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Bless all of you and your patience and kind words. They did lift me up! While I was answering emails I distracted myself with the world's best distraction: making music. 

I have the practice resources in the Library. You'll see this on your Recently Added page.

I hope you enjoy playing it! Beginners, this can be played in 1st position with separate bows :)

This is a melody I was in the process of preparing, and it seems fittingly appropriate to rename it:  Lament for the Souls of Computer Hackers
Beth Blackerby
16 Responses
Posted: January 7, 2020
Last Comment: January 15, 2020

Sharlene R.
Posted: January 15, 2020
Really beautiful piece.  Thank you.

Barb Wimmer
Posted: January 14, 2020
I love how you choose the fingering (shifting); it will take me a little bit to figure out; but I do love the sound changes in different positions.  And how you are able to do that is amazing and adds to the beauty of the music

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 14, 2020
For any of you who wanted the piano score, it's been uploaded to the Lament Page :)

Posted: January 10, 2020
I love it!

Posted: January 10, 2020
What a beautiful lamenting piece, Beth.  I'm looking forward to practicing it.

Posted: January 8, 2020
This is so sad! And well played! I just played it and it was a wonderful vibrato and shifting piece. Love these types of pieces and trying to locate all of them you have uploaded here in the past 2 years. I had the video #s before, but the numbers no longer match. In any case, thank you!

Susan Hollister
Posted: January 8, 2020
Thank you, Beth! This is just perfect!

Gregory Gillis
Posted: January 8, 2020
I love your playing! You could play “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and make it sound glorious. Thanks for sharing & teaching the art making music on the violin. #Brava Beth!!!

Charles Krueger
Posted: January 8, 2020
Very nice.  I will being trying this when I get home.

Posted: January 8, 2020
Thank you for this beautiful piece! Being able to make music is a wonderful thing - it makes our everyday lives better and helps us during the difficult moments. 

Karen Egee
Posted: January 8, 2020
Beautiful! Perfect antidote.

Assumpció Segura
Posted: January 8, 2020
Thank you very much Beth!
 It is a very beautiful melody and you have played it wonderfully well! it's exciting!!!

In these moments that have been so difficult, we are all with you!

Posted: January 8, 2020
Thank you Beth for this gift despite the chaos...Can’t wait to go home to try learn this, sincerely touched the heart...For some reasons I am drawn to pieces like this filled with much emotions 🙏🏼🥰

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: January 8, 2020
Hi Beth,
Glad that things are starting to settle down for you. Having trusted someone, giving them essentially a favour and to be betrayed is hard and hurtful.

Know we are all with you on a this.


Mary Freeman
Posted: January 7, 2020
Thank you for creating such beauty from such an unfortunate situation
You have touched on the very reason I come to your site
The beautiful music. Brava it is quite alluring

David Fremont-Smith
Posted: January 7, 2020
It's a lovely tune with a wonderfully appropriate title.  Laughter is indeed a powerful weapon when faced with adversity.
We'll carry on, play music as best we can, oh... and laugh along the way.