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Oliver
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Do you think of yourself as a classical person or a country fiddle fan and what are the reasons for your choice ?

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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I am a classical violinist. I grew up in a non-musician family (no amateur musicians even). I loved although the classical music my father listened to, so when I was five years old he gave me my first CD as a gift (some barock stuff), and then he continued showing me lots of music since I were pretty obsessed by it. I often borrowed all his CDs and LPs and listened to music all the time. When I finally started to play the violin around age 9-10, I already knew all the music I wanted to be able to play (at that time, it was Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Paganini)...and so it stayed with me 🙂

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That sounds like a very positive violin experience.
I only picked up a violin after I retired.  I had experimented with other instruments and I could read music.  I used the standard classical learning methods/books but I was never inspired with the music.  I did attend a lot of classical performances at the Yale School of Music which was close by.  Sometimes the faculty would play and they were wonderful artists.  I came to very much favor Mozart.
But I was still not content.  Then, recently, I attended a fiddle convention here in NC and I knew right away about the music I wanted to play!  So, I guess that makes me a "Redneck" fiddler or, at least, heading in that direction.

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Fiddlerman
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I'm a classically trained and working violinist but I too love to listen to blues bluegrass. I plan on playing much more popular (fiddle) music in the future.Smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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This kind:

I'm serious.

 

I'm definitely a classical person, I hope to be a theory and composition major. I'm working on being able to play 'music' on violin but it's not coming along as quickly as the noise is. Laugh

I hope to be able to contribute to friends' pop/folk music projects and play in a community orchestra in a few years, but I guess I'd be doing both with a "classical mindset."

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Isn't that video the same as the stuff ET played on his wind gizmo ?

 

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Oliver said:

Isn't that video the same as the stuff ET played on his wind gizmo ?

 

I haven't seen the movie in about 10 years, but I think he would have grown up considering that to be perfectly tonal music, and would think what we consider music to be harsh and dissonant noise. So no.

 

*taking this much too seriously, seriously pondering alien ethnomusicology, taking into account anatomical differences that would cause differences in sound perception*

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Fiddlerman
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That is hilarious!!!!

Wonder what, if anything is going through that persons head while playing this?????

@ anathama - why don't you fill out one of my goal setting pdf's and I'll send it back to you in a year. It's very interesting to see the letter after a year 🙂

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Was brought up listening to country bluegrass. That's what I eventually want to play but for now I'm just trying to get through Amasing Grace without sounding like that video.

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How long have you been at it ?

I am a classical to fiddle convert and having a great time but now I also have a lot of homework to do.

Make sure to tune in here tomorrow(Sat.) at 1 pm for the free fiddle raffle.

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I,ve been at it seriously this time about 2 to 3 weeks. I have had the fiddle for 10 years. Looked good sitting in the corner but the sound just isn't that good unless i pick it up. I drive about 200 miles a day with my job and didn't think I had time to practice. I decided to take my fiddle and find time in the day to practice even if it only 15 min a day. It seems to be working pretty good. Empty parking lot in the city, deserted back road in the country. This morning I practiced by a quit river in the woods next to an old church. I'm 51 years old, if I'm going to learn it's about time to get serious.

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I would love to see that. You have the right attitude to learn so I believe that you will get far if you keep it up. Thanks Paul.

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It almost sounds like you are enjoying some recreation even as a learner with your pastoral venues !

 

 

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I'm getting to a point to where I want play all the time. I love nature and almost every morning I practice in the state forestry near my house. It's peaceful and it's part of why I like the fiddle, Just me Gods creation and my fiddle.

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You may be one of very few whose practice schedule is affected by rain but I guess you also have an indoor repertoire   :  )

Actually, I would like to hear my violin in some wide open spaces.  I bet it sounds different ( which would be a good thing ).

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thats what I wanna know

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You have to pick one or the other?  I like both classical and "country fiddle".  And blues is another area where violins/fiddles can do some neat stuff, as it rock, techno, dubstep and a ton of other stuff, I'm sure. LOL  And that's just the western hemisphere, since at least fiddles of assorted types are used around most of the world about as far back as anyone can remember, I think?

What I lean more towards at any given moment depends on mood or what I've been listening to in the recent past, I think.

 If you mean what I want to learn, well that would be anything I hear and like that I *can* learn. LOL

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