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Jim Dunleavy
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So after reading the self-examination thread I dug my camera out and recorded my practicing. This is the best bit. :)

For contrast, the second video is from a few years ago when I first tried to play this piece. I think I've improved somewhat.

 

 

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@Jim Dunleavy -

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Bravo! 

This is really beautiful, Jim. 

I hope you're happy with your progress. 

Thank you very much for sharing this! 

 

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Ready to join or start a Party? 

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Jim I really liked your playing.  I For sure can see and hear a difference in vibrato between the two.  I also liked your piano track in this one.  Easy to listen to Jim!  thanks for sharing your playing!

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I thought you sounded great on both, either one is much better than I play👍I love the sound of your violins bass register as well, very rich,

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Absolutely lovely! Great job. thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upyaaaa_gif

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Brilliant ! I could tell you had improved ! Nice tune as well

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That was beautiful! Really good proggress! 👍🏻 

Ps. I fell in love with this tune, have to google it, I hope I can find the sheet music! 👀

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Jim,

Great improvement, 

Sounding good.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Thanks all. 

@Ilona if you look at the video description on YouTube, there's a backing track linked which has the sheet music as part of the video. I just did a screen shot and printed it out. There's also a slightly shorter version on Fiddlerman's music page.

 

@stringy I've started using Zyex strings on my violin (which is a Fiddlerman Master) and it sounds better than ever now across all registers. They're a bit more expensive than Dominants (which I was using before) but it's worth it.

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Jim Dunleavy said 

@Ilona if you look at the video description on YouTube, there's a backing track linked which has the sheet music as part of the video. I just did a screen shot and printed it out. There's also a slightly shorter version on Fiddlerman's music page.

  

Thank you, I found it and it's perfect! Sheet music and accompaniment together. I’m going to practice this as soon as I have time for this project! 👍🏻 My to-do list has started to look pretty long... 🤪

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Looking forward to seeing it. :)
Though, do you play the violin as well Ilona?

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

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@Fiddlerman No, I don’t. Check this post I made couple of months ago: https://fiddlerman.com/forum/s.....%9f%98%84/
It was the only time when I played the violin! 😝

I’m 110% a cellist so I’m going to transcribe this for cello!

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@Jim Dunleavy 

Beautiful—and thanks for sharing your insight on the progress journey.

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@Ilona - Understood. Thought that you might because of your comment to do the project, and I assumed with my sheet music.

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but the one who needs the least."

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That was lovely, I really enjoyed that!

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Thanks @Sasha .

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Just seeing this topic now, this is really good @Jim Dunleavy clap

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wtw said
Just seeing this topic now, this is really good @Jim Dunleavy clap

  

Thanks. :)

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