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I could have sworn there was already a swallowtail thread here somewhere
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Vermont, Massachusetts or somewhere in between

February 1, 2016 - 9:35 pm
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As promised over on Violaman.com here is my latest recording of a well known tune. See my earlier version over as VM to see the difference. I still need work on my intonation, and a few hesitations, but with the new (almost a year now) Fiddlerman Master Viola, I love the new rich and deep sounds... And now for your listening pleasure, review and enjoyment, Swallowtail2016...


Bragg Creek, Alberta

February 1, 2016 - 10:05 pm
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Ripton:  Very nice!  First jig I learned, and I still love it.  You viola does have a rich sound. 

Brora, North-east Scotland
February 2, 2016 - 2:29 am
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@Ripton  - "one last time" you said - roflol- I hate it ( not your playing, the tune )  - if you're like me - you'll never stop playing that darned tune - and you'll just want to play it faster, or bow it differently just to see how it sounds, or with with variations !!  

Well done hats_off, sounds good on the viola !  Thanks for the post !

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

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

Vermont, Massachusetts or somewhere in between

February 2, 2016 - 9:41 pm
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LOL @BillyG. I only meant it was this one, or I'll have to start another day. I must have been at that video for about an hour. I stopped counting the "takes" after 47... Why is it I can play a song through with few problems, but once I start recording all bets are off?????

my own little world

February 2, 2016 - 10:17 pm
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Great job! And I'm the same way... Can play something just fine until I stick a camera in my face, then, nope, can't play through it without fumbling.

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California, the place of my heart
February 6, 2016 - 1:57 pm
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Nice Ripton.... Very nice..

Keep up the good work and the practice. IT shows.

 I love how you can maintain tempo for the song.. :)


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Fort Lauderdale
February 7, 2016 - 10:49 am
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Great job Ripton. Thanks for the post :)

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but the one who needs the least."

February 7, 2016 - 8:54 pm
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Nice job with STJ, Ripton!

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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