Amelia's (Waltz)

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  • #50679

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    This is an online fiddle lesson for the Bob McQuillen tune “Amelia’s Waltz.” See the full post at: Amelia’s (Waltz)

    #50686
    cricket
    cricket
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    That’s beautiful!  I love the harmonies…sounds hauntingly Irish…is it?  And in D, looks like.  I’m tempted!

    #50704

    Joe
    Participant

    Its one of my favorites. Played this one for awhile, but now will do it right with John’s lesson.

    #50719

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    By the way, this will be the song for my next compilation. I’ve already made the metronome videos at our speed (95 BPM), including both harmony versions. Go ahead and get started on it; I hope a lot of you are able to participate!

    #50724
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Cool!  Heads up, everybody!

    #50767
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    missing the bouncing ball

    #50768
    peggys
    peggys
    Participant

    Do we have a compilation completion date???  I just might be able to jump in this time!

    Looking forward to a much needed couple of weeks of R & R on Prince Edward Island about mid July!

    #50782
    rodger
    rodger
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    John, your fiddle is sounding super duper on this tune.  I always still worry about the flight it took up here at the camp.  I didn’t see it, but understand it did crash.  My fiddle is sounding good with the summer humidity.  It has some terrible days in the winter 5 & 10% humidity we have.  But, you do sound like you have a genuine Stradivarius on this one, or better yet a Del Jesu, which tends to specialise with greater than Strad tones on the G & D strings.

    #50784

    Kaeleigh
    Participant

    Lovely!! I’ve never heard this one before, but I’ll learn it! (This time I’ll learn all the harmonies too!)

    #50838
    lucy pevensie
    lucy pevensie
    Participant

    Ooh, lovely!  I’ll start working on it right away!

    #50839
    ruckydoo
    ruckydoo
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    Am practicing it on my viola with fiddle strings.  Lovely piece!   Not familiar with it but it’s a beauty!     Have added it to my daily practice but probably won’t have a handle on it for a couple years.  I’m still hoping to make Ashoken Farewell sound decent and how long ago was that?  Soldier’s Joy still is rarely played without a serious goof either.  Guess that I’m just a tad behind here!

    #50849

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks Rodger! The fiddle is working fine. 🙂  Hope you are doing well there. We think about you all a lot.

    I can’t wait to hear what you all do. I love the collaborations we do together.

    #51967

    kjdebolt
    Participant

    I plan to do this one as well.  Hopefully it will sound OK.  we’ll see.  I like the variation.

    #68256
    Gunnar Salyer
    Gunnar Salyer
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    just learned this one, my first bgd lesson, (intermediate version only, no harmonies) also my first waltz. I’ll try to post in the lions den tomorrow. it was not too hard cuz I have a recording of Natalie MacMaster playing it, and already know how it sounds. I’m also adding some of her variation, when simple enough. anyway, this is a great tune and a great lesson!

    #68257

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Thanks, looking forward to hearing you play it!

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