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Halloween Again!
Get out your Goblins!
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**Edited**

Fiddlerman posted this over at the Halloween Party Thread after I posted it here--

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/p.....2/#p119856

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

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OK, so I posted my "party" take in the wrong thread - I've moved it to here - 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/p.....2/#p119850

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Ohh glad to hear the vibrato is going well Emily ! I don’t really have much of a clue on vibrato but i’m really intrigued about how it’s going. I did show my teacher the exercises I was doing and she recommended a book. She also said it as a bit early for me to learn! I think so too. 

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Violin & Cello 

Well, it's 'Mischief Night' (aka. Devil's Night) and I was thinking of 

"THE SHINING"   

Remember the Ballroom Scene music? 

 

I found, Hana Maria, a dark and edgy Violinist/Cellist/Harpist/Pianist/Composer/Singer in the UK, who has a wonderful arrangement of it! 

 

Hana Maria founded the Gothic Rock Band, "Hana Piranha" and I really enjoyed some of her other videos!  Here's a bit about her, her 4th and Solo debut album "Wednesday's Child", and music samples. 

The Story of 'Wednesday's Child'

This all led me to another new find. 

CELLIST/Composer/Singer, Unwoman - from the San Francisco Bay area.

Here's a tune from her "Of My Own Space and Time I Am Queen" album. 

"THORNS"  ...really like this one! 

 

You can read about her & sample her other music here. 

https://unwoman.com/

 

I'm glad Kids don't toilet-paper trees, or throw eggs at cars and houses anymore, but I do miss the idea of playing harmless pranks!

Have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 

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I'm pretty sure we've had this posted on the forum -

or I've just seen it somewhere. 

Here's the ultimate Halloween Horror video

for a Violinist! 

 

 

If you have strong emotions about this video,

check out this other FM Forum Thread!  

Emotions Towards an Instrument - Thread

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a2/c0/25/a2c025dd7f1ce46e3d7065f18a0d72d0--vintage-halloween-decorations-halloween-vintage.jpg

ALMOST HALLOWEEN

- Emily

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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b8/0d/28/b80d28c77877425484b75c57eb73c81d.jpg

 

Glad I found this thread from last year, I'm having an awful time getting into the Halloween spirit for this one! 👻 

I had forgotten how much I like the music here! 

Here's more to consider learning!  

 

SPOOKY SCARY SKELETONS!  I don't know how I missed last year! (Kosmostraut) 

 

Violin Play-along Sheet Music! (A.D. Music and Tutorials)

VIOLA Play-along Sheet Music! (2 speeds - EasyViolaLesson) 

 

Great music for Autumn & Halloween in these threads, too:
There's a Wicked Fiddler Here! Thread
PUMPKIN TIME! Feeling Like Autumn? Thread

 

https://www.wingsicalwhims.com/uploads/3/7/1/5/37152115/s877257678397204153_p2584_i309_w464.png

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GHOSTS! 

Just for fun - "The Ghost of The Violin" (1912) composed by Ted Snyder, lyrics by Bert Kalmer - performed by Walter Van Brunt & Maurice Burkhart (warholsoup1002).

 

"Ghost Choir" by Louie Zong - played by Music Twilight. 

 

This is pretty COOL - has some Modulation, Tempo changes, Pizzicato & Harmonics! 

"Graceful Ghost Rag" (1970) by William Bolcom, is the 1st of a set!  Violin & piano play-along sheet music!  (ThePIANIMATION). 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/474x/07/8d/b9/078db996fef829794594cacef4af2446--blue-angels-dark-angels.jpg

The other 2 pieces of the 3 Ghost Rag set ("Dream Shadows" & "The Poltergeist") can be heard in this playlist: William Bolcom Piano Rags - Playlist

- Emily

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Ooo...ooOOoo! 
How about learning a dark & twisty JIG for Halloween time? 

"The White Petticoat"

Played by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, the rest of the set & album is nice, too!   

