Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janssen)

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Re: Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janss

Post by spidersareok » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:57 pm

Very nice playing Paul,thank you for posting your arrangement . :D

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Re: Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janss

Post by spidersareok » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:37 pm

first of all i will say that i am very much a beginner at the classical style of playing guitar but i think you have played this piece excellent and with tons of feeling . . anyway to my point ,i downloaded your arrangement and it is all fine until i get to bar 10 with the stretch from the low G on the low E string to the high B on the top E string did you manage to play this part ok ,i have bigger than average size hands and i struggle with that part but i`m working on it .Ouch

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Re: Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janss

Post by Paul Janssen » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:28 pm

Hi Spidersareok,

Bar 10 is by far the hardest bar in the piece for me as well. In fact in the recording I posted I actually cheated a little around this bar and ended up just playing the top C 3 times followed by a G chord consisting of the open G string, open B string and high B played on the 7th fret of the high E string. On a good day though, I can usually get Bar 10 the way I've written it but yes it's a stretch. My advice would be to play this bar with a fair bit of rubato and also release the chord just before you play the 3rd high C. Then slide your 4th finger down from the high C (8th fret) to the high B (7th fret) and use your 1st finger for the low G. Hope that makes sense.

Good luck.
Cheers,
Paul

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Re: Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janss

Post by spidersareok » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:49 pm

Thanks for your reply Paul,and thanks for your help regarding how you played the piece at bar 10 ,i thought i could not hear the low G in your recording .
i think once i have the piece memorized and i can look at the neck while playing that particular stretch, then it would be ok.
i have come across that interval before in "Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)" but was harder in Waltzing Matilda because of what comes prior to the stretch ,anyway no damage done yet .

thanks David

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Re: Macpherson, Christina - Waltzing Matilda (arr. Paul Janssen)

Post by kvormwald » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks Paul for the arrangement, I'm excited to give it a try tonight!

Ken
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