Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . 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 Insp_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 RSSsp_TopicIcon
Fiddlerman's House Of The Rising Sun Project
sp_BlogLink Read the original blog post
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (23 votes) 
Avatar
Dani_B
Winchester, England
New member
Members
July 7, 2015 - 9:13 am
Member Since: May 13, 2015
Forum Posts: 2
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
181sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Thank you for the extension, I never realised how camera shy I really am, I need to shake of this tension. It feels like I have done 1000 takes and I just haven't made it anywhere close to how I can when the camera isn't rolling... even when I forget to hit record. 

And then I have to remind myself, its only been four months since you picked up this incredibly tricky instrument. Breathe. 

So I will keep trying, I have a few takes that I would consider Ok, but I'm just a perfectionist I guess. 

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 7, 2015 - 10:05 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16063
182sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

It's great that you are a perfectionist Dani but do realize that no one (except me) will hear your individual performance when mixed with the masses. I am the only one and I've heard everything. :)

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

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
July 7, 2015 - 10:06 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 3741
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

LOL Pierre - what we have here is a variant of Parkinson's Law - "Practice expands so as to fill the time available for its completion"   roflol

EDIT: That was in reference to a few posts back - the time extension, not the above convo...  and you'll be fine there, @Dani_B 

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

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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
July 7, 2015 - 12:16 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4180
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
184sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Even thought Pierre is the nicest of guys and the best bud around.. I still get shy when I am recording "for his ears only"... I always want to do him proud and in my mind I am always wanting him to have an easy go at my recording.. not a tough time.

I am thankful for the extra five days  for this one little part that has been giving me He... :)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
fiddle chick
Members

Regulars
July 7, 2015 - 1:37 pm
Member Since: November 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 253
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
185sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Since there hasn't been much participation so far, and with the deadline extended until the 13th, I'm going to try to do an additional part this week. 

Let the bow flow.

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 7, 2015 - 11:23 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16063
186sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

All good news everyone. :)
Thanks, looking forward to a great project. Good or bad, it will be fun!!!

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

Avatar
fiddle chick
Members

Regulars
July 7, 2015 - 11:24 pm
Member Since: November 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 253
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
187sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Scratch that last remark. I spent the evening recording a different part, and let's just say I want to SCREAM. Seriously, it's pretty brutal! My intonation is terrible, my bowing is shaky, and my timing is nothing to write home about. Am I the only one who really sucks at this? Because I sure could use some company in my misery. LOL! 

Let the bow flow.

Avatar
Mad_Wed
Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city
Members

Regulars
July 8, 2015 - 5:11 pm
Member Since: October 7, 2011
Forum Posts: 2849
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
188sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Hahaha!! LOL, Fiddle Chick! You're not only one =) I've just recorded V1 and V2, but since the deadline is extended, i'll try again tomorrow =)

Thanks, Pierre for the answers and for the extention!

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
July 8, 2015 - 7:33 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4180
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
189sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Mad_Wed - can't wait to hear you and see you... Been missing your playing for sure!!!!  (waves... hi hi )

@fiddlechick70  ... it's not easy.. nope not easy.. :)  Good for you at trying a second part.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Ripton
Vermont, Massachusetts or somewhere in between
Members

Regulars
July 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
Member Since: November 2, 2014
Forum Posts: 546
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
190sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

fiddle chick said
Scratch that last remark. I spent the evening recording a different part, and let's just say I want to SCREAM. Seriously, it's pretty brutal! My intonation is terrible, my bowing is shaky, and my timing is nothing to write home about. Am I the only one who really sucks at this? Because I sure could use some company in my misery. LOL! 

Didn't I just think the same exact thing. However, after 2 months out of life studying for my certification exam, I am now free to once again dabble with the dark fiddle. SO GLAD I have a few more days to pull this together... Fingers crossed.

Avatar
fiddle chick
Members

Regulars
July 8, 2015 - 10:25 pm
Member Since: November 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 253
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
191sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Ripton, you can do it! I finally gave in and submitted my parts anyway, because fiddlerman works so hard to do these projects for us. And like he said, good or bad, it's all about fun. So I decided to give him a good laugh and sent in my videos. LOL!

Let the bow flow.

Avatar
mischa91
Members

Regulars
July 9, 2015 - 8:36 am
Member Since: October 18, 2012
Forum Posts: 303
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
192sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

With the extended deadline i'll try to get a better recording in the next few days.  I have a few recordings but they're not good, i get off with the timing in some places so i'd rather try it again.  

