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StreetJelly fiddlefest II
November 22nd !!!
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Think I got everyone that wanted to be added

 

fiddlinsteudel

Mad_Wed

fishnrodds

juan violin

BillyG

1stimestar

 

I'll wait until sunday morning to submit just in case

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That's an impressive group. Look forward to seeing it.

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Part two of the blog is up, A BIG THANK YOU to all those that contributed. Ya'll rock !!

 

http://blog.streetjelly.com/20.....ng-part-2/

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Yay!!!   I loved to see more of the community!!! 

GREAT part 2!!!!!   Thanks all for that great reading! Thanks for putting it together Barry.  

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Super nice. You are right Barry..... Also, a big thanks for taking charge and doing this. It so beneficial in so many ways. Players have a goal to work for and get used to performing which can be so difficult in the beginning.
Bravo everyone!!!

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Fiddlerman said
Super nice. You are right Barry..... Also, a big thanks for taking charge and doing this. It so beneficial in so many ways. Players have a goal to work for and get used to performing which can be so difficult in the beginning.
Bravo everyone!!!

Thanks Pierre,

This has been a goal of mine for some time and thanks to StreetJelly I finally found a way to do it. I want EVERYONE to feel welcome to join in and play regardless of what level they are at. Ive been putting myself out there since I learned twinkle.

One of the coolest things during our first go at it was to see Josh of the Norths young daughter perform twinkle on her violin, Im sure many missed it, but she was nothing but smiles.

See, thats what this is about, not how good you are, but community and sharing music and spending time together. This is live music people, there will be mistakes, I'll make mistakes. One comes to mind a while back on SJ when I lost my place while playing Whiskey before breakfast, I kept sawing away throwing in some crazy licks and found my way back. Someone replied nice variations when I was finished..LOL.

Let you folks in on a little secret . The audience wants to see you succeed ,they came to listen and many wish they could play and are tickled to be in on it with you. Acknowledge people that are watching, folks love that and they feel like part of the show, so between tunes take a minute and read and respond to the comments. It puts you & them at ease. And as for the other musicians watching, theyve been there and know, so they respect and support you. See, its a win win.

 

So dont be afraid, come out and join us, play pieces from book 1 methods, I do !! French folk song and Can Can are still ones I play live

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No  promises.. I bought a webcam/mic today.

It should arrive on thursday.

........... 

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Barry said

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See, thats what this is about, not how good you are, but community and sharing music and spending time together. This is live music people, there will be mistakes, ......

LOL - yup - I often refer to making you-tube vids, let alone live performances, as "making a fool of myself" - but of course, I don't REALLY mean that literally - Barry's right - there are performers on SJ who are "well polished", all the way through to "stumbling" beginners - and - the audience are either those who wish they could even DO as well as the beginners, all the way up to those who "have been there" and appreciate and understand COMPLETELY what appearing live is all about - and regardless of level....

Years ago, I played along with a local small group of mixed musicians - they had acoustic guitar, fiddle x 2, flute, low whistle, cello (yup, it added a lot!) - and I only had my electric Fender ( oh - and NO FX available, just a plain amp )... heck I was into the fourth week before I got ANYTHING that blended in any acceptable way with the rest of them.  They thought it "added something" - hmmmm - I couldn't see it at all ( just my mind-set, it didn't jive ), I felt it "didn't work" and I still believe that to this day... LOL ( oh, it wasn't a total disaster, it just didn't "fit well" with the style of Scottish music they played  IMHO )   [ The group RunRig comes to mind - THAT's what I felt it needed, but no one else was prepared to "rock it up a bit" LOL - here's a live version ] from RunRig - ] I actually prefer a lot of their other stuff, but that's one of the tunes we played  Anyway - that's an aside about "playing with others and, to an audience" - it was all experience - nothing hurts - it is all worth while at the end of the day ]

Even we ( well, I mean myself specifically ) as a "stumbling beginner" can maybe light-a-flame of interest in a non-playing (but interested, otherwise they'd be doing something else with their time) viewer.

To sum it up - JUST GO FOR IT  AND FORGET ABOUT THE CAM !   (oh, also as the OP said - interact with your viewers - reply to comments in the text by voice - even just say "Hi ...whoever thanks for being here" - ALWAYS interact !)

Oh - some know this already - "MadBill" is "BillyG" on SJ - although I use the same profile pic so I should be easy enough to spot... ( I wanted to drop the "mad" on SJ - it felt a little bit "off" for some reason - mind you - "FartingBulldog" on SJ caught my attention as a less than subtle nick....(still gotta catch him live! LOL), and the "Mad" no longer truly reflects my initial ANGER at the violin !!!!!   ROFL ) "SomewhatHappyBill" is closer to the mark now !

Hahaha - right - you can probably tell by length of post - work has eased off, great to be "back" Yipppeeeee

And @coolpinkone- yeahhh - get that webcam/mic combo up and running !!!!

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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@BillyG .... maybe.. slowly.. I don't know.

I don't have a back track for GodFather,(I play the version from FM.. the first version not the updated version).. .. or Skye Boat. (maybe they can stand alone?) 

