FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
My First Recital
I survived!
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 882
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So today I did my first recital. No video... someone was taping the whole thing, and some guy took a picture of me while I was playing, but my Mom doesn't know how to work a smartphone, and my great uncle didn't take his, lol, so nothing but memories.

Happiest bit, is that I survived and didn't faint or die or anything, lol. I was the oldest one by way too many years... went on after a high school girl, and before a middle school girl. So I had at least 20 years on everyone else.

I really liked being in the warm up room, I only absentmindedly paid attention to what I was playing while I listened to the mix of sound created by everyone practicing their own songs. 

It was nice group of talented kids. Two cello players, one viola player, two other fiddlers, a vocalist and the rest were all played classical violin.

Anyway, I was second up, so I was able to get my bit over with and just enjoy listening to everyone else. I did mess up in two little spots, stupid nerves, but oh well. I'm done, happy I did it, and happy to find out my level of playing did not stand out as "look a beginner!" among all these advanced students. If I can continue affording my lessons, I can see myself doing it again next year, since it didn't feel so horrible playing in front of an audience.

Recital.jpgImage Enlarger

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
ladyeclectic
Member
Members
December 5, 2015 - 5:15 pm
Member Since: December 2, 2013
Forum Posts: 45
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congrats!! Recitals would make me SO nervous lol, but woohoo you just completed your first performance!!! ūüėÄ ūüėÄ

Avatar
ElisaDalViolin
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 7:35 pm
Member Since: November 26, 2014
Forum Posts: 209
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congratulations damfino! ūüėÄ

Nerves aside, it's always a great experience! The feeling of accomplishment after performance is amazing. 

 
Avatar
OldOgre
OhiO
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 7:35 pm
Member Since: March 15, 2014
Forum Posts: 203
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congradulations. Good to hear that nerves didn't get in the road.

I wish I had the nerve to play in front of others. Maybe some day.

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

Avatar
Fidelestre
Texas
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 8:06 pm
Member Since: June 21, 2015
Forum Posts: 240
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congratulations! - am glad that it went well.

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 10:37 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3767
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congrats... Beaming with joy for you.    High five ... You did it... You've become quite a violinist / Fiddler... Rock on!!!!   Awesome...

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Uzi
Georgia
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
December 5, 2015 - 10:48 pm
Member Since: January 19, 2014
Forum Posts: 891
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congratulations.   I'm glad to hear that you liked it enough to want to do it again.  Besides, I see the Harvest Home sheet music in your picture and you've got that one pretty well nailed.

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

Avatar
Mark
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
December 6, 2015 - 6:53 am
Member Since: September 30, 2014
Forum Posts: 290
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Damfino,

Grat's on recital success.

 

Mark 

Avatar
BillyG
Far North-west Scotland
Members

Regulars
December 6, 2015 - 11:11 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 1659
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

@damfino - Well cool, and well done, Mandy  - hats_off

   Congrats, that's what it's all about...  sharing music... yeah !   Sweet !

 

EDIT: Out of passing interest - I see HHH is obviously from a book of songs - just curious - when I go for a new tune I just pick up all sorts of info off the internet - not just you tube - but stuff like other versions scored in MuseScore or, "scored" if you can call it that in ABC notation, etc etc... - and I usually end up creating my own "best fit" interpretation of what I have seen and heard....   what's the "Fiddle Tune Book"  you have there ?    Thanks !   

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

Avatar
Jim Dunleavy
United Kingdom
Members

Regulars
December 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
Member Since: April 19, 2015
Forum Posts: 240
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Nice one! Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience as well - that's what it's all about, after all.

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
December 6, 2015 - 11:15 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 882
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@ladyeclectic @ElisaDalViolin @OldOgre @Fidelestre @coolpinkone @Uzi @Mark @BillyG @Jim Dunleavy 

Thanks so much, everyone! Even though I did flub the song a little bit, I'm glad that I managed to keep going and not choke, lol. Overall it was a fun learning experience. I keep hoping a video will surface, lol. Maybe my teacher knows who was doing the video. It kind of looked like her husband, but I am not sure.

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
LindaMc
New Jersey
Member
Members
December 6, 2015 - 12:18 pm
Member Since: May 31, 2015
Forum Posts: 39
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Congratulations! That took a lot of guts, especially with the others all being kids. Good for you for not letting that stop you! Sounds like you handled it well, and I'm glad you enjoyed it and want to do it again.  Happy Fiddling!

Avatar
Marikoli
Paraguay
Members
December 6, 2015 - 8:54 pm
Member Since: November 10, 2015
Forum Posts: 79
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Congratulations!!! Glad you enjoyed it!

congratulations_png

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
December 7, 2015 - 3:52 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 882
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thank you @Marikoli and @LindaMc !

My great uncle is the kind that likes to know how everything works, so after the recital he wanted to see my violin, and wanted to know about the construction, the names of all the bits and pieces, how it's tuned, etc, so that was nice ūüôā¬†

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
December 12, 2015 - 10:34 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717
15sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Congratulations Mandy. ūüôā

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

Avatar
AnnyJ
Ga
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
December 12, 2015 - 2:48 pm
Member Since: June 18, 2015
Forum Posts: 184
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Yay, for your recital! Great to hear everything went well enough for you want to do it again!!thumbs-up

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

Avatar
damfino
oHIo, USA
Members

Regulars
December 12, 2015 - 6:29 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 882
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Fiddlerman &¬†@AnnyJ Thanks! As nervous as I was, it was a fun experience to actually play my fiddle for someone other than myself or my teacher ūüôā

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: fiddle chick, BillyG
33 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming Mad_Wed, Prudence, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3563

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6446

Posts: 80405

Newest Members:

bo, EKBanjo, charlieD, Folky fiddler, Morgenes42, stringo

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651