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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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VickieD
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@coolpinkone, @kindascratchy, @Georganne

Enjoyed your Ashokan stories ....note

@Barry

Really nice job on the viola - this tune sounds especially beautiful with the deep tones.smile

@kindascratchy

Your backing tracks are awesome - great playing as well. I dream of the day I can make my own backing tracks like that - so nice.

I've made several videos but have deleted them all - all way too bad to post - maybe I will get there soon.semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
~~Albert Einstein

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Gil
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Here is my attempt at Ashokan Farewell.

 

http://youtu.be/FmysLSK9ar4

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WOW... incredible performance! I could only hope to sound as nice... awesome.thumbs-uphats_off

"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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Great work, shows just what practice and patience gets us @Gil - really well done !  Thanksthumbs-upclapthumbs-upclap

PS - loved the story-board !  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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Fiddlerman
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Bravo!!!
Loved the performance, the wife story (joke) and the tech description. ;)
What kind of amp are you using with your Hummingbird?

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

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coolpinkone
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@Gil That was amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us.  

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOODthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

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coolpinkone
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@VickieD No worries on a video... the videos are just a bonus.  No pressure to post a video... and there is time if you feel inclined.  It is just fun to be working on the piece together.

I am struggling with two parts and I know one is because my fourth finger pinky  is weak so I try to slur from G string to open A... (sounds punky).

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Very good performance, Gil! Thank You!

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Very nice, @Gil ! Your fiddle and Hummingbird both sounded great! I've got the Epiphone Hummingbird, BTW. I liked the running commentary, too.

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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cdennyb said
WOW... incredible performance! I could only hope to sound as nice... awesome.thumbs-uphats_off

Thanks for commenting. I recorded this first take as a sound check, the violin sounded terrible and I was set for a few takes to try and improve it but ran it through my audio software first. After a bit of Equalizing it sounded far better, so the credit goes to my Audio processing software.

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MadBill said
Great work, shows just what practice and patience gets us @Gil - really well done !  Thanksthumbs-upclapthumbs-upclap

PS - loved the story-board !  LOL

Thanks Bill, 

I recorded this as a sound check, the violin sounded so bad I was going to scrap it.

I ran it through my Audio software to try and eliminate the scratchy, scraping, and after using both a High and Low pass on the EQ. I ended up with this, just luck, a bit of reverb, and uploaded before I changed my mind.

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Fiddlerman said
Bravo!!!
Loved the performance, the wife story (joke) and the tech description. ;)
What kind of amp are you using with your Hummingbird?

Thanks for comment, no amp, just the mic. and Audio processing (Cakewalk Sonar x3). Over processed as the Guitar has a new fault, the plate inside under the bridge has split and is causing the second string, and some times the third, to ring at certain frequencies, you can imagine the cost to repair.

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coolpinkone said
@Gil That was amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us.  

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOODthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-upthumbs-up

Thanks, 

See previous replies, believe me playing was not as good as the finished video would have you think. 

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Mad_Wed said
Very good performance, Gil! Thank You!

Thanks for commenting, see other replies to save me repeating.

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KindaScratchy said
Very nice, @Gil ! Your fiddle and Hummingbird both sounded great! I've got the Epiphone Hummingbird, BTW. I liked the running commentary, too.

Hi, Yes I spotted your Epiphone Hummingbird, excellent guitars by Gibson owned company. My guitar used to be sunburst the same as yours but after years of playing my hot arm melted the varnish and it started to peal off, so I stripped the whole lot. Everybody said that it would devalue the guitar but I said I was never going to sell it anyway so what did it matter. 

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Definitely still a work in progress ... especially the part where I'm trying out 3rd position facepalmbut wanted to get a contribution out there - Thanks CPO and KindaScratchy for encouraging us to work on this piece.semiquaver-1214

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
~~Albert Einstein

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@VickieD - BRAVO !  Very nicely done !  I'm just starting to work into higher positions, you're doing well!  And I like the occasional embellishments, not "overdone" at all - and  the double stops.  Thanks !  

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This has been ( well still is! ) a great thread....

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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coolpinkone
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Oh Vicki.... that was really nice.  You have inspired me!  violin-1267exactlythumbs-up Dang, that was sweet. 

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Gil
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@VickieD    Very well done, I am away to practice some more.

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Really nice Vickie.  Very well played. 

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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