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Fun Fiddler "Fill in the Blank"
Fun fiddler questionnaire for those who want to share!
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EJ-Kisz
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Hi everybody, I thought it would be fun to have a "fill in the blank" section, fiddler style!  There is no wrong answer and several different directions you can take your answers in!  Most importantly, have fun!  

Just quote the questions in your response and answer away!  cheers

 

  1.  I’ve been fiddling for _____ year(s).
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is_____.
  3. The first song I ever learned was_____.
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are_____.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are_____.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because_____.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_____.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I_____.
  9. When I rehearse, I_____ when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, ______ must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I_____ to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_____.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_____.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was_____.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_____.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I_____.
  17. When I hear opera, I_____.
  18. I believe every violinist should have_____.
  19. I believe every fiddler should have_____.
  20. Violin adds_____ to my life.
  21. _____is a must learn song for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is_____.
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently_____.
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they_____.
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_____.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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I’ve been fiddling for ___4__ year(s).

My Favorite song to play, currently is___not sure I have an exclusive tune__.

The first song I ever learned was___bile em cabbage down  on Violin   first actual song I ever learned was Proud Mary on guitar__.

The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are___J.S. Bach Suite No. 1- Prelude, arr. for Viola __.

Some of my favorite violinists and groups are__too many to list___.

I wanted to learn violin because___because i may be insane__.

When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I__adjust best i can unless its during practice then id just stop and tune___.

When I play a wrong note, I___carry on because there are no wrong notes__.

When I rehearse, I___???__ when nobody else is around.

When I rehearse, __my dog____ must always be at my side.well,not must but she's there

When I play in front of people, I___just play__ to relax.

When I see someone else play violin, I focus on___stealing their licks and selling them on ebay__.

When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I___say grab a fiddle ,lets jam__.

The most fun I have had when playing violin was___at 2 AM drunk and fiddlin'__.

The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_????____.

When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I__dont do anything___.

When I hear opera, I__get confused and start singing in the store "how much is the candied corn"___.

I believe every violinist should have__their heads examined___.

I believe every fiddler should have__violins upgraded to fiddles___.

Violin adds_viola____ to my life.

_no such thing______is a must learn song for all violinists.

The most requested song I hear is__whiskey in the jar___.

When I first started learning violin, I accidently___over rosined and had a dust cloud__.

When others find out that I play violin, they__run screaming never to return...I have grown accustom to the peace now__.

If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself__NO..buy the Viola instead___.

 

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Loved your responses Barry!!  I needed that laugh today!  Just filled mine out to! dancing

  1. I've been fiddling for _1_ year(s).
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is_The First Noel, GRYMG & Ashokan Farewell_.
  3. The first song I ever learned was_Amazing Grace_.
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are_Orange Blossom Special & Sleigh Ride_.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are_Piano Guys, Circa Paleo, Lindsey Stirling, Bond, Escala, et_.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because_of the sound and elegance_.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_start thinking that I'm not hitting the notes right LOL_.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I_blame it on the cat_.
  9. When I rehearse, I_pace through my apartment and hum_ when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, _cell phone tuner_ must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I_crack jokes_ to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_their technique to see what I'm doing wrong LOL_.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_freeze and act like I'm just finishing_.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was_playing with my buddy Jim Beam and a group of friends around a camp fire_.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_performing for a candle light tour at a Civil War Reenactment_.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I_Shazam it to find out what song it is and who it's by_.
  17. When I hear opera, I_ instinctively go blank LOL _.
  18. I believe every violinist should have_a good foundation for learning_.
  19. I believe every fiddler should have_a drink_.
  20. Violin adds_fun and flavor_ to my life.
  21. _Bile 'em Cabbage Down_is a must learn song for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is_Ugh....Orange Blossom of Free Bird_.
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently_sent my bow flying on an upstroke when I lost my grip_.
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they_ask me about owning a strad.....always LOL_.
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_better stock up on beer and bourbon LOL_.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Good idea, Eric. Here goes...

