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Fall Update/Halloween!
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EJ-Kisz
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Hey Everybody!

Sorry for being such a stranger the past couple of weeks, it been pretty rough dealing with doctors and getting ready to purchase our first house!

But don't worry, I still catch a peak here and still find time for playing my violin!  I just wanted to give everyone an update!

1.  Thanks to new Zyex strings and new Dark Rosin by D'Addario (Kaplan Artcraft), my issues with the light "howl" I was experiencing while playing really quiet are gone!  The cheap stuff I had before was very inconsistent and I'm happy that I changed!

2.  Excited that my new FM Carbon Fiber Bow came in! (I was also excited to see the "extra" FM pencil which now resides with my violin!) :D  I recently found out that the bow that came with my Palatino was, in fact, warped.  I began noticing that "bow bounce" was occuring more frequently, even while concentration on bow technique.  I finally had it checked out to see if the issue was me or the bow!  With the new CF bow, that "bounce" was virtually eliminated!  ....just have a little more technique to shore up now!  

3.  Speaking of technique, my fingers are becoming more nimble as I practice!  I'm slowly working on a more natural sounding vibrato as opposed to the "forced" sound I'm getting now.  I think that primarily due to my "Finger Vibrato" technique.  My "Hand Vibrato" is coming along nicely as long as I don't tense up, same with the "Arm Vibrato."  Still a long ways to go though! :D

4.  While playing at Reenactments, I'm encountering more and more inspiring fiddlers!  It's amazing to see how many people are interested in playing but just don't know how to start!  I've sent them all here & to the Fiddlershop!  The biggest questions I get are about my strings and "Slipper" shoulder rest! (I'm getting the word out Fred & Pierre!)  Hopefully they start popping by!  

 

Well, that seems to be all for now!  Don't worry everyone, 'ole EJ is still around!  And Pierre, I'm well past my 6 months now and I'm still here! ;-)  ......members were excited to see what/if I would be posting 6 months from my "Intro" topic when I first joined!  

Just curious, do we have a list of easy Halloween songs to play for fiddle?  I'll be at a Halloween party and my friends are asking me to bring my fiddle!  I remember playing a creepy song called "Monster Melody" before jumping into our regular songs during high school. But I don't remember the real name of that song or some of the others. :-(  

Would love to play some more songs by then!!

Thanks everyone!  I hope everyone is enjoying their fall!!

~EJ

Happy Halloween!!

Moon Trance by Lindsey Stirling (her new album is excellent, by the way! :D )

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Highly cool vid, EJ!

Glad to hear you're ok and all.

"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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Thanks Dan!  Hopefully by the end of this year, I'll have my own practice space in a new house!!  I can't wait!!  

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

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well there you go!

A good bow is as important or more so than a good violin.

 

cheers

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Yeah, but what kind of rosin was on the bow? 

I think we can hazard a guess that the strings were probably.. gut?

"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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The old rosin was a cheap, amber colored type that wasn't very good.  When my carbon fiber bow arrived, I used my new, dark rosin before I played.  

I also rerosined my old bow which solved some of the tonal problems when playing quietly.  

I'm really starting to get the "personality" I like out of my violin! :D  

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October 27, 2012 - 11:41 am
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Very glad that you are spreading the word.
We can actually start a list here or on a new forum.
The two pieces that I have on the home page to Fiddlerman.com are great.
You can get the music for "The Witches and the Pumpkins" on virtualsheetmusic.com
and "In the Hall of the Mountain King" on this site under sheetmusic.
http://fiddlerman.com/studies-.....iddlerman/
then scroll down to the intermediate sheet music.

Found these on a search but getting the music is another problem. Maybe someone can help with that.

