Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Please participate in our “Let it Snow” Xmas 2020 Group youtube project!”

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
What is Your Dream Tune to Play?
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (3 votes) 
Avatar
stet
Member
Members
June 22, 2017 - 11:48 am
Member Since: August 11, 2015
Forum Posts: 25
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
21sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Of course I have, one of my favorites is Tartini's ''Devil's Trill Sonata''. Beautiful!!

Giuseppe Tartini Sonata G minor Devil 's Trill, Anne Sophie Mutter violin. She is a great performer, but her face is a bit sour as if she has eaten some lemons before she started playing. laugh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....bu6gsaMNCI

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 22, 2017 - 11:57 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15266
22sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

stet said
................but her face is a bit sour as if she has eaten some lemons before she started playing. laugh

ROFL. I can't stop thinking about that when I watch her now. LOL

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
June 22, 2017 - 11:59 am
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1756
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
23sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Jerusalem Ridge:

I'd like to be able to play it on mandolin, as well.

Great topic, BTW.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Avatar
intrepidgirl
Bragg Creek, Alberta
Members

Regulars
June 22, 2017 - 8:07 pm
Member Since: March 8, 2015
Forum Posts: 288
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
24sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Jerusalem Ridge is on my list also. I wish to be so good at it, it just rolls off the instrument like in your video, @KindaScratchy . 

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
June 23, 2017 - 10:36 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 878
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Jerusalem Ridge is a wonderful tune!!!   

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.

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
June 23, 2017 - 11:18 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1992
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
26sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@KindaScratchy Oh, nice pick! I have the Mark O'Connor Band cd with it on, and love that tune 🙂 

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 23, 2017 - 2:39 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15266
27sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Funny enough, I started writing the music for that for some reason using Finale. I think someone asked for it a while back but I also saw when I searched yesterday that there are plenty of versions available online.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Leana
Members

Regulars
June 27, 2017 - 3:34 pm
Member Since: July 6, 2015
Forum Posts: 227
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28sp_Permalink sp_Print
5

Pachebelle Canon 

I might not be able to spell it, but that would be my dream song 

I swear- someday I will be playing as well as my imagination 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 27, 2017 - 7:10 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15266
29sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

You can do it Leana. Since it's a canon, it's easier and funner and makes more sense with at least two people. If you purchase a looper you can play a beautiful canon with yourself. 🙂

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Leana
Members

Regulars
June 27, 2017 - 11:58 pm
Member Since: July 6, 2015
Forum Posts: 227
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
30sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Fiddlerman said
You can do it Leana. Since it's a canon, it's easier and funner and makes more sense with at least two people. If you purchase a looper you can play a beautiful canon with yourself. 🙂  

LMAO !!  if playing with myself you mean........ that I would have to play the same 8 notes over, and over as back up- I think I will pass. LOL

other than that, a looper sounds right up my alley, but I don't have any idea what it is. 

I have tried three different ways to practice it, and I have not succeeded yet (new computer)- I have been trying for about 6 months...  I thought that I would have a presentable version by what was previously known as my 3 year violinaversity, but I understand my lacking in experience (and that this is not an easy piece)- but I know for sure someday.........

what is a looper ?

LOL (all about funner !)

smile

I swear- someday I will be playing as well as my imagination 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
June 28, 2017 - 8:45 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15266
31sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

A looper is like a live recording device that you press once to record then again to play what you recorded. Some loopers will record multiple parts over and combine them. Some are simple and easy while others are complicated and difficult to use. In any case, they are a lot of fun. 🙂
I tried one out for selling at Fiddlershop that actually has built-in rhythm section and accompaniment, band..... Pure fun..... I'll try to put that on my schedule.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
jose6ph
Ireland
Member
Members
July 13, 2017 - 9:42 pm
Member Since: June 28, 2017
Forum Posts: 8
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
32sp_Permalink sp_Print
5

There are so many tunes to choose from but, at the minute, I would love to perfect this song.

https://m.soundcloud.com/okama.....-lamentoso

Avatar
Leana
Members

Regulars
July 13, 2017 - 11:10 pm
Member Since: July 6, 2015
Forum Posts: 227
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
33sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

wow ! the whole song is beautiful, but the violin part- way outside my skill set. well, so was "the star spangled banner"- but that's just me. 

LOL

This was very beautiful, and right up my eventual alley- thanks for sharing. 

do you practice this at all ?

jimi-hendrix

I swear- someday I will be playing as well as my imagination 

Avatar
jose6ph
Ireland
Member
Members
July 14, 2017 - 6:23 am
Member Since: June 28, 2017
Forum Posts: 8
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
34sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

It's a beautiful song. I practice the easy bits so far, getting my skill up to play it will take a while but when I do it'll be awesome.

I'm always looking out for future songs to play, so far I've actually made good headway with a few. Returning to the violin was a great decision.

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
July 14, 2017 - 4:08 pm
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 3569
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
35sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Fiddlerman said
........I tried one out for selling at Fiddlershop that actually has built-in rhythm section and accompaniment, band..... Pure fun..... I'll try to put that on my schedule.  

 Oh yesss....  when / if you find the time!!!!  

That would be cool...drummerdrummerdrummerdrooling

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

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

Avatar
Carlos Anderson
New member
Members
August 7, 2017 - 6:16 pm
Member Since: August 7, 2017
Forum Posts: 2
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
36sp_Permalink sp_Print
5

Mine would have to be Canon in D for sure

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
August 8, 2017 - 12:56 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15266
37sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I feel confident that you will achieve that goal. 🙂

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
CAudreyJ
Members
October 6, 2017 - 12:27 pm
Member Since: October 6, 2017
Forum Posts: 6
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
38sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

My dream tune would have to be this song. Unfortunately there isn't sheet music for this song and I do not think learning by ear would help me with this particular song. 

Final Fantasy XV OST-Luna's Theme

Avatar
Dan-Hur
Advanced member
Members
October 6, 2017 - 3:29 pm
Member Since: May 16, 2014
Forum Posts: 93
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
39sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

When I was 12, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers came out. I remember hearing the theme for the Riders of Rohan for the first time and that was pretty much the moment I really wanted to learn to play. I can't believe it's been that long, but that was my dream tune. I didn't start really playing until a few years ago, but it is still one of my top tunes to learn. More recently, Jerusalem Ridge has really caught my ear. I love the way it sounds and would love to learn to play it well.

Avatar
StaceyC
Members
October 7, 2017 - 9:49 pm
Member Since: May 1, 2017
Forum Posts: 36
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I know that my answers to this question won't be on the harder side of songs to learn but these three I'm going to list are the goals I have set for myself.

 

Ultimate Goal: Schindler's List Theme song: 

Other two I want to learn:

Lindsey Stirling - Crystallize 
Halleluah

Hallelujah (many different versions of this song out there.. I do like Lindsey Stirling's version of this one but I like others as well..) Here's hers: 

You'll never know unless you try! What's in my violin case?

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Mark, IssacBows
Guest(s) 51
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today lakelivr
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, Andrew, Prudence, ButteryStuffs, harvestman, fiddlinmama, kit, makinnoise, wisco kid, Nathalie, marta, Raef, AmandaKulp, klezmerkat, vocaliw95, winxart
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1971
cdennyb: 1815
TerryT: 1728
Ferret: 1575
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27358
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 60
Topics: 8711
Posts: 108196
Newest Members:
FluffyMcFluff, JosephJoestar, RJ_Fiddles, rln2020, Jerome Hubbard, Little Prairie Girl
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15266, KindaScratchy: 1756, coolpinkone: 4176, BillyG: 3569, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 2310