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A couple Christmas things
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AndrewH
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A short clip I recorded on a lazy Christmas morning and put on Instagram: the Sussex Carol, in the deeper part of the viola range, with some improvised double-stops. Oh, yes, this features my new strings! Last week I replaced my Dominant C-G-D strings with Vision strings, and the sound and tuning are almost stable now.

And a virtual string septet that I put together earlier this month and posted to YouTube on Christmas morning. This is an international group covering a wide range of playing levels from early-intermediate learners to high-level amateurs and experience ranging from 1 to 18 years; what we all have in common is that we all started later than most string players. We recorded a choral Christmas favorite, Franz Biebl's Ave Maria, in my arrangement for three violins, three violas, and a cello.

(I didn't open this up because I felt pretty strongly about wanting a chamber music feel with only one player to a part -- but I definitely want do some bigger group projects in the future!)

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BillyG
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December 26, 2017 - 6:21 am
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Nice playing @AndrewH - and a very smart group project - they are awesome to do and to be involved in...   And a Merry Xmas to you !

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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@AndrewH beautiful music 🙂 I really like the septet (always had a soft spot for chamber music).

Keep the videos coming.

Bob

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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And now, just a little string trick for New Year's Eve: Auld Lang Syne played entirely on natural harmonics. (Yes, it's possible, and without leaving 1st position!)

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BillyG
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December 31, 2017 - 5:59 am
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Well I never !   🙂  🙂  🙂   Now there's a thing - cool !  

Thanks @AndrewH - and a Good New Year to you !

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Here's how you do it on a violin: auld-lang-syne-vln-all-natural-harmonics.pngImage Enlarger

It'll sound a 5th higher than what I played.

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