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Hi Fiddlerman and fellow fiddlers!
I've fallen in love with the song "The Return of the Eagle" by Atli Orvarsson. It's played at the end of a movie called "The Eagle" as soon as the ending credits start.The movie itself was absolutely terrible but this song won me over in a heartbeat. Here's its YouTube link It is fiddle playing at its best!! The song is played very fast and is hard for me to pick up by ear even though i know its melody by heart. I don't know where to begin with this song. In short, i was wondering and hoping if Fiddlerman or any other fiddler out there is down for notating the song or at least finding out what key the song is played in. I know that as soon as you all hear this song, it'll leave you all wanting to know how it's played yourselves. Thank you for your time. Fiddle on!!
Kevin M. said
Late bloomer said
Sounds like some shuffle bowing going on there.
What is shuffle bowing?
Short answer - Long, Short, Short. It's also called the Nashville shuffle. Say in your head, "big little big little big little" and match your bow strokes to that rhythm and you've got it.
Mary in Springfield, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
Did you get the sheet music from to the melody from here?
What program did you use to mix the video?
Hey Fiddlerman! I actually arranged the sheet music before I discovered this forum. It took me a few hours to put together by ear (the main melody notes are *fast*), and I used Musescore, which is an open-source software, and Adobe Premiere.
p.s. I actually discovered your forum on fiddlerman.com by googling "The Eagle fiddler myspace," since I heard in the DVD extras that the guy behind the original recording was discovered by the composer, Atli Ovarsson, on myspace!
Also, thanks -- latebloomer, TerryT, and picklefish -- for the comments.
Latebloomer: The sheet music took a few hours to put together; the difficult part was figuring out the approximate right notes for the really fast main melody. Recording was much easier, since I used musescore's autoplay tool and just watched it on my computer screen as I recorded each part. The main melody was the hardest part to get down, and ideally I could've practiced it for a few more days before attempting to record, since in this version you can still see me rushing.
TerryT: Have fun! Hope you find my sheet music in the video helpful.