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What is Your Dream Tune to Play?
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zpilot
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Not necessarily this tune , but things like this:

http://www.katyadelson.com/201.....cing-bear/

Also, Scottish and Irish folk songs.  Some don't consider it serious music but I want to preserve it.

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zpilot said
Also, Scottish and Irish folk songs.  Some don't consider it serious music but I want to preserve it.  

Haha that's outrageous! Folk music is at the heart of culture. Technically demanding or not, it's the lifeblood of the musical soul in many ways.

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I love folk music. Who doesn't consider it serious?

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I love Irish fiddling, and old time American fiddle tunes. They are what I focus on the most for my lessons 🙂 

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zpilot said
Not necessarily this tune , but things like this:

http://www.katyadelson.com/201.....cing-bear/

Also, Scottish and Irish folk songs.  Some don't consider it serious music but I want to preserve it.  

I've been concentrating on classical music mostly, but watching how much fun this young lady has playing traditional fiddle tunes forced me to download several of her tunes. She also has backing tracks for several.

Even with my flawed interpretation, these tunes can't help but make me smile 🙂 

I was a guitar player/folk singer in the 60's and these tunes bring back good feelings!

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Fiddlerman
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All 24 Paganini Caprices in a row, non stop.....

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Fiddlerman said
All 24 Paganini Caprices in a row, non stop.....  

ok- I'll bite....  I heard someone do this on youtube- how many can you already do, Mr. Fiddlerman @Fiddlerman -- Zero would be an ok answer for me, just asking....

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

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I could probably play half now but I haven't touched them in many years. I don't practice anymore. 🙁
I could read through them.

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Fiddlerman said
I could probably play half now but I haven't touched them in many years. I don't practice anymore. 🙁
I could read through them.  

Your honesty, and talent is precious !  and inspiring !

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

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I had favorite pieces still months ago. Today I just focus on practicing and don't care about what I like best. I prefer what I hope to get ahead with.

My violin is a 3/4 violin, made for right-handed players, though I play it left-handed. As I felt she was the best in the shop of all 3/4 violins I tried and the luthier agreed. I prefer Obligato strings together with Eudoxa E string. Self-made bow, weight: 24 g / 0.85 oz

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This song with the up bow staccato and the trills in conjunction with he bow speed he has  fascinates me, I'll never be able to master that technique, but it's so interesting to watch and listen to it!

 

Next summer when I get caught up on a few items my intention it to learn this on by Randy Howard

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Wow. My bow bounces, but not like Heifetz's 🙁

Wish I could play like either of these two...

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Wooo hooo, nice finds @Mark  - wonderful stuff...  awesome... !

Thank you for both posts  - extreme examples of the best of different genres and simply goes to show what can be done with four strings and a sweet bow-arm and snazzy fingering......   love it ! thumbs-upthumbs-up

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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There’s so many songs I’d like to be able to play.. Currently, I think my top favorites are “Waltz No. 2” and “Romance” by Shostakovich, even though I guess they’re not necessarily violin-only songs.

Whenever I hear a song I really like, my reaction is always, “I want to play that!” Too bad I am no master when it comes to playing instruments, lol!

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Mark said
This song with the up bow staccato and the trills in conjunction with he bow speed he has  fascinates me, I'll never be able to master that technique, but it's so interesting to watch and listen to it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v

@Mark i hope I got the right member to call out to, but Mark, that video was awesome! Yes, the bowing was incredible, and the fingering as well!

"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one".- Albert Einstein 

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My dream tune is  Dance of the Knights by Prokofiev . I know I will probably be able to play this in about maybe... two years time as I am very new to fiddling 🙁 But I made it my goal.  🙂

 

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@Zoi welcome to the forum. I agree the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet is much better than all the others (Tchaikovsky , Gounod, etc). A lot of power embodied there:)

Classical violin (and music in general) is what gets me moving, although I really like some of the folk, celtic and traditional fiddling I've been hearing since I joined this forum.

In chat you said another continent... which one?

Bob

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Hi Bob and thank you. Nice to be among so many other fiddlers!

I am into the folk and Celtic music too when it comes to violin tunes  but there are some classics like this one that are indeed very powerful!

I live in Greece 🙂

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Fiddlerman
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Zoi, you bring back memories from the past. As a full time professional orchestra player I've played this at least 5 times. Love it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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WOW !!  are those giant violins at the 1:15 mark ?

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

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