 

  1.  I’ve been fiddling for .8333333 year(s).
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is Jock O' Hazeldean (thanks to RayWells who introduced me to it in the chat room).
  3. The first song I ever learned was Twinkle (on every instrument I play).
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are Farewell to Peter.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are Natalie MacMaster and Itzak Perlman.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because I love everything about the instrument and it's fun.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I keep going but try to pay closer attention to where I'm placing my fingers.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I cringe.
  9. When I rehearse, I play longer when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, a glass of wine (if the sun is over the yard arm) must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I fail to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on their bowing and bow hold.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I stop unless I'm really in the zone and playing well (doesn't happen often).
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was Fiddlerman group projects.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was surprisingly, in front of my parents.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I air-bow (if no one else is around).
  17. When I hear opera, I change the station.
  18. I believe every violinist should have a fiddle :) .
  19. I believe every fiddler should have people to jam with.
  20. Violin adds a renewed and deeper interest in music to my life.
  21. I have no idea what is a must learn song for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is Ode to Joy (my father loves it).
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently forgot to loosen the bow when I finished playing, then tightened it the next time so that it was really, really tight. :(
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they seem kind of impressed.
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself to keep my expectations low in terms of how fast I'll progress.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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  1. I've been fiddling for  1.37% of my life
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is Bonaparte's Retreat or Hark the Harold Angel Sing
  3. The first song I ever learned was University of Michigan Fight song
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is Pier Gynt Hall of the Mountain King
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are - My daughter, My Father, Itzhak Perlman, Lindsey Stirling, Nut'n But Strings.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because I was inspired by the Father before he passed away and my Daughter
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing I adjust my fingers as best I can on the fly.
  8. When I play a wrong note i think to myself YOU SUCK
  9. When I rehearse - see number 10
  10. When I rehearse - I don't rehearse. I don't play in a group. I just practice alone. Once in awhile, I agree to my daughters requests and she tags along to make me sound better.
  11. When I play in front of people - only my daughter and wife have had the pleasure.
  12. When I see someone else play the violin i watch in wonder knowing what I am going through and see their level of accomplishment. Also, I think, That's where I will be someday, God willing.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing I keep playing.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was when I finally made Noel not sound choppy. Just recently.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was when I am asked to play something for someone. They don't believe you don't really know anything yet, after all, you've been playing for 5 to 6 months.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin,. I try and pick out the notes and fingering. Or, I just listen to the crisp and clear playing.
  17. When I hear opera I run. I try and wake up from the miserable nightmare. I also think the men should loosen their jock straps, they might sing better and not be in so much pain.
  18. I believe every fiddler should not look so dang happy. They give "the angry" violinist a bad rep. ;)
  19. Violin adds another measure of worth to my world.
  20. "Bile 'em Cabbage Down" makes stuffed cabbage or sauerkraut.
  21. The most requested song I hear is_ "Amazing Grace" or "Ode to Joy"
  22. When I first started learning violin I was overwhelmed with memories of my father from years ago.
  23. When others find out that I play violin they ALWAYS say.. "You.. You play the violin, yea, right". Or - "At your age?"
  24. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin I would now have been playing some 38 years now. I was about 10 when I remember my dad letting draw the bow across his violin strings. His violin was lost in a fire several years ago.

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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These responses are GREAT!!  roflKeep 'em coming!! 

 

  1.  I’ve been fiddling for _____ year(s).
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is_____.
  3. The first song I ever learned was_____.
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are_____.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are_____.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because_____.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_____.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I_____.
  9. When I rehearse, I_____ when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, ______ must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I_____ to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_____.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_____.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was_____.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_____.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I_____.
  17. When I hear opera, I_____.
  18. I believe every violinist should have_____.
  19. I believe every fiddler should have_____.
  20. Violin adds_____ to my life.
  21. _____is a must learn song for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is_____.
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently_____.
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they_____.
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_____.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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December 15, 2012 - 11:35 pm
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  1.  I’ve been fiddling for 37 year(s).
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is Kreislers Preludium and Allegro <---not really but felt I had to write something.
  3. The first song I ever learned was Paganinis 24th Caprice LOL, <-- can't really remember.
  4. The piece that I would really like to learn is something that I haven't give much thought to.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are too many to list.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because it really seemed like a cool and versatile instrument.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I feel bad and correct it as quickly as I can.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I laugh.
  9. When I rehearse, I yawn when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, laughter must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I love to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on finding what is good in their playing.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I say hi.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin is hard to put a finger on because I have fun playing so often.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was when I auditioned for a concert master position that was being filmed for Danish National TV.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I probably don't always hear it.
  17. When I hear opera, I feel good.
  18. I believe every violinist should have fun.
  19. I believe every fiddler should have a violin. LOL
  20. Violin adds joy to my life.
  21. Many works are must learn pieces for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling.
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently got lazy.
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they say "Oh, I love the violin".
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself to take this even more seriously.