 

 

The White Petticoat Sheet Music

 

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...I love Eeee minor!  

 

- Emily

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Still trying to get into the mood... had a little fun playing along with "Remains of The Day" from the "Corpse Bride", today - inspired by this Broken Peach video. 

 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4e/af/41/4eaf41918e1f90d648bfa05150633c13.jpg

- Emily

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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ca/08/62/ca086270c502a60d3bc4d2c6966b54ee.jpg

 

BLACK CATS! 

Now I'm getting in the mood. 

Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia) composed an unusually sinister sounding version of the "Black Cat Rag", performed by Ivana Tomaskova. 

 

 

Warren Hood is the fabulous fiddler with the Waybacks - "Black Cat"!

 

"Cats Tango" by by Oleksandr Gonobolin - performed by Agrippina Bolshakova and Sophia Zavalko

I LOVE THIS - SO CUTE!!! 

 

This is what people usually expect to hear in Ragtime - learn/play along with "The Black Cat Rag" by Frank Wooster - composer & publisher in St. Louis, Missouri (1905).  Violin Sheet music with downloadable Midi!

The Black Cat Rag Sheet Music With Audio

 

https://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/-O2GKai_rSXA/ToxFWleHnUI/AAAAAAAAOR0/bM7t0g7woyQ/s1600/halloween+cat+vintage+image+graphicsfairy7b.jpg

 

More Cat tunes in Critter Threads! 

Old Time Critter Tunes Thread

Celtic/Cape Breton Music Over-run With Critters! Thread

Canadian Critter Tunes Thread

- Emily

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ELCBK said

Ooo...ooOOoo! 
How about learning a dark & twisty JIG for Halloween time? 

"The White Petticoat"

Played by Kevin Burke & Cal Scott, the rest of the set & album is nice, too! 

The White Petticoat Sheet Music

...I love Eeeeminor!  

 

I started my FIDDLEVIDEO subscription back up last week - forgot to mention that Kevin Burke has a wonderful tutorial, for this tune, there! 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/63/53/01635380bca128985d83708b4e0b980f.jpg

- Emily

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@ELCBK  Hey, lady, there's a party started over in the Party Room for Halloween--gather up some of your tunes & get on over there smile

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@SharonC -

...my butt's been draggin' this year. 🥴

Only have maybe 2 little ones ready to record, just having too much fun fiddlin' around, I guess... haven't even thought about dressing for the part, yet! 

Can't wait to see what YOU are up to!

- Emily

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dark themed song

 

Chris Knight has a song called Down the River that has a dark story to it.  cool song.

banks of the ohio another traditional tune that has a dark story.

not really related but along the same style lines as Chris Knight is a Ray Wylie Hubabrd song called snake farm.  not dark at all..kinda funny...but the way he sings the ending.. well..he sounds scared.  I was going to share the chris knight one but figured better left..snake farm was in the list and made me remember how much i liked it.  funny lyrics to me.  

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@ABitRusty -

Thank You! 

Creepy, ha-all-owe'en are workin' on the same wavelength... 

I'd actually given some serious thought to starting a Murder Ballad Thread, back when I learned about "The Bonny Bows" (Crowfoot).  I posted a link to the Twa Sisters & related legends in the Crowfoot Thread.

Was surprised, at the time, to find out there really is such a thing as a 'Murder Ballad Genre'😳 

Liked "Down In The Willow Garden" (aka. "Rose Connelly") and Chris Knight's "Down The River" - both sad tales, great Murder Ballads. 

🤔... most ballads tend to melancholy or sad, anyway - minor keys make my day! 

Here's the Waybacks (with a great Fiddle break) playing "The Witch of The Westmorland" - almost thought by the lyrics to possibly be a murder ballad, but I'm left guessing the final fate of the Witch! 

 

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Ran across Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Snake Farm" & "Rabbit" a while back, searching for 'Critter' tunes.  ...decided I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole. 🙄🤣 

- Emily

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