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BillyG
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January 14, 2020 - 11:20 am
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Red red rose, newly sprung in June....   🙂

An experiment/practice-session with expression and dynamics on this nice traditional Scottish air...

My love is like a melody, sweetly sung in tune !  (That's part of the lyrics, hope I got close !)

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

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

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Mouse
January 14, 2020 - 11:51 am
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@BillyG That was really nice!!I very much enjoyed it and did notice your expression and dynamics. Nicely done. I loved your playing and the tune.

Thanks for sharing.

Viola Time! 

(Former Username - cid)

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GregW
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January 14, 2020 - 12:23 pm
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nicely done @Billyg !  I enjoyed that.

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BillyG
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January 14, 2020 - 3:49 pm
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TYVM @Mouse and @GregW - I like the slow airs- they give you a chance to play in "auto" mode - without thinking specifically about individual notes, score sheet, or timings and instead to home in on the feeling and expression you want (or try) to impart to the take.    It becomes no longer about the individual notes (and indications on articulation and dynamics etc.... where/if they exist) on the sheet - it's so much more than that for a solo take - something I continually aspire to and occasionally feel I start to get close to what I hear in my head...   

To get there can be SO darned annoying...  but sometimes, just sometimes- we get close to what we want...  

Love the instrument (any fretless one!), love the journey....

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

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

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