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How do you spell beer, I spell it Guinness.bananabananadancingbananabanana

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I see the Guinness but what is the red thing to the left by your scroll?

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

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Fiddlerman said

I see the Guinness but what is the red thing to the left by your scroll?

It looks like a peaked cap to me?
Q: does your public session have a "Village People" theme?

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

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Another way to relax before a performance is to rinse with Scope Mouthwash.  One of the guys in the brass section did that and he was always calm.

Some claimed it was really green vodka but that hardly seems appropriate in a classical music setting surprised

The musician under suspicion said that he was fighting off a life threatening gum disease.exactly

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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Kevin M. said
Have a Guinees for me too.

Naska are you going to have someone video your concert so we can see it?

LOL! I guess i am. facepalm My friends want to see my failure to troll me later, so i think they'll record this disaster so you all could troll me too =)

I have to -> cheerscheerscheerscheerscheers

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Very good points on this thread, I of course as a guitar player pretty much as violin players. You do have to relax and lean forward a bit and treat it as your instrument kind of like an extension of your body. For sure practice structure. But remember that it is only structure. When you want your own sound. Don't be afraid to just get out of the norm and experiment in ways that really make you comfortable.

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roflol@ oliver

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What with the consensus on the value of a pint or dram, I thought this link might be apropos:

http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy.....00089.html

cheers

Fiddle on!

[Just how many calories does an hour of fiddling burn, anyway?]

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Dionysian, that depends on if you are still playing whilst running away from the people that are trying to make you to stop

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roflol

Hmmm, so you are saying I need more practice?

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roflroflroflroflolroflolroflroflrofl

Love it! Now my new slogan: "More drink! More Eat! More Practice! More Sleep!"

It's a beautiful life Tam-tam-ta-dam!

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UPDATE!  violin-student

 

The event was fun!  I actually didn't do too badly, although it seemed like I would mess up on cue when the camera's were on! LOL  I used a ton of your advice from here and other topics.....including the "what's in your case" topic......I actually needed that pair of clippers FM recommended!  tongue  Thanks again!

 

Before we knew it, we had a crowd of over 20 people around us as we began playing!  Pictures should be coming soon as well as any video that actually turned out!  We've actually been asked to come back out next year!  .....and we were indirectly mentioned the paper!! dancing  (I'm the "fiddler" mentioned!)  http://www.dailyherald.com/art.....705199874/

 

I also met a few more musicians including violinists!  One young lady was just learning and after seeing us, brought her fiddle out the next day!  We shared some music and I referred her to this site as she is learning on her own as well!  She was VERY polite, something you don't see in teens now days!  The other violinist was very experienced and was a bit of a snob.  She immediately wanted to show off her expensive violin and insisted that was the only way one could ever improve.  She made us feel that we were inferior and shouldn't be playing near her.  frown 

But you know what??  The crowd loved us and we fed right into that!  With a whole crowd clapping and their children dancing, I think we did good!  .......just need to learn a few more tunes and be more relaxed!  My buddy patted me on the back after we were finished and I nearly jumped out of my skin!  rofl  He then promptly offered me a drink! blink

 

Again, thanks everybody for your support!!  

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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That's GREAT news, well done!
banana And you will be a source if inspiration to many if us. I have my first public appearance in June. Teacher is asking all her violin and piano student(s) to do a small ensemble in front of friends and family.
Can you give me any advice?

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That's fantastic.  I'm waitng for pictures now.

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Terry, I would recommend all the advice recommend on this thread!  I learned that you just have to accept the fact that you'll mess up eventually and that it's no big deal! Once I had fun with it, things went a lot more smoothly!  When I first started playing I kinda zoned out and got lost within myself.  But once I noticed that everyone else was enjoying it as much as I was, I started feeding of them!  laugh

 

I'm still waiting for more pics, they slowly starting to come out!  So far, I've only spotted one.  A really good photographer captured a nice pic of me sitting on the cannon and playing.  He's said he'd email it to me, but I'm still waiting!  That would be awesome!  

Here's the one I found so far.  The young lady in the pic was the one I told y'all about.  .....can't remember what I was tying to explain though.......Make your own caption! LOL  576358_431386453553155_100000454133983_1478231_1069992566_n.jpgImage Enlarger 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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EJKiszenia said
Make your own caption! LOL  

As long as you only play songs on open strings, ya only need one arm to fiddle. 

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Very cool EJ!!!  We all knew you'd do great!cheers

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That's a nice picture! I'm happy you enjoyed yourself cheerleader Didi got the best idea for caption lol

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Or, "Wounded Soldier Keeps Playing with His Good Arm"

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but the one who needs the least."

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