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The Irish Washerwoman
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Jim Dunleavy
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I taped my practice session last night and this one came out OK so I thought I'd share it here. Hope you like it!

 

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Really nice. Thank you for sharing. amuse

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Thanks for sharing that Jim. 😁 Looks like fun.

What size viola do you play on?

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That was great Jim!  I liked it.  Your rhythm is really good and steady.

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Thanks for the nice comments. 🙂

 

Pierre, that's my FM Master violin. It does sound quite mellow with my new strings - they're Corelli Crystals and are much warmer than the Dominants I had on before.

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Hey @Jim Dunleavy You did a great job with that tune, and I really enjoyed your playing.

Jim

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Nice! Lovely deep tone with those strings...

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Thanks Mimi. That video is probably a bit misleading because the piece is in a very low register, so in the interest of balance I've uploaded a little extract showing what those strings sound like high up as well as low down.

I'm just learning this piece and I made a mess of some of it, especially the intonation on the G string at the end, but it's good for showing how those strings sound because it goes high up and low down. I messed up a shift at one point and reset back a few bars, but I cut out the part where I swore. lol

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@Jim Dunleavy

Oooh thank you, it sounds lovely....I was tempted to buy some Warshal Ambers because they seemed to sound really nice on the mg fm video...but I like the tone of the ones you are playing on now...

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Jim, well played.

Another one on my bucket list to learn.

 

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Nice work @Jim Dunleavy sounds good !

I play a slightly different B-part on IWW (but then again I doubt if there is any one "proper" way given the variety of versions you can hear - let alone find on sheet ROFL).

Never tried these strings, but they do sound nice on that instrument, good choice 🙂  I'll keep them in mind next time I'm planning a new set for the Concert.

Thanks for sharing that thumbs-up

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Very nice playing, @Jim Dunleavy. I found your Washerwoman bowing pattern worthy of emulation (and well executed.) Since I'm clueless in the trad music department, I'd be curious to know if that's a traditional bowing pattern or your own which just happens to work well?

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bocaholly said
Very nice playing, @Jim Dunleavy. I found your Washerwoman bowing pattern worthy of emulation (and well executed.) Since I'm clueless in the trad music department, I'd be curious to know if that's a traditional bowing pattern or your own which just happens to work well?

  

Thanks @bocaholly . That's just my own bowing pattern that seemed to fit the rhythm best. I don't know if it's the approved one for that type of jig.

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BillyG said
Nice work @Jim Dunleavy sounds good !

I play a slightly different B-part on IWW (but then again I doubt if there is any one "proper" way given the variety of versions you can hear - let alone find on sheet ROFL).

Never tried these strings, but they do sound nice on that instrument, good choice 🙂  I'll keep them in mind next time I'm planning a new set for the Concert.

Thanks for sharing that thumbs-up

  

Thanks Bill. I'm happy with the sound for sure, but I've had strings before that sounded good but didn't last very long before going dull, so I'll reserve judgement. They're slightly cheaper than Dominants if you shop around.

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Sounding good, Jim 🙂 

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