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

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 I’ve been fiddling for ___2__ year(s).

  1. My Favorite song to play, currently is___Hunters Chorus from Judas Maccabeus__.
  2. The first song I ever learned was__Twinkle Twinkle___.
  3. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are_ The four Seasons - Vivaldi___.
  4. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are___Hillary Hahn, David Garrett, The Grascals, many more__.
  5. I wanted to learn violin because__origionally to help my daughter, recently to have a hobby.___.
  6. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_figure out why and correct it____.
  7. When I play a wrong note, I_cringe___.
  8. When I rehearse, I__?__ when nobody else is around.
  9. When I rehearse, ___a notepad and pen___ must always be at my side.
  10. When I play in front of people, I__deep breathe___ to relax.
  11. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_their technique.____.
  12. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_ignore them____.
  13. The most fun I have had when playing violin was_at the campsite jams at the bluegrass festival____.
  14. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was__playing in the church orchestra in front of the choir for the first time___.
  15. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I__stop and pay attention___.
  16. When I hear opera, I__run away___.
  17. I believe every violinist should have__a great positive attitude___.
  18. I believe every fiddler should have__"fiddle lube"___.
  19. Violin adds__years___ to my life.
  20. __Twinkle twinkle and Happy Birthday___are must learn songs for all violinists.
  21. The most requested song I hear is__Devil went down to Georgia___.
  22. When I first started learning violin, I accidently_picked up the case before zipping it closed. The violin was secured inside though.____.
  23. When others find out that I play violin, they_do nothing____.
  24. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_to not let life get into the way of learning it and that it takes time___.

 

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

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  •  I’ve been fiddling for _.8____ light year(s).
  • My Favorite song to play, currently is_Bach minuet 3____.
  • The first song I ever learned was___twinkle twinkle__.
  • The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are__all of the above___.
  • Some of my favorite violinists and groups are_the fiddlerman.com group____.
  • I wanted to learn violin because__I love Sherlock Holmes___.
  • When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I__start over so I can play the whole song out of tune___.
  • When I play a wrong note, I__go buy ice cream - that's why I'm so fat__.
  • When I rehearse, I__get naked___ when nobody else is around.
  • When I rehearse, __the whiskey____ must always be at my side.
  • When I play in front of people, I__imagine them naked___ to relax.
  • When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_my inner eye lids____.
  • When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I__ask where their banjo is___.
  • The most fun I have had when playing violin was__playing so as to piss-off my neighbor___.
  • The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_when the dog howled____.
  • When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I__Pray and give thanks it's not another drum beat___.
  • When I hear opera, I__reach for my binoculars___.
  • I believe every violinist should have_a teeth brush____.
  • I believe every fiddler should have__a tooth brush___.
  • Violin adds__bills___ to my life.
  • _dueling banjos____is a must learn song for all violinists.
  • The most requested song I hear is__WILL YOU PUT THAT THING AWAY___.
  • When I first started learning violin, I accidentally_passed gas____.
  • When others find out that I play violin, they_walk the other way____.
  • If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would ask myself;_dont you like that banjo better____.
  • done

99 % of the people I meet are self absorbed human waste sphincters.
1 % play fiddle

