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I have always LOVED Coleraine's! I don't know why I haven't played it yet.🤔
Great, there goes another one on the list...
I love banjo, but this is my own opinion (am I stepping out of line?) - if you plan to play along with a banjo at any time, I'm not so sure you need to play it exactly the same on your fiddle. E.g., you could slur some of those notes on the violin, maybe with some ornaments. Come to think of it, slurring several notes all on one bow stroke might be an unnatural thing for you (not done playing on your other instruments), but you'll benefit from practicing them (and string crossing on the same bow stroke).
The best example I can find is a YouTube site with Harlow Pinson - "ABQ Session Tunes".
You'll find Coleraine here, (among others) - I've decided to learn this tune, too. Harlow plays it 1st up to speed, then slowly for you to learn.
Okay, I just learned this (not up to speed w/Harlow's ornaments, yet) - I still had to set his slow version to .75 speed and loop it, then it didn't take very long to pick it up - you can see and hear what he is slurring. Maybe find it more enjoyable to play.
Let me know what you think and Thank You for sharing your performance of that GREAT tune!
thanks emily, for allthe advice I am checking out everythin you suggested, very good advice.
didnt know ou had cut glass. We had set amounts that had to be done each day so it was very fast. we learned initialy to cut using hand held diamond cutters. I have also cut large plates of laminated we used to cut 9ne side open the cut, turn the plate over and put another cut on the other side in exactly the same place and then open that, then we ran burnin meths down the cut to get through the plastic. cuttng 1 inch thick is extremely difficult I take my hat off to you😀
just watched him playing the jig, you are right its not played on fiddle the same as i play it on banjo, as you can see in my vid I rely on triplets for ornamentation, I had never thought of changing it for the violin to be honest, I was to caught up in just playing, I will add ornaments , if I can without ruining it that is🤔 I have been practising triplets on violin but am not yet up to speed with them. I have been using them on cooleys reel for a while which is one of my fave session tunes. But not great with them yet on fiddle
have you heard this one, not generally heard much outside of Ireland, and Liverpool that is,
@stringy really like your banjo playing.. youve got a great sounding instrument there.
yes..everything a challenge on violin for sure. I think in a lifetime I could never get it sounding like I want or like I hear it in my head. I enjoy your videos so post away! Its good watching how people are coming along. The more people post the more it makes for a group thing here on the forum. In the end its about playing and enjoying music.
thanks greg, I also enjoy looking at other peoples vids, like you said, gives the place a nice community feel, no snobishness or anything like that, nice people on here.
Banjo is a pilgrim which I have modified slightly, could do with new strrings to be honest. They are good instruments and not a bad price. I always wanted a paramount from the twenties but they are out of my price range.
Good job Stringy. Is that you on the banjo as well?
yes, its me, when I recorded that I did t like to show my ugly face but I dont care anymore, as long as I dont scare the kids its ok😱 I also sing, traditional Irish as well as others, play five string banjo, guitar which is my real instrument, and irish bouzouki, I took up the violin because I was in Rome, and just near the vatican I heard a rumanian busker playing halleluja on fiddle, it matched the atmosphere perfectly, and made me think I wasnt a real musician, bit of a fake so there and then I decided to take on the hardest instrument in the world and learn to read music as real musicians do, but then became totally hooked, that was a year and a half ago, its a real challenge, fretted instruments are easy for me, every single thing about violin is beyond ridiculously hard and is very humbling, I love e erythin about it, wish I had tried to learn twenty years ago, but then it was all guitars which the girls love.😇