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I've been playing this waltz for 25 years without getting tired of it. Here is Astrid Waltz updated for our collection.
Listen to this beautiful version by Tamatakia, 1996:

New in the : the transcription of Babeth's waltz. Easy to play on a diatonic button accordion: you need only 3 fingers for the first part and 4 for the second part. Only one row.

Since we now have 6 videos for Harglla's folkband, I made a dedicated channel :
And this image made of an estonian accordion and the colors of the traditional local skirt.

I'm planing to make a list of songs i could play for an acoustic solo perfomrance (violin+voice), without the help of a loop pedal. To help me think about it, I make quick records.
First one:

There is two new pieces by Piano Dom posted on MonViolon for the collection :
I particularly like the scottische "L'automne se fout de l'été".

I didn't know that was bought by the Muse Group in April 2021 (owners of ).
New privacy policy allowed Audacity to collect, for Muse Group, "data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities' requests" (?!!)
I'm not sure I understand what this means in practice (it's an offline application).

@admin Yuhuu! Stereodon funziona di nuovo! Grazie ai responsabili!

There is an almost systematic problem on "cheap" factory violins (here one of the violins of the music school where I teach): black painted white wooden pegs in which the holes for the strings are badly placed and unusable. If you buy this type of bad instrument (why not after all, it works) you will certainly have to re-drill the pegs. Axis perpendicular to the original hole so as not to weaken the peg too much.

Ieri ho riparato qualcosa sul MonViolon: la ricerca di una melodia scrivendo il nome delle note in italiano (francese, spagnolo, ecc.: do, re, mi) funziona di nuovo. Divertiti con quello!

Collaborative music recording 💽 It exists (internet is awesome) we can use the SourceML software for this kind of project.
SourceML is based on the framework Symfony (php+mysql).
An interesting example of use here 🤩
SourceML's homepage (in french):
I think I will use it!
Thanks to @openmastering and @Nomys_Tempar to have made me discover it.

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Today's thought: it will take some time because I'm busy with other activities but I'll release this recording (when finished: violin/accordion duet) and the following ones under or license (as you wish) *with uncompressed sources*: separate tracks, without corrections. This will facilitate reuse (adding instruments, ...)
Does this kind of project already exist? Free audio album with source files?
That seems to be the best choice for me anyway.

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If you don't know which instrument is a kannel or a Karmoška (en, it: garmon), if you want to listen/see traditional Estonian tunes played by Estonian students, there are plenty of them on this page (on alas):
Really nice!

I think I like "La valse de Juliard". On the diatonic G-C, in C (must have a G#) you can do a lot of kitschy-cute stuff including "C D E F" with the bass.
I play A part twice but I'm not sure I'll keep this option.
I decided on 198 bpm, a compromise between the musical groove (a bit slower) and the valse musette for dancing (a bit faster).

First little audio file's here :

I am referencing on the tunes transcribed in "Les violons de l'Artense" by Jean-Marc Delaunay (1999).
The site has just done 🌟 TILT 🌟 :
"Valse de Juliard" (3 steps, Center-France) matches almost perfectly with "Far Far Across the Sea" which seems to be a reel (4 steps, Ireland or North America).
From my experience, it is very rare that two different tunes start with more than 5 identical notes. Here, it's... 14! A nice find 🤩

A minuet by Telemann for harpsichord played by two violins (as if there weren't enough pieces for violins… yes, I know). 😋
Piece often playable from the second year of violin study.
PDF, audio file and links here:

All Ardour users probably know it already but I discover Dragonfly reverbs (Hall, room, plate, early reflections) by Michael Willis. It sounds really good AND the interface is well done, is very pleasant to use.
(His liberapay: )

... and I love dragonflies.

Hop! Here's a nice music from Center-France for our :
"Le petit pied" (I traducet "Little Foot" because... why not?) that the fiddler Henri Tournadre sang, not being able to play the violin anymore. I found it in the book "Les violons de l'Artense" by Jean-Marc Delaunay (AMTA, 1999).

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