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First run through of fiddlers heaven, had to read it as I played as I havent memorised it yet, this is basically an exercise in rolls

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nice one @stringy!  I Havent heard this before.  is it in O'Niells?  

Youre sounding good there!  thanks for sharing this one and pointing out a new tune.

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Mice job. You are really working hard on this. Kudos.

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Greg it is in o neills on page 22, there is another good tune above it as well, humours of whiskey, different to what you hear on the internet.

Thanks for the comme t mouse, yes I have been putting a lot of effort in just lately, trying to make up for lost time🤔

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@stringy -

Impressive playing while you're reading the music! 

I haven't heard that tune, either. 

Great that you are practicing rolls with your little pinky finger.  I need to do that!  I can only play fast rolls with my other fingers. 

Planning on any Irish Christmas music?  I started a "Celtic Christmas Music" thread. 

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Thanks Emily. I actually find it easier to play tunes when I read them. now that I associate the dots with where my fingers go, rather than remembering what notes they are I am starting to find the reading a lot easier, I think its because of years of reading guitar tunes with chords written above the words, which has made me see, say the chord of G as a shape instead of a series of notes, so my fingers automatically go to the correct place.

I am thinking  of doing a version of silent night, might be fun, especially for those who hear it, may gi e them a laugh, which is what its all about.

I am a bit worried about billy g by the way.

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Good exercise for rolls for sure, I to have never heard that tune before,

Thanks for posting it.

 

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@stringy -

I'm worried about Billy, too - but I PM'd him and he said (in chat also) he was just really busy until maybe the middle of January & he'd peak in once in a while. 

Doesn't really feel right to me, but I'm not sure we can do much except wait because it really is a busy time of the year. 

Silent Night would be great.  I hope I can record something for everyone before the end of the year, too - we'll see. 

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stringy said
I am starting to find the reading a lot easier, I think its because of years of reading guitar tunes with chords written above the words, which has made me see, say the chord of G as a shape instead of a series of notes, so my fingers automatically go to the correct place.

Sounding good, stringy.  I think having played guitar is a benefit for you, having learned to feel in your hand the chord patterns. I knew I was getting somewhere once I started to recognize the patterns (i.e., intervals) in the written music that I could associate to my left hand shape on the fingerboard. 

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