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Be nice but not a big deal to me getting the sheets, etc. I SOooooo much enjoyed just listening to you play > I watched and listen to ya, and many things you have taught on this site are there in your playing >> SWEET!!!!!! > I just keep watching it and listening to the notes and what you do with them >> SWEET!!!!!!.
@KindaScratchy Omg... I love you!!! I wanted to say that I had tears..but I thought.. I could hear the voices and eyes rolling.."omg..there goes Toni emoting all over the boards again.."
I have to agree. I listened to it again... after dinner tonight with a glass of wine.
Thanks Pierre. (don't worry too much about posting free music..you give a lot).. ducks at the violin bows coming at me.. anyway.. it is good for us to buy a song or two now and again right?
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I listened to Pierre's video this morning and the song was just hauntingly beautiful. I just watched the video again... all I can say is Bravo!
Ok, so now the question is... who is going to have the guts to post their video after Pierre's? I'd post mine, but I'm pretty sure it would bring a tear to your eyes...for a totally different reason.
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
What an awesome party!!!
@Fiddlestix : Enjoyed your video! Thank You for sharing! =) Hope You're fine now!
@coolpinkone: Toni, You're doing fine! Thanks for reminder about that piece, i didn't play it for a long time - should not forget it!
@anonkid : Bravo! You're a star already!!! Keep it up!
@Ginnysg: That will be nice to see your video!
@Fiddlerman : That was awesome! Thank You kindly!! You won't be in trouble if i'll play it by ear, will You? and:
The piano part was written into finale and made into a playback file. I have it but am working on a new project for violinists to have more cool music minus one files to have fun with such as this one.
Can we have this backing track as an mp3 file? =) Or those who has rights will be mad on You? I'm not competent in those questions, sorry.
And do You have a Yamaha silent series there? XD (not sure about the model from this point of view).
Good job everybody! You've made my day!
Naska, yes, we are almost finished our 2 month process to get approved for Yamaha. We are approved authorized dealers for ALL their stringed instruments. I'll tell you all about them when you are ready. ...
YooooooooooooooHooooooooooo! I'm saving now for SV-150. XD Hope sometime You'll be able to make a review on it. I'll better get it from You than from enywhere else.
Honorary tenured advisor
Wow, awesome contributions so far, folks! Everybody has the participants to thank.
I know there are a several members still working on their waltzes, so don't anybody think that this party is over. I personally have several more I could do, but the perfectionist in me is holding me back. I'll probably suppress that perfectionism some time and put up another one. Meanwhile I thought I'd resissue the invitation and summarize the participation so far. It might jog your memory of how sweet some of the playing is. Or maybe you're tuning in late and don't know what you've missed. V denotes video, and A denotes audio. All performances are acoustic violin only, unless noted otherwise. I didn't recognize some of the pieces. Any omissions, errors, or other shorcomings are unintentional. Please PM me with any corrections or improvements to the list. The first invitation went up the evening of July 16, and Steve broke the ice the next afternoon.
V 7/17 Steve, Black Velvet Waltz
A 7/20 RosinedUp, Let Me Call You Sweetheart
V 7/21 Ferret, Redeemed
V 7/21 KindaScratchy, Josefin's Waltz, Violin and Guitar
V 7/21 Helvetika, Molly's Waltz
V 7/22 Barry, Tennessee Waltz, rerun, with backing track
A 7/23 DanielB, Annie's Song
V 7/28 Fiddlestix, Medley: The Band Played On, Cruising Down the River on A Sunday Afternoon, Three O'Clock in The Morning.
A 7/29 CoolPinkOne, Greensleeves
V 7/30 Anonkid, Brahms' Waltz from Suzuki Book 2
V 8/01 gwschweer, Take It to the Limit, electric violin and electric guitar
V 8/08 fiddlerman, Dark Waltz, lead and backing arranged by fiddleman
We're at an even dozen so far. Fiddlerman (thanks, Pierre!) is a tough act to follow, but everybody can forget about outdoing him any time soon anyway! But I know there are still some popcorn kernels out there getting ready to pop.
revised ca. Sat Aug 10 04:30:03 CDT 2013
I am terribly sorry, RU, I wasn't even thinking when I posted, I just figured everyone would know the name's of the three song's I played, but then again most of you are youngster's.
1. The Band Played On. ( Casey would waltz with the strawberry blonde)
2. Cruising Down the River on A Sunday Afternoon.
3. Three O'Clock in The Morning.
In that order.
Helvetika played; Molly's Waltz
gwscheer played; Take It To The Limit. (Eagle's recording)
And I can't place, Katie's.
Great job everyone.
The thread is a party. If you have played at any parties ever, then you know there are usually some who play better than you, some maybe not so well as you. But it is only competitive in a very informal sense and the competition factor isn't the important part.
Everybody who plays contributed to it being a good time. Those who maybe didn't get the nerve up to play themselves, but cheered other on, also contributed to it being a good time.
The only way the party is going to dive, is if nobody plays. Then it's no fun.
I personally heartily applaud everyone who has played for this party so far. It may not be over yet though, the stage is still open.
"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman
Competetive spirit is inate, its gonna happen. People are always lining up and comparing. We are our own worse critics and I for one dont want to be shown up by a 8 year old who obviously plays way better than I. But those are my own personal demons, I wish I had her joy de veuve in playing. I really have to concentrate and focus to even attempt these tunes. So, once I can put my ego aside and get out of my own way, I will relax and enjoy submitting a waltz. I am very much enjoying watching and reading everyones posts. Its a great party as far as I am concerned.
"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.