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Fiddlerman's First Annual SoCal Jam!
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I've been to Summer NAMM and it is a big party, lots of fun and you get to meet a lot of the folks you have been dealing with so you put a face to a name.  I've had fun jamming and just gawking at all the stuff people have to sell.  I think it also helps a lot if you are in business to get to know your potential suppliers.  I also managed to buy some cool new gear before most folks.  However, if you are susceptible at all to sensory overload then you will definitely experience it there.

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Sounds like fun soma5

For what reason were you attending?

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but the one who needs the least."

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After going to the fiddle convention this weekend, I am really intimidated to jam:(

Didn't practice enough and not enough reportoire....

 

Any way, how about

Red river valley

long long ago

go tell aunt Rhodyon top of old smokey

scarborough fair

The Ash grove

I've been working on the railroad

the more we get together (appropriate for the gathering)

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Fiddlerman said
Sounds like fun soma5

For what reason were you attending?

Mostly for fun.  I have a good friend who started an amp company and I rode in on his coattails.  I helped just a little with demoing and such and spent the rest of my time meeting the reps from the companies that made the products I used or wanted.  Then in the evening some jams started.  There were some serious name players I got to meet and play with.

Sigh.  It will be a while before I can hold my own on the violin.  Actually, I'm going to be going to an all-weekend musical retreat where I usually give workshops in various styles of playing on various instruments.  I will be playing my violin quite a lot, but strictly as a participant there.  I'm not ready to give workshops on violin playing!  I hope I sound OK... crossedfingers

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Kim, those are some great songs for our Music Director to consider (Pierre); I know I like a lot of them.

I've heard the same thing Al, that NAMM is a circus,,, but a fun one!  I can't wait to go.

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pky said
After going to the fiddle convention this weekend, I am really intimidated to jam:(

Didn't practice enough and not enough reportoire....

 

Any way, how about

Red river valley

long long ago

go tell aunt Rhodyon top of old smokey

scarborough fair

The Ash grove

I've been working on the railroad

the more we get together (appropriate for the gathering)

That's a pretty good -- and easy -- song list; I like the ones previously listed, too. I wasn't familiar with the last one, though. Is this it?

If so, I've always known it as "Did you ever see a monkey?"

http://youtu.be/iTDVowScY3k

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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KindaScratchy said:

If so, I've always known it as "Did you ever see a monkey?"

Ha ha ha...

Yes, that's the song, the more we get together I could sing it in Chinese, too, and maybe Malay, if I still remember. However, i have never heard of the monkey version until you posted it:)

@ftufc

Those are kids' songs :P

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Lmao Diane, I've seen that video a hundred times, but haven't seen it in about 13 years!

I know Kim, but still great standards, lol.  I think Red River Valley and Scarborough Affair could be good.

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Lmao Diane, I've seen that video a hundred times, but haven't seen it in about 13 years!

you mean the monkey or Barnie? The last time I saw Barnie was in 1996 when I baby sat a two-year-old boy. I saw and heard the monkey version for the first time!

I know Kim, but still great standards, lol.  I think Red River Valley and Scarborough Affair could be good.

What do you mean by great standards? I don't even play those songs well! My problem would be i won't even know what keys, when I play I just play, as long as they sound right to me:) Although let me tell you secretly: I do have all the songs I listed in a song book:) (Can I bring the music along?)

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For sure post the keys of the songs... I'm really slow on transposing on the violin. Kim don't worry about feeling intimidated just have fun and use this as a learning experience to just jam with a group and have fun.

Soma5, it wouldn't be John Kasha amps would it?

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Barney of course, lol.

Kim, I'm hoping Pierre will tell us what key and provide us the sheet music to practice in advance, the simple version, then whomever wants to can add their touches to it.  Seriously Kim, what Scott said, don't worry about it, we are mostly beginners and we're just going to drink a bit, eat a bit, get comfy and silly, and have fun with the music.  Believe me, between, Pierre, and my teacher (Richard), there will be plenty of guidance and methodical help, so we can all play some part of it.

And my daughter is looking forward to doing the same thing with us on her guitar; Scott, you may want to bring yours along too. 

It will be a kick in the ass!  In a relaxed, no-pressure, fun way.

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Post a clean list and I'll put together the music in the best key. Should we limit the list to say 10 pieces or so? We should probably do some ensemble as well. Maybe players can team up and play duets and I'll coach you all.

Perhaps one of you guitar players will want to back up the parts with some chords????

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I'll bring a guitar too. It will help a lot if you list the chord progressions on the sheet music as well. I don't think we should do more than 10 songs or so either.

This is going to be a blast of a good time, wish we could do it more than one day. I haven't had the chance to jam live with other fiddlers yet.

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Pierre, I'll post a clean list shortly of all the songs that anyone has suggested so far and you can pick the best/easiest/funnest 10.  I like the idea of group and duet songs.

Brooke (my daughter) would definitely love the chord progressions for guitar, along with Scott, they should have us covered.  Richard (my teacher) plays viola as well, and I know that Terry plays a mean shaker! 

HEY, who plays banjo?!?!?!  We also have a great conga set!!!

spike-1268violin-1267violin_girlviolin-studentpink-violin-girldrummerdevil-violinjimi-hendrix What an ensemble!!!

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Sounds like fun. smile

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Has anyone thought of selling admission tickets to this JAM?dunnoexactly

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Wow!!

that sound like a really great idea! Congrats Fred clapclap 

I would love to go but i can't T_T

I there is a little chance that I may go, but who knows, if I go I would love to know you all, visit all the possible places and do a lot of shopping! just like a violin from fiddleshop (I really want that hehe)!

Cheer for me guys, so I can be able to go! cheerleadercheerleader

Just like Oz I want a lot o pics and videos! ;]

good luck guys!

"The first and best victory is to conquer self."
Plato.

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Denny, we're going to have to take a lot of vid to share with everyone (for free, lol)

Okay, Olavo,,, if you're able to join us you HAVE TO bring Alessandra!!!! LMAO!!!!!

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Okay Pierre, here you go,,, songs that people have suggested for your consideration -

Oh Susanna

Amazing Grace

Will the Circle be Unbroken

Auld Lang Seine (afterall it is the start of a new year)

Greene Sleeves

Oh Danny Boy

Cotton Eyed Joe

Ode to Joy

Pink Panther

Red River Valley

Long Long Ago

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

The Ash Grove

I've Been Working on the Railroad

The More We Get Together

If there are others that people would really like to do, NOW is the time to add them to the list for Pierre to review!!!  A lot of you haven't made a peep yet!  What do YOU want to play???

I'd say, add your suggestions to this list by this next Friday, or forever hold your peace.

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Good list to work from but please the first song to delete and not do..., "I've Been Working on the Railroad".

This is going to be so much fun to meet some of you Fiddlerman forum members.

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