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Not Too Late - Learn a Popular Christmas Tune!
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Fiddling With My Whistle has some easy-to-learn, Popular, play-along tutorials for Christmas Fiddling!  These show tabs and finger placement.

"Last Christmas"! 

 

"Mary Did You Know"! 

 

"Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree"! 

 

Here's rolling sheet music for Maria Carey's, "All I Want For Christmas is You"! (Female Solo Violinist) 

 

 

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Found some wonderful Christmas arrangements, with rolling sheet music, by Thomas H Graf (Germany)!  Violin Duets, Cello Duets and String Quartets at hitfactory2009. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/h.....009/videos

"American Christmas" - Mash up Rondo of best Christmas Songs - Violin Duet 

 

"The Christmas Song" - (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) - Violin Duet 

 

"Sleigh Ride" - Easy Swing - String Quartet 

 

 

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MORE Christmas String Quartet arrangements from Thomas H Graf! (hitfactory2009)

"Grown up Christmas List" - Michael Buble Style - String Quartet

 

"The Christmas Waltz" - Frank Sinatra - String Quartet "The Christmas Waltz" - Frank Sinatra - String Quartet. 

 

"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" - Christmas Classic - String Quartet. 

 

 

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CHRISTMAS IS HERE! 

...try these out? 

 

 

 

 

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Released in 1975 - made my day & it just doesn't get any better than this!

...sorry folks, seems like just yesterday to me! (lol)  

 

 

...maybe it does get better - Greg Lake & Ian Anderson, playing together!  

 

 

While I'm feeling nostalgic, here's a an earlier classic (1968) from Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull! 

 

 

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The Jethro Tull Christmas Album - Playlist

Sorry, thought I was done looking at Christmas music. (lol)  I'm sure the sheet music is available to buy, but I'd try to play these by ear.

For all you youngsters, "I Believe In Father Christmas" was written as a protest against the commercialization of Christmas.

- Emily

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December 29, 2021 - 10:51 am
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Interesting with the violin tab videos. Anyone use these? What are your thoughts? I want to make more "Tune a Week" videos and visual aides can be super helpful.

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but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman -

Animated Tabs with audio were great when I was starting out.  I still look to some if I can't find audio reference or a simple version of a tune I want to learn. 

Animated Tabs are like rolling sheet music - you can see the notes coming up and can prepare - they are always too fast, though, and distorted when slowed down with settings.  Animated Dots on the fingerboard is a great reference for early beginners.

Early on, I learned quickest by thinking in 'finger placement' terms, not 'note' terms, so all the visuals were important help - and I still want to hear audio reference to help me play in tune, hear phrasing and dynamics.   

The tutorials I prefer to quickly learn from now, is when I clearly see and hear both of your hands with a line of animated notation - has helped me with sight-reading the most!  Fingering is important, but your phrasing, dynamics and how you use the bow are more so. 

I really love videos I can see where shifting is best used - VERY helpful!  ...hint...hint. (lol) 

 

Now...

I still think of a 'Viola' as the 'lower part of my 5 string Violin' - so, basically, I think of everything in Treble Clef notation.  Sight-reading Alto Clef notation means I see 'Treble' notes, then I have to 'add' for the Alto notes - slow going.  

Viola Tutorials that also show animated Alto Clef notation would be GREAT! 

🤔... I could even see where it would be extremely beneficial for BOTH Violinists and Violists just to see you play a tutorial, but show a line of animated Treble Clef AND a line of Alto Clef notation! 

🤔... is there a way you could make your tutorials with a 5 string instrument and kill two birds with one stone? (lol) 

 

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Okay, enough brain farts for today. 

- Emily

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December 29, 2021 - 3:10 pm
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Thanks Emily, they will come. :)

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