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Robyn.fnq
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Hey Barry,

I'm happy to play whatever style my fingers can manage.  At the moment it's none of the above, nor any other style.

I always thought I'd only ever play classical, that's what I like to play on the piano, and I love the singing sound of the classical violinist.  Then I heard a jazz and blues band with amazing fiddles, and thought 'yep, that's for me'.  I also greatly admire Celtic Woman.

So I suppose I'm open to any style.

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I once was a student of the classical.  Then I went to a fiddlers convention in the Appalachian hills.  Mostly folk and mountain music.  Love at first sight (or sound).  Never looked back but the transition is much more difficult than I thought.  "Fiddlin' around" is only easier for those who don't play it. coffee2

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First heard the good stuff in Boone, NC but I'm more to the east about 20 miles south of Raleigh.

My favorite guy at the moment is Harrell.

(Have you noticed that few members include "location" in their profile?  Looks suspicious, don'cha think?) cool

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Says ET  thumbs-up I like the classics and a little pop in my fiddling dancing

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Hey Oliver ... suspicious?

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It would seem that members are not anxious to reveal their location.  Maybe few trust the internet anymore ?
My interest is in geography/demographics. 
Many of the members with locations are really scattered on the globe.  Much more, I think, than the typical forum.

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It's cool to see where people are from but I don't want to force them to write it.
I have that option on the required registration options.

BTW, yours is showing up as "Extraterrestrial" Oliver. Why is that? 

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I'm just going with the flow here.  Not sure that I want it known that I live in North Carolina wink

Really, I think that computer users might be victims of a new syndrome which somehow threatens the possibility of winding up on Dr. Phil TV.

(I download almost nothing into my MAC.  I do use the MAC to download but only to a thumb drive which I open in a separate Windows XP.  The MAC is essentially "virgin".  What kind of security does FIDDLERMAN employ?  Can somebody post a virus?)

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Are you requesting a virus?  That's funny.

As far as not posting a location, I think many people are just paranoid. What difference does it make if you know I live in Missouri? I think it makes it more interesting to meet people from all over the world. There is also nothing to ensure the location information is accurate...ie...Extraterrestrial. I could change mine to Botswana if I choose. This is America, you can be as foolish as you wish, not always a good thing!

 

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I also find it amusing that my posting of very elementary questions and posting videos of myself destroying music warrants the title of "Advanced Member".  I have no suggestions to change the designation, I just find the title quite funny in my case.

 

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Maybe that could mean "age"  dancing  roflroflrofl

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I am hoping I will hear about fantastic anti-virus features.  I was spooked by the "chirping" of the CHAT traffic.   I almost dumped the hard drive and brought in the back up.  I'm OK now.

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Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not after me !

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Oliver said:

Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not after me !

I was trying to find a way to phrase that for you, but it sounded mean, and I gave up. Bravo!

 

Dave

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Hey Dave, I'm with you ... how big is Missouri anyway, can someone pinpoint you?  Or do you usually wear that getup?  That'd probably give you away quickly, unless that's the latest fashion in Missouri.

Anyway, come find me if you dare ... I'm somewhere in Queensland ... google it.

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What getup ?

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Robyn.fnq said:

Hey Dave, I'm with you … how big is Missouri anyway, can someone pinpoint you?  Or do you usually wear that getup?  That'd probably give you away quickly, unless that's the latest fashion in Missouri.

Anyway, come find me if you dare … I'm somewhere in Queensland … google it.

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Well Missouri is not nearly as large as Australia…lol.  Missouri, 69,704 sq mi, 180533 sq km. FNQ is much larger, you will be tough to find! 105,272.8 sq mi! Give me a hint, are you on the coast, or inland?

 

Ok, you are on the coast...does this look familar?

 

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The mask was just me and an apprentice messing around on a rain day. It is a Fire Resistant cold weather hood. I just turned it around backwards, folded it in half and tried to draw a symmetrical face on it. I call it "The Masked Lineman." The white hoods are no longer available and I lost that one, turns out they were flammable.

 

I would love to visit Australia, love the accent!

 

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Lol Dave ... lucky you didn't test the hood for flammability on the day you were wearing it ...

Did you take that photo?  Hint ... travel up the coast a bit ... ok, a lot.

What do you mean ... accent?  It's you guys who have the accent.  Ok, I meant ... y'all have an accent.

I'm not sure what style of fiddling/violin is native to Queensland, I don't think it's that popular here, judging by the few instruments I've seen locally.  I'd love to live somewhere where I could jam with someone, or even find buskers in the park.  I love to visit Sydney for that very reason.  The buskers are all senior conservatorium students.

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No, I got the photo from Wikipedia. I don't say y'all, I am from Connecticut originally and have a bit of a New York accent. In the Midwest the accent is kinda flat. Think : Matthew McConaughey.  Don't know if I spelled that right, I am referring to the actor.

As far as style or genre goes, I really don't have one. My playing sounds like the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant. Lots of screeching cat noises! I do like slow somber pieces. I have been working on "Over The Rainbow." I haven't used the suggested bowings, and I am struggling with the middle section of the piece 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1 3 1. I can't help stopping to get my fingers moved to the right place...lol. Have you messed with it yet? If so how are you doing?

 

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Yep, that's the tricky bit all right.  I tend to practise that bit over and over.

I'm loving playing it though, I get Judy Garland's voice in my head ... then I play, and she's sort of clutching her throat saying 'I'm turning into a camel ... '

With the first 4 2 4 2 4 2 4 2 section I'm experimenting with continuing, moving the 2 to the 3 position, because I find the 3 4 3 4 bit a little of a stretch (if you get my drift).  Then the 31 3 1 3 1 is challenging, I'm trying to practise with my 3 more bent to keep it out of the way, but keep it down.

I can't wait to get a video up to show everyone ... but I don't want any laughing or booing and hissing ... I'm just a beginner.violin-student

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