FORUM

Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Please participate in our “Let it Snow” Xmas 2020 Group youtube project!”

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
What's your dream?
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (2 votes) 
Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
March 10, 2015 - 4:52 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4176
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

@Schaick - you will have those folks begging for more of your tunes.  I already am a fan... I am imagining you will have some beggars soon!  Good luck to you and Bertie.

@Shane - it sounds like you are on track to meet your dreams next year.  I think violin and church make a beautiful couple.  I hope to learn some hymns this year.

@StoneDog - how exciting that your dreams are coming true.  I have to say when I watch you and your viddle, I feel your joy and your excitement of having your dreams realized.  Keep it up.  You inspire many of us.

@KitsapFG - I like the idea of not having too specific a goal.  When I started for 1.5 years I did not want to play anything that wasn't classical .. I didn't play fiddle tunes or enjoy them or even try.  Now as the doors open I have expanded what I want to play.  Good luck.  I know you will do wonderful.

@augustoad - I have the high goal of a caprice in my lifetime too.  You can do this...I know you will.  Keep trying and I hope I get to hear you play some Paganini some day.

@derpyviolinist - I hope you play and help people.  I sincerely want to learn enough to teach and share the joy also.

@Jacques - Way to go man.. way to go.  (will listen to your new clips next)

@Uzi - I agree... oh yes.. I agree.

@intrepidgirl welcome to the forum.  I hope that your dreams are realized.

@ElisaDalViolin - I sure would love to hear you play your dream song some day. 

@Daniel_Shaped_Object - I like the idea of ignoring "limitations"   :)

@Fiddlerman ha ha at the joke!!! Also, I tune into your video clips for your Fiddlerman viiolin samples for the new instrument owners. I loved many of your recent diddy's.. Devil went down to Georgia.. and another Irish tune, as well as many of the others you play.  You never stop amazing me with your violin playing and gifts.  Keep on playing!!! 

@DanielB -the world is yours.  I love the idea of electronic gigging and jamming.  It certainly reduces the size of this gigantic world. If more people had your open mind and spirit, more dreams would be realized.  You inspire many.

@fiddlrgrrl - I love that you are full of spunk and feel 50. And you are going to do just wonderful.  What a gift to have found the violin and play for four years already.  

@KindaScratchy I am not one to want to perform too much, but I would certainly go around and play songs for the Senior communities and Rest homes.  I also dream of Ren Faire performance type gigs.. but in all honesty.  I am just to shy. 

@EricBluegrassFiddle I loved your story.  "solace and therapy."  Oh yes.. and being thankful for the gift of playing.  I don't think I am particularly gifted, but I am blessed with arms and ears and the ability to learn and play and I am particularly thankful also.

Keep dreaming my friends.  Best to all of us... may we be brave in heart and play from deep within and send our music to all that will listen.

I am so so so loving this thread.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
March 11, 2015 - 3:07 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15214
22sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thanks Toni :)

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

Avatar
derpyviolinist
Member
Members
March 11, 2015 - 5:12 pm
Member Since: March 4, 2015
Forum Posts: 13
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
23sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@coolpinkone why thabk you and I hope you succeed in achieving your dreams smile

"We’re all afraid, you know.. to get up on stage. Maybe you’ll mess up. Maybe they’ll totally reject you. Even so, you grit your teeth and get up on stage anyway. Something compels us… moves us to play music." -Kaori Miyazono

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
March 11, 2015 - 7:44 pm
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 878
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
24sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thank you coolpinkone - you are so sweet!!  I am impressed with all your replies to everyone!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
augustoad
Ponta Grossa, Paraná - Brazil
Members

Regulars
March 12, 2015 - 10:54 pm
Member Since: November 19, 2012
Forum Posts: 229
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thanks Toni! Really appreciate it. :)

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

Avatar
Shane
Members
March 14, 2015 - 11:11 pm
Member Since: October 23, 2014
Forum Posts: 36
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
26sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@coolpinkone, thanks. That's incredibly nice how you encouraged everyone.

Avatar
cdennyb
King for a Day, Peasant for many
Members

Regulars
March 15, 2015 - 2:07 pm
Member Since: February 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 1815
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
27sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I'd be happy to play one duet with David Garrett on stage... like Over The Rainbow

"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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
March 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4176
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
28sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@cdennyb  - you will follow that dream. David seems like a nice guy.  You never know. Don't stop dreaming.  In a way you play with him every time you play your Over the Rainbow.  He inspires you and each time you sound better and you become one with him as you play.  I feel this when you play that song.  From the Orchard to now.. many new layers and talent. I am so proud of you and this song.

