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Mt. Fiddler
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January 11, 2013 - 10:02 am
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Hi, a quick note that I was thinking of you all during my jam last night with the Saranac Lake Ceilidh (irish jam session).  There are some world class fiddlers there and last night we had one of the 5 time national champion for irish pipes there.  He lives half the year in Lake Placid and half the year in Ireland.  Back to the point, so we're all jamming to various tunes, and you should have seen me, holding the violin correctly with my fingers doing what fiiddlerman says to do in the many videos I watched, being careful with intonation and posture.  Suddenly I get a comment from one of the veterans, "hey how are you getting so good on that "orange" violin over there? (perhaps a slight put down of my pupil instrument, which is tinny and shrilll, and admittedly has a tad too much orange in the paint.   My answer - "well, Fiddlerman is an exacting teacher and demands excellence, I'm just doing what I'm told."  Many good compliments!

Mark

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coolpinkone
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Right on!!!! That is cool...... Thanks for the heads up on the backhanded comments on the orange violin.... I would have probably went off on a five minute Segway on the color of my violin and how it matches my digs and I can see how they think it us orange but the reds are really more dominate. Lol

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Fiddlestix
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January 11, 2013 - 1:33 pm
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I probably would have done the same as, CPO.

 

Congrat's Toni, on your 500th post.    thumbs-up

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coolpinkone
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Oh ... Thank you Fiddlestix.... Let's see if I can write 500 more on 2013! Hopefully with more help and knowledge with a year under my belt.. Woooo hoooo!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Mt. Fiddler
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OK, you got me...  I *did* in fact have a counter-thought to the Orange-ness.  I thought to my self, well at least I'm not a 90 year old goat with no teeth.

 

But, in the fine tradition of always maintaining excellent relationships and being a steady representative of Fiddlerman, I maintained my composure and smiled politely.

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Picklefish
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January 11, 2013 - 2:16 pm
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Too hard to infer intent without being there. I hope you can steal all his tricks though! "Kill em with kindness" my dad always said.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Gail
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January 11, 2013 - 11:31 pm
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Maybe he thinks that your violin is Protestant. Not really an insult.

cool

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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Tell them its a Dario Giovanni Quilted but you didn't like how it looked so you stripped it and re-stained it yourself. The guy at Wal-Mart told you it was tangerine, not orange stain.

(Before and After Wal-Mart Stain)

DG450_VA_QM_16_001_B-M.jpg

 

 

Plywood Violin PJC-1001

 

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Fiddlerman
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January 13, 2013 - 9:55 pm
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Thanks for spreading the word. smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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