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SharonC
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I played at a nursing home this past Friday with my teacher & some others.  Someone came up and recorded us (the 2nd half of Ashokan Farewell) on her phone while standing beside me; I’ve posted a link to the video below (I copied it from the nursing home’s Facebook page where they posted it).

I thought I’d share this, particularly for anyone who plans on performing (in a small venue like this, nursing home, public area, etc.,.) and hasn’t done it yet.   

People are curious.  Sometimes they come up to you while you’re playing, looking over your shoulder, looking at the music, etc.,   You get used to it.  If you’re new to it, though, I would recommend not standing on the edge of your group, because a lot of things can go on there while you’re playing that you might find distracting smile

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Can't get it to play Sharon, it just appears as a still image.

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Sorry Sharon me  being stupid, got it work , beautiful sound all the violins together, I bet the residents loved it. If you do anymore be sure to post them.

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Nursing and care homes are very close to my heart for personal reasons, and their residents.

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yall sound wonderful @SharonC !  great job to all of you.  thanks for sharing this!

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@SharonC -

Nerves of steel! 

VERY BEAUTIFUL playing!!! 🤗 

Really great video - will be nice to remember all the folks you made happy that day!

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That was brilliant Sharon and nice to see you playing from a different angle too!!! So cool I bet the residents loved it 😍 

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Great playing Sharon and one of my favorite songs too! Well done.

A year ago, I went to a local nursing facility that deals with end of life patients and asked if I could play Christmas music room to room for those who were bedridden and alone on Christmas eve. They said only if I took a three hour volunteer training program, had two negative tuberculosis tests and had the approval of their human resources department. Sad. All I wanted to do was give a little cheer on Christmas. Oh well......

Anyway, loved your music. Hope you continue entertaining the residents. I'm sure they loved it!

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@stringy @ABitRusty  @ELCBK @Katie L @Grandpafiddle  - Thanks!

This was the first time we played at this particular facility, but my teacher & I have played a lot of duets at some others (we played one duet together this time).  This was the 2nd time other people came and play, too.  Good times smile

@Grandpafiddle -- That’s too bad about them not letting you play Christmas tunes--things shouldn't be that way.  I wouldn’t be too hard on them, though.  I’m sure their lawyers lecture them about liability, and scare them out of doing things.

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Great job Sharon, and what a wonderful opportunity to play for others.

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Wow, Sharon! Your link brought me to all of the videos you've created. Absolutely amazing. My favorites are the Halloween 2023 and Obladi Oblada. Very creative!

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@Sasha  @maryellen437  Thank you!  smile

@maryellen437  Those two have been my first attempts at using a green screen--they were fun to do--thanks!

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