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New Party - Simple Gifts
The Shaker Hymn, Simple Gifts is a great tune!
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Great pick, @JohnG & great job playing!  You’re diligent practice is paying off.

Nice playing & versions, @ABitRusty & @stringy  It’s wonderful how you can just pick it up & play by ear.  I don't think of it as being “correct” or not – you make it your own.

I’ll join the party in a day or two—seem to be a little behind nowsmile

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@SharonC - @stringy This post was in error, please ignore. I would've just deleted it but then you would wonder why you got tagged! lol

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@SharonC - Thanks, I appreciate the nice compliment and look forward to your contribution to this thread. I agree with your assessment of @ABitRusty and @stringy, might fine (and quick) players.

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

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@SharonC - Actually I'd call that Not So Simple Gifts! Excellent playing and choice of rendition. Thank you for a great addition to my party.

Edited: Forgot to mention that my wife loved it, too!

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pretty darn cool @SharonC !  sounds stately..like entering the royal chamber. 

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@SharonC wow love it, like a bach fugue, very baroque sounding, excellent stuff, and superbly played, how long did it take to get that together, blew me away. Amazing stuff.

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

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SharonC

Sounds great,

Well played.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@SharonC -

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Wonderful Duet! 

An unexpected pleasure. 

You are an inspiration to me, for sure. 

So great you joined the Party! 

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...guess I better get in gear. 😏

- Emily

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Thanks, @JohnG (& Mrs. JohnG) @stringy @ABitRusty @Mark  @ELCBK 

stringy said
. . . how long did it take to get that together. .

 

After JohnG started the party last week, I went online looking for a version to play.  Version was arranged by Jeremy Corcoran (got it at jwpepper.com).  I transcribed it into Musescore (I use it a lot to practice duets), & took it to my violin lesson & played it once through with my teacher (I played 1st violin).

I recorded both parts yesterday on my Ipad using a Bluetooth earpiece to listening to musescore version to match rhythm.  I then put them together with software I use called Movavi Video Editor.

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. . . sounds stately..like entering the royal chamber.

 

When I recorded the 1st part, I planned on redoing it to increase the speed a little.  After trying to do it about 6-7 times at a faster speed (& not liking the results), I decided to just go with my original recording & speed.  Guess how that’s how it ended up “stately” smile

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@SharonC -

Thank you!

Really appreciate all the info.  I was looking for a video editor, so I'll definitely check out "Movavi". 

You really did nice work with it! 😊

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Just a reminder, I'm still waiting on the promised renditions from @Mouse and @ELCBK, though I know Mouse has been rather indisposed, so I'll patiently wait for hers.

And anyone else who wants to add to this party!

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I think it will be a long wait, @JohnG. 😁

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Contrary to my wife's opinion, I can be a patient man! devil-violin

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Thank goodness you ARE patient! 

...haven't forgotten - just got real busy, side-tracked, preoccupied, etc... 🤪

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@JohnG -

Just for you!

ELCBK: My Version of Simple Gifts

DISCLAIMER: any hand palsy you notice should not be mistaken for intentional vibrato (it's still on my list). 😁

Sorry I couldn't do better right now, but maybe this will keep your Party going! 😊 

- Emily

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Thanks so much!! @ELCBK, that was great and loved seeing your shiny black violin! I appreciate you joining the party.

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Emily,

Very good, very cool interpretation. 

Mark 

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Albert Sammons

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way to go @elcbk !  really liked the variations!  

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