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My recording of the first half of Schindler's List with a backing track. Figured i would just put it up here.
I find it a very challenging song to play. loads of shifts and different fingerings.
Still working on the second half, but it is not quite there yet lol. If anyone has any input that I could do to make it better please feel free to share!!!
Thank you @BillyG @damfino I am Glad you liked it! I am working on the last 2 parts now. I really enjoy playing the "c" part if you break the song into 4 parts. However The "D" part is totally unexplored territory for me. 5,6,7th position on the e string intonation becomes a real issue. the notes are so close together, and bowing right next to the bridge has little forgiveness for a good tone
Billy its funny because this is not my Genre for playing either, My iTunes is mostly a heavier selection of music. Its cool because each instrument has opened up another world of possibility. My brother plays banjo so when we jam, we play more bluegrass/folk/celtic. When playing alone the more classic or calming style really draws me in.
Did anyone else notice this. When you chose to play violin/fiddle did you know how or what you wanted to play, or did you just get one and let the music choose you?
There are so many songs I know now I would have never know otherwise.
I personally didn't know what I wanted to play on the violin, I just knew I wanted to learn. I think it was after 2 months of basic lessons that I remembered how much I like the sound of fiddle music, especially Irish Fiddle (always drawn to Irish music, I think it's just in my blood, lol), and so since then that's the direction I've been in.
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Very nice! Listening on headphones during a long layover in the Calgary airpor. Your pretty violin pieces are the soundtrack today as a I watch air travelers stagger by with their rolling luggage in Canada, listening to some fine Canadian violin playing by you. Gws
"Make every note beautiful", Ivan Galamian
“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!” , Ludvig Van Beethovan
"It ain't rocket surgery"
@fulfillingsoul and @gwscheer, I just use an Apogee mic into my mac and garage band. Load in a backing track, and record with a little reverb and chorus to give the bigger room sound, I just choose the recording eq depending on what I am playing but mostly just the acoustic preset then dial it in to my liking. oh and always use headphones to avoid any feedback, then you can bump the recording input up a little more, and adjust output volume later.
I am a total rookie when it come to this tho, so i am sure there are better ways to go about it!
gwscheer, First off love the quotes. So happy I could maybe make your time at the AP. a little more enjoyable on your Canadian themed layover lol.
I spend a lot of time in airports so know how much it can suck, and pretty much do as you were. Listen to others play wishing I was, a people watching. I haven't been able to play in over 5 weeks now..... Flew out for work to fort McMurray to build power lines for what was supposed to be 2 week shifts now its been 5 weeks and counting. two more weeks to go Go figure, it was the first time I ever left my fiddle at home too. There is going to be some serious relearning going on lol.
@makinnoise : Love your Schindler's list, beautiful. Is there a cello track in the background? More music I would like to explore eventually. I am finding I am definitely not a perfectionist, I just like to wander around in different genres when practicing also, as @damfino mentioned.
Re: working in Ft. Mac, good for you, many thanks. What a year for the residents there! Don't know if you have any free time up there but if you do, I would bring my fiddle anyways!
Since I'm sitting here-online having breakfast right now - you'll fid the sheet in the "beginners/intermediate" on the forum - here - https://fiddlerman.com/wp-cont.....omance.pdf
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)