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Ashokan Farewell - Member "A Violin -a- Long"
Ashokan Farewell - members gathering together to discuss and play Ashokan Farewell
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coolpinkone
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March 11, 2015 - 4:22 pm
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I am happy to report... I had help with my violin last night.  I had a great session.  The version of Ashokan that I have been using, well it had a couple of places that have always bugged me. Not so much that they are difficult but they don't belong... to me they didn't seem to belong.  So last night my Violin friend told me I didn't even need those parts... and sure as heck they don't make a lot of sense.  So I hope to post a new version without those parts.  

I never could rectify those with Ray and Molly's video  that I listen to every single day. :)

Woot.  I feel good about that. 

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@coolpinkone, the new version you have, is it in the key of D, beginning on A?

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BillyG
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coolpinkone said
@BillyG 

I'd be honored.   :)

Sorry about the delay - some work got in the way.  Here's a quick stab at it this morning....  it's not as good as I would have liked but "time is tight here" at the moment....  we can maybe return to this - always great to play-along to others' pieces....   Our "timings" and timing interpretation differ - I tried to get as close to yours as possible - but I've slipped up in a couple of places - hope it doesn't detract too much from your original...

Great fun though, thanks for the permission.....

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

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coolpinkone
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March 12, 2015 - 11:45 am
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awh Bill... it's alway fun to collaborate and play together.  Looking forward to it another time. :)

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Fiddlerman
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March 12, 2015 - 1:06 pm
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Great Job Toni.

Thanks for the postbunny_pole_dancer<---- Still remember where this one came from.

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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@Fiddlerman I love the pole dancing bunny!   :)  

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coolpinkone
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April 29, 2015 - 4:31 pm
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BUMP !!!!!!dancing

Just wanted everyone to know that I am still playing Ashokan... Hopefully next week... a sound clip. 🙂

Does anyone have any Ashokan Progress to share.  crossedfingers

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coolpinkone
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Here is my latest Ashokan Farewell.   I am still playing it often, and I hope to play an electric version soon.  I mean I already play it... but this video stuff just doesn't get easier... IT is the red record button of death to tone and bad bowing.  🙂

Cheers. 

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CPO,

Very good!!  Much improvement on Intonation and rhythm.  bunny_pole_dancerbanana

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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coolpinkone
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May 4, 2015 - 6:51 pm
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Thank you Mark. 😉

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cdennyb
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Well here's my three day attempt at learning this beautiful tune. Stay tuned on streetjelly for the upcoming June show where I will be playing it all polished and finished up.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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BillyG
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May 5, 2015 - 4:05 am
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Well done @coolpinkone - sounding real good there - effort pays off ! pink-violin-girlpink-violin-girl   And, good work @cdennyb - looking forward to the SJ performance !thumbs-upthumbs-up

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

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coolpinkone
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May 5, 2015 - 11:48 am
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Thank you Bill.  I appreciate your comment and that you listening.  (bless your hear).  🙂

I have some back tracks I found yesterday and hope to share something more zazzy and polished for you all soon.

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Yes, thank you Mr. Bill...

I'm currently on day 5 and it sounds 50% better. Cleaner and more precise. Of course my other tunes have suffered a little neglect during this past week! LoLdazed

On to practice! thumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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coolpinkone
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@cdennyb 

Can't wait to hear your progress.  I hope you post here when you have new stuff to share.

I gave this song a good whirl the last few days.  I have added a second double stop and I feel like it is getting closer to my goal of playing with Ray and Molly.

Woo Hoo!!!

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coolpinkone
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May 6, 2015 - 3:21 pm
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@cdennyb - I am so impressed that you learned that song so quickly.  And how you captured the essence so well. thumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

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Great job both of you and I'm impressed that you guys are working together. That is such a great idea. 🙂
Look forward to hearing the final result. Thanks for the post!

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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Hi Pierre .. thank you for your feedback. 

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I really gotta pick this one back up. I play by memory, which at my age is not exactly the most accurate.. lol

 

WOW Denny, that played on the EV really sounds haunting...

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Cool job everyone!!  I need to post mine.  Maybe I can this week.

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