I could get my "old time tune" off the Jam machine... I just haven't played with it yet to see if I can actually keep up with it.

I don't think my Thaxted would be of interest.....Ashokan.... I  don't think that is ready.

I am perusing my lists of songs....

I think for me right now the second issue is finding tracks and getting a practice set.  So I am just thinking aloud right now.  

Not sure if anyone is interested in Pomp and Circ or Star Spangled Banner...but hummm... you never know. 

A lot to think about. 

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Dont make exuses, make music...and you dont need backing tracks to play, even the first get together some folks played without them

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I dont mean anything mean by this either, just saying a more positive attitude works better. Sometimes we convince ourselves that we cant or arent ready when we should be telling ourselves we can

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I second what Barry said...you don't need backing tracks to perform on SJ. I think most people did not use one in the first Fiddlefest and it was great!

I only want to use backing tracks myself because I need the experience playing with other instruments and it will cover up some of my mistakes. Plus, I've settled on a good process for creating my own backing tracks and want to give it a workout.

I was pretty nervous for my first show but there was no need to be. All the viewers are very friendly and supportive, and there is a wide range of skill level among the performers. View some shows beforehand and you'll see what we mean.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Thanks for the tips. My preference is to play with tracks for practice and to cover mistakes also. :)

No excuses, just my list.  I was just posting my list of things to do before the FiddleFest.  It was positive to me to make a list of what I need to work on, as well as buying the mic. 

I know the crowd is friendly and supportive... I love to see you all play! It is great.

I remain committed as a cheerleader at this point.   I might have a friend who can help me with a few things. If not... I will rush home from work to catch everyone's performances.

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we'll be glad youre there no matter if you play or are the cheerleader  ;)

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Thanks Barry. Wouldn't miss it for anything.

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Hope i'll be able to. My real busking is still being delayed... That would be an awesome practice to play for people. Not sure if i won't screw up, but it worth trying. I'll know for sure if i can participate in the end of October, when we'll get our schedule.

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enter the Streetjelly.com, jelly donut challenge and get ya 50 free tokens.  Come in handy for fiddlefest  wink

 

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Just a heads up, LeeAnn will be taking the 9-9:30 spot after me, its scheduled but not showing on the board yet, but should show tomorrow

 

PS. she rarely plays but enjoys it when she does and has no fear of it sounding bad

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Very cool. That's a rare quality to perform for the enjoyment and not worry about anything else. Seems like fiddlefest will have a great turnout.

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Fiddlerman said
Very cool. That's a rare quality to perform for the enjoyment and not worry about anything else. Seems like fiddlefest will have a great turnout.

Ive always believed everyone should enjoy music,regardless of skill. Guys like Kris Kristofferson cant sing worth a darn,yet he had something to say and people loved it.

No one should be afraid to perform, that fear is something inside of them and is created by their minds. My band FreeFlight , once won a battle of the bands. We were the last ones up and the band before us was incredible . My band was sure we were beat, but I said lets just rock the house and have fun.. we won 

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fiddlefest is just a little over a week away !!!  heres some advice for first timers

 

First Gig Advice from a Newbie

First Gig Advice from a Newbie, by Rewind

Special guest blog about playing the very first time on StreetJelly.

Rewind TN

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After watching other shows on StreetJelly for a few weeks, I decided it was time for me to test it out from the other side of the webcam. I had seen and listened to how things sounded through other people’s gear and knew what I wanted to do. Also, I had made connections with other performers who ended up tuning in to my first performance.  I purchased a webcam for the video (since my computer is ancient), and I used the same gear I have previously used for recording to handle the audio (mics, mixing board, audio interface). Here are a few pointers for your first broadcast:

  • Take advantage of the “Test Broadcast Settings” button before you go live. You get to this from the broadcast page, right above the “Start the Show” button. Even though it might look and sound great on your end, you want to know how it will come across to the viewers. Maybe your lighting is terrible. Maybe your mics are distorting. Maybe there is no audio at all. This will help you figure all that out.
  • Make sure your computer’s power settings are such that your computer does not go to screensaver mode while you are performing. That makes it a bit challenging to interact with the viewers.
  • Let your friends know that you are planning to perform on StreetJelly and give them the web address. Chances are good that at least some of them will tune in. There are casual viewers who will likely tune in anyway, but it’s always a good idea to bring along folks you know, just like at a “regular” gig.
  • I was confused when I didn’t show up on the main screen after I scheduled my first show. It showed up in the little scrolling banner on the side of the screen, but not in the main area. This is normal, as you don’t show up there until your first broadcast has begun.
  • Have a tentative set list. This will help you avoid long periods of silence in between your songs. But be flexible in case a viewer suggests a song you know how to play.

RewindI had a blast with my first show on StreetJelly, and I plan to be a regular.  It was fun to be able to interact with music fans I had never met before. Think of it like you would any other gig. It’s all about playing great music and connecting with the viewers. If you just play songs and don’t interact at all, it doesn’t create a great experience. One last thing:  have fun!

-Rewind

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