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Fiddlerman
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August 16, 2015 - 1:40 pm
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Thanks Bill. Keep up the good work. 🙂

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Good job.  How was the Streetjelly performance? 

 

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Bill, that's coming on great!

Sorry, I saw your post too late to join you on SJ - I never seem to catch anything on there!

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Yep, thanks guys - it's fun once you really get into it - the old repeated "two swung 8ths followed by a triplet" still troubles me at speed at the start of the B part... LOL.

SJ was fine, thank you, Georganne - met a new artist -  a Scottish lass - does guitar and vocals - I caught her show later - great voice !   I had a couple of regular viewers and the occasional lurker !  SJ is always pretty quiet that time of day here ( 10am UK )

I'll try to take some time out to do the full AA BB rendition later this week - and hopefully with a "cleaner" performance.  But right now - it's on to Soldiers Joy and Angelina / Angeline the / Baker !  Gotta keep things going, add stuff to the repertoire etc....  catch up with all these favorite pieces you guys play !

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Here's my version. I cleverly saved all my mess-ups until the camera was rolling. tongue

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LMAO @Jim Dunleavy - sorry - not laughing AT you of course - it's just that we "get caught out" in exactly the same places - and especially when the camera is on !   Well done !  Great accentuation....   Cool, nice work, thank you ! thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

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Thanks Bill, I know exactly what you mean! Anyway, it can only get better.

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Nicely done.  It's a great tune for practicing an number of different things: string crossings, triplets, swing notes and transitions from quavers to triplets and back to quavers -- as you guys call them.  It's a deceptively tricky piece. 

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Good job Jim.  I'm really trying to work on getting over my camera "shyness".  I mean really, any other time/part of my life and I am fine.  But put the fiddle in my hand, turn on the video, and crash!  

 

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Good job Jim. Thanks for the post.
For a change you guys should try playing up on the long note and down on the fast one. It's actually better IMAO!!!

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Forgot to say, you also get a badge for that Jim Dunleavy. You probably earned one earlier but I missed giving you one.

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Fiddlerman said
......For a change you guys should try playing up on the long note and down on the fast one. It's actually better IMAO!!!

  Well, thanks a lot man - I tried that and now I can't play it at all !!!!   roflroflroflrofl  

  That's a task for today - get my "learned, and now automatic co-ordination" between left and right hands/arms "un-learnt" - or at least "break what has become the automatic way I do it".  

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Thanks Pierre, I'll have a go at that bowing. Thanks for the badges too!

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Sorry Bill 🙁
I didn't mean to do that.
Good luck with that Jim, hope it doesn't mess you up too. 😉

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Fiddlerman said
Sorry Bill 🙁
I didn't mean to do that.
Good luck with that Jim, hope it doesn't mess you up too. 😉

roflol - no sweat boss, no need for "sorry" !   Been at it a few times today between other things - it's getting "sorted" - I mean to the extent that I'm managing to "break" that internal co-ordination which seems to occur once I can play the tune "in automatic mode", without actually stopping to think about the individual notes themselves.  By the time I reach THAT point in playing something, basically "everything is locked and loaded" and it is difficult for me to decouple what the left hand is doing from what the bow-arm is doing.....  it seems to be all coordinated and difficult to break apart... in itself, that's quite interesting really...  so I thank you for the observation !!!!!

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@Jim Dunleavy  well done!clap I really enjoyed it. It's a very catchy tune too, now I got an earworm! (at least it's a good one.)

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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@AnnyJ - tell me about it ( ear-worm ) - I hold Georganne totally responsible for this !  Grrrrrrr and LOL at the same time @Georganne - you started a fine party ! Thank you !

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Lol thanks.  Yay, I can play it both ways.  I started off learning it both ways though in case I got messed up with the up/down bows I wouldn't have to start over. 

 

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If it's not working for you, don't even bother, though it would be a good exercise to get used to doing it. I suppose if nothing else, you'll learn an slightly different bowing technique. In the end when working on varying techniques and styles, the one that works the best and easiest is always the best unless you are playing in an orchestra section and the leader fails to see it your way. LOL

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I tried bowing it that way and it worked fine. Maybe a bit easier, hard to tell without playing it that way a bit more (which I will). The real issue I have is that in the second theme, unless I do a bit of a shimmy with the bow part way through I end up bowing the opposite way to the way I started when I get back to the main theme again.

So actually, being able to do it both ways would be ideal.

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