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It's Time For a CRITTER Party!
Any tune with a CRITTER in the name!
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iFIDDLE

Guess I'm just slow, I wondered where Greg had gotten off to, now I know.

 

Mark 

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Albert Sammons

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Mark said
iFIDDLE

Guess I'm just slow, I wondered where Greg had gotten off to, now I know.

 

Mark 

  

its the monocle and fake mustache...throws everyone... was gonna use a big red squeeky nose and floppy shoes but that wasnt deep enough disquise..

with all the ufo sightings..decided to go with a less obvious username. 

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@ABitRusty Great job--I think I like the hornpipe version more; like the swing on the fiddle tunes.

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

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Have one for you soon Emily, just started playing one dont think you may have heard before

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ifiddle., love it, double stops are excellent, I will have to get some practice in.

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thank you @SharonC and @stringy !  wasnt sure what id like on this one but agree the swing version sounds better to me too.  especially sped up to 1.5 in youtube laugh  Fergall Scahill has an awesome version as usual on youtube.  if you like the tune its worth a listen.

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@ABitRusty -

https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/160/emoji-one/5/cloud-with-tornado_1f32a.png

 

Maybe a tiny bit faster would sound good, but Fergall Scahill's speed?   

 

I realize some of the tunes played for these Parties may not be played again, but if these are 'work's in progress', hope you'll post another video when you reach your targeted goal with it. 

Personally, I think anyone who continues to work hard to get a tune played exactly how they envision it to be done - should also post their finalized video in these Party threads!  🤗

 

This goes for everyone! 🥰

Any different thoughts on this?  

- Emily 

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I still have a couple tunes I need to record,

but if anyone else would like to join in and try a 'CRITTER' tune,

here's a few links to threads here. 

 

Old Time CRITTER Tune - Thread

Celtic Music Over-run With CRITTERS - Thread

CRITTERS Invade Classical Music - Thread

Rock and Pop - Call The Exterminator - Thread

Jazz and Blues, Critters With Attitude - Thread

 

Try a 'CRITTER' tune in one of these Threads!  

Most have sheet music and/or tutorials tot learn from.   

 

- Emily 

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I have been playing one on and off called the cat in the corner, but unfortunately with my new neighbours I am having to fit in a couple of minutes here and there, so my playing lately has more or less come to a stop.

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@stringy -

You know I'll go crazy over a Cat tune! (lol)

I hope you are not going to let this get you down, are you?  I still think there must be a solution.

You are very clever and I'm looking forward to hearing this tune! 

E/V?

Can't blame you for not wanting to use a mute.  ...maybe soundproofing - even artwork placed on the wall, made of materials that have sound-proofing qualities, fiber art or quilts, etc...  Some material here: 

Soundproofing Tiles at Etsy

 

Cats like to Party, too!

- Emily

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stringy said
I have been playing one on and off called the cat in the corner, but unfortunately with my new neighbours I am having to fit in a couple of minutes here and there, so my playing lately has more or less come to a stop.

  

thats a great tune @stringy... its on my to learn list and was gonna use it here but went with Devaney's just because I had it in a book!  heard it on The Lonesome Touch album but never got around to trying to play.  hope you get to practice and post a version!

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@stringy Sorry about the situation with your new neighbors.  Look forward to hearing your The Cat in the Corner.

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Thanks all for your support, dont want to spoil this party. 

Some good ideas there emily, I took a look at the soundproofing it looks good, it has gotten to the point were I am considering an extension to the house.

iFIDDLE, I have bèen playing it on the mando, which is fairly quiet, to lock it in the brain its a nice tune. Think just lately I have been concentrating on the classical too much, and I also think fiddle tunes are great practice for intonation and are overlooked in this respect, not looked down on but not valued enough as a training aid as well as an art form in its own right. Heard a good fiddle player busking in chester not long ago, very entertaining, he was walking a tight rope ten feet off the ground while playing jigs at the same time, he was entertaining a huge crowd, who loved the jigs, everyone was tapping their feet and smiling.

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forgtto say sharon, I love that hat, and believe it or not I had never heard that tune before, but as always brilliant job on it.

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Bit late Emily, and you really will have to forgive the mistakes, not picked the fiddle up for a few weeks, plinked on mando a few times only. got  a 5 minute window today so had to read the tune straight off, only bèen able to play it once previously due to my lovely neighbours, I have gone really rusty very quickly.

 

https://youtu.be/Rw0h0FwyEo0

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@stringy - 

The Dancing Cat Smiley

Awesome CRITTER tune! 

I think your cat left the corner & went dancing!  

Pretty amazing how great you sound -

I wouldn't know you haven't been practicing! 

Don't feel bad about being late - 

I still have some I should've recorded quite a while ago, 

but either the Grandkids (or Kevin) are making a racket, 

or someone is sleeping & can't record when I really feel like it. 

I'm sure you know how it goes. 

After you mentioned the Cat in The Corner, 

I found a tutorial for it at the 'Irish Fiddle' YouTube site, 

but I haven't had a chance to try it. 

Thanks for taking time to join the Party -
I really appreciate it! 

 

Now, if I could only find a "Cat in The Pumpkin" tune! 

- Emily

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stringy

For no practice sounding good.

Mark

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thanks mark and Emily. know exactly what you mean Emily, usually a tune sounds great until I record then mistakes immediately happen, I know it happens to all of us but it can be quite annoying. 

I am thinking of getting an extension built onto our house, for some peace, but it costs an awful lot of money, and I am going to have to decide between buying somewhere in portugal near Lisbon or going ahead, my dream was Portugal I love Lisbon.

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@stringy glad you got a chance to play and join in.   sounds good!  

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@stringy -

Wow!  That's a major decision. 

Sounds exciting!

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