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Fourth of July 2018 - Party !
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BillyG
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June 30, 2018 - 7:40 am
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Hia folks - Independence Day is coming up (oh yeah, the time you kicked us Brits outta the USA LOL 🙂 )

Just started this possible party-thread for folks to post their patriotic tunes ( or tunes related to not only Independence day, but other great and well known tunes from events in your country's history, which has made America what it is today )

Traditional tunes that come to mind - 

Star Spangled Banner

Glory Glory Hallelujah 

When Johnny Comes Marching Home 

Dixie

--- or anything connected with the history of your country.

Being a Brit ( well, Scottish ) - I sincerely hope that no-one is offended by my thought of including civil-war tunes.   Trust me, we have the same here, and to some people, certain tunes with political or religious etc "connections" are pure anathema.  That, of course, ( offending anyone ) is not my intent - here and now - they are simply no more than music to play and share.....

I'll post a couple in the next day or so...

Join in and post any time before the NEXT 4th of July 2019 !!!!   drummer

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July 25, 2018 - 3:09 pm
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Bumping up this thread. No takers? Great thought Bill. 🙂

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I forgot I did post a Civil War era tune on his facebook thread... I think.... ah yes, here's the video... not necessarily 4th of July themed, but it's an old war tune anyway, haha

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Come to think of it, I can't remember if Billy ever posted his own tune over there, haha. When I do see him online he's been busy with all his yard projects, haha.

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July 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm
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Good point Mandy. Bill, where is your party post? 🙂

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BillyG
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OMG - I've been rumbled...   🙂

Nice work @damfino - thanks for taking part !!!

Yeah - sorry guys @Fiddlerman , @damfino -  it's not just the yard work - we are in the throws of *finally* getting our previous house sold - been on the market for close-on a year - so it involves a lot of travelling between here and the old place...  so that's my excuse...

But yeah - I have been playing quite a bit recently, but just not had the opportunity to record...   it'll happen ( before the NEXT 4th July ! )

drummerexactly - it WILL bedone

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What a great idea, Billy G. It’s now the end of July and I just saw this thread, but I will work something up for next Fourth of July—2019. Ironically, this American girl has spent July hammering away on Scotland the Brave. BillyG, let us all know a good date for Scots and we can work up our best Scottish tunes. Many Americans have a few Scottish genes and American traditional music is permeated with Scottish tunes and influence. And your Scottish philosophers influenced our Declaration of Independence. Many threads connect us.

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Aha @NellieGirl - indeed !    Aye, Scotland the Brave - a guid ol' Scots tune !  A few other nice easy tunes you might like to try - Skye Boat Song, Dark Island, Loch Lomond and a much more recent one by McCartney - Mull of Kintyre.  All easy...

I guess the best sort of traditional Scottish dates are 25th January ( Burns' Night ), 30th November ( St. Andrew's Day - our patron-saint ) and of course Hogmanay (good grief, the spell checker wants that as "mahogany".. fine !)

Hahaha - yes indeed at -

 "And your Scottish philosophers influenced our Declaration of Independence. Many threads connect us."

  Personally, whenever I play Star Spangled Banner, I always like to recount the burning down of The White House by the Brits in 1814 - and apologize profusely - for - as legend has it, it was a Scot who lit the match....  (that would be after having given the stock of wine to the French, and drunk all the whisky by himself.... 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

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Aha - you folks asked - @damfino, @NellieGirl   and @Fiddlerman

OK, OK.   To my unending shame and disgrace I never managed to post anything timely.  Life has been hectic in many ways for the past few months, but it is kind of calming-down now - so - I finally got around to it.   

Besides, this is a "party thread" anyway - these parties never close (well, unless it is a specific annual event like this one!)

Here you go - as promised in the opening post - I give you 4 fiddle tunes - 

Star Spangled Banner - 

Dixie -

When Johnny Comes Marching Home - 

And finally - Glory Glory Hallelujah -

 

Now - @everyone-else - you've still got until start of July 2019 to take part 🙂 Go on - you just KNOW you want to !  🙂 

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@BillyG cheerleaderclapdancinbunnydancingfireworks_gifyaaaa_gif

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ROFL @damfino hahaha - yeah - well the party idea WAS my original post - so I really felt I had to "man up" and do something about it !!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

And thank YOU for the contribution of course !!!

Yeah - we just don't seem to get so many folks posting to party-threads than we did in the past - which is strange since when the member numbers have more than doubled to WELL over 12,000 in the last 12 months ( I notice these things ) -seems like "the good old days" when everyone just posted their pieces has passed by...  dunno why.   Strange...dunno

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I have noticed, that while membership jumped, participation on the boards are down, not just sharing videos, but posting at all. It's weird. I thought it would have gotten more active. It all seemed to be much busier when I joined.

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Yeah, @damfino -same feeling here - it used to feel like a real great shared-learning-community - I dunno - I guess it always takes some person or other to kick-off a really interesting thread, and then folks will follow and get involved.

