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GregW
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Not sure if its appreciation or shut the heck up Greg.

Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine by the way..

https://youtu.be/7oVBQDv-kcI

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I like this fiddle tune.  Very cheerful.  🙂

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GregW

Had not heard that one, I'm familiar with Bonaparts retreat played in cross tuning.

Sounding good.

Looks like you have a big fan there just begging for some attention.

 

Mark

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Mmm. The Napoleonic Wars were a golden age for fiddle tunes.

You have a lovely swing going there, Greg; enjoyed this rendition.

Peter

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"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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Looks like appreciation from your audience in that video. Very nice job Greg. I enjoyed you playing that.

Jim

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thank you @vt!

@Mark I like bonapartes retreat too.

@Peter yeah lots of Napoleon or bonaparte tunes.  Think there is even a crossing the rocky mountains out there.  Not sure what thats all about but it exist. 

@MoonShadows  one of the dogs run.  This cat seems to enjoy though.  1 fan for me!  thank you

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GregW said
 

@Peter yeah lots of Napoleon or bonaparte tunes.  Think there is even a crossing the rocky mountains out there.  Not sure what thats all about but it exist. 

@MoonShadows  one of the dogs run.  This cat seems to enjoy though.  1 fan for me!  thank you

  

Boney crossed several mountain ranges during his imperial expansion (and was made to re-cross them). Many of our better-known shanties, marches and jigs date from the time; "King of Prussia's March" is one of my favourites: I must get around to learning it:

Sam Sweeney, "King of Prussia's March"

Yes, that little cat was soothed by your music.

Peter

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"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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@pete I know weve discussed that Sam Sweeney album but there was an introduction video he did about it and talked about how he had a hard time finding a tune for some armies since they marched to large opera type songs.  That was a good choice he used.  Like it.  Ive heard Crossing the Rhine played slow like a lament....( I guess it could be said thats how I did it here but wasn't what I had in mind) theres also a Napoleon Crossing the Rhine that's entirely different you may have heard.  Hey didnt name them just try and play 'em.  famous quote I heard.  🙂

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That intro video for "The Unfinished Violin" is very moving. You need to search for it separately from the album on YouTube, because it won't feature in the album's YT playlist. I haven't found it on Spotify, but I've favourited the album there.

Laments are one of my favourite traditional song types, their slow pace allows for an easier path into the tune and to find expression in playing it.

Peter

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"A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in" - Frederick the Great

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Thanks for sharing that with us Greg!

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@fiddlerman thanks!  I'll try and get one of the dog running to door scratching to get out as well.  hilarious.  

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That would be funny. Cheers!

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Just spotted this - been kinda distracted on other things -  nicely done and cleanly played @Gregw  - thanks for that one, liked it, and ^5s

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

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

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Nicely done GregW! That fiddle has a nice sound.

Just curious, why don't you show from the neck up? You have seen my videos right? lol. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

Thanks for sharing!

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ooooo, I love it! that was awesome Greg....I got a vid of me with just the top of my head first time, I duck taped the phone to the wall, thought I was taller, looked like Wilson from "Home Improvement"

....loving your double stops!

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