be honest, I haven't practiced it at all yet. It's a busy time of year for me. Plus, I'm not familiar with this piece so I've got a lot of listening to do, before I can attempt it.

It would be great to know if I need to kick into high gear soon (or if it's too late).

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My teacher has given me a couple of possible shifting.places if anyone wants a copy of my sheet.

My biggest problem is the click track intro coming in on the 3rd beat is proving troublesome

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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You guys need to start panicking soon.

Two submissions. I'm wondering if you don't actually need a deadline to get your butts in gear on this one. LOL

Please begin recording soon but don't panic!!!!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks.Pierre but too late. I have already started to panic haha

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Panic on the last part of violin one.... Need to focus... Otherwise it sounds sooooo pretty I can't believe it is me.  Smitten with with this piece.  We can do it guys  and ladies.. We can!!! Pierre deadlines will give me a heart attack!

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LOL,
The repeated part can be played at the same octave as the first time. Also, I would like to get an equal amount of the other parts so if the first part is too hard. :)
Thanks

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but the one who needs the least."

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Parts anyone? Still only two. :(

Should I set a deadline????

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but the one who needs the least."

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I'm working on V1, V2, V3 and a cello part.  Just waiting to see what's required ...

I'll have them all recorded in a few days.

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LOL @coolpinkone - be-still your beating heart !   Steady-on there !  Sure, we can do it... !  

( and apologies @Fiddlerman for no submission yet - I have now got 7 more pieces "on the go at the same time" and the darned violin is taking over my life - nice - and that wasn't a complaint - so I need to stop getting distracted and focus!  )

Get a grip there Bill - on the specific subject of Thaxted - has anyone else like me de-tuned - hmmmm...  "de-tuned" always sounds to me like "flattening" .... I mean "re-tuned" their viddles to G#, D#, Bb/A# and F - or is it just ME taking the easy way out.... LOL - sorry folks - my fingering struggles on Bb..  not quite used to the position yet and I find the half-stop position close to the nut too difficult... I well understand that there are other ways of getting it - and I know, I should just practice - but the re-tuning is an easy way out for me and lets me play in tune with relative ease.... ( OK, I heard you guys shouting "you rotten  cheat" )...  I'll get there one way or another !   I guess, it will also give some "unexpected open-string voicing" on the odd note... whatever...    

At least no strings went "pop" as I carefully tightened them 50c upwards lol.... (wonders how far you can go before something gives up....)

The clock is a-ticking !  roflol - well - this is my first joint project, and, I know I am struggling as an early player - but I see ways around it - come on you folks that are WAY better than me - add to the cause and have a shot at it !     

I've reviewed the other FM projects - they are well cool ... we can all contribute... let's do our best....

Yeah!  Yeah! Yeah! Bring-it-on, bring-it-on, bring-it-on...  thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

(I promise - I'll do my best as well - and I kind-of-like the freedom/option to drop the second part by an octave - and maybe "match-in" notes to "one-side-or-the-other-of-the-note-as-scripted - whatever is easier so long as it harmonises" - I encounter  difficulty on the high notes as well - not up to the positioning and finger-stretching yet - but - let's "work around it and just make it sound good" - find something that "works" an octave lower, or maybe drop into a few notes on the 2/3/4/v part - it'll be fine -so - hopefully that thought should assist many early, but eager, players like myself

Listen to me talking - like I know something about it - ( NO not a lot ! ) jeez - I'm just passionate about this whole new experience - I'm only a few months in - go on folks, give it a go - try it... there's no shame whatsoever in trying your best ...)

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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Went through it at tonight's lesson. Sounded real purdy. About to go in holiday for a week so will try and record before I go, but would love to be abl .to have a go when I get back

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No appologies necessary from anyone. smiley-face-punching

Seriously, no reason for panic. I've only received 2 parts but I feel it's time to record your submissions soon. Trouble is if I don't give a deadline, almost everyone just waits. I guess it's not fair either if some of you rush to leave a submission and I keep it open for another half year.

New update for the number of submissions:

2

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman okay.. if I understand you correctly, I can play the last part in the same octave as the first... okay.. I can do that.. and I think.... at least to get in a submission.  I will then bust out one of the other parts as requested.   I will get this out in 2 weeks... that is my goal.. I can record and send on June 20th.

Happy Thaxting all.

🙂 

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@BillyG I love your enthusiasm.

We can do this.  We will be epic.

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coolpinkone said
@Fiddlerman okay.. if I understand you correctly, I can play the last part in the same octave as the first.......

Yes, this is correct. :)

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@Fiddlerman thanks.  I practiced with it last night this way.  Sounds great.  I still will get a tutor lesson with your track to get my timing but otherwise it is coming along so nice.  I think it is the prettiest song I have ever played.  I am so happy with it.  If I can't get it right by June 20, then I will send a different part.

Thanks for the project. 

 

:)

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coolpinkone said
Thanks for the project.
:)

Thanks for being so enthusiastic :-)

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Just popping in after a long haitus.  So great to see everyone still on here and excited about a new project!  6 months of violin exactly today, but I've barely played for 3 months.  Between the work travel and the thin walls I lost focus, but I'm back muted and eager to pick up where I left off.

I hope it's not too late but my goal is to participate before I take off on yet another business trip on June 20th.

Missed you all and missed our lovely shared passion :)  

Michelle 

Blogging my beginner journey and progress...Diary of a Fumbling New Violinist:  http://learningviolin.ca/

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@Pierre I'm ready to start recording the 1st violin, but don't know which one to add. Will you recommend me any other (which will probably be the least played...)

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