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LOL, I'm going to have to look up some of these songs!  Especially "PUT THAT THING AWAY!" rofl It seems to be one of my most requested as well! 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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  1.  I’ve been fiddling for __2 weeks___ .
  2. My Favorite song to play, currently is_nothing,zip,nil,nada____.
  3. The first song I ever learned was__nothing,zip,nil,nada___.
  4. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are__themes from Lord of the Rings___.
  5. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are__Itzak Perlman, Andre Rieu, Akim Camara, and of course Fiddlerman___.
  6. I wanted to learn violin because_I loved Howard Shore's LOTR soundtrack____.
  7. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_keep practicing____.
  8. When I play a wrong note, I__giggle___.
  9. When I rehearse, I__close my eyes and see if I'm bowing straight___ when nobody else is around.
  10. When I rehearse, __Jesus____ must always be at my side.
  11. When I play in front of people, I__giggle___ to relax.
  12. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on__the sound they create___.
  13. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I__giggle and say, "I'm getting better!"___.
  14. The most fun I have had when playing violin was__when I learned to hold the bow correctly___.
  15. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was__thinking of the day I have to change strings___.
  16. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I__listen intently___.
  17. When I hear opera, I__listen intently - I love opera!___.
  18. I believe every violinist should have__all their fingers___.
  19. I believe every fiddler should have__all their fingers, or at least most of them___.
  20. Violin adds_joy and hope____ to my life.
  21. __Amazing Grace___is a must learn song for all violinists.
  22. The most requested song I hear is__nothing,zip,nil,nada___.
  23. When I first started learning violin, I accidently__repeatedly stored the bow without loosening it and the hairs started to break___.
  24. When others find out that I play violin, they__run___.
  25. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself__I can do this!___.

I sure hope this bold font goes away.  Probably won't and I'll once again be the only one....lol

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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  • I’ve been fiddling for _one third of a_ year.
  • My Favorite song to play, currently is_Redwing_.
  • The first song I ever learned was_Twinkle, naturally...
  • The songs I would really like to learn are_Fields of Gold and the Sherlock theme song_.
  • Some of my favorite violinists and groups are_the Fiddlerman Posse, Lindsey Stirling and Janne Liljekvist of The Great Learning Orchestra_.
  • I wanted to learn violin because_Sherlock plays it and it's a fascinating instrument_.
  • When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I_look at my tuner and try to figure out what's going on_.
  • When I play a wrong note, I_make a face_.
  • When I rehearse, I_play with complete abandon_ when nobody else is around.
  • When I rehearse, _Timjan_ must always be at my side.
  • When I play in front of people, I_generally find it easy_ to relax.
  • When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_their bowing technique_.
  • When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_realise a wormhole must have opened up in my flat_.
  • The most fun I have had when playing violin was_jamming with my sister and her recorder_.
  • The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_the first time I played in front of my sister_.
  • When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I_try to figure out if I could transcribe the violin part_.
  • When I hear opera, I_ignore it... unless it's Malena Ernman_.
  • I believe every violinist should have_a smile on their face_.
  • I believe every fiddler should have_a grin on their face_.
  • Violin adds_beauty_ to my life.
  • Something classical_is a must learn for all violinists.
  • The most requested song I hear is_Nu Grönskar Det_.
  • When I first started learning violin, I accidentaly_forgot to use the full bow length_.
  • When others find out that I play violin, they_go "but isn't that really difficult??"_.
  • If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_to focus more on bow technique from the get-go_.

~ Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. ~

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Almandin said 

  • The most requested song I hear is_Nu Grönskar Det_.

"Nu grönskar det i dalens famn", I guess, but is it a Swedish piece and does it have a name in English?  Swedish lyrics and a Bach melody?

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RosinedUp said

Almandin said 

  • The most requested song I hear is_Nu Grönskar Det_.

"Nu grönskar det i dalens famn", I guess, but is it a Swedish piece and does it have a name in English?  Swedish lyrics and a Bach melody?

exactlyIt's not got a proper English name; it's an adaptation of Bach's Bauernkantate (which literally means "The Farmer's Cantata"). They changed the music somewhat while giving it lyrics and turning it into a well-loved summer song.

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I’ve been fiddling for ___4__ year(s).

