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Irish Slow Session
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March 30, 2017 - 11:11 am
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Hi folks!  It has been a while.  I have not stopped playing the fiddle everyday.  I am working on the 10,000 hours to proficiency, 1,460 hours in and only 8,540 to go!!

Anyway a friend and I have started an Irish Slow Session.  We meet at our local library once a month for 3 hours.  We have completed 3 sessions and learned a few tunes. We listen to videos and teach each other the tunes we know.

We are keeping it small for right now - just 4 of us.  Once we feel more comfortable with might advertise to get more players.  We have 2 fiddles, a guitar and a mandolin.

Everyone should start their own!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Fiddlerman
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March 30, 2017 - 12:58 pm
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Great suggestion. Meeting up with others who play and share the same interest is a great motivator and tons of fun.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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March 31, 2017 - 2:22 pm
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Oh how fun! I think that's a great thing to do 🙂 I wish I personally knew more musicians so I could start out in a small group (I know some, but they aren't into Irish music, lol). Jumping right into a large group where everyone knows each other already is just a little too intimidating for me.

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Fiddlerman
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April 11, 2017 - 11:12 am
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Finding courage to do something that you are not used to doing is never an easy thing but it tends to pays off.
Exactly what is it that makes it so difficult for us to perform in front of others?
Most likely, fear of what others will think and how they will judge us.
If you can determine that you really don't care what they think, and that they (strangers) probably don't have an opinion of you to begin with, it might really not matter at all. 🙂

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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