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January 12, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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Yesterday while screeching out noise with the traveler at a rest stop, a gentleman walked up and started talking about playing. Turns out he's an instructor for Fiddle. He also has a small rented studio room in a music store not 3 miles from my house. I was 180 miles from home when we met. I am going to see him tomorrow at his studio and see if I am trainable. LOL.  I was working on Devils Dream (just started it, so you can imagine the horror of all listeners). facepalm

So, we'll see if he can teach an old dog new tricks. He has some 30+ years as a fiddler, plays at jamborees and in several small fiddler groups. So, no more youtube only lessons and FM pulling out all his hair. HA!

I won't use the Traveler at this, but I will pose a question for FM in a video by tomorrow with that wonderful fiddle. My daughter will be playing it this evening so I should have a video with her and it either by tonight or tomorrow after my lesson.  I'm kind of excited about it, but worried that I have taught myself to many bad habits. But, We never move forward if we don't take that first step. It seems ordained in a sense. I have lots of people talk to me at the rest areas, a professional violinist and now an instructor included. I did look him up online. He also plays/teaches  guitar, mandolin, and banjo. No, don't even ask banjo-1207

I'll let you know how it all goes if I'm not back online tonight. I'm excited about it really. dancing

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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January 12, 2015 - 4:07 pm
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This is awesome!!!! Good luck with your lessons.... I think the Traveller brings magic to all who play it.  I am excited for your lessons.

Very eager to hear your Q & A and daughter with the Traveller!

Thanks for all the happy good news.


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January 12, 2015 - 10:04 pm
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Pretty Karmic. Have a need and an opportunity arises.  Good luck with the lessons.  

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright


January 12, 2015 - 11:58 pm
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Oh very cool.  I hope you click.  I don't think I could have done this without lessons! 


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January 13, 2015 - 11:43 am
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Tyberius said ... I was working on Devils Dream (just started it, so you can imagine the horror of all listeners). facepalm...

I'm there with you brother


January 13, 2015 - 2:27 pm
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Devils dream takes some time. It drove me nuts when I first started, but it will come. just remember to practice it SLOW

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January 15, 2015 - 9:38 am
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Very cool Ty. I hope you enjoy your sessions with him. Hopefully you get even more inspiration which is what it's all about. :)

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but the one who needs the least."


January 16, 2015 - 3:08 pm
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I mentioned this in another Video. The streamers are for a surprise Birthday Party for my wife.... I mean in Joyous Celebration of playing the Fiddle   ;)

AS a mostly self-taught string chucker, It's amazing what we teach ourselves as we know no better. Once we seek guidance/instruction, a new world opens up.


"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

January 17, 2015 - 11:17 am
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Thank you, Ty! Just started 2 days ago, but found I was having the same issue and couldn't pin it down for the life of me. Who would have thought it would be so easy?

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