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First Time Playing Publicly Tomorrow!
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Sone
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Hey all,

 

I've been a stranger on here over the last few weeks due to health issues and hospital visits... BUT I'm better.  

 

Anyway

 

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.

 

Sone

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WTG Sone!!   Break a leg!  Gold star for gigging!   gold_star

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NICELY done!!!  I just had my first public appearance in Naperville not too long ago!  Was a nervous wreck, but it turned out really good!!  You'll do great!!

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

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Good luck, Sone! cheerleaderLet us know how it went!

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I'm cheering for you Sone....you go break a leg......clap

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Just relax and enjoy yourself  thumbs-up

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Good luck Sone. You'll do great, just remember to enjoy yourself no matter how it feels.
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Good music! I believe, everything will be great. I always too nervous when performing (LOL!! "always" - is 2 performances that i hadrofl).

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You'll do fantastic!  Just have fun and God Bless!

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How did it go? We want feedback!

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NoirVelours said
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...dazedAnd 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.

 

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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!!

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Congratulations on this milestone!!  good for you! 

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Every time usually gets easier.
The secret is to turn ALL concentration to MUSIC...... and producing the most expressive music you can.

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Every time usually gets easier.
The secret is to turn ALL concentration to MUSIC...... and producing the most expressive music you can.

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

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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. 🙂

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