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I love the party themed play alongs. Even dared to join a few myself. Well after a trip to the mountain get away, and a discussion of outside recordings I finally gave this a go myself. (I still intend to bring the fiddle to the mountain top and play a few tunes, perhaps waiting for the Traveler to arrive, but that will depend on the season it gets to this neck of the woods).
My idea for a party will be anything outdoors with the theme of your song variable according to your surroundings.. e.g. "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" next to a swing set, "Foggy Mountain breakdown" with mountains in the scene, "Orange Blossom" "Midnight Train" with tracks or a station in the back ground ... etc. Hope you get the idea. Just trying to make it fun.
Here's my submission. "Down to the River to Pray", a traditional American song variously described as a Christian folk hymn, an African-American spiritual, an Appalachian song, and a gospel song. (wiki).
Yayyyy ! Great idea @Ripton - and - certainly in northern hemisphere with spring (allegedly) coming we could get some nice outdoors vids.
Nice work , thanks for the post and kicking this new party off !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Oh super fun idea.
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
with spring (allegedly) coming we could get some nice outdoors vids.
Haha, allegedly is right, especially after the snow storm we had here over the weekend, lol.
Good job, and good idea, @Ripton ! My personal backyard isn't very scenic, but my "second backyard", the local park, is, lol. The challenge will be to pick a song that I can play well enough to record, and that goes along with the scenery, lol.
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YAY!! I love these parties and I have a new song to play for it. I will have to wait- my schedule and this crazy weather.
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
Great idea for a party, @Ripton , and I like the piece you chose to kick off the party.
Now, to think of the right match between my locations and pieces... I play some pieces that would go well in certain settings, but not settings I can easily arrange here. And the pieces that go in accessible settings are ones I don't know yet. Guess that is part of the fun, figuring out the best piece and place combination!