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Harvest Home - Irish hornpipe
I don't know what a hornpipe is, beyond that this is one.
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October 11, 2013 - 1:45 pm
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Yesterday I bought a book of Irish fiddle sheet music and started learning this song - way above my skill level? Probably, but I've been having fun dinking around with the first line before it gets to the mess of triplets. Anyway, I found this video on YouTube and wanted to share the song for those like me who've never heard it before. Also because check out the bow hold of the fiddler on the right. It's like he's basically holding it with two fingers. Plus his bow almost looks like a baroque bow to me - doesnt it look like it bends convex instead of concave? Crazy. But great song.




October 11, 2013 - 4:40 pm
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Yes that is an unusual looking bow and bow hold.  How does he put enough pressure on it?  Oh yea, pretty song too. 


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October 12, 2013 - 4:17 am
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maybe the bow bending the other way puts enough of a tension on it that it doesn't require a lot of pressure to vibrate the strings? Take my word with a grain of salt since i really don't know anything about why a bow is shaped the way it is. lol. really neat though. 

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October 12, 2013 - 10:21 am
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For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This means that without your arm/wrist/hand/fingers applying more pressure to the bow and hair, there will be no added pressure. It's a great theory and a very nice grain of salt though. ;-)

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