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iBud
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Aloha everyone,

I wrote this last tune in two days, a relatively longish time for me, but the advanced version came out really well.  I can almost play it - there are a couple of trouble spots, but they're coming along.  When I get to a "presentable" take, I'll post it.  I have a basic and advanced version of this tune.  Try the basic one first - the advanced is a bit tougher.  I've included the audio for both and the sheet music for the basic version.  Enjoy!

 

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Fiddlerman
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January 5, 2015 - 5:14 pm
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Great job. Also, I love the title. :)

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

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Fiddlerman said
Great job. Also, I love the title. :)

Aloha @Fiddlerman,

Thanks for the compliment.  This has now become my favorite tune, until I write the next one, that iscool

I thought you might like that title, although I'm at the point where titles are harder to create than the tuneslaugh  I was remembering what it felt like, as a young(er) man, when everything was going perfectly on any particular day - you washed your car and it is sparkling, you got a positive response from the person on whom you have a crush for a date night, you aced your exam, ...  

I was also trying to add ornamentation to this tune, while at the same time "keeping it simple".  I forced myself to only use the 1-4-5 progression while keeping it in one of the major keys that resonate well with the violin.  I came up with the basic version rather quickly, but the ornamentation took a little bit longer.  I actually had a different C section, but didn't like it, so completely rewrote it yesterday.  I especially like how the grace note B to A sounds.  I used grace notes both below and above the main note for that beat.  I normally try to establish some sort of consistency with all of the various elements I employ, but I couldn't quite achieve that with the grace notes this time.  All in all, though, I think it really came together nicely.  I'm going to try this style, as well as the syncopated 6/8 meter style, a bit more in the future.  I like the ability to come up with a basic tune that can be really embellished with ornamentation.

EDIT: I play to upload a video to YouTube, or audio to SoundCloud, of me playing this tune, albeit without a contrabass for accompaniment, within the next week or two.  I have to polish off a couple of areas that deal namely with string crossings - how to get to the next string and release the finger on the first string without allowing that first string to vibrate.  I'm really excited by the fact that I can actually play the advanced version!

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