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I am brand new to the fiddle, gonna be picking one out in a little while when I go for my guitar lesson.
I can't believe how much stuff is on this site.
I am very excited about this venture. Until about six months ago I had never touched a guitar. But with diligent practice, It's coming along great.
Traverse City has an insane music scene. Everyone here plays something it seems.
I think there are alot more guitar and mando players than fiddler's. So I thought if I can learn to play fiddle decent, it would up my chances of playing with more people.
Last year this old fiddler put a pot belly woodstove in his van, so he can busk and play downtown all winter. Seriously, he's on youtube. I love this town.
I can't wait to get started.
Hi Rusty new to the site here myself. You might want to check out the Dulicmer Funfest that takes place in Evart Mi the third weekend of July. There are a lot of other instruments that are there besides hammered dulicmers and they offer workshops on a variety of instruments including fiddle and also guitar. One of the best things about the festival is the opportunity to jam with other musicians. I have been there many times and plan on going again this year. If you have any questions let me know.
Welcome to the group Rusty. You shouldn't have any issues finding more information than you could possibly ever need around this site. Nice thing is if you have a question, many much more intelligent persons than I will respond.
"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."
Hi Rusty, yet another person from Michigan, yay! Traverse City is a great place, been there several times and some of the festivals are incredible. I love the music scene there as well, wish I had more time to travel up there just because of that alone. Glad you've decided to learn fiddle, it's challenging but really fun. The resources on here are outstanding for learning! Welcome aboard!