FORUM

Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar
Please consider registering
guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Fiddlerman StreetJelly Amateur Hour
Fiddlerman StreetJelly Amateur Hour
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (1 votes) 
Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
January 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 14472
41sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Perfect CyndieZ, That is the spirit. From what I understand, you can practice before actually performing to make sure everything is working.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
January 18, 2017 - 2:21 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
42sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

damfino said
Show Schedules in *EST: 
3:00 PM - Billy http://www.streetjelly.com/BillyG
3:30 PM - Barry http://www.streetjelly.com/BarryNelson
4:00 PM - Mandy http://www.streetjelly.com/FiddlerMandy
7:00 PM - Georganne http://www.streetjelly.com/1stimestar

C'mon and jump on in, peoples 😀 

*if you are logged into StreetJelly.com show times on their website will show in your time zone. Click this link for the calendar: http://www.streetjelly.com/calendar  

Hi @CyndieZ 😀 Awesome, would love to have you jump on board 🙂 The times of the shows (scheduled so far) I have posted above (quoted in this post to make it easier for you to find) are all in EST 🙂 Billy is the opening show at 3PM 🙂

Billy gave some great tips for getting started on StreetJelly 🙂 If you need any further help, we'll be happy to assist 🙂 

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
January 20, 2017 - 3:45 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
43sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Giving this a little bump for anyone that may not have seen it yet. Should be a fun event 😀 

It's a fun chance for new players to get a chance to have a laid back kind of recital... I mean, what's easier than doing a recital from the comfort of your own home? You can play one song and be back in your pajamas in no time, enjoying watching the other players coffee2

You have a month to work on one of the songs Fiddlerman has made a demo video for (so helpful!) or if you are working out of a book, pick one you are most comfortable with and play that 😀 violin_girl

Worried about only playing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Don't be, because all of us will be playing first year songs! violin-student

Worried about making a mistake? Don't be! We're all learning and understand... (and I screw up just about every song I play on StreetJelly, and I survived every time, haha). cheerleaderclap

Need help figuring out StreetJelly.com dunno ? We have tips sprinkled throughout this thread, and feel free to ask questions!! thumbs-up

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
January 22, 2017 - 11:43 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 2921
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
44sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Bumped again !  Please read post #43 in this thread - Mandy has said it all !

And thank you @CyndieZ for expressing your interest - c'mon beginners - even if you REALLY don't want to play - you can post here items you would like discussed, walked-through etc......   we all started from "scratch" ( hahaha - pun intended )

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Avatar
CyndieZ
Maryland
Advanced member
Members
January 25, 2017 - 11:15 am
Member Since: December 21, 2016
Forum Posts: 93
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
45sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thanks @BillyG for the detailed instructions on getting started in Street Jelly! I really appreciate the time you took in writing that out! And also to @damfino for providing the schedule!

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
January 31, 2017 - 1:37 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 2921
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
46sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Bump !  

@ all beginners - there's still plenty of time to psych yourself up for the FiddlerMan Amateur Hour on StreetJelly on 19th Feb......

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
January 31, 2017 - 8:57 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
47sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

You're welcome, @CyndieZ 🙂 

Thanks for the bump, @BillyG Meant to do that yesterday but forgot to.

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
AnnyJ
Ga
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
January 31, 2017 - 1:44 pm
Member Since: June 18, 2015
Forum Posts: 203
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
48sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I don't have the equipment or the courage to participate, but I'll be sure to watch at least some of the shows. 🙂

I really like the ad-picture for the event. It looks very professional.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
January 31, 2017 - 2:54 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
49sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@AnnyJ Whenever you have the equipment (we do other events on StreetJelly) it's really not as scary as you might think. It's pretty easy, less intimidating than doing a real recital 🙂 Especially this one since we'll all be playing stuff like Twinkle Twinkle, and people can just pop in, play one song and be done 🙂

And thanks, that's my little wall hanger fiddle (a maybe future project fiddle) and my microphone in the little ad 🙂 

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
January 31, 2017 - 3:09 pm
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 2921
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Again @all beginners and newcomers to SJ - just an additional note about the "equipment" you may need, or think you may need - sure - you can, if you want to (and probably use it more for other purposes) use external microphones and external web-cam or video-cam with USB feed, mixers, effects boxes, and amplifiers - BUT - if you have a laptop with inbuilt mic and cam (just as you would use for Skype calls) believe it or not - you are pretty much up-and-running for streetjelly....  

The "extra kit" just helps make it look better (you don't have to sit directly in front of your laptop for the camera, and an external mic won't pick up internal-to-laptop noise - like fan noise etc etc - and FX boxes and amps just add stuff like reverb, echo, and other subtle effects to "widen" the sound of the solo instrument and make it more "interesting" (possibly - hahahah) ).    

If you can Skype on your computer, with no additional equipment - then you can just as easily go live on SJ !   As easy as that....

Really.

Trust me, I'm a fiddler... roflol

EDIT : Oh - and I meant to say @AnnyJ - "courage" doesn't really come in to this - we're all FiddlerMan Family - all happy to share our successes and our failures in equal measure.  "Perfection" is not what we are looking for, besides, on solo violin, perfection is rarely achieved - I see players of 10, 20 years plus, still fluff the occasional note and they just play through it as if it hadn't happened!   As ever - NO pressure my friend - but do think about it - we'd love to have you join in....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Avatar
Kim D
Nevada
Members
February 4, 2017 - 5:43 pm
Member Since: September 9, 2015
Forum Posts: 61
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
51sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I may give it a whirl.  I just created my login on Street Jelly.  It's KimmieD.  I'm going to try to do a test Broadcast now to see if I have any issues.  If all goes well, then I would be able to schedule about 10 minutes.  I don't really know alot of songs.  I've been practicing Minuet 1 and a short version of Scarborough Fair.  I also know Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.  My long-term goal is to play Skyfall by Adele, but...baby steps. violin_girl

Avatar
Kim D
Nevada
Members
February 4, 2017 - 6:03 pm
Member Since: September 9, 2015
Forum Posts: 61
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
52sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I completed a Broadcast test and the sound is marginal.  It picks up my violining, but there is another noise that is noticeable when I stop playing.  There are no fans or sounds in the house.  It's a soft hiss (maybe from the computer itself), but it should be okay.  Eventually, I may pick up an external microphone if I do more shows in the future.

