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@Gordon Shumway - 

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Come join the Party! 

...preferably with one of your violins, so you can get a badge. (lol) 

 

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ELCBK said

Come join the Party! 

...preferably with one of your violins, so you can get a badge. (lol)   

You're right. As I was lying awake just now, I decided I should begin recording myself every day, if only to make a habit of it. Then I can select what to upload, if anything. Then I realised I had had 3 hours' sleep and wasn't going to get any more tonight, so I doubt I'll have the energy for much violin-playing today.

[added at 4:04 now a couple of women are having a screaming match in the street, so that scuppers my plan of going back to bed]

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Now that warm weather is back, I went out to the American River Trail and practiced by the river this afternoon. Here's some more Bach.

 

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Great @AndrewH !  i liked that section around :50 to 1:00 or so.  good to see some more outside playing, hopefully with spring coming around it can be a thing now!!!   Enjoyed it and thanks for sharing!

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@AndrewH -

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Excellent! 

 

Really enjoying listening to your Bach. 

What a beautiful day to play it! 

Can't wait for someone to guess the name! 

 

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...did you try a deadcat on your mic, or if using your phone - "fur tufts"? 😉 

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This time it wasn't a complete movement, it's the second half of one. I really wasn't happy with my playing of the first half of the movement.

 

I just recorded with my phone sitting on my music stand. No need for a windscreen today, there was barely any wind. I have a spot where I like to practice by the river that feels surprisingly secluded even though it's only about 50 feet from a popular bike trail, and less than a quarter-mile up the river from a boat ramp, picnic area, and parking lot. The trees absorb a surprising amount of the random noise. But I find myself digging into the strings a lot more than usual when I play there, possibly also because of the trees absorbing sound.

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A thought on all of the Bach that we've been playing, in light of the discussion of fiddle music elsewhere: the Baroque era was the infancy of stand-alone music and the idea of concerts where music was the focus. The vast majority of music being produced by European composers back then was still either church music or dance music, and increasingly dance music found its way into instrumental interludes in the church music. So when composers started to write music for its own sake, much of it was still tied to dance in some way, even if the composers were beginning to stretch the limits of dance forms. Sometimes it's much more obvious, such as in the movement titles in Bach's violin sonatas and partitas, cello suites, and orchestral suites. But even where it isn't expressly stated, I feel that Baroque music should always have a bit of a dance-like feel to it. In general, I like to treat Bach's instrumental music like a sort of solo dance: with a clear sense of rhythmic pulse, but also with some freedom to stretch and compress beats for musical expression, because there is no need to cater to other dancers.

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AndrewH said
But even where it isn't expressly stated, I feel that Baroque music should always have a bit of a dance-like feel to it. 

Indeed in 1959 Jacques Loussier began jazzing up Bach

And in 1968 came "switched on Bach" https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....nXB2mVSlW4

There were almost certainly further examples in the charts around 1970

I may be thinking of 1938's Bach Goes to Town, which may have been rereleased then

Because one of my school teachers commented, that was not really so alien from the rhythmicality of baroque music.

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I think Bach would have gone crazy if he had the use of electronic instruments.

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@stringy That was cool, but I do like it on the cello, better, even when I played it. 😂 I enjoyed that, though.

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@AndrewH - 

Sorry I didn't give others more time to guess,

but just couldn't resist a little Bach hunting. 😏 

Solo Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 - Gigue? 

 

Love your take on Bach & the Baroque-era, think that's why I enjoy it. 

Not that I want to dance to it,

but maybe I catch a glimpse of a single couple dancing in the Courtyard. 

 

 

Thinking I might try a little more Bach.

...just not outside, it's been 🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧

- Emily 

 

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Switched on Bach was the 1st LP album I ever bought for myself (still have it).😊

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@AndrewH Wonderful playing.  Nice to play outside--Bach is good everywheresmile

I didn't see anyone name your previous 1st one--Cello Suite No1 Sarabande in G?  I didn't recognize the newest one you posted. I think I need to sit & listen through all the Cello suites--

@stringy your Son of Bach video made me think of Yngewie Malmsteen in the 80s (long time ago. . . )

https://youtu.be/IVRD3A4XvDQ

 

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just listened to that, some really nice licks on there

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Both correct!

 

I find Bach especially appropriate for playing near water, considering the meaning of his surname in German. That's why the most recent video was titled "Bach am Bach."

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AndrewH

Well played, enjoyed your playing.

 

Mark

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Ok here goes nothing…

There is nothing to guess for this one, kinda obvious, but since I'd recorded it 2 years ago, I wanted to try it again and compare. Result is, I'm not sure ; but as I play more confidently (and less slowly), I'll count it as progress anyway.

Here's another for good measure. I like this one – or at least the CD version of it that I have.

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@wtw -

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Awesome! 

I think Viola is the BEST for playing Bach. 

Enjoyed listening to yours -

a wonderful addition to the Party!  

Thank you.

 

- Emily

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wtw,

Enjoyed that thanks for posting.

Mark

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Happy birthday, Johann Sebastian! Born this day in 1685 (March 31 under the modern Gregorian calendar).

 

After which my audience changed seats from the couch to the viola case...

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@AndrewH -

Well, here I am again, not sleeping - listening to a wonderful performance of Bach's Cello Suite No.2 in Dmin (Allemande) while I'm looking at a very beautiful Kitty! 🤭 

Probably wouldn't have guessed if I hadn't listened to so much of Bach's 6 Cello Suites (and more) the other day. (lol) 

Thank you, Andrew - that was very enjoyable! 

 

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...don't have room to leave my case open, otherwise I'd have Black & White Kitty hair in there (like everywhere else 😏).  

- Emily 

 

April Fool's joke on me if I guessed wrong. 😮

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