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Oct 13, 2021 - 5:12:02 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

186 posts since 1/16/2021

This is my first version of Bonaparte crossing the Rhine. I'm happy I played it all at once when recording, only forgot to repeat the last part.
No video this time ;-)


Edited by - Quincy on 10/13/2021 05:18:11

Oct 13, 2021 - 6:04:47 AM
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Snafu

USA

111 posts since 2/2/2014

Very nicely played. On of my recently discovered (to me) favorite tunes. I like it slow like you played it. There is implied hope and dignity in the tune. You should look up Bonaparte’s retreat for the opposite musical effect. Those two tunes, when bookended, show how music can impart an emotional feeling.

Oct 13, 2021 - 7:10:56 AM
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12508 posts since 9/23/2009

Wow, that was good, Anja! Very nice playing.  I do love the speed you are playing it...I really believe a lot of these Old Time fiddle tunes usually sound better at a slower pace than how you often hear them.  I liked yours a lot and think you did a great job fiddling that.

Do you know about this site? https://www.oldtimejam.com/ They have backup tracks for a lot of these types of tunes, both on banjo and guitar, a slower one and a fast one.  I think the fast ones are a little ridiculously fast, but the slower tracks are great for practicing and playing along with, at least for us slower-paced folks, and it's free.  There's another great site for free that's also ridiculously too fast, but they have a speed button underneath the sound track where you can adjust the speed however you want to play along with. http://www.fbbts.com/Tunes.html

Anyway, didn't know if you have access to any backup tracks to practice along with or even record with or if you're interested, just thought I'd mention them anyway.  Your Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine really sounds good, just the way it is.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 13, 2021 - 7:44:30 AM
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5501 posts since 9/26/2008

You have a good sense of being in tune. Keep at it!

Oct 13, 2021 - 9:13:12 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

186 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by groundhogpeggy



Do you know about this site? https://www.oldtimejam.com/ They have backup tracks for a lot of these types of tunes, both on banjo and guitar, a slower one and a fast one.  I think the fast ones are a little ridiculously fast, but the slower tracks are great for practicing and playing along with, at least for us slower-paced folks, and it's free.  There's another great site for free that's also ridiculously too fast, but they have a speed button underneath the sound track where you can adjust the speed however you want to play along with. http://www.fbbts.com/Tunes.html

I hadn't heard of it before! I just tried it out, I love the slow versions.Thank you!

Oct 13, 2021 - 11:10:56 PM

Quincy

Belgium

186 posts since 1/16/2021

Thanks again for the nice words, this makes me smile :-) How much I love this instrument. Got up at 7 in the morning, to start playing 45 minutes later with my heaviest mute on, the rubber coated metal one.
I don't want to get known as the crazy violinist, but I do sometimes really feel the need to play in the middle of the night.
This morning I'm having fun with the same song in ADAE.
Other tune I'm working on is Maggie in the woods.

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