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Posted: December 31, 1969


Posted: May 27, 2011
O.K., that video was very cool on couple of fronts. The technique of playing a violin like a cello-right on. And Beth, I know that I'm a ways from playing this piece but this video illustrates nicely that most of the music is played in first position. Lastly, at the beginning of the video you describe where the beginning of third and forth position is, thanks. P.S. I just listened to the video again. If third and forth position starts where the third and forth fingers are when in first position, does that mean that when you are in forth position,would fifth and sixth and seventh positions start where your second, third and forth fingers are? I know you have probably answered this some where in a video and I'm just not there yet, but I'm just speculateing this while I'm typing.

Posted: May 26, 2011
I'M excited to hear that you may be doing the Theme from "Schindler's List". I've looked it up and it seems "do-able". what a beautiful song. lots of emotion. looking forward to it. thanks

Posted: May 23, 2011
Wonderful ! I have some music for that and have been working on it off and on. Will you be posting the music that you'll be working from ?

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 23, 2011
I do remember that. You're right, it really was slurpy. The opening reminded me of "Days of our Lives". Actually, the next popular tune I'm thinking of doing is the Theme from "Schindler's List". Jo has played this. It will make a good teaching piece because there are some nice tricky spots.

Posted: May 23, 2011
Beth, did you ever print up a sibelius to "Grandpa's Violin" ? That's another slurpy slow melody I posted a ways back. If you like Sad Romance Jack, you'd like that one too. :-)

Beth Blackerby
Posted: May 23, 2011
Thanks Jack, and if there are techniques that you run into that could be explained in more detail, please let me know. I really love this little piece and I think it is perfect for developing the melodic style of playing.