Wanted to introduce my son Thomas and me. Thomas is ten years old and a 5th generation fiddler/violinist. I could not be prouder of him carrying on this wonderful tradition but it gets harder as years go by. I remember as a child of the 60s and early 70s everyone played some instrument. But with the advent of electronics, it has declined drastically. He just joined the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra, thank goodness, and we discovered fiddlerman a few months ago. Thomas absolutely loves fiddling and especially the old jigs using doublestops. Practicing White Christmas is now his priority over the classical pieces. As long as his attention is given a boost every now and again, I am one happy Dad. So I just want to say how thrilled I am as a father of what fiddlerman is offering here and to say HI to all in this community.
The Yankee Chef and Thomas,
Welcome to the forum, it's great that your both here, sounds like your son has his priorities lined up correctly.
It's great your working on the Christmas project I look forward to seeing the results of every one's playing.
Again welcome to the forum.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
Welcome to the forum. I love that he is a 5th generation fiddler, that is amazing! What an awesome tradition to pass down to each generation. My great-grandpa was a fiddler, then came me, and now my son. I never met my great grandpa but I do have a tape of his fiddling that I am trying to digitize and pass on.
@JimandThomas & Thomas -
Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum!
There are many benefits to this age of the internet, but also distractions.
Learning to play the violin is like discovering a secret magic.
Thomas, I think it's wonderful that you now share that secret
with generations of your Family!
I hope you'll both find support and inspiration here.
Very happy you are joining us!
Just now seeing how to reply...so sorry folks. Yes, Pierre, I am a 4th generation and still use the first violin that started it all from my great grandfather, "hoedowns" in our ancestral town of Topsfield, Maine. It is a surreal feeling watching Thomas fiddle with it now. Very special and even more special knowing he adores this kind of music.