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Fiddle Tunes on the Viola
Consider the Viola for Fiddle Tunes
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I don't know why more people don't consider the viola for playing fiddle tunes - maybe not for a crowded dance hall, but you could stick a pick-up/pre-amp on it & plug it in if you really need loud projection.

Here's a beautiful Baroque style viola & traditional Scottish fiddle tunes.

 

 

...I'm going to have to ban myself from YouTube

Along Rollin- Emily 

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That is very cool.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Emily @ ElCb said.."...I'm going to have to ban myself from YouTube

well dont do that youre finding some great stuff!  Theres been some good discussions youve sparked!

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Emily @elcbk have you shared/seen this one or the channel yet?  thought this was something you would like.

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@ABitRusty -

Yep, a year ago. 

Was so cool I posted in the Irish/Scottish genre - with more good stuff! 

For Viola (or 5 String Violin) & Cello Thread

🤔... I thought I also posted more of Helen Bell's videos somewhere else and linked all to the Viola section - maybe not. 🥴

Thanx for bringing it up!

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awesome. 

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.laugh

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@ABitRusty -

Violists? 🤣

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YEAH I WISH!! lol..  or fiddler for that matter.  

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@ABitRusty -

Okay, I give up - why the Frettless video?

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the viola of course!   playing fiddle tunes.  topic was at top of list. to easy to put here.  

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@ABitRusty -

Duh!  Sorry, I had to look again - thought they were all supposed to be fiddles(?) 

🤣... Oh yeah, that's a BIG fiddle! 

I like their music - my kind of quartet.

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playing fiddle tunes on a viola... 

makes you a violists i thought you were saying

....too damn funny.

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Here's a Viola tutorial by Jim Cook for, "Lannigan's Ball" - it's a Jig (Fiddleman Dan)! 

I'd like to point out that the video may be an innate Orchestra teacher view.

IMHO - nobody plays this with so many even, single bow strokes, but this tutorial is good for learning the fingering.

 

 

 

There are many tutorials for Jig bowing on YouTube. 

I will recommend Jason's tutorial on Jig Bowing Techniques, because he not only covers bowing rhythm, but also slurs.

 

 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/02/e3/91/02e391f7e9c2cb089353dcd1ea5af4f3.jpg

...always wise to find a variety of musicians playing an Irish tune - to hear the differences, plus gives you ideas on how to play it. 

- Emily

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