 

You are welcome everyone - Our dreams are part of our music and I really loved hearing everyone's dreams and goals. 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
cdennyb
King for a Day, Peasant for many
Members

Regulars
March 16, 2015 - 5:31 pm
Member Since: February 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 1815
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
29sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thank you so much Toni for the kind words. hats_off

      Inspiration is so often not found in a single instance but in my case, destiny has pointed me on a pathway which includes that tune and his ability to play it so touchingly. In a word, OTR is that single point of inspiration for me and as a result I find myself uninterested in learning the next in line "new" tune to play just to add it to my long list of "I can play this many tunes on the violin"... when in fact they are barely understandable or recognizable. facepalm

     I find myself wrapped in every tiny bow movement, every tiny note and slide. The beginning to the end, trying to attain perfection or as it's said "Copying someone is the highest form of flattery", as I play with his recording from YouTube... knowing I was right there in the audience and heard his playing in person...lends another aspect to the inspiration part.violin

     Funny thing, I have no desire to play any of his other stuff, classical, or cross over modern. Just that one...dunno

     I am interested in the Viva la Vida version he does with the looper boxes, but I think that is interest from a technical point of view, not the actual tune.cheers

Now that I have the 5 string silent electric, I have no clue where my musical future is going, but it's a hell of a ride so far! If the next 3 years are anything like the previous 3 have been... I'm in for a fun time. cheerleader

dancing

"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

Avatar
Barry
Members

Regulars
March 16, 2015 - 8:11 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2679
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
30sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

My dream is that someday someone famous records one of my songs, giving me enough income to buy a place in the mountains where I can build a nice little comfy cabin and sit on my porch and fiddle ...oh, and wi fi..yeah   :)

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

Avatar
Jaybird
Redwood City, CA - USA
Members
March 17, 2015 - 5:54 am
Member Since: March 17, 2015
Forum Posts: 12
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
31sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I've been kinda living my dream already.  I just spent past year playing in 6 orchestral concerts.  Only a year ago, I wouldn't even have dared to dream that I'd be part of something like this, having picked up an instrument only 3 years ago.  I was so grateful that I was given such an opportunity, I have been practicing like a mad man... getting more and more proficient with every concert.  So I'd love to keep going as far as I can go with this.

Beyond that, ultimately, I'd like to be able to handle my viola in such as way that I can freely express whatever is inside me through music.  I'll start by aiming for this: I want to, one day, have as much control over my viola as I do my voice... O.o

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
March 17, 2015 - 7:06 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15214
32sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Great dreams everyone. I hope they all come true.

Jaybird, I love your attitude.

I too feel I am living my dream. I'm also super grateful for all of you who make this forum.

My future dream has to do with sailing and doing the great American Loop...
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jlloyd/G...../home.html

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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
March 17, 2015 - 12:40 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4176
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
33sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Fiddlerman - Sailing and the Great American Loops sounds like an awesome dream.  I will be happy to hear all the details as you have this dream come true.  Congratulations on the success of FM.com and your dreams coming true.

@Jaybird - congratulations on your success.  I am sure you put in a lot of time and effort for the big reward.  I am happy to hear of your success. There would be many that would have told you that you couldn't do this just starting out.  And here you are.. living proof that dreams come true.  

@Barry - I'd sure like that comfort also.   A place to play fiddle and wi-fi with the one you love... awh.. I like that dream too. 

@cdennyb  well it sounds like you have your work cut out for you perfecting David's over the rainbow and while doing so you are living the dream.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
fiddlinmama
Bella Vista, Arkansas
Members
May 9, 2015 - 12:54 am
Member Since: May 8, 2015
Forum Posts: 8
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
34sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I am a classically trained violinis, who played in school orchestras and off and on since college. Recently, I have decided that I wanted to learn to play fiddle music, because classical music is no longer fun. I wantedplaying my instrument to be fun again. My dream is simple, at my age, Im pushing 50, Iwant to learn to play my favorite fiddling song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" for my children and teach violin. Im working on both.

Avatar
Schaick
Members

Regulars
May 9, 2015 - 7:52 am
Member Since: December 25, 2013
Forum Posts: 878
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
35sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@fiddlinmama I was classically trained too!! 5-6 lessons over a 10 month period 2 years ago. hehe!! Around the 10 month time I decided to try a couple of fiddle tunes and now I am addicted.  My violin, Berty actually sounded better playing bluegrass, old-time and gospel.  This music is fun!!  And jamming is awesome!!

My dream is simple too, I want to be the next Grandma Moses of the fiddle.  People begging for me to play!!  I just hit 60!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
May 9, 2015 - 1:21 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4176
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
36sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@fiddlinmama  what a great goal.  Fiddlin' music is fun.  I am not really trained one way or the other, but I do like classical music.   But about a year ago I started tackling Fiddle tunes, I am now in love with fiddle tunes.   

