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Tanpura drones
Practicing with a drone
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Worldfiddler
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November 26, 2012 - 3:35 pm
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Right then ... you've probably heard of the idea of practicing with drones. For those of you who don't know, a drone is is just a single note, or combination of notes, played continuously, usually in the lower register.

 

Fiddlerman already has some here on this site, as a practise aid. So, I'm in the process of preparing some for my site , http://worldfiddlemusic.com

 

Now, they are a bit different in that they are taken from a digital tanpura machine - the tanpura is a real stringed instrument, providing the drones for Indian music.

 

They are of very high qualty, in every possible key. Some are the tonic note + octave, tonic + 5th above, and tonic + 4th below.

 

Now, at the moment I need to find out if anyone out there is interested in using them, so if you are : say which key you would like, and I will prepare one for free download, and see how you go.

 

Mr Jim  dancing 

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LindaK
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Hi there! I'm very new to this forum and have not had an opportunity to read a tremendous number of posts. So please forgive me, but I have a few questions. Is this appropriate for you to do on Fiddlerman's site since you have your own site. It seems that you are trying to "steal" members from him. OR, is this an area of help from members that we can expect? I am trying to learn protocol here, so again, please excuse my ignorance. I do absolutely love Indian music.

Thanks,
Linda

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KindaScratchy
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November 26, 2012 - 8:17 pm
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All good questions, Linda. It is hard to figure out protocol and etiquette when one joins a new group of any kind. I'm still learning those things here, myself, eight months and 470 posts (471 after I hit submit on this one) later.

It's up to Fiddlerman, I guess, to say what's strictly verboten and what's not, but occasionally folks do post links to other fiddle sites that they think might be helpful to others here.

My take on it is that Fiddlerman has built a very loyal following, so even if members occasionally visit other fiddle sites, very few will actually be stolen away. I don't think other sites even compare to fiddlerman.com in terms of the resources and the strong community of members.

That's my two cents, anyway. done

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LindaK
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Thanks so much KindaScratchy! I agree with you that it's often difficult on any new forum. But for me, asking anyone other than Worldfiddler since itwas his post wouldbe sort of like a backstab. So, THANKS! With all that in mind, I would love to take a look,Worldfiddler. That is, IF this is appropriate for me since I don't even have my violin yet. Lol. Hopefully tomorrow...

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Fiddlerman
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November 27, 2012 - 11:15 pm
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Thank for looking out for me Linda. I really do appreciate it.

I happen to like Worldfiddler (Mr. Jim) and he actually asked me a while back if it were ok to post information about his site. He has also made some financial contributions to the site by form of donations.
I also agree that with some, this would be crossing the line, but not with Jim.

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but the one who needs the least."

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TerryT
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Totally agree with you Diane. In my thirst to learn the violin I dabble in many sites on the web. Most you find you need to pay for, once you have scrabbled over the surface of the sites, and so far, I have only found Fiddlerman.com is free all the way down to printing music that Pierre takes the time to arrange to allow free access to.

Both Jim and Pierre add something different, and I for one am glad that they work together the way they do and both leave me awestruck when I hear them play, and both are definitely something to aspire to.

Having said that, it's the people in this group that make me keep coming back for more. They are an amazing, funny, generally tolerant bunch with good ideas, advice and questions, and absolutely no snobbery when it comes to welcoming new people to the forum.

I've found nothing else like it on the web!!

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December 2, 2012 - 5:15 pm
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We love having you here Terry smile

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I love this place. No one has given me a time about my bad grammar or misspelled words some times I look over what I was trying to ask or say and I can't believe what I sound like I just get answers. Thank you all and have a nice fiddlen day

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wanabfidler said

I love this place. No one has given me a time about my bad grammar or misspelled words some times I look over what I was trying to ask or say and I can't believe what I sound like I just get answers. Thank you all and have a nice fiddlen day

What did he say?
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