I appreciate that it is not all about "playing" or "performances" - and of course we DO have some real great "technical threads", most recently thanks to @Irv and others - which of course is awesome.

We had some degree of success with the group projects, a more limited degree of success with party-threads, and apart from our little band of 4 or so folks, no real take up on live playing on the StreetJelly stuff we organized - that's kind of why I've stepped back from it - just didn't seem worth the effort publicizing it any more.

I guess these things just sort of "come and go" depending on who's online, how frequently they're online, and how committed/interested they are to getting involved and sharing their learning experiences.   

That was no criticism of anyone - we're all different in our approach to these things, especially as beginners.

Nevertheless, let's hope for a better up-take for the next party !  🙂

 

  

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I guess it's just the way communities change here and there. 

I agree, too, about the StreetJelly stuff. Not many here take an interest in it, which is fine, to each their own, but it doesn't make you want to advertise, and is sometimes disappointing when you end up playing to nobody, haha (which to be fair, I think only happened to me once or twice). I'm not learning the fiddle with being a great performer in mind, but the little performances do help you progress.

I'm not any good at starting great discussions, so I'm no help thinking of something to get people going, hahaha. I wish I were good at that sort of thing.

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BillyG said ..........
Yeah - we just don't seem to get so many folks posting to party-threads than we did in the past - which is strange since when the member numbers have more than doubled to WELL over 12,000 in the last 12 months ( I notice these things ) -seems like "the good old days" when everyone just posted their pieces has passed by...  dunno why.   Strange...dunno  

I think that this is typical of summer here. Not sure why, but I am sure that it will pick up. It always does. 🙂 At least I need to be positive. Maybe I need to organize a project or membership drive of some sort. I'll reach out to our forum committee. 🙂

Thanks for reminding me that the forum needs attention. 🙂

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Yeah @Fiddlerman - there is another thing of course - there ARE folks who have been "active posters" - and who have both taken from, and given back to the forum, in the form of a lot of playing / learning experiences.  Some, are clearly becoming "proficient players" in their own-right and are simply moving on to be more involved in local jam sessions, or perhaps specific genres, etc etc rather than posting to the forum - and it's absolutely great to see folks like that having used the forum as a spring-board and go on to develop and progress down their own path.

I think we just need to somehow "inspire / convince / cajole" some of our new beginner members into recognizing that posting a video of their playing can be such a beneficial thing to do, in so many ways.  We have an established set of rules about how other members respond to a video post - in that we always take the poster's playing level into account, comments are always helpful, and specific un-necessary "critique" (unless asked for, or specifically posted in the critique thread) is avoided.

Equally, you may well have a point about the time-of-year !    I know I've had masses of things to attend to this summer and although I've been playing - oh - certainly 6 days out of every 7 - sure - it has been hard to get any videos recorded without say taking a specific half-day to set things up, move equipment around and so on before recording a few tunes..

More power to the FM forum !  1st-place

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The silence I've found over the past couple of months on FM forums has been bothering me too. I log in several times a day looking for new threads or posts. If I find something I think I can contribute to, I try.

I'm not very good with most "social media", but a forum is something I'm comfortable with since being active in the old "usenet" days. So I have no excuse for not contributing more.

One thing I'm failing at is submitting videos of my progress. This is something I keep telling myself to buckle down and get done, but something gets in the way 🙁 I've been practicing the Game of Thrones music, but not recorded yet. I've also found several etudes I'd like to share, but again "procrastination" gets in the way.

I hope activity picks up on the forums soon. 

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Summer is a tough season for forums, also holidays. I'm not sure why, I understood it in the past before social media became a thing, but now people are online all the time.

Billy is right that some people have moved on to their jams and certain genres of playing and I guess outgrew the forum. Maybe that is an aspect of the forum to look into. People here seem to come on to learn the basics of beginning the violin/fiddle, maybe they share a video or sound clip, and either stop playing or outgrow the forum (at least how they see the forum) and leave. Would be nice to retain the people who keep playing so we have more people at various stages of playing.

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Maybe there's that; it also seems like a bunch of regular posters have had an especially busy summer in 2018. (Or maybe it feels that way because I've had a busy summer.) I cut back on forum posting a lot in the spring when I was struggling with shoulder injuries.

At least from my perspective, the forum also lost me a bit in the spring and early summer when it started to feel like all luthier and DIY repair talk all the time. But it's likely that happened in part because some of the regulars who talked about playing dropped out around that time.

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Hello all... I am one of the absent ones... mostly because I have just picked up my violin maybe once a week....and I have been running trails a lot and just getting my life in order... ha ha.. that is actually NEVER going to happen... ha ha..

Anyway... I am drawn to projects and I was happy to see that so many love the forum and are missing it as I do also.

The 4th of July Submissions were freaking awesome.   

I have a new office at my house.... well the paint, desk assembly, curtains and all should be almost done this weekend.   I had tried to play violin in this room in the past and it didn't work out...but I think this time it will be a better place...and not to mention a permanent laptop open on my desk to check in on the forum while I am "taking" breaks from home work.

Cheers... 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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