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February 24, 2020 - 2:03 pm
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I posted this video over on an instructional site for critique. I figured I might as well post it here although it is "unlisted" on YouTube. If you listen between the noises there's a song in there somewhere.

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I didn't know the tune, but I do now. You held time well, too.

Peter

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February 24, 2020 - 2:34 pm
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Thank You Peter.

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I liked that. You got it wrong, though! 

You said, 

If you listen between the noises there's a song in there somewhere.

You should have said, “If you listen to the SONG in there somewhere somewhere is some noise. I heard “song” very easily. I wish I could play my cello that fast! All my so gs sound so sad. We are working on that in my lessons. I bring my instructor to tears, and not because he is amazed and moved!

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 To you!

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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good job Tim.  sounds great!  I heard this one last year from a couple of Irish whistle players in a jam.  always meant to learn it.  you gave me another one to add back to the list.

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starise

That had some speed on it, definitely Irish, coming along nicely.

Thanks for posting.

Mark

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cid many thanks for your comments. You are an amazing player and I don't know why you won't play out. I was impressed by what I seen you do with the traveling fiddle!thumbs-up

GreW, I first heard this played by an Irish banjo player. I learned it, showed it to my teacher who changed all of the bowing patterns on me. I'm attempting to learn it "her way". Been a chore. I'm playing it "my way" here. Not acceptable. I've been banished back to 1st grade.

Thank you Mark. I am  trying to learn classical music in addition to Irish music. It's been slow going because the methods used require me to repeat, repeat, repeat over and over and over again certain pieces. If I play it correct five times and incorrect once I am sent back to square one. The process has been very slow going for me. If I learn to play Suzuki pieces I must play them all correct EVERY time.....so far that hasn't happened. Oh well...I digress 

If I can't play it all I play what I can.

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@starise, I like how you said it, " If you listen between the noises there's a song in there somewhere."  🙂 

You did very well.  Amazingly fast! Definitely an Irish tune! 

@cid, I also like what you said, " I bring my instructor to tears, and not because he is amazed and moved!"  🙂

You guys are really funny!  Cracked me up!  I really enjoy this forum! 

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Nicely done, Tim. I enjoyed that. I wish my fingers could move that fast!

Jim

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Thank you VT and Moonshadows. Speed is all relative I guess. I think my fast is kind of slow and my slow could be faster smile

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