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@Fiddlestix I too wish you the best.  

I get to take someone to a doctors office every Thursday for the last couple of months that treats people for various conditions that require short/long term care.  While all are still strangers that we have short casual conversations with, it's hard not to care.  Some you see making progress, some seem the same each week, and others you can just watch deteriorate.   The one common thing I see is that those with a positive attitude handle the situation the best.  No one wants to see the results of a horrific accident, or what a staph infection can do, but we can do our best to support those around us. 

 

Time to practice some before going to work, so might as well watch a video to uplift my spirits and motivate me as well :)

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It's almost Friday... And it's Friday in other places in the world. 

A dear friend shared this with me on Tuesday... This is a beautiful orchestra arrangement.  

http://youtu.be/Im3av-EWkLw

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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@Fiddlestix, 

I'm so sorry to hear that.  My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.  You know I started to play the fiddle as a tribute to my late husband?  Here is a happy fiddling video that I have watched hundreds of times.  I love what it represents, happy family, beautiful scenery, good times.  It doesn't matter if you understand the words or not.  

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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Thank you everyone for the condolences. And the videos, awesome stuff.

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Woo Hoo!  It's Friday :)

 

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Starting off Friday Motivation early

I am learning this one in the future. :)

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And another because this is INSPIRATIONAL and AMAZING

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My only problem with that Vanessa Mae video... is that it was not enough of her.   So here's some more :)

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I know I can't be the only one who has seen this song played live. 

 

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It might not be Friday... but if you want to see some excellent violin/fiddle playing, along with great comments about the various styles...   then here's one to enjoy

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@Taper123 I Like both videos .. thank you. !!! 

What a little journey she takes us with her violin .. :) Classic to Heavy metal. 

Her bowing arm is like magic.. so flexible... 

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Ahhh, @taper123 - you always come up with great stuff to listen to and appreciate...  cool !  Thank you !  thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

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I know I have posted David before but this always really makes me feel so good.

 

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LOL @coolpinkone - almost sounded like you were apologizing there - no need whatsoever to do so - re-post Garrett as often as you like !!!   I've had a busy day, although been making the occasional post, but mostly working - I tuned into some Brahms violin concertos I had on CD with Perlman on lead.   Whatever moves you, take it on-board and move with it, I say !

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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Totally Bill.. I get ya..

FAN RANT!!!! 

I love that performance of Garrett.  The story behind me and Garrett... You know he and I have a story.. LOL  (start a rumor)...

I wasn't a fan... I don't know why... I mean... (maybe some of the stick was still..... ) ha ha....   

But over time I did more research and saw that he could play some of the classics that I like and wasn't just a rock cover guy... (not that I didn't like all that.. just at the time... I Hilary was my moon and stars... still)

Anyway...Watching David's face as he performs and feels the music is so awesome.  When he plays Over the Rainbow... oh it just really moves me. He dedicated Swan Lake to his mom at a concert and I felt such lovelies lovelies... 

So now I am a fan and I am very very moved to watch him.  I thought he did a great job with the Paganini works in The Devils Violinist also... 

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@Taper123 first - my apologies for "hijacking" your post - but it is all good - and in answer to @coolpinkone - you've almost certainly seen this already -   - but just a short Garrett one - Czardas - what I particularly love about this is the engagement with the audience....  he's known for that - and it "brings people in" so to speak - look at their faces - entranced they are - it is "Zen like" in a way...  almost a separated experience from reality ( I mean for the audience, the people there, listening and watching live - at the MOMENT... )   Super-cool...   It teaches me ( even with my limited experience ) how to "captivate" an audience ( obviously, technique and ability come first... without that it can't be done - but you know what I mean )

And *I* thought I was good managing the occasional "open-string" harmonic - let alone stopped ones... oh well....  give me another 10 years...  LOLOLOL

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I love this Bill... I was in the audience when David started this.. I was up in nosebleed.... but oh yes.. I so know what you are saying. 

GREAT SHARE.. thanks Bill.

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Yes, awesome stuff Mr Bill. From my seat this was the scene. P1220012.JPGImage EnlargerP1220004.JPGImage Enlarger

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"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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BillyG said
@Taper123 first - my apologies for "hijacking" your post - but it is all good - and in answer to @coolpinkone - you've almost certainly seen this already -   - but just a short Garrett one - Czardas - what I particularly love about this is the engagement with the audience....  he's known for that - and it "brings people in" so to speak - look at their faces - entranced they are - it is "Zen like" in a way...  almost a separated experience from reality ( I mean for the audience, the people there, listening and watching live - at the MOMENT... )   Super-cool...   It teaches me ( even with my limited experience ) how to "captivate" an audience ( obviously, technique and ability come first... without that it can't be done - but you know what I mean )

And *I* thought I was good managing the occasional "open-string" harmonic - let alone stopped ones... oh well....  give me another 10 years...  LOLOLOL

Is that all there is to it ?

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