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Let's start with Christmas music but everyone is welcome in this party
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@ABitRusty -

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FABULOUS! 

Love your lively playing & ingenious video - don't know how you come up with this great stuff! 

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Yes, tree & decorations still up! 

We're supposed to have snow tomorrow - the first time since Christmas! 

It's been a bit dreary around here, missing all the excitement

& I needed this pick-me-up! 

THANK YOU - I really enjoyed this! 

 

I was thinking I should've recorded today,

just KNEW you'd beat me to it with a tough act to follow! 

...Christmas should last until Mardi Gras!   

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ABitRusty

Great tune  really cool video had me grinning watching all the effects,  so very cool..

Great playing by the way, very good sound.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Abitrusty that was absolutely brilliant !! Couldn’t wait to see what was coming next ! Made me laugh out loud !! Love everything about  your playing as well. 

My tree is coming down today ( or rather being unplugged) it’s warm and wet here! Would love some snow!

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That was very net, @ABitRusty. I loved that!

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The Bumblebee Flies!

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Really nice and fun, @ABitRusty. Wondering how much time went into that video… but the result is well worth it.

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elcbk, Mark, Mouse, wtw, katie thank yall so much!  had fun with this and glad yall liked it!

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Really nice and fun, @ABitRusty. Wondering how much time went into that video… but the result is well worth it.

  

its hard to say because some of the video type stuff ive done before so i didnt have to figure out this time.   I will say i thought about what i was going to do and how to approach it for a week or so.   I started learning the tune Thursday?  or Friday... not for sure.   i listened to a few versions.. My favorite is April Verch's.  but i wqtched Erynn Marshalls how to play it vid and think Im playing a mashed up version of some type.  its not exact..but what my brain and ears are able to do..lol. 

Id say to sit down and setup everything...play the tune each part...i played the mandolin and bass but didnt film .those and they were and after thought..i just used the audio...then mix it all in presonus... edit the video in davinci resolve.. around 6 to 8 hours.... breaking it up for home "stuff"  i got lost in the fun of it all though so couldve been 10 to 12.. these have all my favorite hobbies rolled into 1.. 😁

 

thanks again all!

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@ABitRusty That was Awesome!  Excellent playing, & wonderful video arrangement!  It’s neat how the animated guys move to the rhythm.  Nicely done! 

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thanks @SharonC !  all of you have made some really great post this year and party!   Just trying to keep up honestly and put a bit more into presentation this time.  

The dancing figures... i did not make those btw.  i searched for animated chroma keyed Christmas bagrounds or something and found them.   Theres alot out there to use.   When i saw it i figured he looked like a buck dancer or something so went with that.

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@ABitRusty -

Really appreciate you explaining everything you did in your video! 

This info will be very helpful now & in the future! 🤗 

THANK YOU! 

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Best Holiday wishes to you all! 

 

 

 

I'm afraid these are nothing special, just plain ol' playin'. 😊

...maybe next year! (lol) 

- Emily 

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I really enjoyed those @elcbk !  I think my favorite of the two is snow waltz.  ive not heard either of those so thanks for sharing them.  A wonderful pair for "old Christmas"!

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ELCBK

Enjoyed listing to those songs, the snow waltz I was not familiar with enjoyed listing to it.

Thanks,

Mark

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Emily brilliant !! I really liked both. Thought your playing was great ! Thanks for sharing ! 

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@ELCBK  Great couple of Holiday tunes there!   Nice job on the pizzicato & slides in Snow Waltz—great way to finish the season christmascandlechristmaswreath

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@ELCBK - You did very well on the first one, but I wasn't enthralled with the tune. The second one was excellent, both in execution and the tune itself. Well done!

The old curmudgeon!

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@ABitRusty , @Mark , @Katie L , @SharonC , @JohnG -

Thank you all for listening & I really appreciate your comments! 

I started out on December 28th, learning "I Believe In Father Christmas" by Greg Lake (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer), but didn't have time to try it with EV, so chose not to record it now... my next project! 

I'm glad I was able to learn & memorize these other 2 by ear (and record them), even though they weren't up to speed - but I really wish I'd given myself more than a week to make something sound decent.  All in all, I always learn a lot from recording (which I don't do enough of) - so it's good I did this! 🤗  I think both tunes deserve more exploration on my part, though.

This is where I learned these tunes:

"Yule Fiddler" (Christmas Time Is Coming 'Round Today)

"Snow Waltz" (Lindsey Stirling)

 

- Emily

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@elcbk oh i just watched your videos, well done!! My favorite is snow waltz, I love it!

🎻since08.2019🎶

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I'm voting snow waltz too :--) 

Thank you @ELCBK !

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@maudmaud , @wtw -

THANK YOU BOTH, FOR WATCHING! 

I have to admit, Snow Waltz is my favorite, too... I'm still working on it! 

Thank you for a GREAT CHRISTMAS PARTY! 

 

- Emily

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Just been through all these tunes, some great playing and equally great ideas on here, well done all.

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