Just a quick tune before things get started today. Old Horse and Buggy...fiddle is in GDGD, I mean, really what else?????
Great old tune Peggy, played as it should be played, sure enjoyed it!
Thanks, Loy. Hope you had a nice trip.
I wonder how long you are playing? Have I asked before?
I hope to become like this one day too , but oh god... it is a long way for me.
Thank you, Anja. To answer your questions...I haven't really been playing that long...I think about 12 years or so now...maybe 13. I keep it very simple...cut out half the notes, cut out the neck-break speed, just try to find the gist of the melody and tune, find some musical meaning in there, find a groove I can manage (usually Nashville Shuffle or something that can spin off from it), and most of the time tune the fiddle in a way that makes it easy to play...I have tried to learn harder, more complicated stuff, but for me, simple is just more fun. That's how I handle it...share what you're doing if you like...it would make an interesting thread on the forums...like...how do I make a tune work for me or how come a tune isn't working for me...etc. I just find a way to make everything easy and simple, yet go for the music if possible...I don't like to suffer...lol...enough of that without making music tough too. Lots of stuff I have tried many times and just gave up on how it's usually done, tune the fiddle different and play it my own way. One example that comes to mind is The Big Scioty...everybody plays it in G, standard tuning, I tried and just never could...finally, one day I tuned the fiddle weird and tried it in a different tuning, different key (maybe I went to ADAD and played it in D...can't remember now but I did make a youtube)...it worked out easy and fun. I know everybody likes to play stuff in certain prescribed keys, etc., not me...I play it however I CAN...I don't wanna wait for decades to have fun playing my fiddle...lol.
Well I always have fun while playing, I can't live without my violin, BUT I had to leave it for a while because I bought myself a problem on 4 legs from a shelter. So far I am the only one who can handle and approach her.
I need to invest in decent kennels and benches and stuff , because it really can be a little monster :-p
Now I start to find my way again with my brand new violin. If you want you can follow me on my channel, I renamed it to dogs 'n bows now ;-)
I tend to play tunes slowly, I still cannot play very fast. At the end of the month it's one year ago that I rented a violin and started private classes.
Some pieces I manage to play from soft to loud and back, especially the theme from Legends of the Fall is very nice to try to put some feeling in.
But still not satisfied enough to make a recording of it :-)
Edited by - Quincy on 07/17/2021 06:58:49
Hope you and doggie find common ground. We adopted a very smart border collie one time who had b-b's in her ears, a crooked leg, bullet wounds and was terrified of white vehicles, parking lots, slamming doors, etc., etc., etc. She was also terrified of the fenced portion of our yard. She was actually our daughter's dog, but when daughter moved out, the doggie was too terrified of daughter's place, so we had to keep her here in the same house. It was a challenge...but we loved her and just hoped we gave her some happiness in her life of woes.
Great tune, great job!
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