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
February 5, 2017 - 11:16 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
53sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Would be great to have you join, @Kim D ! Don't worry about the hiss, if it's what you are hearing with earphones in, it's possible nobody else is hearing it. 

Look forward to seeing your show 🙂 When you are logged in on StreetJelly, and look at the Calendar page, right now the only shows scheduled on the 19th are for this event with Billy opening, all the times will show in your time zone so you will know what time to schedule 🙂 

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
February 6, 2017 - 12:40 pm
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 2921
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
54sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Great stuff - and thank you @Kim D - I've noticed some "hiss" ( or even a slightly "buzzing-sound" - while playing ) on my own test broadcasts - but - on asking the audience when actually live - I've been told it's "clean".

I have also noticed that my "recording-level-settings" ( I'm using a Windows laptop - albeit with an external mic ) can sort of 'adjust the point, or sensitivity-level' at which sound will be recorded - i.e - (a) set too high - ( the level ) can distort your sound because your audio is actually over-driven and clipping - which (for my setup) will also, as you described, sound "hissy" - even when you are not playing or speaking...  (b) if set too low - the recorded audio doesn't "kick-in" (i.e. to the listener) it is total silence until you are either talking, or playing loud enough.

*** BUT *** I also have "other low-level-audio-processing-software in -the-way" which possibly makes my configuration different from your own.

Long story short - it is probably just an artifact of the "test-environment". I would forget about it, and get some feedback from actual live listeners during a live broadcast.

Hope you can join in !   It's great fun, and really helps you to get to better-know some of our forum friends !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2017 - 8:32 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
55sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Woo-Hoo! Only a little over a week away before show time! 😀 This will be a fun event, made special for 1st year students (meaning all you playing anywhere from 0 months - 1 year!) to feel comfortable joining in on an event, get your feet wet in performing. Especially all the self-learners who don't get a chance to do a recital (I did my first recital at exactly 4 months in).

Let us know if you need any help navigating StreetJelly.com !! 

Fiddlerman-Amateur-Hour_edited-1small.jpgImage Enlarger

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
February 12, 2017 - 2:48 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

1 week away!!! Please schedule your shows if you plan to take part! 🙂 

Here is our current schedule (note Barry will be on piano, Lyd on Harp, so really all instruments are welcome even if this is a Fiddling event, haha!)

Show Schedules in *EST: (will be updated as people schedule)
 
*if you are logged into StreetJelly show times on the website will show in your time zone. Click this link for the calendar: http://www.streetjelly.com/calendar
**Please title shows "Fiddlerman Amateur Hour-XX Min" so we know how many minutes you plan to play. Suggested schedule time for 1 song is 10 minutes 🙂 **

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
Jim Dunleavy
United Kingdom
Members

Regulars
February 12, 2017 - 3:13 pm
Member Since: April 19, 2015
Forum Posts: 492
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
57sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I've cheekily slipped myself in just before BillyG - hope that's OK.

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
February 12, 2017 - 5:07 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
58sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Jim Dunleavy That's great 🙂 Glad you're joining us!

Show Schedules in *EST: (will be updated as people schedule)
 
*if you are logged into StreetJelly show times on the website will show in your time zone. Click this link for the calendar: http://www.streetjelly.com/calendar
**Please title shows "Fiddlerman Amateur Hour-XX Min" so we know how many minutes you plan to play. Suggested schedule time for 1 song is 10 minutes 🙂 **

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
damfino
my own little world
Members

Regulars
February 14, 2017 - 9:14 am
Member Since: July 23, 2015
Forum Posts: 1913
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
59sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

(shameless thread bump... don't mind me)

bunny_pole_dancer

☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆
World's Okayest Fiddler
☆•*¨*•.¸¸¸.•*¨* •☆•*¨*¨*•¸¸¸.•*¨*•☆

Avatar
KindaScratchy
Massachusetts
February 15, 2017 - 8:31 pm
Member Since: March 14, 2012
Forum Posts: 1736
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
60sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Here's an extra bump. 🙂

I'm probably going to miss all but Georganne's show, as I've got a bluegrass jam Sunday afternoon and won't get home until after 6:00 pm EST. It's highly unlikely that I'll perform. If I do, it will be a last minute decision.

To all the performers...break a leg!

cheerleadercrossedfingers1st-placethumbs-uphats_offdancingbananaviolin_girlviolin-student

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 424
Currently Online:
124
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming knpjdad, microcell, blueviolin, iamnotanoctopus, Abby, gruff, Deedee-
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2673
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Kevin M.: 1969
damfino: 1913
cdennyb: 1814
TerryT: 1726
Ferret: 1575
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 23769
Moderators: 0
Admins: 8
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 58
Topics: 7891
Posts: 98448
Newest Members:
Ellaaderfory, paulgp11, anusaderfory, gtnheczaderfory, jilltc1, rtkmncraderfory
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 14472, KindaScratchy: 1736, coolpinkone: 4168, BillyG: 2921, MrsFiddlerman: 1, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, SimplePressHelp: 0, peopleshost: 0