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I've been a stranger on here over the last few weeks due to health issues and hospital visits... BUT I'm better.
Tomorrow I'm playing with a church group publicly, for the first time! I'm a bit nervous, but sometimes you gotta just jump in head first. I've been playing for about six months now (as an adult, three years as a child).. Anyway, keep me in your thoughts and prayers! A bit nervous. Playing "What the Water Gave Me" by Florence and the Machine among other things. Should be really beautiful.
And I just checked the Fiddlerman apps, and they have been downloaded over two THOUSAND times! Woot.
WTG Sone!! Break a leg! Gold star for gigging!
"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
How did it go? We want feedback!
Thanks all for your support! It means a lot!!
Yea well, it went good! They had me mic'd, so being my shy self I used a bridge mute LOL. The lead person was playing piano and singing, but apparently didn't practice because she didn't remember the words or music. AT ALL. 45 minutes of this LOL. She kept changing the key on us, within the same line of music.. In all MINOR and FLAT keys...And when the violin is not being played in the key its supposed to be played in.. Well, it isn't exactly music to one's ears. But I compensated as best as I could... And allowed for her to have long instrumentals, by herself.
I noticed that as I was nervous, I wasn't "drawing the notes out of the strings," but rather going through the motions.. Probably because I didn't want to be heard loudly. But as I became more comfortable with my playing I became louder and with more "gusto."
The portion that my wife recorded on video looks and sounds good, so I will try and put it on here somehow. So all in all an interesting first time playing for people, but every comment I got was positive and encouraging. I've been asked back for next week, and asked to play out and louder. So that's good.
Wow, sounds like it was an interesting event! LOL You know what though, for some reason, I always feel much better and confident after hearing someone else make a mistake. It makes me feel human again!
Can't wait to see the vid!!
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin
I can't begin to tell you all how nervous I was just to play for my teacher...and I still get a bit nervous... it is insane...but she helps me get more at ease... and it is getting better. I hope that is how it is... you know... I don't want to just play for myself... I do want to play for others someday if I have it in my bones and gut to be able to. 🙂
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
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