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Game of Thrones Group Project - interested?
Short Game of Thrones theme music proposed group project
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So has the solo part taken out now? Or should we still practice that part? Maybe @Fiddlerman would like to take that part 🙂 I have been practicing a mix of solo/violin 1, when I get to a whole note of solo, switch to violin 1 then back to maximize my practice and help keep time. Then the other parts as well.

I also saw some questions about fingering for the octave double stops. I just use fingers 1&4, like @risk was saying. 1 being on the lower octave. tricky to get perfect intonation. Just need more practice!

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makinnoise said
So has the solo part taken out now? Or should we still practice that part? Maybe @Fiddlerman would like to take that part 🙂 I have been practicing a mix of solo/violin 1, when I get to a whole note of solo, switch to violin 1 then back to maximize my practice and help keep time. Then the other parts as well.

I also saw some questions about fingering for the octave double stops. I just use fingers 1&4, like @risk was saying. 1 being on the lower octave. tricky to get perfect intonation. Just need more practice!

There seem to be two different sources for the project, but I think they are compatible with each other.  I'll be submitting from both, I think.

The problem with those octave double stops are that they are articulated completely by shifts, as near as I can tell.  I've never seen any other way of articulating double stopped octaves.  Not like articulating double stopped thirds in Fiddlerman's Red Wing, which is still pretty tough.  In articulating thirds you just alternate fingers 1 & 3 with 2 & 4.  It's tough, but already I'm seeing some other music that uses articulated thirds, like Kreisler's Liebesfreud.

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I think I know what you are saying.

I haven't tried thirds. I don't know if it would change the dynamic of the piece too much.

I may be wrong but i think they just want the fuller sound of the full octave. If there is an easier way to do it I am totally game! 

Shifting to 2nd on the A and finding the 8th on the E at the same time will just take some work to get it down, for me anyway, and as an added bonus its in c minor so you can't just drone the A string....

I have a question, maybe someone can shed some light. when doing double stops, is the root note alway the lower note? e.g.. 1/3 1/5 etc. And Does the 3rd note make it a minor stop and the 5th a major? I have no idea.

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makinnoise said
I think I know what you are saying.

I haven't tried thirds. I don't know if it would change the dynamic of the piece too much.

I may be wrong but i think they just want the fuller sound of the full octave. If there is an easier way to do it I am totally game! 

Shifting to 2nd on the A and finding the 8th on the E at the same time will just take some work to get it down, for me anyway, and as an added bonus its in c minor so you can't just drone the A string....

I have a question, maybe someone can shed some light. when doing double stops, is the root note alway the lower note? e.g.. 1/3 1/5 etc. And Does the 3rd note make it a minor stop and the 5th a major? I have no idea.

 

I'm not suggesting that it be done at that place with thirds rather than octaves. I'm comparing the two kinds of fingering.

That's a good question about the musical makeup of the thirds, I've been wrestling with the same idea. For now it's enough that I can finger the thirds. Have a look at Sevcik's book on double stops and the exercises restrict the thirds to intervals in the C scale being practiced. I wouldn't worry about it, just play it as written.

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To be clear, once again. I didn't re-write the parts that were included at the link. I'll find time to enter them all. I just did the cello parts since they were the only parts that were not available for treble clef. I'm sorry for the delay.

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Just wondering if this project is still on?  There haven't been any updates to the blog since March and we are now in May with a June deadline?

Thanks.

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mvansomeren said
Just wondering if this project is still on?  There haven't been any updates to the blog since March and we are now in May with a June deadline?

Thanks.

We are all out practicing.  This is a pretty tough piece for some of us.  Harder than the House of the Rising Sun project.

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I was curious myself if this was still happening.  I assumed it was on. Wondering how many are playing in this performance.

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I've really wanted to work on this, but haven't gotten a chance to try any of it out yet. My regular practice for class has been pretty time consuming lately. I did print it out, though, so I'll have to see if there is something I could learn in time to take part 🙂 

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I was intending to 'attempt' this as well, but job has me out of town so much the past few weeks, I can't even work on my basics...........

I had the thought of taking my electric on the road with me, but after 12 hour days, not too excited about doing much of anything other than eating and sleeping!

Where I was practicing 1-2 hours a day, this has changed to less than 2 hours a week.

One of those "Life gets in the way" things...........

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Yep, I am still practicing this, and I will be uploading this month.  I am doing the easier parts, and would recommend anyone who is a bit daunted by the harder ones to look at those others, 4th and 5th violin? They sound quite nice and are definitely an important part of the piece.  

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Just started practicing this :-/ In between work, work and more work, and practicing for my recital, I couldn't quite squeeze this one in dazed

Hopefully, I can get this down before the deadline. I'm not optimistic about submitting for all the parts, but *at least* 5th and 6th violin.

My neighbors probably want to strangle me for all the noise I've been making.  But hey, "no pain, no gain" right? Except, they feel the pain and I get the gain (I'm really sorry, neighbors :-S)

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Happy & sad at the same time!  Happy because this site is still here, as I thought it was gone forever!  (seemed that way a couple of weeks ago, and that was a real downer)  Happy because the project is not completed yet!  But, sad because it looks beyond my capabilities.  

However, I will print out the parts tomorrow and have a look at them.  I have not been fiddling much at all lately.  But is so nice to pop back in here!

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I'm interested in giving this a go, but isn't there suppose to be posted a playback file somewhere so we know at what speed we should be playing at? (start slow but then ramp up to what speed)?

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tesseract - The original video can be followed to practice.  Someone also posted just the audio from that on here, a few pages back.  I downloaded it and have been practicing with it for now.

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Hi all.  

Is there usually a click track for each part?  I think that might be helpful.   And, is recording video using a phone OK?  What do most people use?

Thanks.

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Helvetika said
Hi all.  

Is there usually a click track for each part?  I think that might be helpful.   And, is recording video using a phone OK?  What do most people use?

Thanks.  

Details are here,

https://fiddlerman.com/2016/03.....f-thrones/

I think the only thing that matters is the file format and how you record it, not what you record it with.

I think we are still waiting on a click track.  To warm up for it, start by using a metronome.  The importance of the click track is for everyone to be using the exact same rhythm. 

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I bet I could get someone to play the bodrhan for it.  

 

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1stimestar : Agreed.  I put a friend on to this who plays bodhran also.

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Oh cool!

 

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