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Fairfield Fiddle Farm Beginners Fiddle Book practice
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DragonLady
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Practicing a few songs from Fairfield Fiddle Farm Beginners Fiddle Book. My cat is chatting in the background because she likes the high notes. The reason for stopping and squeezing my hand because I have arthritis in my right hand causing me be sloppy on some parts. I didn't repeat part of the songs to cut down on time for the video. Played in order: Mary had a little lamb Country style, Old MacDonald had a farm,The Camptown Races, Bile them cabbage down, Cripple creek, Old Joe Clark, Skip to my Lou, and Will the circle be unbroken. 

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Well done DL, shame about your right hand giving you gyp, could have listened to some more

When are you and your husband going to give us a duet?
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I liked it DL.  Lots of fun songs in that book. 

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Thanks Terry and Tinari. The duet will probably be awhile. serenadeWe will keep practicing and hopefully I can find something to relieve that pain. I'm going to try a new product called  Bengay Zero Degrees and see if that helps. My husband is starting a class to get his state certification in welding. He has welding training from the military but WV doesn't allow that to be transferred. 

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Fiddlerman
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March 11, 2012 - 8:55 pm
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I hope the Bengay Zero Degrees works for you. Good luck with that and thanks for the post.

Maybe your husband will weld a fiddle later 🙂 Have you seen the steel violin?

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Cool, thanks FM. Found the video of the person who made it. It has a stainless steel top and the rest is wood. Whats strange that it doesn't have f-holes on top and the dude can't play it. I wander if full steal body and wooden sound post and other parts would sound good. Probably sound horrible. rofl    

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Fiddlerman
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That doesn't appear to be the same one.

It's not optimal for sound production though.

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Definately not the same fiddle.  This one is just a steel face plate covering the original wood top. Looks like the plate was cut to fit and bolted on using spacers between the two.

Hard to tell about the tone quality, he wasn't very aggressive.

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Yeh, I would like to hear someone play it.violin-student

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You can barley see the X bent in the metal in both videos and the bolts are in same place at the ribs. I read the comments from the video fiddlerman posted and they said that there is space between to act as sound holes. So many people where asking the same question about the f-holes. In the description it says it is a strad copy made out of wood and Metal. They linked the guy's website and that is how I found the video. They also said the person in the video I posted sent the violin to them to test it since they test other violins from other people. I saw other videos from the guy and the top was taken off because it was cracked. 

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