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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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@Schaick  I can't wait.  

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@ coolpinkone Thanks for reminding me!!  I just recorded and posted.

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clapBeautiful job!!!!!!   Yay!!!!!

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working it all out until I hit that final High F at the end

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@Ripton what version are you using?  I ask because you mention a high F at the end. My version has a  high D.

Once I am really solid with this I want to learn the harmony.

I think I already mentioned this somewhere but worth repeating!! A while back an awesome fiddle player played harmony with me.  Oh My Goodness, it was so beautiful I almost passed out!!!  At the end my heart was pounding so hard!!  And she, we hugged!!  A cool moment I want to repeat!!

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Alto Cleft, Key of D. I just received an email from the composer. I was thrilled. He gave me a copy of Prairie Spring to work on. Some day soon I hope to have both of them complete and a video presentation. Right now I'm focused on a jam I was invited to next week and of course, FM's current project.

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@Schaick, that was really nice.  Thanks. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Thanks Uzi.  

@Ripton "Alto Cleft, Key of D" That is what mine is too. Oh, but I am slowly adding the more difficult parts from Unger's original.

Have a great time at the jam very cool!!

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@Schaick - nice work ! Thanks for the post !

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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Thanks Bill.  

I am thinking again I need to start singing more at jam.  Have you seen the lyrics of this tune?  There are a few variations.  I like this one:

The sun is sinking low in the sky above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long ever after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Break

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping

Over the lake the stars shine.

They wonder if you and I will be keeping

The magic and music, or leave them behind   

But goodness how to reach those high and low notes?!?!

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@Schaick 

You know I think the words really have something to do with how it is played.  For me.. I learned it with the knowledge of the lyrics and a "good bye" camp song / anthem.  Not so much as the Civil War song... which I love to...

Anyway.. I always picture in my head everyone saying goodbye from camp and not so much the "haunting" song that I hear people comment.  If that makes sense.  I always read the comments on youtube..people say.. "oh that is so haunting.."  and I think... 

"no it's endearing... everyone going home from camp.."  

Just some thoughts... But I think I play a more chipper version???  

Rambling thoughts.. 🙂

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Thanks for posting the lyrics, @Schaick ! Until now, I had no idea that there were lyrics to Ashokan Farewell! I'll have to give it a whirl while playing guitar. But, yeah, it may be beyond my vocal range, too.

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Schaick said
Thanks Uzi.  

@Ripton "Alto Cleft, Key of D" That is what mine is too. Oh, but I am slowly adding the more difficult parts from Unger's original.

Have a great time at the jam very cool!!

Hmmm, perhaps I need to count with more deliberate care. Thanks.

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Toni asked that I post this video.

It's for the Hideaway group and it's a challenge to post a Tune for June.

Enjoy....

 

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"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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@cdennyb - Hey hey !  Sounding good Dennis !  Thanks !

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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Thank you for not resisting Dennis:? I like this in the violin a long.  I have another contribution to post soon also.  .. Thank you!!!  Good job.... Lots of things I noticed and felt good about. 

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Way to go Dennis!!!

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

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Anyone have another Ashokan to add?

I need to put my EV version up.   Happy Weekend to all.

Toni

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I'd like to give this one another go...I think I can do better than my previous submission (maybe wishful thinking). Hope I can find some time to do a new recording.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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