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.

Check out our 2023 Group Christmas Project HERE

AAA
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log Insp_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 RSSsp_TopicIcon
Not Too Late - Learn a Popular Christmas Tune!
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (2 votes) 
Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 23, 2021 - 4:48 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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) 

 

 

https://cur.glitter-graphics.net/pub/3575/3575470hx7fonlsur.gif

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 24, 2021 - 8:10 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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 

 

 

https://www.clipartkey.com/mpngs/m/326-3265858_vintage-santas-sleigh-merry-christmas-svg-free.png

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 24, 2021 - 10:42 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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. 

 

 

https://thegraphicsfairy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Christmas-morning-silhouette-GraphicsFairy.jpg

- Emily 

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 25, 2021 - 12:53 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

CHRISTMAS IS HERE! 

...try these out? 

 

 

 

 

https://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/218673-Christmas-Time-Is-Here.jpg

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 28, 2021 - 2:57 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

https://img.discogs.com/2ktpfvX8aLApU2k7XcFDazgcqy0=/fit-in/538x547/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-5094721-1384335530-2045.jpeg.jpg

 

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

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
December 29, 2021 - 10:51 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16430

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.

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

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 29, 2021 - 2:49 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@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) 

 

https://i.123g.us/c/ejan_ny_happy/card/319764.jpg

Okay, enough brain farts for today. 

- Emily

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
December 29, 2021 - 3:10 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16430

Thanks Emily, they will come. :)

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

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
September 6, 2022 - 7:53 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Nice to see someone else thought this was a great tune to play on the violin! 

Ana Done playing "I Believe in Father Christmas" - don't know how I missed this from 2020! 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/71/34/60/7134602b80895161709852238a3dcdf9--bad-santa-snowman.jpg

Don't get feeling all warm & fuzzy just yet! 

Halloween comes FIRST! 

- Emily

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
December 7, 2023 - 1:54 pm
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 7835
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

violin_xmas.jpg

Folks have been submitting their recordings for this year's Christmas GP, maybe it's time to start learning another tune for the Holidays! 

Lindsey Stirling just released this video for her "Sleigh Ride"

 

 

I've been looking at ways to personalize the music I play with some variation, change of key, etc...  This sheet music, actually for guitar (arrangement by Giorgos Arsenis), has elements I really like.  

There's a few notes that make this PERFECT for extended range Violins (5 or 6 strings)! 

BUT, the range shouldn't stop anyone... just play a note that's too low or high in a more comfortable octave.

Christmastime-is-here-page-001-2.jpg

Let me know if you find this stirs YOUR creativity, too! 

I like seeking out Christmas music that I haven't seen anyone play on Violin, Viola or Cello - especially now I have my new 6-string Violin! 

You can see some of the videos that are inspiring me this Season, here in My Blog - starting with Post #173. 

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: AndrewH, Mouse
Guest(s) 55
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today Reptile Smile
Upcoming Shell, Squiryl, Schaick, GlassTownCur, mcassidy2004, MyMing, CarolineNH, JamesRSmithJr, SethroTull86
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 7835
ABitRusty: 3922
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2690
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
Gordon Shumway: 2435
DanielB: 2379
Mark: 2155
damfino: 2113
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 31673
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 82
Topics: 10606
Posts: 134408
Newest Members:
alicedcoz258, Dres pirate, tonyluo, Terrence Terry Ruddy, andrea924breaux, pybring, stive4545, kevin498, Fiddlerjones, FidgetFrog
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 16430, KindaScratchy: 1760, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3744, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 5361