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JohnG
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@ELCBK - Thanks, glad I finally was able to add my $ .002 worth (that's 2 mils). lol

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG youre practicing and attention to the details really shows!  that was excellent and a pleasure to watch!  so glad youre jumping right in..the more that give it a go the better!  pretty big accomplishment to me and like stringy said intonation and timing great..  great job there!

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@ABitRusty - Thanks also to you. All of you make me feel good about my progress even while I decry it. It's a definite morale booster and an incentive to improve.

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Jim Dunleavy

Wow, that sounded great, guess I need to put that on on my to try and learn list.

 

JohnG

For no longer than you have been playing again,  wow it spot on, fantastic job.

 

Thank you both for posting.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Thanks Mark. 

 

JohnG coming along nicely. Well done!

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Jim Dunleavy said
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JohnG coming along nicely. Well done!

  

Thanks, Jim!

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Oh man @JohnG - awesome man, awesome for the short time playing!

Intonation just right (well, or good enough for any minor excursions not to be noticeable - playing fretless is NEVER, EVER 100% perfect (well, occasionally within human hearing-perception) - if that is even possible using a 5ths tuned instrument versus the ET ( I'm sure you must have a musical background, if not, it's the difference between "Just intonation/tuning" and the (to me, weird- although I of course understand WHY...) compromise of the 12th root of two "defining" musical intervals in currentday western music- but that's a whole other topic ! Let's not go there right now...  LOLOL)

Yeah- Probably, around the same time of playing fiddle, in fact - I suspect in October or November of 2014 my first serious attempt at playing at 5 months-in - I played that very tune ( I refer to it as "Blow the man Down" ) for "International Talk Like A Pirate Day"  (Google it, and check it out !!!!! Awesome fun- and JOIN UP FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT Yeah !!! ! - I won't hijack your post with the link to my take on it - that's not fair- I'll PM it to you for fun - because honestly - I too have a music background - wholly amateur and on other instruments - and the fiddle is my latest instrument - which I so wish I had taken that up 50+ years ago instead of guitar and kbds LOL)

Thanks again for posting - and never hold back - even if it is just a practise on something you find difficult, or struggle with - share and ask in the forum- you will get nothing but help and constructive critique from players of similar ability or better - (I say critique as distinct from "criticism" which tends to have a negative implication.... you know.. ) - and that's the only way I uncovered some of the difficulties/nuances/etc of playing on an unfretted instrument.  Cool !

We only, as I recall, exchanged messages once on the chat thing - so, once again, a formal "Welcome to the Forum" - I'm sure you'll make the best of it !

Cheers, Billy

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I've been gone for a few weeks, so I'm just getting caught up with this party--

@ELCBK @stringy @ABitRusty @BillyG @Jim Dunleavy @JohnG Great job, everyone!

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Ok, my attempt at Harvest Home

https://drive.google.com/file/.....sp=sharing

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@SharonC - Great! I can only hope to become that proficient! I was fascinated by the way you rotated the bow to achieve the clear sounding notes.

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@SharonC that wasnt an attempt...that was a home run!  great playing!

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Ahh - expected to be away for a while, but still at home and just got the email notification of the post ! 

Nice, clean work there @SharonC, TY for sharing that !   Spot on !

That's the way it should be played!  [ I often take liberties with tunes hahahaha and sometimes I suspect I deviate a bit too much ROFLOL - but that, as I say, was clean, concise, and right on the mark ] !

Well done !

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great playing sharonc spot onloved it:)

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@SharonC -

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Why aren't you smiling? 

That was a GREAT "Harvest Home"! 

Perfect!  Perfect!  Perfect!

I want to be just like you when I grow up. (lol) 

So glad you're back.  

Thank you for joining the Party! 

 

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I've reached 2 years playing my Mortimer!

This should be a happy occasion for me, but several tries at recording this were trashed because Madmartigan insisted on serenading me 🙄 - so, lucky I got this one. 

Just watch out for the wild hare...🐇  (lol)

My version of "King of The Fairies" and "Pride of Petravore".   

 

 

 

I've really been having a blast here!

WHO'S NEXT?  🤗

 

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...not ready for prime time, yet. 🙄

- Emily

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that was great @elcbk !  havent heard the pride of petravore.. new one!

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@JohnG  @ABitRusty @BillyG @stringy @ELCBKK Thanks, all--

I'm working on doing these fiddle pieces from memory; getting better at it.  Just like all things violin--practice, practice, practice. 

@ELCBKK Awesome playing on King of the Fairies/Pride of Petravore gold_star

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@ABitRusty , @SharonC -

Thank you! 

Your kind words are always appreciated. 

I hope I can find some more "wild hares" and get good enough to actually be able to use a backing track.  Right now, I find my timing just becomes a joke when I'm tired. 

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...oh where, oh where, did my little vibrato go... 🙄

- Emily

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Great party. Thanks to everyone participating.

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but the one who needs the least."

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if only could ever get the first 8 notes right..lol..then the rest.  did 3 repeats in hope I could work the intonation and groove into shape.   

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