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New Party - Simple Gifts
The Shaker Hymn, Simple Gifts is a great tune!
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JohnG
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I hope everyone joins in this party and shows me how it should really be played. This is the Hal Leonard version, as found in the Essential Elements for Strings - Viola, Book One, tune Number 192.

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Do you want everyone tp play this same tune,  if you do I will put it on tomorrow, but I think a better idea would be to have a party which is maybe simple hymns, but its your party and up to you, nice playing by the way, your intonation is getting better and better, would never believe you have only been at it a few months, excellent progress.

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@stringy - Would prefer Simple Gifts and its variations, but would be open to other Shaker Hymns or even other hymns. Oh, thanks for the encouragement!

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Yep, Stringy, party planner gets to choose. 😁

I think it will be interesting to hear the different versions or the same versions played by different people. And, what a great way to get help with a song.

Good job, JohnG. I do have that version for cello, violin and viola because I have all three of Hal Leonard. I think I have another that is almost identical, also. 

Unfortunately, I can’t participate right now, but will be watching and listening for everyone’s submissions.

If someone participates, you will get a Party Badge, it might just a little late. You can request it in the BADGES section of the forum, if you want, after someone participates. That will be a reminder for me, or Fiddlerman might see it and give you your badge, but it has to be you who requests it, if it is done by request and not just me noticing. 

Include a link to this party with your request.

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great choice @JohnG and excellent playing!  Youre really progressing fast!!

heres mine..  had to listen to that second part a few times so thanks for sharing this one!  I think Im pretty close.  Choked out the notes a couple of times so may be hard to listen to.  Think Im gonna keep practicing this especially whenever I get around to vibrato. 

Sorry for the closeup.. looked farther away in the little screen.  Youre gonna get me in trouble..supposed to be working around house.  gotta get busy now..

Simple Gifts

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@gregw - Thank you for sharing and for the compliment. I loved that rendition!

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Hey, @iFIDDLE That was really great. Loved that.

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@JohnG 

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You started a GREAT Party! 

...and GregW just made it official! 

Can't believe how well you are playing in such a short amount of time. 

I'll be giving you my version next week some time. 😊 

Love this tune!  

 

@iFIDDLE - 

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That was FABULOUS! 

You just made this Party official!

Really loved all the variety! 

...will be joining you, soon. 

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- Emily

 

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@ELCBK - Thanks for the approbation, and I'll be looking forward to seeing your participation.

@Mouse - Sorry I didn't thank you sooner for your support! And, no matter how long it takes, will be waiting for your contribution!

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No thanks are necessary. 

I will get one up. I want to do it with my cello, so that will add a little more time to it being done. It is a nice tune. If I remember correctly, it is fun to do on my cello, been a while, but it was a fun tune.

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Hope this is ok, took me half an hour to upload all I am geting is .2 of a meg upload its really annoying.

just played it by ear. not got the music, may spend a bit of time polishing it up and adding more ornamentz to it.

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@stringy - Love it, thanks! I'm jealous of folks that can play by ear/memory.

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JohnG said
@stringy - Love it, thanks! I'm jealous of folks that can play by ear/memory.

  

You get used to it john, I just hear the tune in my head and play it, even if it isnt exactly correct lol

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@stringy That was really fun to listen to. Great job!

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sounds great @stringy. liked the variations!

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Thanks mouse bit rushed.

Thanks greg , I hadnt comme ted on yours, but great playing as always. Sorry for the oversight.;) I like the bluegrass feel its what I expecteď you to do, I also loved the double stops, just started practicing them again, started about ayear ago and stopped, and now regret it. I have a couple of etudes for them. so trying to knuckle down.

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JohnG, GregW, stingy,

Great playing all of you.

Thanks for posting.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@stringy -

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Loved your 'Simple Gifts'! 

Sorry to hear you still have internet speed issues, but

glad you fought through it to make this Party a hit! 

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- Emily 

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...I haven't forgotten - still workin' on it! 

Btw, this tune was also used in 'Lord of The Dance'. 

Anyone else joining the Party? 

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- Emily

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