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It’s a ‘wow, I found it ‘ party
Vincent by Don Maclean
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This is a party for those who have found a piece of music they may have been on the look out for!! Or maybe it’s a piece they have always wanted to play and have just come across it.

I’ve always liked this one and I found an arrangement I really like in an old exam book I found in a music shop.

I am out of tune in places but I thought I’d share and would love to hear others favourite tunes!

katie

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@katie m -

You are killing me! 🤣 

I know that tune so well by heart I could pick it up - even without the sheet music, but took me a little bit to remember the name! 

"Starry, Starry Night" (aka. "Vincent") by Don Mclean.  I was in High School when this hit the charts! 

Love your playing & Love your Party idea! 

 

 

I don't know how I can participate though - I just learn a tune by ear if I can't find the sheet music. 

...I don't have anything like that. 🙁 

🤔... maybe I'll just pick one of the 70's tunes I used to love to listen to.

- Emily

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@katie m What an inspired idea for a party!  Thanks for throwing down the gauntlet--I need to think what to play for this. 

I recognized the tune, but I didn't know the name of it. 

You're sounding pretty good on the new fiddle, by the way--great job! smile

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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Well I’m now thinking maybe just play your favourite tune… maybe you just nailed one !!

I hadn’t really thought about how you can all play by ear!! I’m a few decades off being able to do that!! Thank you for the feedback Sharon and Emily !!

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@katie m Believe me, I don't play much by ear.  Most of what I play, I'm looking at sheet music. 

Your party, your rules.  Just let us know what they are smile

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katie m

Way to play that fiddle!

Thanks for posting.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Katie  I wouldnt mind looking at a summer day now, the rain has been bucketing down here. You are getting good.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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Great theme Katie !  

Very nice playing and Ive always liked that song!  Theres A BUNCH of tunes to pick here!

Greg

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Thanks for the feedback!! So I’m thinking a tune you have always wanted to be able to play or have just found the sheet music for!! Basically something that has the wow factor and makes you happy that you can play it !

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Give me a couple days - working on it for you! 🤗

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What you going to play ?

Thanks everyone,looking forward to hearing your tunes ! 

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ok Katie heres mine.  This is a tune Martin Hayes put out as a how to play video recently and when it came across my channel I knew I wanted to learn.  When I got a chance last night I looked through a book I had and found a version and played it.  I havent memorized yet but one of the great things about these parties is it gives goals..  I see getting this down fairly quick as far as the notes and then spending alot of time playing.  

excuse my mess...the room and playing tongue

The Hole in the Hedge

 

as a side note...old phone didnt survive falling out of shirt pocket and coming in contact with mower blades.. for some reason i cant find setting to correct the odd mirror image thing.  im right handed..lol..idk..maybe im just noticing something thats always happened in recording.  funny

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@ABitRusty -

WOW! 

Really nice Jig - quite mesmerizing!

I would've definitely lost my place in there -

think that rhythm is a little tricky & you nailed it.

...and great, you made Katie's Party Official!  

Glad you joined the Party! 

- Emily 

 

@katie m -

Mine's a surprise - trying to get some vibrato going with it, before I record!

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thank you @elcbk.. and thanks for the owl gif!  love it..haha. 

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ABitRusty

Very cool,

 

Mark

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ABitRusty- that was great, I agree with Emily I would have got totally lost playing that. Really liked the tune - can’t really explain what I liked but maybe something about the way you made the notes blend together and the bowing ! Thanks for recording.

I know what you mean about recording I usually have to start again because a cat will come through the window or something and stick it’s head right in he way !

I have another idea for a party but it’s going to take a lot of work for me to be able to start it ha ha!!

 

katie

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Ahh, nice work @ABitRusty !  Cool, and ty !

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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Mark , Katie and Billy. thank you!

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@ABitRusty That was a really good tune!  Nice work on that--

Not sure how Emily found an owl to synchronize smile

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Here's mine:

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

This is a version of Ashokan Farewell – I do have a copy of Jay Ungar’s sheet music—full of ornamentations, etc., However, the version I’m playing is a more simplified arrangement, arranged by Bob Cerulli.

So, I think this meets the party category.  I first heard this almost 30 years ago (!) when I watched the PBS documentary The Civil War

At the time, I had no thoughts about trying to play the violin.  I mean none--not in my realm of thought.  But when I heard this song while I watched the documentary, I remember thinking, “If I played violin, I’d like to play this tune.”  If you had told me then that I would, 1) take up the violin later in life, and 2) play this tune – I would have told you that you were crazy.

For those who don’t know, Ashokan is an outdoor educational/retreat in the Catskill Mountains area of NY.  When I was a child (I grew up in NJ & NY), 5th  & 6th grade students in area schools went to Ashokan for a week long class trip.  Beautiful area.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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