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Fiddling for Older Folks
Am I too old to learn the fiddle?
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MoonShadows
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I created a simple promotional video for my blog this morning and posted it on the home page.

Jim

Fiddling for Older Folks - Adventures in Learning to Play the Fiddle as an Adult

The Friends of the Sons of Liberty - Three Inspiring Young Men playing Early American Fiddle Music 

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I just wanted to post an update about my blog...

I now have over 1 dozen pages and today was my 75th blog post since I started the blog on January 30th. if you have some time and haven't visited, the site is at https://fiddlingforolderfolks.com

Also, today is the last day to enter the free Fiddlehed giveaway. Jason is giving away 2 sets of a Fiddlerman Carbon Fiber Bow, a Fiddlerman Shoulder Rest, and a Holstein Premium Rosin. The contest closes at 8:00 pm EDT tonight and the winners will be notified tomorrow. To enter the giveaway contest, go to Fiddlehed Giveaway

Jim

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Definitely worth entering. You have nothing to loose and everything to gain. 🙂

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

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thumbs-up

Jim

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Yesterday, I had what I think was the most enjoyable and rewarding practice I have had to date in my short, almost 3 month experience of learning the fiddle. I wrote about it in my blog and want to share it with you.

Make Fiddle Practice Fun

https://fiddlingforolderfolks......ctice-fun/

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Hope you dont mind Jim, but I shared to my Facebook page. Good words friend. 

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Hi @Shane "Chicken" Wang Not at all. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the kind words!

Jim

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Wanted to share....

Murphy's Law and My Second Fiddle Lesson

https://fiddlingforolderfolks......rphys-law/

Jim

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@MoonShadows. Thats crazy man!  I think I counted 3 items there so you should be good for a while.  Old wise tale..or is it old wives tale..or old guys tales..cant remember.

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LOL...are you speaking of the "Irish" that things like bad luck, deaths, etc. always come in threes?

Jim

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I read that blog post MoonShadows and it sounded more like 10 crummy strokes of luck to me... not three. 

In Belgium, the saying also goes: "jamais deux sans trois."

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"never two without three"

I thought it was a bit more than 3, too, @bocaholly 

Jim

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