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oh what the heck...

here is a very basic version of The Gael.. BUT.. reverb makes ebrything better..laughwink  I have planned on going after this one for a while but this party gave a good excuse to sit down with it and see what I could do with it....which is.. well...

Ladies and gentleman..i present to you...The Flael! hats_off

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https://youtu.be/V7CqkVAn658

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Andrew, mouse, Sasha and Greg,

Ya all did good enjoyed listing to all your recordings.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Nice playing, everyone. Let's have some more people join the fun! Doesn't everyone have favorite movie themes?

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I don't even know many movies, but still hard to choose… and then there's the problem of practicing to play them satisfactorily, which would take me some time. You've set quite a high standard with your viola, @AndrewH.

Just to clarify : anything's fine, even from some totally-unknown-movie, and even if originally there are lyrics on it ?

In any case good job everyone, nice topic cheers

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@ABitRusty -

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Last of the Mohicans! 

Love it. 

This Party's getting off to a good start! 

 

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Believe it or not, this was one of the 1st tunes I set out to tackle (Jenny O'Connor, aka The Hot Violinist), my version is more like a combination of Fiddlerman's 2 violin parts.  Fell in love with the old silent movie, but the modern movie's music is just... mesmerizing. 

- Emily

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ELCBK said
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Somebody, please get @ELCBK off the floor. She looks like she is in pain.

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Hi Mouse! I really liked your Edelweiss on cello, but I'm not sure anyone can top this version. It's the one I asked Fiddlerman to play for the demo of my new Fiddlerman Master when I bought it. The competition with him is pretty tough!

 

 

Enjoy!

Jim (Grandpaviolin)

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I loved that! Thank you @Grandpafiddle 

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My only complaint was that he forgot to include the talent in the box when he shipped the violin to me!

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That costs extra, Grandpafiddle. Not sure any of us could afford that.

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@ABitRusty Could I ask a question that everyone else probably knows the answer to, but not a lot of fiddle knowledge on my end. 

What movie is your piece from? I kind of liked it, but have never heard it, but then, most musicals, I have probably never watched, or remember pieces from. I like them but there are so many.

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@Mouse  -

Hey, Jaws scarred me for life - that movie was the reason I only worked on light-lift helicopters.  If I'd been an AF crew chief (flight engineer for Army) on a big one I'd have to fly search and rescue over the oceans, with much training in the water... rotor blade noise attracts sharks... shark repellent is useless! 

Speaking of movies that have scarred me for life, Alien scared me so bad I couldn't sleep for days. 

No suspense/terror movies have come close to those two, since - so I miss out on the fun of being scared, now. 

Suspense sounds best on the cello! 

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All those wonderful movies I love that are full of suspense (e.g., Alfred Hitchcock!) - can't believe the one I'm working on to play isn't one of them. 

- Emily 

 

Greg played from the movie, "Last of the Mohicans".

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Even before Jaws, I would not fly anywhere that requires anything larger than a lake be flown over. It is weird because I love watching the ocean. I love watching and listening to waves. I am fascinated with lighthouses and did climb to the top of the Montauk one on Long Island. Lovely view.

I also am fine on the ferry going from New London CT to Orient Point Long Island until we hit the ocean section. You can tell because of the current ripples. I get an eerie feeling every time we get to that point. It is where the ocean meets the sound. I always know when we hit that point, even if we are inside. I did NOT like the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel we used to visit my sister when I was young. That was before jaws. Jaws just cemented it all.

I have always said that I will not be shark food and will not fly over the ocean. I get nervous on bridges and will lift my feet off the car floor. Why do I do that? I have no idea! 

Okay, enough. Back to movie themes. I might give another one a go. I have to learn it, first. Not sure if I want to try it on my cello, viola or violin though. I guess whichever one I can actually play it on. I cannot do Edelweiss on my violin or viola. Not sure why. Maybe because I am so used to doing it on the cello. I should start with either the violin or viola. Have to decide which.

I can't do my "What a Wonderful World" on my violin or viola either. Must have something to do with not being able to switch gears to the shoulder held instrument after doing it on a cello.

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ELCBK said
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Last of the Mohicans! 

Love it. 

This Party's getting off to a good start! 

 

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Believe it or not, this was one of the 1st tunes I set out to tackle (Jenny O'Connor, aka The Hot Violinist), my version is more like a combination of Fiddlerman's 2 violin parts.  Fell in love with the old silent movie, but the modern movie's music is just... mesmerizing. 

- Emily

  

oh i believe it..! great tune 

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@Grandpafiddle -

Are you thinking of recording a tune from a movie and joining the Party? 

That would be wonderful! 

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I'm getting close to having mine recognizable. (lol)

- Emily

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Thank you all so much for joining my party! 👍🏻😊🥰 This is really great, I’m so glad you liked this idea!

 

@Mouse  Your Edelweiss was lovely! ❤️ I like The sound of music too, I watched it with my daughter couple of weeks ago.

@Sasha That was absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much! 😄

@ABitRusty Great! This was a nice tune and new movie to me, had to google it. 😊

@wtw Yes, you can choose any movie! I like to google those I don't know. 👍🏻

I think I will post new videos too, I have couple of tunes in my mind that I would like to play anyway. 🤔

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Off topic to the movie theme, but I want to join discussion about flying and oceans! I have visited the USA once, it was the longest flight I've ever done. I have never been afraid to fly, but 8 hours at 11 kilometers above the ocean was still a bit of an exciting experience... I would still love to do it again some day!

One of my dreams is to travel to Miami Beach and see the clear blue water. I have never seen anything like it except in the pictures. I want to wade in warm water, unless there are sharks!

Hey, Fiddlershop is somewhere in Florida, right? Then I could go to say hello to Fiddlerman! And because I couldn’t take my cello with me, maybe I could try a few cellos there! What an awesome idea! 😄😄

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@Ilona - 

Sorry, for derailing your thread! 😁

I've never flown that far, but Kevin's been deployed to Norway, Japan, Singapore and the Middle East.  His flights were not comfortable - not commercial airlines.

Yes, there are sharks all around Florida, but I always thought more so on the Gulf of Mexico side (West).  Beaches are closed when they're seen.

Fiddlershop is a little further up the Atlantic Coast - in Pompano Beach, half way between Miami and West Palm Beach. 

Visiting there would be a wonderful vacation! 

 

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Now, who's next to join the Party?

- Emily

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ELCBK said 

Suspense sounds best on the cello! 

  

Just Sayin... (It would be better if I could play it better though).  

 

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@Sasha -

Lol Laughing Emoticons  You're right, that wouldn't sound as good on a cello.

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