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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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Hi all... just remember we are kind of solo-ing here.... so all keys, timing and artistry is fine.  When we have completed the song to our satisfaction we  can post  and enjoy. It would be fun if some teamed up too.   All  forms are welcome. 

A little music history.

"Ashokan Farewell" is a piece of music composed by Jay Ungar in 1982. It has served as a goodnight or farewell waltz at the annual Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps run by Ungar and his wife Molly Mason, who gave the tune its name, at the Ashokan Field Campus of SUNY New Paltz (now the Ashokan Center) in upstate New York. The tune was later used as the title theme of the 1990 PBS television miniseries The Civil War,[1] as well as the 1991 compilation album Songs of the Civil War.

 Tor the whole wiki article...see the link below.  (Wiki is not always   100 % accurate so feel free to check it out and post any other infor)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashokan_Farewell

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Is me and my middle fiddle welcome to join ?

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@coolpinkone

Hi Toni

I have five different 'sheets' for this one. It would seem that we have a bit of leeway on this tune.

Myself, I'm going for simple. :)

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Yes @Ferret this is similar to a party.  We are working together but posting solos or just learning together.  In case I was unclear.  And I am sure I was... Sorry if I was unclear.. This is like a party.  We just post.. But it is like the pre-party ... We are just working together on our versions.  :).   I am taking the easy version but hope to jazz up a note or two with help.  

Happy ashokan-ing !!

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Barry said
Is me and my middle fiddle welcome to join ?

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You BETTER be posting a video Barry!  I just got a new laptop that came with a webcam, yippiii! 

 

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@coolpinkone coolpinkone said
Yes @Ferret this is similar to a party.  We are working together but posting solos or just learning together.  In case I was unclear.  And I am sure I was... Sorry if I was unclear.. This is like a party.  We just post.. But it is like the pre-party ... We are just working together on our versions.  :).   I am taking the easy version but hope to jazz up a note or two with help.  

Happy ashokan-ing !!

@coolpinkone 

Toni.

You where perfectly clear, no problem. 

I was just commenting on the variety of versions available for varying skill levels.

I've been working on mine on and off all day and loving it. :)

There is one part that is giving me problems but I'll get it. thumbs-up

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@coolpinkone, What a great idea! smile

This song is so beautiful, and one I haven't learned yet.

 

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@Barry, That's a resounding yes!!! Look forward to hearing it.thumbs-up

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@Barry  I hope you join in!! I would love to hear what you have to play!!! :D

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@Barry ~~ This song will sound beautiful on the viola - looking forward to your video.semiquaver-1214

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Barry said
Is me and my middle fiddle welcome to join ?

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LOL,

What makes you think that it would be a party without you. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome ... hip hip hoory. More  participants.

@Barry would love to hear this on the Middle Fiddle.

@Ferret.  I have 2-3 parts that are holding  me back.. I am working with it so far.. I think when it was written in  a simpler form, there are a few places that are tricky.

For instance... (first finger E on D slurred to 3rd finger D on A) Mine doesn't sound right.  I think I might check other versions for subs, shifts or ds.   I can't get that figured out smoothly.

There is the C# on G string to E slur on A (4th) finger or Open (A).  I wish I could post  and highlight  these.   My fourth finger on  D string is weak. facepalm

Typing before coffee is dangerous... and I slept well last night so I am groggy.

Happy Ashokan-ing  and welcome and welcome.

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Ok, here is what I am starting with.  Ornament me!  WOOT!

First video with my new webcam.

 

 

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Absolutely loved it. Very nicely played.

Now that 'you' have 'set the bar' so to speak, I'll have to work on doing it at least as good. :)

You are making it hard roflol

Truly, very nice :)

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@Georganne, That was really nice playing!clap 

Thanks for sharing it, I enjoyed it a lot. And your new webcam sounds good too!smile

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Aw thanks.  I, of course, am going through and thinking, oh that note was too short, blah blah blah! 

 

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@Georganne   great job !!! webcam and sound is excellent !!

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1stimestar said
Aw thanks.  I, of course, am going through and thinking, oh that note was too short, blah blah blah! 

Yes. As we all do. Lol

But it was great none the less :)

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Great job @Georganne clap- clapvery beautiful.semiquaver-1214

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Lovely job!!!  Thanks for playing that!

Very pretty, and what a good cam too!

Right on!!!thumbs-upthumbs-up

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Good job. Thanks for posting. :)

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