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Saranac Lake Ceilidh
(this is Gaelic for "Jam Session"
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Mt. Fiddler
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I thought I would post a video for my Fiddlerman.com friends.  It's very short, but this is the jam that I join every week on Thursdays.  If you are ever vacationing in this area sometime, stop into the Town of North Elba Town Hall (which is now the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's center).  We play on Thursday nights starting at 7:00.violin_girl

 

You'll notice on the video that I'm the one taking the video, hence I'm not appearing. But everyone is using written music... I'm one of the few that can't quite read the music notes and play with without a 10-15 second delay for each note!  But this is slowly getting faster and faster.  So I just play "jam scales" while the song is going, and most importantly, it's really fun!laugh

 

Here's the video:

 

(and for fun... I'll add this one too since it's "just us"... what do you think of my non-violin work on this one?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....LVCi7gMtHE)

 

Mt. Fiddler.duncecap

 

 

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nice

 

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Steve
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Hi Mark,

Wish I could play fiddle as well as you play guitar!  (I don't sing though.....)   Gotta Harley to go with that bandanna?    smile

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That is you? Mt. Fiddler > Bob Dylan tune > SWEET!!! >  Now, you a gonna put some four string to that? Good guitar playing, good singing > good tune to jam some Viddle with.

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Fiddlerman
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March 10, 2013 - 11:19 pm
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Great job,

I like it. Thanks

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but the one who needs the least."

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HDuaneaz
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Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Mt. Fiddler
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Well sometimes, beleive it or not, despite my obvious showing off skills,(video was after a hike up Mt. Baker, about a mile hike with moderate rocks in places). I need to look at some successes and it keeps me going on the violin.  I want to play so much better and it's a very hard grinding job to learn the new instrument.  serenadeWith the guitar I just progressed slowly and always seemed to be ahead of the curve.  With the violin I have to play Twinkle Twinkle slowly, ever more slowly and better, and if I play it slow enough and gentle enough I am satisfied. dunno If I speed up or jump over to Vivaldi's Concerto in D minor and my pride and ego lead me to try to jam along with Mark O'Connor, I lose focus and soon the violin is sitting somewhere out of my sight.fainting-1344

 

Is it this way when you learn as a child?  Somehow, having a heart like a child might mean being perfectly content with slow, incremental progress.  Somehow the guitar skills work as a curse because I've reached a certain level.

 

Thanks for listening and watching!ostrich-chase

Mt. Fiddler Mark

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CooL!! I like how You sing. You have the great voice! Thanks for videos! I just wish i could have your sense of rhythm.

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Mt. Fiddler
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Thanks for the rhythm comment!  I know I played this song too fast also.  Is music something you're born with?  Or learn?  My sister is not musical, but is a stunning visual artist with paints and stuff.  I can't paint or draw but I can play music.  Interesting.

 

Mt. Fiddler Mark

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