28 Days Later
Adams Groove
Addams Family
Almost Human
The Amityville Horror
Army of Darkness - Building the Deathcoaster
Army of Darkness - March of the Dead
Army of Darkness - Prologue
Ava Satani - Shout At The Devil
Ave Satani
Batman Returns - Cat Suite
Bat Out of Hell
Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice - The Book Obituaries
Beetlejuice - The Incantation
Black Sabbath
The Blob
Bride of Chucky
Candyman
Candyman - It Was Always You Helen
Cannibal Holocaust
Childs Play
A ClockWork Orange
Corpse Bride - Main Titles
Count Duckula
Dance Macabre
Dark Crystal - The Funerals
Dark Shadows
Dead Space
Devil and Daniel Webster - Sleigh Ride
Devil Gate Drive
Devil Woman
Do You Believe In Monsters
Dr. Van Helsing and Dracula
Dr. Who
Dracula
Dracula - Night Journeys
Dragula
Electric Funeral
ET - The Magic Of Halloween
The Exorcist
Eye Of The Zombie
The Fog
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th - Full
Friday the 13th - Jason Voorhees
The Ghastly Ones - Spooky - Diabolos Theme
GhostBusters
Ghostbusters - Main Title
Godzilla
God Of Thunder
Graceful Ghost Rag
Gremlins
Grim Fandango - Casino Calavera
Grim Grinning Ghosts
The Grudge
Halloween
Halloween H20 - Instrumental
Harry Potter - Double Double
Harry Potter - Theme
Hells Bells
Helter Skelter
Here Comes The Boogieman
Here Comes The Evil Bride
House Of 1000 Corpses
In the Mouth of Madness
IT
I Put A Spell On You
I Put A Spell On You - 2
Jaws
Mars Attacks - Main Titles
Merlins Spell
Mona The Vampire
Monster - Whats That Coming Over the Hill
Monster Mash
Monster Mash - 2
Monster Mash - 3
Mostly Ghostly - Crappy Halloween
Most Haunted
Munsters
Nightmare On Elm St
Nightmare On Elm Street - Freddys Coming For You
The Omen
Overture to Sleuth
Phantom Of The Opera
Phantom of the Opera - Overture
Phenomena
Pit and the Pendulum - Ending
Poltergeist
Psycho
Psycho - Exorcist
Psycho - The Mad House
Rabid Dogs
Rent A Ghost
Resident Evil
Return Of The Living Dead - Main Title
Return of the Living Dead - Part II - Trioxin
Rhiannon
Rod Serling Intro - Twilight Zone
Saw
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo - Where Are You
Scream
Seed of Chucky
Silent Hill
Silver Shamrock - Halloween Theme
Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow - Main Titles
Somebodys Watching Me
Spooky
Spooky - Lazytown
Symphonie Fantastique - March to the Scaffold
Tales from the Crypt
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Theres A Ghost In My House
Theyre Coming To Take Me Away
The Black Hole
The Blair Witch Project - Ending
The Brides
The Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein - Suite
The Crypt
The Exorcist
The Fog
The Frankenstein Files - Bats in the Belfry
The Frankenstein Files - Big Foot Blues
The Frankenstein Files - Feggae Mortis
The Frankenstein Files - Ghost Train
The Frankenstein Files - Headless Horseman
The Frankenstein Files - She Haunts Me
The Frankenstein Files - SKaunted House
The Frankenstein Files - Skeleton Crew
The Frankenstein Files - Some Words With a Mummy
The Frankenstein Files - Spider Cave
The Frankenstein Files - The Black Cat
The Frankenstein Files - The Bride of Frankenstein 59
The Frankenstein Files - The Creature from the Catfish Lagoon
The Frankenstein Files - The Haunted Sitar
The Frankenstein Files - Thirteen Frights of Halloween
The Frankenstein Files - Transylvania Swing
The Frankenstein Files - Vampire Bat
The Howling
The Howling - Babel
The Howling - Ending
The Lord of the Rings - Minas Morgul
The Lord of the Rings - The Paths Of The Dead
The Munsters
The Nightmare Before Christmas - This is Halloween
The Purple People Eater
The Thing
Thriller
Thriller - 2
Time Warp
Time Warp - 2
Trap Door
The Uninvited
Vamp
Vampire Hunters
Voodoo
Welcome To My Nightmare
Werewolves Of London
Werewolves Of London - 2
Whats New Scooby Doo
When Youre Evil

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Wow, that's a huge list!  .....but an awesome one at that! LOL  I'll definitely have to find some of these tunes!!  I've also been working on the 2 songs posted in the homepage!  

I think we should have sort of a holiday topic with music ideas, especially with all the holidays coming up!  Ya know I'm going to be here next month asking about Christmas songs as well! LOL

For Halloween, we can use the other topic I started the other day about easy Halloween songs!  I posted a really easy "monster medley" I learned back in high school!  Some people are taking an interest to it! :D  

Here's the other forum topic:

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/sh.....en/#p34142

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