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FIDDLERMAN FIDDLE CONTEST
old time fiddle contest
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Picklefish
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I will take a stab at it!

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

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Great idea Barry, and your timing is perfect as I have just learnt Ashokan Farewell and today's lesson was all obout improvisation.

Count me in!

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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What a GREAT idea Barry! 

I hope to have time to participate in this contest but the least I can do is donate (1) new Slipper shoulder rest, so you have my commitment on that!

The only question I have is, will this contest be tiered, i.e., for 0 - 12 months, 13 months - 24 months, etc.???

Let the games begin!!!!!!!

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I'm very happy to do it Barry!  Whatever structure you decide on I know will be equitable and fun for everyone.

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Cool! Can't promise that i'll sound like a fiddler...lol! laugh But i like the idea! Hope there will be a lot of participants! crossedfingers

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From "FiddlerShop.com" we will donate a set of 4/4 medium tension Zyex strings with a silver D.

Thanks for the idea and getting it started Barry. Good luck everyone, and don't be shy. It's not the winning that is important rather the engagement and participation.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Well, the pot is getting pretty rich!

I suggest that the prize donors should get extra votes as judges.

As for the main points:  When is the deadline again?  And it has to be on video?

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RosinedUp said
Well, the pot is getting pretty rich!

I suggest that the prize donors should get extra votes as judges.

As for the main points:  When is the deadline again?  And it has to be on video?

Submission by Feb 28th. Yes, video is what we need.  That way its fair and no ones uncle mark o'conner is sitting in for them

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There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Damn Barry; you foiled my plan!  I was going to get my fiddling buddies to record for me,,,, haaaaaaaaa, how would you know, lmao,,, well, other than I sound like a beginner and they don't, lol.

Yeah, we gotta see you play it; because remember, showmanship IS part of a performance!  And Terry's already got a leg up with his Ebenezer outfit!

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Count me in, I'm just glad there's no gold fiddle involved, the winner would hate to win that.

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Barry

You just don't know how depressing watching your video was roflol

There is no way that I'm ready for that yet. But I hope to be up for that kind of thing in the NEAR future. Will follow the project.

violin-1267

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Ferret said
Barry

You just don't know how depressing watching your video was roflol

There is no way that I'm ready for that yet. But I hope to be up for that kind of thing in the NEAR future. Will follow the project.

violin-1267

Ya know, having a challenge to work towards can often jump start improvement in areas you werent aware of. Sight reading, Bowing, ear training, fingerings all can and will improve. You might surprise yourself. Encouragement! P-fish.

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

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Count me in, I intend to give it a try! If nothing else it will be good practice learning the song.  (As a new member I also need to get some posts in so I have 10, to qualify, ha.)

Steve in Oregon

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Congrats Steve - I see you've made it to ten posts!

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Ha ha, yes, I qualify to submit a recording now.   :)    I'm also working on Diane's Ash Grove project. Hope I don't chicken out at the end--I've never submitted a recording let alone a video----- stage fright, you know.

Steve

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Count me in!

 

(ah 1, ah 2, ah 1-2-3-4)

 

Mr Jim  dancing

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Steve said
Ha ha, yes, I qualify to submit a recording now.   :)    I'm also working on Diane's Ash Grove project. Hope I don't chicken out at the end--I've never submitted a recording let alone a video----- stage fright, you know.

Steve

Welcome aboard Steve. I figured 10 posts wasnt too much to ask.  dont chicken out, its all in fun

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Bump so no one forgets about this! Awesome prizes to be won...

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dionysia said
Bump so no one forgets about this! Awesome prizes to be won...

Also, if you notice I changed my prize to be announced, I thinking something different and will post when I decide

 

violin-1260

 

 

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Barry, I don't think I'm ready for this, a few months ago I would have jumped in with two feet... but Twinkle Twinkle is a about my level, and I'm trying the Ash Grove as a pilot to see if I can practice tone, bowing, posture, left hand positioning without squeezing, neck/chin position, finger pad placement, crossing strings.

 

I never expected fiddling to be as much of Rubic's Cube of multivariate analysis involving so many cognitive processes and muscular coordination.

 

I'm following the fun, though, and can't wait for the final contest viewing!

 

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