Good luck with Devil Went Down to Georgia.  I love love that .. hope it is in my skill bag one day also.

Good luck with your dream.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
May 9, 2015 - 1:22 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4176
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
37sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Schaick   - Grandma Moses...

You are coming along great with your jammin!  60 is the new 50... etc.

So happy that you found your voice in violin through Berty.

thumbs-up

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
May 9, 2015 - 2:05 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 15214

fiddlinmama, that's a nice goal. Great idea to get new motivation and expand your horizons...

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

Avatar
EricBluegrassFiddle
Members

Regulars
May 11, 2015 - 10:28 am
Member Since: August 18, 2014
Forum Posts: 183
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
39sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

KindaScratchy said

EricBluegrassFiddle said
My goal is to play and record professionally or semi-professionally as a Bluegrass fiddler in a group. To sing and play the tunes and just hopefully bless people and if they are enjoying the music and are just able to have an hour or so escape from the rigors and stresses of their life and daily problems, then it was all worth it.

I'm a christian and I believe music is my main gift and I just want to use it to bless others and bring a little relief to their lives. Music is solace, and our escape from it all....and I know eall of you understand exactly what I'm talking about.

When I played mandolin and sang tenor in the past in a little group, we got invited once to a nursing home to play, this was in Titusville Florida near where I used to live. We played a few songs there and their was this gentlemen, bed-ridden had to be in his 90's who was from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia originally, that's what one of the nurses said. He had asked if he could hear an old standard "My Blue Ridge Mtn Home" so we sang it, and it really touched him he was in tears. He'd been living alone in that nursing home, wife died some years before and his kids barely see him.

Well after we left we found out that he had died about a week later...so I dunno, It's the things like that, maybe they seem like little things to some, but it's in those kind of moments that I'm thankful for my musical gift and it's of course as much therapy for me as (hopefully) it is for the folks that listen. So I want to learn to play the fiddle the best I can and get out there as soon as I'm ready and hopefully have more moments just like that.

Eric @EricBluegrassFiddle :

That's an incredibly touching story and it hits close to home for me. My dad, before he passed away in December, was in and out of nursing homes for rehab over the past two years, so I'm all too familiar with what it's like in places like that. For the patients, days can be very long. Anything that makes an hour or two more interesting and enjoyable is a worthwhile endeavor.

Since then, I've often thought that, if I can get better at playing and could find one or two other musicians to join me, I'd like to volunteer to play at nursing homes.

So, to find myself in a situation like you described would be my dream. There are lots of other things I'd like to do musically, but something like that would be most rewarding.

Believe it or not, it's the things like that that mean the most. That's when I know hey "The music I'm learning is for a reason!" 

The Fiddle is the music that get's everybody on their feet and moving. When I was growing up and spending summers every year with my grandparents in western Kentucky, I had the privelege of hearing and seeing some fine musicians, especially fiddlers. Folks have enough stress in life as it is, and music is a way to just kinda "get away from it all" in a way. We don't realize it maybe this way but we are all "therapists in training" as music is the best therapy for the soul. So when we work hard on learning, and get out there one day and play and folks smile or were touched or maybe heard a little rythym in their feet and could get up and dance or "shake a leg" as my Ky grandfather used to say.....than it's all worth it. All the hardwork meant something..

 

I dunno it's kinda how I see it

" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"

Avatar
dionysia
Members

Regulars
May 11, 2015 - 11:30 am
Member Since: January 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 666
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
40sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I have tried playing for my grandma, but she is too deaf to hear the music. So... she just smiles, nods and tells me that was good, whether it was or not, she doesn't know the difference. It is much less nerve-wracking to perform for her that way too. One of these days I will be good enough to play "faded love" for my grandpa. With everything going on in my life now, I won't have it ready to play for him on Memorial Day, but one of these days I will go out to his grave and play my heart out.

 

My long term goal is to one day be good enough to play along with another musician and to play a song that isn't slow-paced.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: BillyG, ELCB
Guest(s) 46
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming oceanwiser, dcjdavis, Viking Violinist, ptrckmcconn, Octopus.Violinus, xTIDx, FiddleDog, 1 Whiz Kid
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2679
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
damfino: 1971
Kevin M.: 1971
cdennyb: 1815
TerryT: 1728
Ferret: 1575
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27337
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 58
Topics: 8666
Posts: 107652
Newest Members:
mekailrahman, Claire_xx, nate, Deb7, harcherjr, abcd
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15214, KindaScratchy: 1756, coolpinkone: 4176, BillyG: 3532, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 2242