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BillyG
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February 4, 2019 - 12:19 am
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Aha....   I was certain I had posted sheet for this, and was going to append a video-take - but the topic has disappeared - possibly due to the forum hiccup we had a few weeks back...  dunno... dunno

Anyways, here's the sheet again, and a take...

 

 

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February 4, 2019 - 7:26 am
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@BillyG That was fantastic. I love how light your bowing is in this tune. I have listened a few times now, watching your bowing and paying attention. If only The Music Man’s “think system” actually worked. Alas, it does not, at least not for me. Which reminds me of a question I have to ask in the “Learn” section.

Congratulations on a wonderful job and really nice bowing. It made it so cheerful! If I could dance, I would have.

For those too young, or familiar with US old musicals. The Music Man starred Robert Preston as Professor Harold Hill, Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo, Ronnie Howard Winthrop Paroo (with his missing baby teeth, I believe), and many oldie greats that are sorely missed. Now, this was just stated for those young’uns who don’t know about my reference to the “Think System”. Please do not ruin this thread, and your wonderful comments on this beautiful tune played by BillieG, by duscussing the Music Man, not my intention. 

I absolutely loved this tune, BillyG. So light and airy. Simply wonderfully fun! cheerleaderclapMade me laugh

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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BillyG
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February 4, 2019 - 9:42 am
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Ahhh, thank you so much for the kind words @cid thumbs-up

I play largely for my own pleasure, but, at the same time, if it makes someone smile, get engaged with the tune, or even want to dance - that's the icing on the cake - so glad it brightened up your day !

I wouldn't pay over-much attention to my bowing - having been involved in various discussions over the last 4 years about bow holds and specific bowing techniques - I have usually come away more confused than before I entered / read the discussions - and seriously - in my opinion - there simply is no single correct way (although there are certain basic elements and techniques we must understand of course - and over time a certain fluidity evolves)

In actual fact, the fiddle is the MJZ905 from Fiddlershop, and the bow is the 2-star PB.  That instrument and bow combination can darned near play itself (OK, slight exaggeration there), and I hearther with a passion ! 

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It’s such a beautiful and cheerful tune @BillyG, it’s gonna be on my list to learn. And you play it very well, good job! Thanks for sharing Billy

About the bowing, there are so many ways indeed and in the beginning I watched a lot of videos but it made me also more confused 😃

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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February 4, 2019 - 10:46 pm
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BillyG,

 

Well played. violin-1267   

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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BillyG
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February 5, 2019 - 4:14 am
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Thank you @mookje and @Mark.

If you're planning to put it on your list to learn @mookje - you'll notice for sure that I've used the sheet purely as "indicative" of the tune - once you have that basic melody in your mind, you can embellish, decorate and add any articulations that will make it your own !   Enjoy !

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Good going, Billy.

I see you're cultivating the requisite layer of "serious fiddler rosin residue" in the appropriate spot 🙂 

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@BillyG Yes, I notices your own creativity note

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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BillyG
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February 5, 2019 - 8:01 am
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bocaholly said
Good going, Billy.

I see you're cultivating the requisite layer of "serious fiddler rosin residue" in the appropriate spot 🙂   

@bocaholly - Thanks !

LOL @"serious fiddler rosin residue" roflroflroflrofl

Really, that was just a dusting after a couple of days, like an early autumn frost on the lawn.... it never gets to snowdrift proportions !     I must admit, I neither like nor want a heavy rosin build up (at least not on Li-hua ( my Chinese Princess ) ) and I'm usually quite particular about dusting it off !   [ Besides, she likes that, and gives a little giggle on the E and A as the duster tickles her strings....   LOL enough already Bill ! ]

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