http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....e=youtu.be Happy Birthday, Pierre.
The sailor's cap I'm wearing belonged to my uncle who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Arizona before Pearl Harbor. He also played violin, I think he would have liked it for an occasion like this.
Happy Birthday, Pierre, from RosinedUp!
The Ballad of Fiddlerman
June 18, 2013
(sung to the tune of The Ballad of Jed Clampett)
Come and listen to the facts about
He can play 'most any tune
That any fiddler can.
From Malmö to Fort Lauderdale,
Well ev'rybody knows---
He teaches lots of folks to use
Their fiddles and their bows.
(bowed string instruments, that is: violins, violas)
Now come and meet the folks
The chat room and the forum, well,
They really are the bomb.
With helpful tips and videos
For all to hear and see---
The site where you can learn to play
The violin for free.
(friendly people ... post a video ... get famous)
Now the fiddlershop has got the stuff
For ev'ry fiddlin' need.
Your violin is tested well
And sent to you with speed.
A shoulder rest, a set of strings,
A carbon-fiber bow---
He finds the deals and sells to you
For not a lot of dough.
(fiddlin' matériel from fiddlershop.com)
Edited Oct 7, 2014: Malmö
Happy Birthday, Fiddlerman!
We can never give enough as thanks for how you've touched our lives.
Be safe out there!
Also, great videos everyone. They're always such a joy to watch and have kicked me back into gear.
And RosinedUp, your song is fantastic, but come on, let's hear you sing it!
"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression."
Algernon Moncrieff (Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest")
Sometimes it's tricky to get links just right between wordpress and youtube. So in case you missed it:
I didn't make the above video. I think @KindaScratchy did. Or was it @Robyn.fnq? or some kind of collaboration? And I can't figure out who that is in pink boa with the harmonica.
And I can't figure out who that is in pink boa with the harmonica.
I'm not sure who it is with the harmonica, but I think that might be John Goodman with @KindaScratchy. (it actually took me a while to think of who he reminded me of)
Oh yeah, and Happy Birthday Pierre! Thanks for making a place for us all to "Learn to play the fiddle... for free!"
Thanks Diane ... I don't know why I had so much trouble pasting the links. They all worked using a new window, but no preview, as you pointed out.
Anyway, it was all fun, and thanks to everyone for participating.
Happy Birthday Pierre
If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.