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Dec 3, 2022 - 6:18:56 PM
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49 posts since 12/28/2014

Six months into this journey...Comments, advice, critique welcome!

Dec 4, 2022 - 12:02 AM



527 posts since 1/16/2021

You play it the way it should be played , I think, if you listen to the notes. I play a more simplified version that I once read literally from the sheet music and I haven't really done the effort to improve this. (Doesn't take away the joy when I play my own simplified version though :-D)
Anyway, I think you made a great start if this is what you sound like after only 6 months!
Well done!!

Dec 4, 2022 - 1:15:13 PM
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14146 posts since 9/23/2009

I agree with Anja...that's some fine fiddling especially for only six months in! Doin' good. Keep on fiddlin'!

Dec 4, 2022 - 2:41:38 PM
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49 posts since 12/28/2014

Thank you! I'm retired now and have time to spend a couple of hours a day working on this stuff. I like the OT but am still struggling to sound"fiddley" to keep work on the bowing. The irish stuff is coming a little easier for me.

Dec 5, 2022 - 8:20:56 AM
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14 posts since 11/20/2022

Hup!!! Very well done and at only 6 months! Maggie In the Woods is a great little tune to really get your bow moving and crossing the strings. It's also great for incorporating both short and long bowing. The only thing I’d like to offer is to keep your short bows lighter and tighter, especially the triplets at the end of the phrases. Remember, trad. is an aural tradition. The music is taught and learnt through listening. For that reason, it’s seldom played as you would read it from music, since we often don’t use music. Where I’m going with this: you have the fundamentals down. You know the tune. Have a little fun and play with it. While the melody should always remain central, this is also a great little tune to get your feet wet with playing a little with phrasing and ornementation to make it your own. I look forward to hearing more!! Very well done, again!

Edited by - TradFiddler418 on 12/05/2022 08:22:35

Dec 5, 2022 - 9:56:13 AM



253 posts since 9/3/2022

Yeah Bluesguy! I applaud you! I'm in at 2 1/2 months and I'm not brave enough to share here yet. Although the folks here are very welcoming. You're doing awesome btw! Thanks for sharing!!!

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