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A Wednesday... and an hour to go until my weekly lesson.   Needed some motivation... and this is what did it for me today :)    I wish I could play this good...

 

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Last two weeks at my lesson we finish up with whatever I bring in or want to play.   It's been the "Skye Boat Song".  

 

Video is a great version to listen to, but here's the music we were playing.  Gotta love pdf's of free music   :)  

http://katyadelson.com/wp-cont.....tSong1.pdf  

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Nice video! Thank you for sharing the sheet music! This version looks more advanced than the one in my book.

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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Gotta love most anything with Tashina Clarridge in it

 

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This video doesn't really motivate me, I just thought I'd post it to show the smooth bowing using the whole bow and the beautiful vibrato.

Notice how she has her elbow tucked in toward her belly.

I hope you enjoy this as I have the umteen times I've watched it.

 

Ken.

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@Fiddlestix I love that video.  I am playing Yesterday and I think I will play a long with that.   :)  Thanks for the post.  Her elbow position is tucked nicely.

@Taper123  I love Caroline... she is also my motivation for Skyboat. When I was learning, I watched that video over and over.  I love her playing.

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At present my motivation has been coming from the jam I attend.  I leave every Tuesday evening with a new song to learn!!  At times I feel as though my head is going to burst from the input!!

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Lindsay Stirling has nothing over on this man.

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It's Friday again...  and I looked for something to get the body moving.... This girl can play :)    But even better, as I read some of her story...  she has gone on to medical school and is about to become a doctor.   She still plays, and is known to play at benefit concerts that help pay for scholarships in Jamaica where she is from.  

 

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Jessica is the type of person who motivates people in life as well as in music.   

Here's the text from a article in the Miami Gardens Observer:

Jessica Yap is an unassuming violinist with compelling presence.  She is a national gem in her native island, Jamaica, since captivating audiences at the early age of 3 years old when she began performing publicly.

At the age of 5 years, Jessica became the youngest in the Caribbean to gain a distinction in Grade 5 theory examinations with the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music in London, England. She has maintained distinctions for violin in all grades. At age 13, Jessica achieved a diploma in violin performance (dip, ABRSM). She was awarded a scholarship to attend University of Indiana for the summer of 2006 during which she studied with renowned teachers Mimi Zweig and Carol Cole. Jessica is the recipient of Most Outstanding Performer for 3 consecutive years in the Music Teacher's Festival held in Jamaica biennially. She was also a finalist in Florida's Music Festival at age 9. Though classically trained, Jessica has opened her repertoire to encompass all genres of music including reggae, jazz and R&B.

Among her many appearances are performances at international events such as the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, the Miss Jamaica Universe Pageant, performances with the New England Orchestra and shows in Toronto, Washington D.C., and Florida.

Jessica is a medical student at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica, where she is the recipient of UWI’s most prestigious Open Scholarship.  Since then, Jessica has established the Jessica Yap Pass It On Scholarship to fund deserving university students whom she believes will be able to help other university student when they are able to “Pass it on.”  This year’s scholarship was awarded to Rouja Shirley, a first year medical student.

Jessica is a member of the Board of Directors of “Angels of Love Jamaica”, a charitable foundation that benefits the disadvantaged and underprivileged children of Jamaica that are critically ill

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@Fiddlestix I went to a Lindsey Stirling concert back when she was playing small clubs, and it was a really good show.   But given the choice... I'd see the Hasidic violinist you posted.  I enjoyed that.. thanks for posting it :)

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My six-year old just watched the entire video of the Hasidic violinist Daniel Ahaviel, and he was very impressed! So was I.

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The last song she played did it for me today :)

Happy Friday :)

 

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Friday's seem to come up on us so fast....

Watching video's motivates me to learn new things, listen to styles of music I might not otherwise, and simply enjoy life... 

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One last one for today....  :) ;) :)

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It's only Tuesday and seems like it's been a long week already...   but thinking of a day at the beach on Friday.   So what's better than some violin music with water in the background to motivate me to practice and get through the rest of the week

 

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I like this guy.. D #. :)

I love his violin also.  I have enjoyed a few of his vids.. thanks for posting... and yes.. Friday is a long way off.. nice to have some motivation.

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This has been a long week :/

Irish Washerwoman is my homework song for the week, so this video is my motivation... I want to play like this when I grow up ;)  
 

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I listened to this a bunch of times on Friday... I am thinking I will play it too.

Thanks for posting.

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It's such a fun song, I love it. I'm nowhere near being up to speed on it, and I have a love/hate thing going on with the last line of the music. Love the challenge, hate how I sound doing it, lol. 

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@damfino I love that video of Irish Washerwoman myself as well...  You should start to learn "Sad Romance " next.  It's a great challenge as well.  I spend half my 30 minute a week lesson working through the "All for Strings" books and the other half on whatever the instructor recommended at first... now on whatever I want to learn to play.  Took almost 8 months, but have one page left in the first book.  While I am not really a heavy metal fan, sometimes violin interpretations really sound good.   My theory is I do this for fun and relaxation...   so I worked on basic technic at first.   Still really new to this, and understand why it is a lifelong addiction....

 

Yet ya gotta love some of the heavy metal covers out there on violin.

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