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Fiddlerman
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November 11, 2014 - 9:57 pm
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Special thanks go to Fiddle Chick for designing such nice badges for us to display on our profiles.

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 critique.png booster.png author.png composer.png group.png

If you've earned any of these badges, please let me know by adding your name to the list posted beneath this post.

Copy the whole list, add your name then post. I'll try to update the badges as quickly as I can but please copy the last list including the new names so that I only need to look at the last list to do my part.

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Fiddlerman
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November 11, 2014 - 10:01 pm
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Author - Contributions for blog content to be used on Fiddlerman.com

 

Booster - For bringing newcomers to the site.

 

Composer - For creating, writing, sharing your original compositions.

 

Critique - Video posted in the Critique Corner Forum.

 

DIY - Home luthier (more than just changing strings and moving the bridge)

 

Group - Group Project Participant

 

Party - Virtual Party Video Participant

 

Live - Performance on or offline, including StreetJelly.

 

Traveler - If you've hosted the traveling fiddle.

 

Video - Posting a recorded video of yourself playing.

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Coolness.

 

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A couple of thoughts here, Pierre.. 

If YOU don't qualify for the Live Performance badge, then who the heck does?

And I think the arrangements you've done for the group projects and for the free sheet music section definitely are above and beyond enough to qualify you for the Composer badge.

Just saying, I think you're still shorting yourself by at least a couple of badges.

dunno

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Fiddle Chick ~~ the badges are beautiful~~ thanks for your great work on these!cheerleader

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Thank you @ Fiddlechick.   I love the badges.  They add color and life to the site, you did a beautiful job.  

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Fiddlerman
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November 12, 2014 - 10:34 pm
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Good point Daniel. :) Took care of that too.
Vickie, you are good to go with your badge as well.

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Man, I better get on the ball and start earning some more of these badges!! I am halfway through a DIY project, so that'll be at least one more. And I did write a song and made up the tune to it a while back. But does that count as composer if I didn't put it to sheet music? I have the tune in my head and can play it, I just can't put it on paper. Someday I'll get the nerve to post it. Maybe.

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Firstly, fiddle chick.. Thank you again for the lovely badges.  Other than telling a bit about us, I feel they help break up the monotony of scrolling down a thread with many responses.   I think that the badges a person has will likely be a conversation starter when new folks come in, and the color and style really adds a pleasant visual element.

Now about composing..  What I was taught back in college was that composition is the act of creating a new piece of music *or* a significantly developed arrangement of an existing piece.  Writing it down on sheet used to be the only way things could get passed down over the years.  So some people do assume it is a requirement.

But it is the act of creating it in the first place that is what is actually composing. 

To take an example from our membership. consider Worldfiddler AKA Mr. Jim.. He has put up quite a few songs very entertaining songs that he wrote.  He shared them via videos or sometimes audio files.  Later, he wrote some of them down on sheet and also shared them that way.  But obviously, he composed them before he could record them or write them down on score.

Now an example from history.. Irving Berlin is considered a great American composer.  And certainly he was, since he wrote things like "White Christmas", "God Bless America", "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and many others.  However, as Ferret pointed out a while back.. Irving Berlin didn't read or write musical notation.  Someone else always had to write it down for him after he created it and worked it all out in his head and played it for them.  But Irving Berlin is the one that gets called the composer, not the person who set it onto sheet.

Besides, if we require writing it down on sheet, what if someone uses TAB?  or ABC?  Someone somewhere is likely to argue that those don't count or something.  Or what about if someone uses midi software to work out a piece or record their playing and then has the software put what they created into standard score (or TAB, or ABC, with plug-ins for the software).. Would it be sensible to say the machine composed it?  LOL  No, the person who actually had the idea and developed it into music did.

So at least so far as I understand the term in the strict sense, yes, you would definitely be a composer.  So are Mr Jim and several others, including myself.  Further, I feel there are also others in this community who *will* earn this badge before too long.  There are a lot of very talented folks in this community.

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Fiddlerman said
Good point Daniel. :) Took care of that too.

Yeah, now that looks much better, Pierre.  Now anyone that comes into these forums will know for sure that you are the ringleader!  And it is a more accurate indicator of your many talents and accomplishments.

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Fiddlerman
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November 13, 2014 - 7:57 am
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I only have two members with the live performance badge at this point. I know that many of you have posted videos of live performances on stage etc. Also, quite a few of you performed on StreetJelly. Please help me out with this. If you have a great memory, (or at least a better one than mine) compile a list of members that have earned that badge. It's ok to leave someone off by accident, those members need only let me know and it's a done deal. :)

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I play at rest stops almost every day during my job travels. I don't consider that a live performance. Playing trough the 14 bits I know well enough in the solitude of nature. If people stop by they do, but its my practice time. I would think a live performance is something you setup and set yourself on a "stage" for people to see. I think the ones that show up are people that just happen by or are curious. Sure its live, and I am playing, but is it a performance? in my mind, I say its not, at least for me. I had 1 fellow give me 5$ and a few others some singles. I think it was to shut me up. Hush money. roflol

 

Honestly though, I do these off to the side, out at the edge of the stopping area or way in the back if I can get there. So, what is a performance? Again, I think its a deliberate attempt to entertain people with your music.

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Cool cool Tyberius. :)

I was wondering... this year if I am asked to play at Thanksgiving.  It would be playing for 9 adults and 2 children... would this be a live performance?   

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Toni did a live recital so she qualifies for a LIVE badge..

 

...and I think "Composer" was banned a few months ago. LoL

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Doesn't FiddleChick get a special badge?

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@cdennyb OMG.. I forgot about that frightful recital.  Thank you for remembering that.

@Fiddlerman woo hoo.. I remember that day... the best part about that day is that you sent me an encouraging Skype message.  I am forever thankful.   :)

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Fiddlerman
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November 13, 2014 - 10:26 pm
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It's your call Tyberius.

Of course Toni. :)

What do you have in mind for Fiddle Chick Dennis? At least Booster right?

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if I qualify, Frankenstein need a DIY....lol

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Fiddlerman
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November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm
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OldOgre said
if I qualify, Frankenstein need a DIY....lol

Of course :)

Feathers and Bill, got you guys covered. ;)

Anyone else need me to add your earned badges?

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I think fiddlechick needs a really special one of kind badge for all the hard work. Maybe "graphic artist" for contributions above and beyond the call.

I think I'm qualified for "Author" but I'm not sure if authoring sound analysis, how to build backup bridges, rehair bows etc are "authored" or just "DIY"... Next week I qualify for the "Live" badge!!! dancing

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