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BLAST FROM THE PAST - '60s For Strings!
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STILL miss my '78 Z-28 Camaro, but like so much far out hippy & surfer slang/culture - the camaro emerged in the '60s!  

I especially get jazzed listening to the late '60s MUSIC - how about jamming with some?

Btw, Blast From The Past was an awesome film - watch it... or watch it again! 

 

I was surprised how MANY different Violin covers I found of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" (1969) on YT! 

Here's an inspirational one by Emma Dahl!  

To get you started:

 

 

FREAK OUT WITH WIPEOUT (1963)!

"Wipe Out" is a surf rock instrumental composed by Bob Berryhill, Pat Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ron Wilson. Composed in the form of twelve-bar blues,[1] the tune was first performed and recorded by the Surfaris, who became famous with the single in 1963.

Date's wrong on this video, but great cover by Jo A Ram - Ventures didn't record this until 1965! 

Beginners can try shifting on Violin with WIPEOUT! 

Cellos WIPEOUT, too! 

 

If you know of sheet music or any great Violin/Viola/Cello covers of '60s Pop & Rock - PLEASE SHARE it here! 

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House of the Rising Sun

(1964) - the most famous version by The Animals! 

BUT, did you know this song goes WAY BACK, before this?  History of the song House of the Rising Sun - Wikipedia

Great Vassar Clements style Violin cover by Serena Harnack! 

You don't have to improvise to try it! 

 

Wouldn't It Be Nice? 

Beachboys (1966)! 

Great Violin cover by Devin Shea! 

Best I can do for free sheet music is piano: 

On Cello with Thomas Wagner.

https://youtu.be/x7epb-MZq5g

 

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People are Strange 

(1967) The Doors! 

GREAT Cello Cover by Petr Akimov

This sheet play-along sheet music is perfect for Violas & 5-string Violinists! 

https://youtu.be/bimRJ7xGxO0

 

California Girls

(1965) Beach Boys (NOT Katie Perry!). 

GREAT Violin cover from Kevin & Will Violin. 

GREAT Cello cover by Thomas Wagner. 

 

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Here Comes The Sun 

(1969) Beatles! 

Outstanding cover by Joshua Bell with young cellists Ian Maloney and Dylan Wu! 

Violin play-along sheet music from EasyViolinLesson. 

 

Happy Together 

(1967) The Turtles! 

FABULOUS cover by Roberts Balanas! 

Play-along sheet music from Chromatik: 

 

Hey, ALL these tunes would sound wonderful played on EV or E Cello! 

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Ya know, I was around for all these... graduated High School in 1974! 🤗

Norwegian Wood 

(1965) Beatles! 

Violin Tutorial from FiddleHed! 

CELLO play-along sheet music from chelista! 

 

Heard It Through The Grape Vine 

(1966) by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong (Motown), 1st recorded by the Miracles, but everyone remembers the Marven Gaye version! 

EXCELENT Violin cover by JP Rafferty! 

For quartet, arranged by Greg Woodward. 

 

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...no one has a favorite they'd like to share(?) 

It's been fun to noodle around with some of these old tunes - for me, anyway. 

There was only one popular tune that I tried to learn to play on the piano when I was a Kid (other than Christmas Carols) & pretty sure it was a very basic version of this. 

It was "Love Is Blue" (L'amour est bleu), composed by André Popp (France) in 1967.  #1 in the USA for a bit in 1968 and I remember the guy who sang it had a dreamy voice, but several guys recorded it that year - of the three I found, most likely Marty Robbins or Johnny Mathis, never heard of Al Martino.

Was thinking I should try to learn it after seeing this version! 

 

Here's a good play-along version for 5-string Violin or for VIOLA! 

 

OMG! 

Does anyone remember The Unicorn Song?  Composed by Shel Silverstein, it was a hit in USA (1968) with the Irish Rovers' recording of 1967 (1st time I heard them!)! 

 

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...did you know there is a Continuing Story of The Unicorn?

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This is the kind of video I love - from The Tagawa Trio, "Lady Madonna" (1968) The Beatles! 

Talk about inspiration!

Play-along sheet music for Quartet! (Hugo Wanner Music)

 

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL! 

Bad Moon Rising! (1969) - Fiddle Tutorial from Chris Haigh! 

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San Francisco!

(1967) by Scott McKenzie - I remembered to sing this good & LOUD, as my Dad drove our Family over the Golden Gate Bridge on vacation in 1968 (I still can't sing in tune)! 🤣 

Jo A Ram on EV!

Here's the melody with guitar backing chords!

 

WHITE RABBIT!

Jefferson Airplane - Grace Slick (1967) 

Quartet San Francisco! 

Best I can do for free sheet music:

pdf - White Rabbit, Daniel Redly piano arrangement

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Scarborough Fair

Became VERY famous with Simon & Garfunkel's version released in 1966!  Linked to the Violin sheet music at thesession.org (extremely lively discussion about this tune there).  I also threw in an easy VIOLA play-along!

There are numerous tutorials on YouTube if you need more help learning this endearing tune, not linking any here - just sharing a couple of inspirational videos to get you going. (lol) 

Tina Guo - Cello & Erhu! 

 

Taylor Davis - Violin!

 

VIOLA play-along sheet music - from EasyViolaLesson. 

 

The song "Scarborough Fair" is considered a relatively recent variant of "The Elfin Knight", and both are officially classified as the same ballad. Mark Anderson (1874-1953), a retired lead-miner from either Newbiggin-by-the-Sea or Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, England, sang "Scarborough Fair" to Ewan MacColl in 1947. Martin Carthy learnt the song from MacColl's songbook, and included it on his eponymous debut album in 1965. He taught the song to Paul Simon the same year, and Simon & Garfunkel released their own version, which was hugely successful. Prior to this, Bob Dylan used Martin Carthy's version as the basis of his song "Girl from the North Country" from his second album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963). (Wikipedia)

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I see I forgot a Fiddlerman Tutorial for The Sound of Silence - released in 1964 by Simon & Garfunkel! 

A Tune a Week #23. 

 

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"Wichita Lineman" - 1968 

Jimmy Webb wrote it, Glen Campbell recorded it & here's Chris Haigh's Tutorial for it (consider supporting his channel)! 

 

"Everyday People" - 1968 

Sly & The Family Stone!

 

...wish EVERYONE would take this song to heart! 

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Ran across another great Beatles tune George Harrison wrote, released in 1968 - hadn't heard this in a while! 

SUPER inspiration for all of us string players!

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is such a wonderful tune! 

Always felt to me like it's bursting at the seams with emotion - longing?, regret?, melancholly, but a powerful minor to major change feels like 'hope'. 

 

From Pasha (violin) & Sean Daniel! 

Max Dyer on Cello!   

Viola Sheet Music Play-along - from EasyViolaLesson! 

 

Violin Sheet Music Play-along - from EasyViolinLesson

Cello Sheet Music Play-along - from EasyCelloLesson

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