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Hi! I am Marilyn Klerx-Hardie, retired violist from the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland. I was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, studied with Samuel Applebaum (her wrote some of the Beautiful Music series during my lessons. He would then ask me to play something.)
Got my bachelors (BS in Music Ed) and Masters (double: in Performance and Musicology) at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Played professionally in L'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec for two years, A Orquestre Sinfonica da Emissora Nacional de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal for two years, Het Overijssels Philharmonisch Orkest in Enschede, the Netherlands, and from 1978 to 2006 in The Radio Fil.
After so many years of conductors telling me how fast to play, how loud, and most of all, not to stick out, I am now retired and can make those decisions myself. Not so easy!
Am starting to learn to improvise and Fiddlerman's tips are helping. I'm the sort that really needs a step-by-step path to get there. Any more tips are greatly appreciated. In return, I can offer a LOT of tips about orchestra playing!
WOW, marilyn, welcome to the Fiddlerman family. Your experience, knowlege and expertise is a definate welcome here. We are all beginner's here and will also accept any input you may have.
Improvise, to me, can mean anything from playing with a broken string to filling in note's that are not written on the sheet. Kinda winging it, adding note's that one may imagine other instrument's playing while holding a whole note or during a rest. If that make's sense. I learned to read sheet music when I was about 4 year's old, playing violin in the school orchestra and doing solo recital's until I was 10, but that was back in the 40's, i'm nearing 70 now and have in the past two year's just started playing again, I play strictly by ear, improvising where needed or where I think it should be.
Again, welcome and we are also looking for your input.
You wana JAM???
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