  • My Favorite song to play, currently is_angelina baker____.
  • The first song I ever learned was__old joe clark___.
  • The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are__cherokee shuffle/lost indian___.
  • Some of my favorite violinists and groups are__tommy jarrel, ketch secor, the skillet lickers, many favorites___.
  • I wanted to learn violin because_I was being left out of the family circle____.
  • When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I___stop and tune up, or fill in singing__.
  • When I play a wrong note, I_keep on going, cant change it..lolol____.
  • When I rehearse, I_practice double stops____ when nobody else is around.
  • When I rehearse, _a nice glass of lemonade_____ must always be at my side.
  • When I play in front of people, I__take over an hour___ to relax.
  • When I see someone else play violin, I focus on_their interpetations of the music____.
  • When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I_try to hand them a mandolin or guitar so they can help..____.
  • The most fun I have had when playing violin was_running into a banjo picker at a festival who i had alot of songs in common with, we raiswed alot of cane that weekend.. lolol____.
  • The most nervous I have been when playing violin was_my very first time on stage with a group of people that I had just met 1/2 hour before hand, we never practiced, just got up and did it.____.
  • When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I__fiddle along in my head or make a note of the song if its got some nice stuff in it, go home look it up and steal the parts i like...___.
  • When I hear opera, I__turn the station___.
  • I believe every violinist should have_their sheetmusic stolen____.
  • I believe every fiddler should have_a 2 dollar fiddle and no shame____.
  • Violin adds_alot of flavor____ to my life.
  • _soldiers joy____is a must learn song for all violinists.
  • The most requested song I hear is_for me its faded love____.
  • When I first started learning violin, I accidently_broke a string tuning up for a jam session up in the ozarks____.
  • When others find out that I play violin, they_wonder what happened..____.
  • If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself_spend more time with your teacher____.
 
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 Nice to read about all you, guys! =)

Here's mine:

  1.  I’ve been fiddling for almost 2 years year(s).
  1. My Favorite song to play, currently is Elves Dance by E.Jenkinson.
  2. The first song I ever learned was "В траве сидел кузнечик (A grasshopper was sitting in the grass)".
  3. The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are Pavane by Gabriel Faure, Prelude - F. Kreisler (no Allegro for now =)), Passakaglia - Hendel, someday - Scherzo tarantella by G.Weniyawsky, Sibelius violin concerto.. etc.
  4. Some of my favorite violinists and groups are... i'm lazy to list.
  5. I wanted to learn violin because i'm a dummy duncecap.
  6. When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I try to correct it if possible.
  7. When I play a wrong note, I don't do anything - let everone think it's a right note, lol.
  8. When I rehearse, I use bad words when nobody else is around.
  9. When I rehearse, coffee must always be at my side.
  10. When I play in front of people, I can't do anything to relax.
  11. When I see someone else play violin, I focus on feelings that it brings to me.
  12. When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I look stupid, trying to understand what is wanted from me and continuing practicing at the same time.
  13. The most fun I have had when playing violin was when i suddenly started to play all wrong notes (while playing with the background), but they all matched the music - it was like a sudden unintentional improvisation. I was LMAOing because if i had an intention to play something like that - i could never do.rofl
  14. The most nervous I have been when playing violin was and will be again soon - concerto.
  15. When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I subconsciously figuring out the bowings.
  16. When I hear opera, I hide.
  17. I believe every violinist should have their pants on.
  18. I believe every fiddler should have..hey, You confused me, i've answered that question.
  19. Violin adds no free time to my life.
  20. Whatever violinist wish to play is a must learn song for all violinists.
  21. The most requested song I hear is "play that one: La-LA Laaalaaaa-LAAaaa".
  22. When I first started learning violin, I accidently understood that i have no idea what to do.
  23. When others find out that I play violin, they say: "Hmm.. How long? Almost 2 years? Then you should play Caprice 24 quite well i guess"..Duhfacepalmpie_in_the_face-2223.
  1. If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself: get yourself a tambourine.

 

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"I believe every violinist should have their pants on."

 

 Well that ruins my next video

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Mad_Wed said

 

  1. I believe every violinist should have their pants on.
  2. I believe every fiddler should have..hey, You confused me, i've answered that question.

roflroflolrofl

I'm surprised no one has gone the route about fiddlers & violinists having TEETH! LOL  ........."Their pants on" was just HILARIOUS!!!   

