June 28, 2017 at 8:04 PM #50679
This is an online fiddle lesson for the Bob McQuillen tune “Amelia’s Waltz.” See the full post at: Amelia’s (Waltz)June 28, 2017 at 8:14 PM #50686
That’s beautiful! I love the harmonies…sounds hauntingly Irish…is it? And in D, looks like. I’m tempted!June 28, 2017 at 8:45 PM #50704
Its one of my favorites. Played this one for awhile, but now will do it right with John’s lesson.June 28, 2017 at 9:09 PM #50719
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!June 28, 2017 at 9:38 PM #50724
Cool! Heads up, everybody!June 29, 2017 at 7:52 PM #50767
missing the bouncing ballJune 29, 2017 at 8:28 PM #50768
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!June 30, 2017 at 1:28 PM #50782
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.June 30, 2017 at 9:00 PM #50784
Lovely!! I’ve never heard this one before, but I’ll learn it! (This time I’ll learn all the harmonies too!)July 2, 2017 at 3:34 PM #50838
Ooh, lovely! I’ll start working on it right away!July 2, 2017 at 3:46 PM #50839
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!July 2, 2017 at 10:55 PM #50849
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.July 23, 2017 at 11:18 PM #51967
I plan to do this one as well. Hopefully it will sound OK. we’ll see. I like the variation.January 3, 2019 at 9:21 PM #68256
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!January 3, 2019 at 10:09 PM #68257
Thanks, looking forward to hearing you play it!
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