 

Thanks for the extension.  I'll submit one regardless before the deadline.

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
July 9, 2015 - 1:57 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 4180
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
193sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I will submit on Sunday...

If its a bit sketchy... I will still hold my head high.. :)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 9, 2015 - 3:34 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16063
194sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Glad so many are giving me submissions. I look forward to putting it together. Don't feel bad if it's difficult and far from perfect. I'll mix it so that the less than perfect parts don't stick out too much.;)

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

Avatar
Leanna
Members
July 9, 2015 - 5:46 pm
Member Since: April 16, 2015
Forum Posts: 51
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
195sp_Permalink sp_Print
5

Well, the universe is trying to tell me not to participate in this project, but I am not taking the hint!

As I mentioned before, I had a bad fall and had injuries, including my hands.  My teacher told me not to play violin until I saw a hand doctor.  I saw one and he said my hands will hurt for a while and started me on physical therapy, but he said I could play through the pain if I wanted to and it would not cause further harm.

Great!  So, I decide to record for the project.  While setting up I dropped my good violin and the fingerboard popped off!

Am I taking the hint yet? No!  Though upset, I get out my other violin, which sounds terrible compared to the good one, but I am determined to get this done!

I had to shut off my window unit air conditioner for the sound recording and it was hot as blazes in my house.

BUT I DID IT!  I am submitting recordings to this wonderful project! I did violins 1,2,3 and 4.  I got excited by the idea of being a one woman quartet!

I experienced the same as most of you posting in that I did a zillion takes and I am not completely happy with any of them.  I'm in that boat with you.

So, here are my excuses, Fiddlerman -- I would have done better if I hadn't bashed up my hands in my fall, if I hadn't broken my good violin and if my house wasn't 100 degrees inside!   :-)

I'll submit my files soon.  Les is still working on a cello submission.  If he can get to where he's happy with his rendition he'll send it in.

Fiddlerman, thanks for having this project and writing this cool arrangement for us. I'm psyched about collaborating with people all over the world!

Leanna

Avatar
BillyG
Brora, North-east Scotland
July 10, 2015 - 1:35 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
Forum Posts: 3741
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
196sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Leanna said
Well, the universe is trying to tell me not to participate in this project, but I am not taking the hint!.....  .  While setting up I dropped my good violin and the fingerboard popped off!......  Am I taking the hint yet? No!  ...... and it was hot as blazes in my house.

.....I'm psyched about collaborating with people all over the world!

Leanna

  Well, you sure qualify as a member here !!!!

  "Per Ardua ad Astra"

  Great stuff !

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

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

Avatar
FirstPancake
HotGriddle, CA
Members
July 10, 2015 - 1:44 am
Member Since: May 30, 2015
Forum Posts: 73
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
197sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Congrats @Leanna on insisting on those getting to those submissions! I hope your hands and your violin are gifted with a speedy recovery.

Avatar
Mad_Wed
Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city
Members

Regulars
July 10, 2015 - 7:12 am
Member Since: October 7, 2011
Forum Posts: 2849
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
198sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Hi, Toni! Waves to You too XD!!!

Just sprended mine. Far from perfect, but at least without the odd noises (my dad kept walking in the hall and sneezing, i even look paranoid on V1 record, LOL!!!!) XD

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 10, 2015 - 8:42 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16063
199sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

You did great Leanna. No excuses necessary. :)

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

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
July 10, 2015 - 8:47 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 16063
200sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Mad_Wed said
Hi, Toni! Waves to You too XD!!!

Just sprended mine. Far from perfect, but at least without the odd noises (my dad kept walking in the hall and sneezing, i even look paranoid on V1 record, LOL!!!!) XD

LOL Naska, that is so funny. You have to reprimand your dad big time.

You did great as usual. I remember when you were a beginner here. You have come so far. It's always a lot of fun seeing your videos and progress. I only wish you had better lighting. :)

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

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: JohnG
Guest(s) 53
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today laserbrainz, EricBluegrassFiddle
Upcoming Killerkhezu, Ferret, visionsalchemy, HDuaneaz, Preanix, Writer, chendricks, BillyG, rsmith6322, ACDSherlockian, NiloiV, Dan, jose6ph, Kody, music_master
Top Posters:
ELCBK: 5011
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
ABitRusty: 2672
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
Gordon Shumway: 2099
damfino: 2044
Kevin M.: 1973
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 31104
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 79
Topics: 9904
Posts: 124665
Newest Members:
Sagelucy
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 16063, KindaScratchy: 1760, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3741, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 4171