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Title pretty much sums it up... what is your dream tune to be able to play either tolerably or flawlessly? Feel free to share videos of your favorite version of the tune!
There's lots of tunes I would love to be able to play flawlessly or tolerable-enough, but I would love to be able to play this (I've see her perform this live, in awe of her):
World's Okayest Fiddler
Oooo... Nice ones, @coolpinkone
Another one I've always loved and would love to play perfectly would be Meditation from Thais Playing all the emotion I hear others play it with, and the perfect shifting, haha.
World's Okayest Fiddler
As I am a gardener I have been often asked what is my favorite flower? My answer has always been - the flower blooming at the moment.
My dream tune would be the one that I could jump in on as a break at a jam and nail!! Get people up and dancing or clapping. One that people would be able to identify with me without seeing me.
We have had people come to jam and on every single tune play the very same break over and over changing the notes only with the keys - BORING!! That is sorta where I am right now!! Different breaks for each tune but the same break for that specific tune ugh!
LOL so I guess people can identify me BUT because I am playing the same old boring breaks!!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
@ the original post - only just seen the thread - yup - passion, expression, touch, feel, total-involvement-with-the-piece and completely on auto-pilot, ROCK ON ! New to me - but pretty cool and fun....
To answer the question though - I have no one specific piece that I'm in any way "driven" to play - very happy to take "well known tunes", adapt to how-I-feel-them and hope it makes folks smile.... (unfortunately, some purists will say "that';s not the way it should be played" - LOL - I don't care - at least it shows the tune was recognized !!!! )
Oh - I suppose there is one piece - Csardas as perfomed by David Garrett - I have *some* of it nailed but a LONG ( long ) way to go to get anywhere near, especially on the high shifts and stopped harmonics... give me another 5 years.... rofl
Here you go - freaking awesome - https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....977iJX1Eh4
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
I know it's a fairly simple tune with a lot of repeating sections, but I can't make it past bar 18 or 19 and end up down this loop bach of death that leads me into an old Appalachia tune...
@Fiddlerman The Caprices....awh...I'd love to hear you do some of them even segments would be a treat.
@BillyG and @cdennyb both those choices.. I sure love them.
So many beautiful works.
Great topic. I love to hear everyone's choices. And it is fun to dream and have violin goals.
Also to have music topics to discuss.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Dreams belong to the imaginary space, some of them come true and transform into shapes, like objects, which we can touch and feel with our senses. If dreams up to a point reflect wishes, then I wish I could play difficult music pieces, but it is true that dreams and wishes alone don't have the power to move objects, effort is also demanded.
So the question for me isn't only which is the dream tune I want to play, but how to become skillful enough to be able to play challenging pieces. I don't have a specific tune in my mind now, my goal is to be a good violinist/fiddler and I am sure that effort, time, practice and perseverance are required to achieve the dream goal.