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Uzi
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Nice playing Toni.  Pretty song. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Thanks Uzi... After Thaxted .. I spent a lot of time with this again tonight.  I think tomorrow I will be less obsessed... These obsessions come in spurts.  

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Well this just made my morning.

Skyeboat and Swallow Tail

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coolpinkone,

   Thanks for posting the video, beautiful, I can't walk and chew gum at the same time, how the heck does she play so well and dance at the same time. I had to watch it a few times I enjoyed it so much.

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Wow, Toni. I've never heard that Skye Boat song played that beautifully. Wow, just made my day as well.

Thank you for posting, Toni.

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AlmostTone and Ratvn.. you are quite welcome.  I spent a large portion of my morning enjoying version of the Sky Boat song. 

;)  Cheers...

"say that the lass is I...."  Yea.. the girl version.. but I'm a girl! pink-violin-girl

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Wow! @coolpinkone - that was an an awesome video. Thanks for sharing. My violin teacher told me today I was too stiff and needed to relax ... maybe if I danced around like she does it would help.banana

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
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Really nice playing, CPO.  I think you do better with a backing track.  Probably we all do.  It makes it easier to stay in tune and keep the rhythm.  Sorta keeps us on track.wink

Edit: 12 Sept 2014

Ah, somehow I hallucinated that you were playing with a backing track.  Probably a false memory.  Sorry for the confusion that it probably caused.  But a BT does usually make things easier, I'd say.  Anyway my comment stands: very nicely played.

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coolpinkone
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At vickied..  I agree.. The moving around ... But I think it comes after the relaxed bow, relaxed arms and fingers and relaxed mind... I think we should dance around a bit.. It makes for happiness!

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@RosinedUp thank you.  This was just practice. Day one.. Yay yay yay ... I recognized the song... Wooooo

 

Should I playy with a tracking all the time?  I am curious.  I know I should..well most do... . But I am not clear about why.. Most people do hum..

 

I don't like to play with trackings.  I  am working on  this....

 

The back trackings... I would use them so others would like my playing better.?or tempo reasons.?

questions are open for all... I need all the help I can get.

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@coolpinkone - I've kinda missed-out on this thread - just caught up on it - nice steady playing, nice expression, well done !  Yayyyyy !thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up  Thanks for the post !

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@BillyG 

Thank you.   It is a fun song... so pretty.  I hope (will) put some more flare into it... Still pretty obsessed.   :)  Thank you. 

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Aye, @coolpinkone - very welcome.  The island is just across the water from us here on the north-west (well, we're closer to the island of Lewis - Skye is a wee bit to the south of us)....   There is actually a bridge these days - no need to sail any more...

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la-la-la ....over the sea to Skye

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coolpinkone said
Well this just made my morning.

Skyeboat and Swallow Tail

Well it's made my day as well....  I thought I was getting a bit too "active on my feet" with the old sea shanties - (OK I'll never jump around and bounce about like Lindsey Stirling - but heck - I just gotta DANCE a bit... come on....  I just can't help it!  LOL) - but I'll tell you what, that lass playing the ST Jig worked well for me!   Gonna have to try that one - it's a tune I'm "aware of" but don't know really know - sounds like fun !

AND - I very much liked her interpretation of the Skye Boat song - wish I could play that far up the neck and stay in tune ( and do the harmonics she played as well ) ... long way to go... 

Thanks for the post !   Inspirational...

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Yay Bill.. happy to see you inspired.  I know Swallowtail..been trying to get it "right" for about .. forever.  I was able to play with my jam partner.. but she has to dumb it down for me.  But it sounds good.

I love playing with my violin partner.. the sound of two violins playing in sync is so beautiful to me.   :)

I looked up the above mentioned violinist on Youtube.. she plays well.  I enjoy her.  I listened to some of her Bach.  It isn't perfect like Hilary's.. but it is very enjoyable... unbridled.. and natural.  

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coolpinkone
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@BillyG

I am so longing to see your part of the world.

I am familiar only in regards to knitting history.  I follow a knit designer, Alice Starmore.  I have ordered her yarn (Virtual Yarns)... she is from the area.  She has done a lot to preserve the knitting heritage of gansey sweaters.  I have made a few of her designs. ( Fisherman Sweaters by Alice Starmore).  She produces a Hebridean wool, it is the finest wool in the land in my opinion.  She speaks Gaelic.

There is also a poem I have always loved, so I have been obsessed by your area for years now.  Lucky you for getting to live there.

BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

Behold her, single in the field,
Yon solitary Highland Lass!
Reaping and singing by herself;
Stop here, or gently pass!
Alone she cuts and binds the grain,
And sings a melancholy strain;
O listen! for the Vale profound
Is overflowing with the sound.
 
 
No Nightingale did ever chaunt
More welcome notes to weary bands
Of travellers in some shady haunt,
Among Arabian sands:
A voice so thrilling ne'er was heard
In spring-time from the Cuckoo-bird,
Breaking the silence of the seas
Among the farthest Hebrides.
 
 
Will no one tell me what she sings?—
Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow
For old, unhappy, far-off things,
And battles long ago:
Or is it some more humble lay,
Familiar matter of to-day?
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain,
That has been, and may be again?
 
 
Whate'er the theme, the Maiden sang
As if her song could have no ending;
I saw her singing at her work,
And o'er the sickle bending;—
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.

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coolpinkone said
@BillyG

I am so longing to see your part of the world.
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You are welcome to visit any time you cross the pond - let us know if you plan such a trip - our doors are always open to you and yours !  ( just as they would be to all my good friends here - oh heck - that sounded like an open invite - well it is - like all of you - you're welcome - but please just don't all arrive at the same time! )roflol  Now THAT would be a party !

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coolpinkone said
@Ferret thank you for the music

@Barry thanks for the encouragement.  

This was my Sunday Day one Attempt at The Skye Boat Song, I played it about an hour more after recording.  Since I am unfamiliar I was playing in my head to the Outlander version (theme song- Lass Version)  

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye.
Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.
Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye. 

I simply can't wait to get home to play this tonight.

 

It was very beautiful played
Thank you hats_off

Peter

Strange bow hold. Can be a pinky problem?

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coolpinkone
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Thank you Peter!  

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@Ferret and gang.  I am watching the series Outlander as you know.   And it is interesting... very very good show.. beautiful scenery.

The plot is leading up to the Jacobite rebellion/uprising.... kinda sad.  I read the book many years ago.  I didn't have "friends" or a lot of "Highlander"  information.  Now I know more and I find that I am still obsessed.  Things are leading up to the battle of Culloden.  (yikes)

Anyway.. the series has kept me playing the song.. sometimes I play it well.. and sometimes not. 

I know a bit of vibrato would add a nice essence to the song.  I have pecked out the tune on my keyboard also.

I have tried the song starting on the A string rather than D string.. that sounds pretty also.  I am tempted to try to venture to a whole new position.... (tempted).

Cheers.. 

I am looking for other songs like this.. .that are not too hard.   :)

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