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Fiddlerman Battletothetop Competition
Fiddlerman has created a new website, Battletothetop.com. Enter for friendly competition and help your fellow fiddlers with feedback on their technique.
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dgholstein
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All violinists who have been playing for less than one year are invited to compete for a new Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber bow.

 

Record a piece, set your camera/phone to a non-HD mode or convert to SD after recording in HD.  We can't afford the bandwidth for HD entries, and we down convert to flash anyway.

 

Go to Battletothetop.com  and log in.  Under the battle menu, you can upload your video then enter the competition.  The voting will start Monday, July 8.  And yes, you will be able to get friends and family to join the site and vote for you, but the rounds will be served randomly, it's a bracket competition.

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??? > interesting. or maybe not??? > ???

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Fiddlerman
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June 30, 2013 - 11:33 pm
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Battletothetop.com is a site that I bought and an idea that my brother and I had a few years back. My brother Danny wrote the code and this will be a test. There's a bow that is up for grabs so why not participate :-)

Have fun.....

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

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Thanks for the update--I was wondering who "Danny Holstein" was as a probable relationship to Pierre. I registered as a "voter" since my aggregate time on violin is over a year. Hopefully lots of folks with less than a year playing will sign up as participants!

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Nice! Logged in... Hahaha! That will be fun!!!

GOOD LUCK, GUYS!!!! Make us proud of you!!

Can't wait to see you there!

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I just signed up as a voter also.

Looking forward to watching the participants.smileviolin

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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EJ-Kisz
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ooOOoo!!  Some fiddlin' "Thunderdome" action!! LOL  

Sounds like a blast!  I'll get my butt over there & register as a voter! :D  

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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Fiddlerman
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July 1, 2013 - 7:55 pm
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So if one person registers as a participant, they will have a great chance. :-)

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

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I'm In!  I needed some extra motivation!

There is no failure, only results.

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As a thought, one thing that may be talking my fellow beginners out of competing, is the short suspense date.  A week is not much time for us beginners to work on a piece enough for us to feel good about it and actually submit it.  Just a thought.  I'm totally in though!  Hopefully someone will join me!

There is no failure, only results.

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Fiddlerman
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I agree wookieman,

Danny wanted it to be even shorter. We'll probably extend it. :-)

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

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Nice going!

Logged in as voter.

Good luck, everyone!

Can't wait to see it.

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Is there any plans on expanding the competition to "under 2 year" players?  

........wow, I still can't believe that I've been playing for over a year now!!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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surprisedlike Wookieman my first thought was 'yikes... that's not enough time to prepare for this!' but I will give it the ole' college try!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Ginnyg said
surprisedlike Wookieman my first thought was 'yikes... that's not enough time to prepare for this!' but I will give it the ole' college try!

Yes, Ginnyg, go for it.

Bravo.

Wish you best luck.

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Sounds like a great idea :) Good luck to all participants. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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Chance to expand it? Yes

I was thinking of that myself. Under 5 years?

Maybe everyone should say how long they've been playing to make it a little more fair. I just figured that it's hard for a violinist who has been playing for a few weeks to compete against one who has done several years.

How does under 5 years sound to you all. So far we only have one participant and it would hardly be a competition this way.

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

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Fiddlerman said

I was thinking of that myself. Under 5 years?

WooHoHoo!blink Nice (that will mean, that i'm in), but, as You've said:

 I just figured that it's hard for a violinist who has been playing for a few weeks to compete against one who has done several years.

So dunno

That's strange actually! We have here so many people, who plays less than a year! And only one who wants to participate!! STRANGE!!!

C'mon, GUYS!!! GET IN!!!

Maybe everyone should say how long they've been playing to make it a little more fair.

I learn to play for 2 years and 3 months =)

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I tried a couple of times but I never get an email to confirm the link. I checked my junk mail also > nothing > So> I give up > Good Luck to All

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@StoneDog I had the same problem.  I registered a couple times and did not get an email either -- I thought I was just doing it wrong.  .   But I am so looking foreword to this - I am not ready to give up just yet. 

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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