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Fourth of July - Independence Day!
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4th of July is just around the corner! 

I don't want to go crazy, but really feel the need to play something a little more than just the basic...

The American Flag Smiley"STAR SPANGLED BANNER" The American Flag Smiley

Anyone have a favorite version?   

 

FM A Tune a Week #13 - Star Spangled Banner Tutorial!

Here's basic Viola version!

We should all be content with this one!

 

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- Emily 

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Get an electric and do Jimi Hendrix's' version.

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More favorites, but I should've started earlier! 

 

Kyle Dillingham! 

Itzhak Perlman! 

Cassandra Sotos!  7-String Viper Electric Violin! 

Lindsey Sterling!

 

https://www.rockanddrool.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/76.jpeg

 

- Emily

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@Gordon Shumway -

My 5-string Violin IS electric! 

...don't think I could learn Hendrix in a week. 😞

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ELCBK said
@Gordon Shumway -

My 5-string Violin IS electric! 

...don't think I could learn Hendrix in a week. 😞

  

You can if your amplifier is powerful enough.

Andrew

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It's the 4th of July Holiday Weekend! 

Still a few days to practice!

 

How about "My Country Tis Of Thee" - great tutorial 'kicked up a notch' by Paul Huppert! 

 

"America The Beautiful" VIOLA play-along sheet music from Peter Edvinsson! 

 

Violin play-along sheet music video, "It's a Grand Old Flag" from The Bagpiper Guy! 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL & SAFE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND! 

 

- Emily

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I'M A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

Simple play-along VIOLIN version of the Hollywood/Broadway "Yankee Doodle Boy" by George M. Cohen, from musescore (kmkwood)! 

 

For VIOLA - "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC", play-along sheet music (Peter Edvinsson)! 

 

What's your favorite Patriotic play-along or tutorial? 

Btw, there's already several Parties you could play these tunes in - or start your own! 

 

https://howtonestforless.com/wp-content/uploads/catablog/thumbnails/4th-of-july-subway-art.jpg

- Emily

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"Camp Meeting on The 4th of July" - fiddle tutorial by Elaine Conners! 

 

 
"LIBERTY" - Bluegrass Fiddle Lesson by Ian Walsh! 

 

John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" play-along from Virtual Sheet Music! 

I'm not particularly fond of the fact my parents were Mitch Miller fans, watching his "Sing Along With Mitch" TV Series in the 60's.  So, guess I can't be blamed for having these "Stars and Stripes Forever" parody lyrics stuck in my head - I was at an impressionable age. (lol) 

 

Be kind to your web-footed friends 

For a duck may be somebody's mother 

Be kind to your friends in the swamp 

Where the weather is very, very damp  

Now, you may think that this is the end... 

WELL, IT IS! 

 

- Emily

 

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Great Party started! 

American Folk/Patriotic Tune Party - July 2022

 

Wish I'd seen this video earlier - here's "13 Patriotic Country Songs That Make Us Proud to Be American" (Taste of Country)! 

 

 

"God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood" - Play-along Violin  I did a version of this on my 5-string Violin here: https://fiddlerman.com/forum/p.....ry/page-3/

"American Flag on the Moon" by Brad Paisley  Justin Williamson is the fiddler in this tune!

"Have You Forgetten" by Darryl Worley  Powerful message and the tune really lends itself to the fiddle or viola!

"American Heart" by Faith Hill  Really nice message with a melodic tune perfect for the fiddle! 

"Born in The USA" by Bruce Springsteen - VIOLIN TUTORIAL from Adrian Varela  I corrected the link for this tutorial, but as famous as this song was - it's about someone lost in their life and IMHO doesn't really belong on this list.

 

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🤔... didn't find a lot of these tunes played on the fiddle, now why is that? 

Maybe we can change this! 

- Emily

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While fighting off a headache this morning, looked for a bit of more current patriotic music that could be adapted to Violin, Viola & Cello. 

This Spaghetti Western Style, instrumental, version of Kid Rock's "We The People" by Gianluca Zanna, is basically 2 riffs - not hard to pick up, just work on the slides.  Btw, the original version can be seen on YouTube - it has a powerful message that echoes the sentiments of MANY Americans, but has some explicit lyrics. 

 

How about some Country Rock? 

I'm noodling around on the viola with "This Place Called USA" by Creed Fisher, even though I have an EV - which would make it sound perfect.  I'm still working on getting the voice inflections right, but enjoying this one.

 

Never would've thought myself a County Music fan, but Country Rock is another story - all it takes is listening to a few Creed Fisher tunes and I'm a convert! 

...still not driving a pickup. (lol)

- Emily

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