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CGBownut
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March 4, 2012 - 8:08 am
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A friend at work who just got back into playing her Violin came to me a couple weeks ago and we were talking about this site and Playing and I showed her my video post where I ended with a quick version of Irish Washerwomen. Well she said she really liked the song and was going to try to play it.

 Well she came back to me a week later and said she was learning it and wouldn't it be great if the two of us got together and played it at our office on St Paddy's day?

 I thought, Yeah, that would be fun, Well she went and set it up with the organizers and now we are suppose to play it if front of all our office staff.embarassed

 I don't know what I was thinking to agree to that.....I now can't seem to play the song one time through without making mistakes ......serenade

 

 Thinking I might have to call in sick that day...sleep

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Fiddlerman
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March 4, 2012 - 1:49 pm
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Practice makes perfect.

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

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so, it would appear you need something to compare that too. Take a look at the sheet music for the #1st violin on the "He's a Pirate" project! I'm thinking I have about the same amount of time to learn it as well. No pressure... no pressure... yea right, good luck with your audition. LOL
You can do it... I have faith... after all, any missed notes can be blamed on your partner.serenade

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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I Survived my first public appearance playing the fiddlecheerleader

It did not go as planned, as our initial plan was to try to play Irish washerwoman together as part of our Office St. Patty's days luncheon.

 Well we got together for the first time about 2 hours before and both being beginners and having never played with someone else before our timing was way way off.

 So we improvised and I played the A part and then she played the B part and then we repeated.

 That was all we had planned to play, but then my partner said " Play another song " so I did, the A part to Swallowtail jig, Thinking she would then play something else. but no she left me up there and said keep going, I don't really know anything else. so off I went on to paly Bile them Cabbage, Then over the rainbow an another song I have no idea the name of. Then I had to quit, as my teeth hurt from clenching them so tight as I nervously played song after song.

 You would think the more I played the more relaxed I would get, but it went the other way and I got more and more tense. Something else to work on

  But I got sympathetic applauds and realized all in all it was not so bad.

 So now there are a couple folks who want to get together and start practicing x-mas songs and see if we can't do a short concert in December.

 Nothing like pressure to make you practice harder.

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Fiddlerman
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March 14, 2012 - 11:52 pm
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Maybe not so much "pressure" to make you practice but events 🙂
Congratulations on surviving and going through with it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Waa! Great news, CGBownut! Congratulations!cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheers

I'm really glad that You did it!

I have hard times with public performance =/ Hope to be one day like you, who can play on stage =)!!

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so, CGBownut... when's the next "event" planned for?

Maybe think about doing a flashmob thing with your firends. Like this...

 

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LOL 

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Very Cool! When I get good at the Violin, am gonna plan one of these out, and go to my local mall, LOL. However, I will also break dance, while playing the violin 😉

"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."

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Great! Now you have a reason to practice and play!

my first public appearance was a couple weeks ago and I played for the kids. They were the best audience! They clapped, they asked for more, and kept saying "again." One little guy (they were all under three) even accompanied me with a triangle.

Well, i ended up playing a few more times, and even with my Chinese Erhu, but I have to becareful not to hurt those delicate, tender, still developing ears.

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Love flashmobs!

thanks for the post, Dennis!

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