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Drowsy Maggie
Trying to play a bit faster than usually
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mookje
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I tried to play a bit faster than I usually do, pretty hard to stay in tune but it’s fun and in time it will get better. Practice, practice and more practice 😁

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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Look, ma, no tapes 🙂 You've got something good there to build on! Thanks for the new update, @mookje 

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That sounds really nice ! your intonation is very good, and rhythm too. And you're playing a capella (without a playback track), which makes it more difficult I think. So clap

Speed usually comes with practice, dont worry about that.

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Fiddlerman
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November 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
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mookje said
I tried to play a bit faster than I usually do, pretty hard to stay in tune but it’s fun and in time it will get better. Practice, practice and more practice 😁

Keep up the great work. Thanks for the post, also, you get a video sharing badge.

And for everyone, if you post a video or achieve any kind of badge, please message me. I tend to forget.

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Your sounding good, 

Thank you for posting.

 

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mookje
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 @Fiddlerman @Mark Thanks a lot guys 😃

@bocaholly Thanks a lot Holly, are you playing without tapes now and how is going your practice for the orchestra ? 

@wtw Thanks a lot. I’m not sure if its easier to play with a track, for me it probably isn’t. I’m to focused on my own playing so it’s hard to listen to a track at the same time. Maybe I should practice that more 😃  

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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@mookje Still have my third finger tape. It's become like my childhood teddy bear 🙂 (Also kinda convenient crutch for beginner, third position exercises.)

The community orchestra thing is a big learning moment. I sit in the back of the 2nd violin section with a big fat rubber mute slapped on my bridge to avoid being an accoustic nuisance and keep up where I can. Lucked out with my stand partner who seriously knows her stuff - like able to sight read Phantom of the Opera - and willing give me little tips. I'll be her page turner on that piece 🙂

On @wtw's thought of playing with a track, I mentioned using "slow downer" software elsewhere. It was petrifying at first but I pretty quickly realized that @AndrewH's suggestion about listening to the rhythm of the ensemble around me (at what ever speed) actually makes it easier to play the sometimes weirdly time second violin part.

Thx for asking 🙂

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Fiddlerman
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November 21, 2018 - 8:39 am
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LOL, Holly.
Aren't you the page turner on all pieces? The way it works normally is that the person to the left turns pages. The thought is that the audience sees the person sitting closest to them more and that person can play without interruption.
Fun to hear of your orchestra journey. 🙂

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Well done @mookje, thanks for sharing your progress !  clap

Long time since I've heard that tune - and indeed it's a tune I've never actually played - I'll add it to my extensive and ever growing list of things to do.....  thanks a lot!

[ LOLOL just noticed what I wrote there - I hate text-mode communication - like mobile-texts, forum posts, emails etc, because of the absence of vocal/visual/facial/body-language clues - sometimes "thanks a lot" can sound or appear sarcastic - you can replace it here with "much appreciated" dancing ]

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

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Great job. It sounds like a fun piece.

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@BillyG Thanks Billy and you have a point with the text-mode communication. I’m looking forward to hear and see you playing drowsy Maggie, so put it on the top of your list 😃 It’s really a fun tune 🎶🎶 Well, I know, my list is also growing. There are just too much great tunes!

@Scrap Thank you very much 😃 And yes it’s really a fun tune to play!

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Live this tune .wish I had room on my music stand to start working on it. Great job .

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mookje said
I tried to play a bit faster than I usually do, pretty hard to stay in tune but it’s fun and in time it will get better. Practice, practice and more practice 😁

I really liked it. Sounds like the mountain music I love so much. 

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@Ripton and @Shane "Chicken" Wang Thank you very much guys 😃

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