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Ray


Hi Beth,

This is a question for me to work on later but to get things going Paganini wrote a song which would played on one string.  Do you know of any other songs designed to be played on one string?  Paganini would be somewhat daunting for a newbie.

Cheers,

From a newbie

Ray
11 Responses
Posted: November 19, 2011
Last Comment: November 21, 2011
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Eileen
Posted: November 21, 2011
That would be fantastic to all stay in the same place....what a great time that will be ! 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 21, 2011
No, not too far. The address of the shop is 1111 W. Anderson Lane 78757. We're a little north of downtown. Ray, I want to see about the house rental idea. There is supposed to be a service that rents people's houses while they are vacationing. That might be a good option for us.

Ray
Posted: November 20, 2011
Very Cool Beth! Starting to price out flights and hotel packages to Austin. Is your store far downtown? Ray

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 20, 2011
That was awesome. Thanks for posting the video, Jo.

Ray, the Amazing Grace I posted earlier lends nicely to be played on one string. If I have time today, I'll post the fingerings and the how-to on one string.

Ray
Posted: November 19, 2011
Jo, great recording and love the phonograph!

Ray
Posted: November 19, 2011
Hi Jo, Fantastic help! I've written the email down so if you want to take it off go for it. And thanks for the recording in the area of the island where I live there are no teachers. And I also work from 5:30am to 8 pm sooooo..... . Cheers, Ray

Andrea Walpole
Posted: November 19, 2011
Ha! I obviously recognise an Air on G string but I had never thought it meant it was only playing on one string despite such a big clue in the title. doh!

jojo
Posted: November 19, 2011
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oh by the way Ray, here is a recording of it....

Ray
Posted: November 19, 2011
Hi Jo, Thanks for replying so fast. I'll have a boo at the piece and download it. It's just become a facination of mine and that is one the great things about playing the violin. You can say that you play bluegrass, blues, classical but within that you can then specialize and then specialize even futher. Then pop off to another world of music as the mood its. Again thanks. Ray

jojo
Posted: November 19, 2011
Ray, I would say you could still give the 'air on G' a go.

I can't remember where about you are in your learning, you describe yourself as a 'newbie'...but you could take it as a 'longer term' study?

if I remember right (I don't have the music under my eyes and I did this piece 18 months ago) the highest note in 'air on G string' is the B, it has some nice rhythms to practice too.  It's a nice slow piece so not too challenging.  There is no real technical challenges in terms of bowing as in: there is no harmonics, no spiccato/staccato etc.  The challenges there are drawing a nice tone from the G string (especially from the higher positions), intonation and rhythm, and of course it is quite tiring on your arm when you are getting used to playing on the G but take it easy and little by little you will get used to it.

Yes the more I think about it the more I think you should do this :D


jojo
Posted: November 19, 2011
Air on G string by Bach transcribed by Wilhemji (though you need to be approximately grade 6 or level 7 ASTA in your ability they reckon) so not too beginner either (intermediate) but much more approachable than Paganini I would say :D

ps it is all on G of course LOL

I've done this with my teacher approx 18 months ago it was great fun, your arm gets really tired when you are first learning it hahahaha