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When I'm 64 - latest variant - and on octave strings this time...
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BillyG
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August 15, 2019 - 11:36 am
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Just had the camera running to review some things, but thought I'd share my latest take on "When I'm 64" - that accursed tune evolves every time I play it - sorry about the foot-tapping sounds- I was on a roll... hahahaha feature=youtu.be

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This made me totally laugh!!! Not your playing, but your enthusiasm!!  Awesome!

I am a big Beatles fan though.

I noticed you hold the bow higher than I do.  Is there a reason you hold it that high?

 

Great job @BillyG !!!!!!

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BillyG
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August 15, 2019 - 12:57 pm
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🙂 TY Pete @Pete_Violin !  Glad it made you smile - cool !

yeah, for me, fiddling is FUN, nothing else.   No aspirations to play in an ensemble or group (well, I do any time the opportunity arises of course).

As regards the bow hold - well, I vary it.   I knew I was going to try out some spiccato in the practice take (that's really why I had the camera running, to have a closer look at my flying staccato or spiccato - whichever I ended up trying...) If I know I'm going to use a - let's just call it a "bouncy bow stroke" - forget about the actual technique - I'll tend to move my grip up the stick.

I also find, for some reason, that, for me (and that's just me) even for normally played pieces, and for the type of things I play, I seem to have more subtle, and finer control of the bow by moving slightly up the stick.   I understand all the stuff about the use of the pinkie and its use on the frog, but, I'll never need the finesse that can bring - and you'll regularly see my pinkie just flying in the air.   

I'm just happy to be able to pull tunes that are half-way-recognizable out of the devil's instrument devil-violin

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Ok.. That works...

 

And this just made me laugh as well...

BillyG said
I'm just happy to be able to pull tunes that are half-way-recognizable out of the devil's instrument devil-violin

- Pete -

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August 15, 2019 - 1:19 pm
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BillyG I had almost forgotten (almost forgot? pardon my grammar) that tune until you rekindled it here. What a pleasant surprise. 

The tune has lot of pizazz in it about you bring it out well.

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BillyG
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August 15, 2019 - 2:10 pm
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LOL at "pizazz" @starise - I LIKE that description...  

And TY for your comments, glad it brought back a long-forgotten tune (LOTS of them around!) - it was my pleasure !

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August 15, 2019 - 2:20 pm
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cheers I see below that this one may be due to an upcoming 64th?  Enjoyed watching!  

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BillyG
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August 15, 2019 - 3:33 pm
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lol @GregW - nah, 64 has been and gone....

Glad you enjoyed it though !  TY !

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

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