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Hello and an Old Dangerfield video
My first attempt at videoing myself playing fiddle
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December 23, 2012 - 4:08 pm
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Hi Fiddlerman folks. I'm new around here. I've started playing violin at a young age, took a break to learn guitar, and then after years of dragging a dusty violin case around with me I took up bluegrass fiddle and reinvigorated my enjoyment of playing the violin. 

Anyway, I've been trying to compile videos together on how to play particular fiddle tunes for folks and I couldn't find a slow version of Old Dangerfield that people could learn from. So I setup my digital camera and tried to video myself playing a slow version. Man it's harder than one would think. 1. Playing slower gives you lots of time to overthink notes/bowing and make mistakes. 2. Playing in front of a video camera certainly adds some pressure 3. I tried to fill the frame with just the important parts a fiddler would want to see (left hand and bowing), but I found myself slowly migrating out of the frame, or I would drop my left hand and half my fingers would be out of frame. LOL. Anyway this is the final version I settled on that seemed "good enough". Hope you enjoy it.

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December 23, 2012 - 5:04 pm
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Nice! Thanks for that. I like listening to fiddle without any other instruments. Welcome to the forums.

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December 23, 2012 - 8:26 pm
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Thanks for this post! Think I'll give this a go.

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December 23, 2012 - 9:49 pm
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Thanks fiddlinsteudel, and welcome to the forum.

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December 23, 2012 - 10:28 pm
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Welcome to!

Dude you are an inspiration..those slides were sweeet! please keep posting videos like this so I can mimic your style lol.

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December 23, 2012 - 10:31 pm
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Im workin on catchin up to your level, and now with your help I think itl be easier! Keep the vids comin! thanks and welcome.

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