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Oceanside Girl
July 12, 2016 - 11:43 pm
Member Since: July 12, 2016
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Hello everyone, I just joined this evening and I have no idea how to do anything!  Am I showing my age?  I think it's a miracle that I figured out how to post this.  I have no idea how to comment on a forum, or find out how to join a group performance.  So here goes.

I saw that a group play started last month, how does that work? I noticed that there is no viola music yet, though it says there will be soon. I can't find any other Viola music so I guess I'll learn fiddle.

How long do you have to learn the song before it is gathered and performed.  How is it gathered and performed and how do I do that? I admit, it kind of freaks me out to think I would record my playing and post it somewhere (I'm kind of a closet player), but the end result looks so fun.  Is there someplace on the web site that discusses all these newbie questions?

Far North-west Scotland

July 13, 2016 - 3:06 am
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Welcome @Oceanside Girl !

I was just having a quick look on the forum before we head-off for a week - check out a finished project - I know there will be about 200 posts to read through - but almost everything is discussed there - like - how you work with the click-track, ideas on recording, and how to send the finished video (and what format etc etc) to Pierre - check out this thread from the very beginning to the end - LOL

I think most of your questions will be answered there....

And, good luck with your fiddling !!!

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Oceanside Girl
July 13, 2016 - 9:20 am
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Thank you BillyG,

I will check this out.  Have a great vacation!

Honorary tenured advisor

July 13, 2016 - 10:35 am
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If you are a viola player, you might want to check out the sister site to this one: 

I think you'll find  viola sheet music there written in alto clef, including the music for some past projects.  This forum, I believe, is the primary discussion forum for both sites.   

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

Oceanside Girl
July 14, 2016 - 9:25 am
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Thank you for that information Uzi.  

I'll definitely go check it out.  I do want to get out the fiddle too, so both sites will be great!

Fort Lauderdale
July 14, 2016 - 1:22 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11605

So I must start off by apologizing for the project.
It's super delayed and I haven't really done anything with it. I still want to do it.
As far as viola music is concerned, violists post here as well. I wish that the page was more popular but it just isn't. We'll try to keep posting there and hope for a boost in popularity but I am not holding my breathe.
Welcome to the forum. Look forward to reading future posts.

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

Oceanside Girl
July 14, 2016 - 11:12 pm
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No apology needed!  I really would like to start playing fiddle and so this gives me that opportunity.  I'm adult learner with the Viola, played for a couple of years when my kids were young and because of living in a small Oregon Coastal town (Florence) there weren't many opportunities.  I picked it up again about 3 years ago and love it.  I play with Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, but we only have about 2-3 concerts a year and that leaves me with a lot of time on my hands with no one to play with.  I really want to learn how to just sit down with people and play and feel confident, jam sessions?  I think this will help me with that and I'm very, very excited to do this with all of you. I just hope I can learn how to do it all...recording, uploading, all that stuff.  Thank you for keeping this website, I'm going to pass it on to a young lady that I know that wants to learn violin and others as well!

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