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EJKiszenia said

I'm surprised no one has gone the route about fiddlers & violinists having TEETH! LOL

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  • I believe every violinist should have_a teeth brush____.
  • I believe every fiddler should have__a tooth brush___.

 

I think Annon made an oblique reference to that, Eric.

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I’ve been fiddling for three quarters of one year(s).
   

My Favorite song to play, currently is "The Star Of County Down" (at least this week).
   

The first song I ever learned was "Whisky You're the Devil" (sorta, I still wouldn't say I play it great or anything).  The first song I ever stumbled through was "Red is the Rose", though, since that was the first thing I ever played a bit of when I first got my violin.
   

The song(s) I would really like to learn is/are the ones I haven't yet written for violin/fiddle.
   

Some of my favorite violinists and groups are really too many to list and change according to mood.  But Regina Carter is one that I listen to that I haven't seen mentioned yet in this thread.
   

I wanted to learn violin because.. Uhh.. I don't know, actually.  Just always kind of wanted to.
   

When I play a song and find that I am out of tune in the middle of playing, I adjust intonation to keep it somewhat in tune and then tune up when I come to the end of the piece or bit I am working on.

 

When I play a wrong note, I replay that section several times with the right note and then start the song over.  Unless I'm improvising, then making it work is part of the fun.
   

When I rehearse, I focus better when nobody else is around.
   

When I rehearse, COFFEE must always be at my side.
   

When I play in front of people, I just keep playing to relax.  The first song is always the hardest for nerves.
   

When I see someone else play violin, I focus on trying to figure out what they do that I haven't tried yet.
   

When someone walks in on me while I am practicing, I usually finish the piece or bit I'm working on, set the violin down, loosen the bow, fold my arms and say "What is it now??".
   

The most fun I have had when playing violin was.. I have no idea.  It's always sort of enjoyable to play, but I can't think of anything that was fun in the sense I'd usually think of it.  But back this summer I was practicing on acoustic violin while waiting for my son's bus to bring him home from school.  I was working on a new song and a couple walked past.  The guy turned and yelled "Ghost Riders in the Sky!  Woooooo!"  And that was what I was playing, even though I considered it very rough at that point.  I don't know if you'd call that fun or not, but I've definitely had worse times.  
   

The most nervous I have been when playing violin was when an unfamiliar dog came running into the yard towards me.  It was friendly, though, and it's owner was there in a minute looking for it.
   

When I hear a random song on the radio that has violin, I listen to hear if it is acoustic, electric, or sampled.  Then I listen to decide if I like it.  Never know when you're going to be hearing the next song you want to try playing.
   

When I hear opera, I sometimes will listen.  I'm just bad that way.
   

I believe every violinist should have a good reason to think of themselves as a fiddler at least once in a while.
   

I believe every fiddler should have a good reason to think of themselves as a violinist at least once in a while.  (Seriously, I think people waste just too much time worrying about any difference.  I don't feel there is even as much difference as between flat-picking guitar and fingerpicking guitar.  It's the same instrument, just differences of style and technique.)
   

Violin adds something interesting to work on to my life.  And it subtracts a bit of budget now and then, but oh well.
   

There is no one song that is a must learn song for all violinists.  We are all different.
   

The most requested song I hear is "Whisky in the Jar".. But to be honest, only one person requested it, and then it was because he thought he'd heard me play it before when I was playing "Whisky You're the Devil".  
   

When I first started learning violin, I accidentally trimmed the bridge facing the wrong way.  But it works, so I left it.
   

When others find out that I play violin, they aren't surprised, if they've known me for a while.  What is fun is when someone walks in who plays or has actually played violin or fiddle, because what they usually will see is my electric lying on the kitchen table.  And every last one of them has had to ask "Is that a violin?"  LOL  I've thought about coming up with some witty answer to that like "Nope, it's a spatula.  The violin is over in the kitchen utensils drawer, where any sensible person keeps it."
   

If I could go back in time to when I first picked up a violin, I would tell myself "Set the violin down and step away from the violin..Now go to the music store and get better rosin and a better bow before you pick that thing up again."

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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