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Five Years! The Spotted Pony
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damfino
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July 26, 2020 - 1:02 pm
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It's been 5 years since my little Fiddlerman Concert violin got delivered to my porch (pitched by the delivery man, if I remember correctly, knocking over a table, lol). I've been sort of playing a total of 5 years, played very little the year my nerve issue was at its worst, but the past year I've been trying to make up for lost time. 

I'm not perfect, I'll never be a great fiddler, but I love it. This forum helped me a ton, my first fiddle teacher pushed me out of my comfort zone and got me going in the right direction, and my current teacher continues to push me further into all the little bits of Irish fiddling.

So, of course here is an old time barn dance, lol.

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it doesnt get any better than that!  I think any fiddler would be happy playing with your tone and expression.  I know I would!  Liked your slides and the way you mixed in drones every once in a while.  Also the tempo was fun.  great job there! 

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That was fantastic! Along with everything Greg said, I also loved your personal animation while you played. So much fun to listen to and watch. Kudos, @damfino 

Viola Time! 

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July 26, 2020 - 1:33 pm
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damfino,

Awesome!  You’ve got a great feel for the fiddle—sounds great!

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damfino - Woohoo Jumping Up SmileyLove it!

I hope I can learn to be that comfortable with double stops!  I didn't realize you posted so many inspirational videos on YouTube - many tunes new to me.  Your progress timeline is very helpful!

Do you have a favorite/recommendation for the next FM Group Project to put on the list?

 

- Emily

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Thanks so much everyone 😀 @GregW @Mouse @SharonC and @ELCB 

Here's a secret, Emily... I'm not comfortable with double stops at all, I feel like I screw them up and put them in the wrong places, haha. I just went for it with this one, and put them wherever I felt like I wanted, haha.

For a group project, I'm not sure. They seem to lean heavily to the classical and movie/tv themes, and my playing doesn't at all. Crested Hens (Solas does a beautiful version) is a very pretty but simple, sad fiddle tune. Over the Waterfall is just a fun old time fiddle tune. 

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Sounding really good -- very natural. Glad your arm is better now!

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Thanks @AndrewH 🙂 I'm happy it's letting me play normally for the most part now 😀 It still acts up, but nothing like it was for that year. 

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Lovin it!!

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Sounds great! 🙂

You're really getting the feel of the music when you play now.

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damfino

Sounding good, I'm glad your arm is better also.

Thanks,

Mark

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Thank you @John Bracone @Jim Dunleavy  and @Mark thanx_gif

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🙂  Only 4 days late, finally checked-in again LOL - nice one Mandy @damfino !

Yeah - bring on the double-stops wherever and whenever you just feel it's right !

Well done !

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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