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Fiddling With 80's Music!
A decade of fabulous music!
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Don't know why I haven't started this earlier - music of this era holds a special place in my heart! 

 

Here's an interesting look at Dire Straits', "Money For Nothing".

 

DIRE STRAITS Money for nothing ( Violin & Piano Cover) - Petro Cela

Now, I need the help of you guitarists!

I want to transcribe the notes of this guitar tablature, so what are these 6 open strings (from low to high) tuned to here?   

Money for Nothing Dire Straits Cover, Guitar Tab - Tutorial 

 

#gif from GIFs Of The 80s

 

...1981 - my World of Music changed with MTV!

- Emily

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More 80's Violin/Viola/Cello inspiration. 

Nice cover of Europe's, "The Final Countdown" (1986) - performed by Cristina Kiseleff! 

 

 

SharonC posted Adam Degraff Covers in the "Great Performances" thread, so everyone's probably already seen Adam DeGraff's fabulous rendition of Guns N' Roses', "Sweet Child O'Mine" (1988)... 

Sweet Violin Child O' Mine Take TWO! - Adam DeGraff

BUT, did you know Adam made some tutorials for it? 
10 DeGraff SCOM Video Tutorials - Playlist

 

Adam DeGraff did the same for Journey's, "Don't Stop Believin" (1981)! 

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey - Violin Cover - Adam DeGraff 

Tutorials! 
Adam DeGraff's Journey Tutorials A-H

 

Musescore.com has a VIOLA QUARTET version of sheet music - that's easy to use! 
Don't Stop Believin' - Viola Quartet Sheet Music

 

https://st.depositphotos.com/1202217/4079/i/950/depositphotos_40798287-stock-photo-80s-music-retro-concept-vintage.jpg

Show support for all the people who go to the trouble to create free tutorials for us to learn... and don't forget Fiddlerman!

- Emily

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Emily,

Standard tuning on the guitar open strings are

E2

A2

D3

G3

B3

E4

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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@Mark -

THANK YOU, VERY MUCH! 🤗

 

These covers may be more approachable for many of us. 

Sandy Herrault's done a couple of great 80's covers that aren't so difficult. 

I always felt Men at Work's, "Down Under" (originally 1980) was a very catchy tune - and I can see room to have a lot of fun with it. 

Sandy shows she's got the feeling of it, here. 

 

 

AND, Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" (1983) was a #1 hit. 

Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper, Violin Cover - Sandy Herrault

 

https://i.discogs.com/5p4g2DcGdeaqj6NcebSeo4Ck_5mIupsCKyzns9XtEVo/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:614/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI0MDY4/MDctMTI5Mzc3MjYx/Ny5qcGVn.jpeg

 

...hope these will inspire others to give one a go!

- Emily

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...More!  

A-ha's, "Take On Me" (1984) - great, cleanly played, cover by Samuel Wang!  I don't think I posted this particular cover before, but I'm having a little déjà vu. (lol)

 

 

Fabulous cover by "Simple Three" - of the Eurythmics', "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" (1983)! 

 

 

LOVE this video - Charlie Bisharat, Cameron Stone & Ann Marie Calhoun - all have a little spontaneous fun, here! 

Sweet Dreams Backstage Spontaneous Jam Session (LIVE)

Play-along SHEET MUSIC from The Violin Beginner! 

Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics) - Violin Sheet Music Video

FOR VIOLA - play-along video SHEET MUSIC (Chromatik)! 

VIOLA - Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics - Sheet Music, Chords, & Vocals

https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67706c0000bebbce9c4e05cd0890c0711af999

 

...guess I better buckle down & learn these! 

- Emily

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Oh boy, one of my favorites - Tears For Fears', "Mad World" (1982)! 

For VIOLA - "Mad World", Gary Jules version from the film Donnie Darko.  Play-along Video Sheet Music (EasyViolaLesson).

 

"Mad World" Cello (with Harkels Puppetry) - performed by Vesislava Todorova!  I couldn't resist the creative imagery here. 🤗

Vesislava ft. Harkels Puppetry "Mad World"

Here's her EASY BEGINNER TUTORIAL for CELLO! 
"Mad World" Beginner Easy Cello Tutorial - Learning Cello with Vesi

 

VIOLIN Play-along Sheet Music: How to play Mad World by Gary Jules (EasyViolinLesson)

 

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- Emily

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Bunch of my favorite popular pieces here. 😁

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

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couldn't resist

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Well, I couldn't resist this one - always liked it, "Blue Monday" (by New Order, 1983).  Performed by Orkestra Obsolete! 

If you don't have your violin to play along, just grab the nearest saw blade (maybe don't use an expensive bow). 🤭  

 

 

Play-along Sheet Music from EasyViolinLesson! 

 

Nothing goes perfectly smooth all the time - even for professionals. (lol) 

New Order- Interview/"Blue Monday" w/false start on Countdown 1983

Black Cat Red Heart Smiley - Emily

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OZZY! 

Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr. Crowley" by 2 violins! 

I have NO idea who these girls are, but think they're GREAT! 

 

 

"Crazy Train"!  How lucky these kids are that Mark Wood visited their School! 

 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/45/72/5b/45725bd36c79a965c72d49190f6ff796.jpg

 

...really like "Mama I'm Coming Home", but that's 1991. 😒 

- Emily

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Some of you HAVE to remember this Classic by Harold Faltermeyer! 

The Hamilton East Chamber Ensemble performs, "Axel F"

 

 

"Axel F Duo" interactive tutorial (Client Files AB). 

 

 

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Axel F - Original Soundtrack, Harold Faltermeyer

- Emily

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How about a Starship tune to learn? 

"We Built This City" (1985)! 

 

Great rendition by Intermezzo! 

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Now, Alex DePue is my idea of a well-rounded Fiddler - starts out with Classical & dives right into 80's ROCK! 

 

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...wish the video quality was better. 

- Emily

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