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“You guys put diddley into everything!!”
Friendly banter between a fiddler and a violinis
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October 17, 2019 - 2:15 pm
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Hello again!

I was having some friendly banter with a classical violinist friend, and she insinuated that Irish music all sounds the same, or at least similar.

Obviously she was joking around a bit, and she said "you guys put diddley bits into every tune you play! You get about 4 or 5 real notes, then you twiddle and diddle the rest of them!"
I responded by saying "all you classical guys sound the same too. All long bows, serious faces, over-priced violins that cost more than a top Lexus, and you canna play without your music, and of course you need a stand for that too!"
She countered with something like "well, just stick to your own tunes, and don’t play ours, cos you’d end up ruining it with all your diddley dee stuff!
She was right … I’m so sorry, folks
"Startle Startle, Little Twink"
Mr Jim dancingdancing

October 17, 2019 - 9:01 pm
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Sounding good, 

How do you like  your new fiddle?


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Shane "Chicken" Wang
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October 18, 2019 - 7:27 am
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I liked that right there. Especially the little twinkly dinkly dinks.


October 18, 2019 - 10:29 am
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Hi Mark,

The new violin is really good. It's a Scott Cao Kreisler STV 1500, and I like the rich tone.

Here's another sample I played, using a lot of double stops :


Mr Jim 

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October 18, 2019 - 10:32 am
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Atta-boy Jim me lad !   Twinkle with attitudethumbs-up

And good to hear you again Mr. Jim 

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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November 14, 2019 - 2:43 pm
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Hello there Mr. Jim!!!

Fiddle-dee dee.  Nice to see and hear you. 



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