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October 28, 2020 - 11:16 am
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I have been playing for over 5 years now.  I've had a mix of in person lessons, videos and self taught.  I have many bad habits I've learned while being self taught and have sought out in person lessons to teach me the proper ways, but thanks to the Pandemic of 2020, there have been many obstacles.  

I have been lurking here for a bit.  I participated in the Amazing Grace group project here, but I noticed that I havent received my Badge for that yet????  HELP ADMINS

I am excited to participate in the Christmas project  this year and plan to submit several parts.  

Thanks to Fiddlerman, the staff and admins.  You have a great web site.  I love your videos and I have made a couple of purchases from Fiddlershop and must say your service and prices are UNBEAtABLE!  Thanks for being there for us

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October 28, 2020 - 12:12 pm
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Welcome to the site, @arkmaverick I will notify Fiddlerman about your badge, 

Will you be participating in the new group project.

Cello and Viola Time! 

(Former Username - cid)

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Ditto to the above from @mouse ( TY Mouse )

And indeed, a warm welcome to the forum @arkmaverick - best wishes on your forward travels with the violin / fiddle !!

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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Hi Arkmaverick! 

I knew (and visited) a couple of great guys stationed at Little Rock when I was in the Airforce.  That was quite a while ago! (lol)

I'm laughing to myself, about bad habits, thinking I'm constantly trying to keep bad habits from taking hold - some days better than others.  Figure at least I'm not playing with my "Mortimer" across my lap like a dulcimer or on my hip... well I don't sound too bad.😁

I've slipped into a couple bad ones & you are probably aware it's definitely easier to start right instead of unlearning/relearning.  Once I got to the point where I felt I corrected them, made me happy all my hard work was worth it.  I do have a hard time staying focused, oh well.

If you have even 1 single tune you can play in the manner you perceive to be correct, I think you'll find it can be used to help keep up your confidence in times of frustration!

What kind of music do you like to play?

I'm sure @Fiddlerman will award you your "Projects Badge", soon - now that you've asked.

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

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- Emily

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Emily, Billy G, and Mouse thanks so much for the warm welcome.  I look forward to becoming a more active participant in the forums here!  I most definitely will be playing in the upcoming 2020 Christmas project.  Emily, I play a lot of Christmas tunes (LOL) and entertain at Nursing homes and Senior Adult ctrs, (well at least I did the last two years....this year may be a bit different....).  I played some open houses and Holiday festivals as well as even busking on the street a couple of times last year.  This is what I do:

https://www.facebook.com/watch.....9183621564

 

https://www.facebook.com/saved.....TION_PANEL

 

Happy fiddlin,

Mike Walters

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Welcome to the forum, I checked out your video, you certainly look the part, for some reason though I couldn’t get any sound on it?

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Stringy, see if the video speaker icon is muted?  I think it is,  click on it to change.

Mike

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arkmaverick said
Stringy, see if the video speaker icon is muted?  I think it is,  click on it to change.

Mike

  

Will do.

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Just listened to it, you have a great bow sound there, really nice playing too.

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Stringy, Thanks so much for listening !

Mike

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welcome to the forum Mike @arkmaverick !  I cant watch your videos since not a facebooker but would like to see sometime.  Ill get around to your spark blues video when am able to get back on wifi.  interested in how that little amp sounds.  From what Ive seen and read it looks like a good tool to have if one was needing to play live.

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@GregW I don’tvdo Facebook, either, but I was able to view the top /watch video. I could not watch the /saved one below it. 

Nice playing. Thanks

Cello and Viola Time! 

(Former Username - cid)

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thanks Mouse

Mike

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@arkmaverick -

Such a heartwarming video for me! 

If I ever get back healthy enough, I always thought about going down to the Detroit VA Medical Center to play.  I've seen/heard a harpest and a classical guitarist performing there.

My Grandmother would entertain at Senior Centers and Nursing Homes, especially around Christmas - red dress with white fur collar & cuffs!  She played the piano and passed around the words of Carols, just in case someone forgot - got everyone up dancing, too.

To me, Christmas is just around the corner!

Thank you Mike, for sharing.

https://www.silvitablanco.com.ar/feliz_navidad/papa_noel/santa/santa_playing_violin_and_animals.jpg

 

- Emily 

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Congrats on your badge, @arkmaverick 😁

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Mouse said
Congrats on your badge, @arkmaverick 😁

  

Wow thanks!

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You are very welcome.

Cello and Viola Time! 

(Former Username - cid)

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@mouse think the share a video badge is checked there as well if you can do it.

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