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FIDDLERMAN FIDDLE CONTEST
old time fiddle contest
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Mad_Wed
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Mt. Fiddler said
Barry, I don't think I'm ready for this, a few months ago I would have jumped in with two feet... but Twinkle Twinkle is a about my level...

 

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Angelina Baker has less notes than Twinkle! Don't give up!

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OK, well you asked for it... should I just get any old arrangement or is there a good one that someone knows about that I can download?  Sorry if this is already mentioned in the video.  

 

Mt. Fiddler

"Worse than any finger pain or muscle spasm is hoping to sound good and having the thing sound worse and worse each time"beg - Mt. Fiddler, re: learning Ash Grove

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Mt. Fiddler said

"Worse than any finger pain or muscle spasm is hoping to sound good and having the thing sound worse and worse each time"beg - Mt. Fiddler, re: learning Ash Grove

I hear ya. Been there, done that. Heck...still there, still doing that.

lumpy-2134

P.S. I'm sure you'll do fine with both.

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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SWEET!!!!!!!!!! >> Don't think I can do it > been playing since Xmas 2012 > This gig you gots going here has inspired me to at least dream about giving it a go. VERY much of a motivator > SOooo I have incorporated it into my playing time. >> It ROCKs > > As you said not much more than playing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" You have moved me to the next level > Thanks Barry. > Now I am working on both tunes and that is SWEET!!! Gots two tunes to work on > Really looking forward to watching some of the vids.

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Mt. Fiddler said
OK, well you asked for it... should I just get any old arrangement or is there a good one that someone knows about that I can download?  Sorry if this is already mentioned in the video.  

 

Mt. Fiddler

"Worse than any finger pain or muscle spasm is hoping to sound good and having the thing sound worse and worse each time"beg - Mt. Fiddler, re: learning Ash Grove

 

For reference, I am posting the link to the sister thread on this under the old time category:

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/t.....-3/#p38422

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SOoooo SWEET!!!

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Hi All... just got the tune down for Angelina Baker, to get the basic pattern.   Now it's practice and practice, the C# and the B is sometimes flat, but if I wiggle a little into it, it sounds more homey and old-timey.  Plus it seems like the beginnings of natural vibrato.  However, am I wrong, is this just a bad habit and should I instead be practicing the notes dead on with the finger placement?

 

Mt. Fiddler

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Barry said
This is fiddle music, old time folk, music of the people. Put your heart into it and play it as you feel it, aint no wrong way.

remember, the vast majority of these folks didnt read music, the tunes where passed down by ear with each fiddler playing it there way. be part of that tradition

 

I like that > SWEET > thats music.

 

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I was really excited to do this project, and I had hoped my shoulder would be all better in time to do a video. Unfortunately, I have re-injured it and can not lift my right arm.dazed

 

I am going to have to sit this one out folks.cry

I do look forward to seeing everyone else's submissions.dancing

Fiddle on!violin-studentviolin_girlviolin-1267

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Great idea, think I might give this a try if I can get my timing down with the backing track.  Just hope that the neighbors don't decide to run me out of town in the next week with the continuous playing of this tune violin-student

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Great idea Steve, thanks,

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Well, here's my submission, thinking it had to be in before the 28th--probably confused as usual on that. laugh I enjoyed working on my version of the tune--first part melody, second part adds drones. I found it's somewhat beyond my current ability, at least to play perfectly, but it's what it is right now.  laugh

Apparently obligatory note on playing experience that's used for submissions now--I'm on my 8th month of returning to the fiddle after about 15 years off, having played for 5 years prior to that, first learning in my 40's.

Being a newbie to YouTube I spent the past 2 days trying to get YouTube to accept my video. It kept putting a green line across the video and telling me it was "shaky, would I like YouTube to fix it". I tried that once and it didn't change anything that I could see. Eventually I went back to my old digital camera and it took that fine though it also wanted to fix the "shaky" for that too--I told it no. I don't understand anything about any of that but eventually I got an upload that looks OK to me and doesn't have a green line through it.

(I deleted my previous post that had the downloadable guitar tracks--those aren't needed any longer, and will spare everyone the autoplay of that.)

 

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Both of you ROCK > Steve and Fred > this thread that Barry has going here has been a huge influence on my playing this instrument. I so much wanted to get  in on this. > I am just not ready > I still have much to learn. > but I will put something out on this down the road > this tune is SWEET!!! and has taught me a lot about the music of this instrument. I really enjoyed listening to both of you. Looking forward to others that may be posting.

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Sounding good you two ... I can't compete, though I'll try to get a video together sometime today.

devil-violin

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

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With about half an hour of practice ... well, someone's gotta come last ... LOL

feature=youtu.be

Sorry about the plane ... I don't have any control over their timetable ...

 

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

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XD Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be

Played om Barry's fiddle XD

Hahaha! First day i have it, thought that it would be great start to play on it for Fiddler's contest. The bow is Barry's too =) I'm happy with that one (fiddle i mean)! It's kinda unusual, but was very fun!

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glad to see it made it !!!  Glad you like it, you sound great on it and look forward to hearing you play it more.  That bow isnt much, probally be better off playing with one of your own.

I guessing it survived the long journey ok, cool to see it in your hands now

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There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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@ Robyn

 

That was great, nothing to be ashamed of at all !!

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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aww!  sorry to have missed out on this one....  i didn't realise the deadline was the 28th and since i've only been playing for 2 wks, i'm not quite fast enough yet to play along with the track....  also very challenged in the vid posting dept.  lol!

love all the above submissions, though, and looking forward to the next comp (that's not tooo difficult!)  :)

thanks for the motivation, barry.

~good luck and congrats to the winners!

"you make a living by what you earn, you make a life by what you give." ~winston churchill

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Here's my entry.

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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