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OK, I just posted this on another forum, and it was in response to a question about left-hand ornamentation in fiddling, mostly in the Irish traditional style.
My point here is that, although left-hand ornamentation (eg cuts, rolls) can embellish a tune, and may be ingrained in your playing, they are not a necessity for bringing a tune to life. Bowing, with accents, is.
This little soundclip I made just shows an open D string played on a relentless D-U-D-U bowing pattern, but with the accent on different notes. The 'silent' notes are just a decrease in bow pressure (almost zero).
It's basically a straight 1-2-3-4 pattern, and the only variation is on bow pressure.
Parts 1 and 2 show this, and part 3 shows a tune being played 'straight' - then played with the accent on the '3' of the 1-2-3-4 pattern.
Hope this is of some help
That was great and good to see demonstrated. (However, I don't think that sell well because of the overly long intro)
But really, I reinforces my thoughts that to play a piece with dynamics and life, vibrato in not nessesacery.
To hear another very good example of this,try to find a recording of Al Cherny playing Orange Blossom Special or Midnight on the Water. It may not use exactly the technique that you have demonstrated, I don't know but...
This guy has a bowing hand 'to die for'.
BTW....... What do you mean 'Another Forum'......Adulterer I'll never talk to you again you beast. I'm going home to mother.
Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of ..... What was I saying????
Hmm.. Would infants have as much fun in the infantry as adults do in adultery?
"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
Thanks for all your replies, folks
Yes, I should have done all of the parts in equal measure - 8 or 16 notes per pattern. I should have copied the text I posted on the other forum, then it would have been more consistent.
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