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Miniature jam session
My sister, my nephew and I made music today.
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Almandin
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Today I brought my violin with me to my sister Amanda's place. We picked up her two-year-old son from kindergarten and set up a little jam session. My sister plays the recorder (very well, especially considering she hasn't had lessons in over ten years, or practised much since!) She has a book from back then, and so we played some songs from that. She sounds much better than I do, naturally, and she had to conform to my slower tempo, but we had lots of fun!

Caspar, her son, got to join in occasionally by drawing my bow up and down as I played the notes. We got through a very bumpy rendition of Twinkle and half of Bauernkantate that way. He was beaming! He also busied himself tooting along on a stick while Amanda and I played.

We actually played a nice-sounding duet on Bauernkantate, me in D major and her in G. After I'd had a go at them on my own for a bit, we also stumbled through Silent Night and a common psalm called Härlig är Jorden (Lovely is the Earth) together. 1st-place She played me some other songs from the book (I got to make requests...) and I played her Redwing (which she loved) and my so far not very good-sounding God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (violin 1). It was all quite lovely and we definitely plan to do it again!

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Fiddlerman
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December 6, 2012 - 10:06 pm
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Congratulations on moving up to the jamming level. :-)
Having fun is what it is all about.

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Kevin M.
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Sounds great having someone to play with. Enjoying what you're doing is what it's all about.

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Mad_Wed
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Cool! I wish my sister could play some instrument! Have fun there, Alma!!! =)

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Almandin
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exactlyIt's great to have someone to play with, in more than one sense of the word. Today it's time for lunch and then sled riding – two feet of snow outside! Maybe I'll bring out my violin too at some point so Caspar can "help" me play again. :D

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