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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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as promised to my very dear friend

 

http://youtu.be/MGZEYN-Hu5w

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Hi ... That was very sweet!   Love it... The Viola is such a soulful sound!! Good job ... Wow did you know it already?  You are comfortable with it.   Right on and thanks so much for the post... 

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MadBill said
@iBud - thanks for the backing track - here's a sample play-along - I didn't really practice much against it (like 2 or 3 times) - it slightly "defeats" my own "timing and interpretation" of the piece that I am so used to ( oh, that's all MY fault for not using sheet! LOL ) - so - and @Georganne - I had a bit of trouble "getting into it" and fluffed a few things although I discovered a new little embellishment I quite like - but - keep at it - you'll find the way !

 ...and to all the folks here and across the forum, I've been a bit quiet recently - it's a work thing - but I do keep an eye on what's going on - and I just HAD to have a shot against the backing track....  I'll be back ! LOL

Bill

That was awesome... you got me wanting to make a backing track now  :)

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coolpinkone said
okay.. here is week two..

I really can play it better.. there are mistakes..but I just wanted to share  in the Violin-a-long.

I have two parts that are giving me fits.

Sometimes.. (when not recording.. I can make this sound prettier..not so rushed and more fluid). Oh well.. gives me a lot of room for the next sample.

Anyway... I am working on it.. and having fun .  I  learned the lyrics to the first verse today.  (yes, I cried).

Happy Weekend.

very impressed !!  you have really come a long way !! good job fiddler !!

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@Barry - love the viola - what a sweet sound - and thanks for the appreciative words.  That was a very quick attempt at using @iBud 's backing track - as ever it could be better, but I always enjoy "playing along" to other stuff - it forces you to "adapt" to what can often be be a slightly different interpretation!!  Oh - - and off-topic - I'll get back to you with the SJ stuff...

And @coolpinkone - nice work !pink-violin-girlthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

I'm beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel regarding work (and hoping the light I see ain't a train coming the other way!), so I should be back on-stream early next week ( I know, y'all miss my comments! LOL )

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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Aloha @Barry,

I've never heard a viola "solo" before and wish to thank you for that.  I really, really like the deep, warm tones your viola created.  Wow, that was nice.  I can only wish to have your intonation.  That was very nice indeed.

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I do like the deep sound of the Viola very good job..

 

Mark

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It's so cool hearing and seeing all the different interpretations of AF. I love your viola performance, Barry. Great job to all!

Here's my contribution, finally. I really struggled with the timing for a while, but I finally got it down fairly well. The other Scratchy sisters contributed but stayed off camera for this one. :)

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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that was excellent Diane !!  is that your own made backing track ?  This one is definitely fiddlefest material !!

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Thanks, Barry. Yes, I made the backing track myself, playing both the mandolin and guitar parts.

I was going to put this on my StreetJelly set list, using the backing track. I'm working on backing tracks for all my Fiddlefest tunes.

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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October 17, 2014 - 8:06 pm
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Bravo Barry :)

As you can see, lots of viola fans here!

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

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Fiddlerman said
Bravo Barry :)

As you can see, lots of viola fans here!

now if we can just get a few more viola players  ;)

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KindaScratchy said
Thanks, Barry. Yes, I made the backing track myself, playing both the mandolin and guitar parts.

I was going to put this on my StreetJelly set list, using the backing track. I'm working on backing tracks for all my Fiddlefest tunes.

You are doing great with the backing tracks !!  Im working on a special set for fiddlefest myself...  its far from what everyone is used to hearing from me. Been using my keyboard to make backing tracks with

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@KindaScratchy that was great.   Nice .... Everything.    Thanks for playing along.   That was so good.

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@@BillyG thank you.   I (we) love your posts and miss you.

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@Georganne and @KindaScratchy I enjoyed your Ashokan stories.   :)

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@Ferret no rush... I am enjoying this nice fall playing along with everyone. I am having a blast.  And I practice every day... And listen to versions on YouTube.  Obsessed much?   :)

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@KindaScratchy - Diane - you've "aced" that one and made it your own !  

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Thanks, guys, you've made my day XD!

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Aloha everyone,

I was planning on posting another video, but my bowing is still a little bit on the wandering side.  I'm going to have to concentrate on that, but in the meantime, I'll try to get an audio recording of the version I play.  Hopefully I can put something together tomorrow, but definitely by next week.  I've enjoyed seeing and hearing everyone's submissions thus far and feel a bit remiss in not submitting of my own.  

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