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November 2021 Fiddle Hell Festival!
4 Days of Workshops, Concerts and Jams For String Instruments!
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iFIDDLE said:

All you hellions... the november session is open for early bird discount.. heres a link to instructors list 

https://www.fiddlehell.org/staff

JohnG said:

And in case you missed it, for fellow old folks, there is an additional senior discount! 

Oh, YEAH! 

Noticed quite a different lineup of instructors this Fiddle Hell - will be very interesting come November!

Just looked over the amazing, 4 day Schedule.  

Seeing more Canadian Styles/Technique/Tunes Workshops this time around! 

Also, more CELLO Workshops - very good for Violists and 5-string Violinists! 

Workshops that help with EVERYTHING imaginable! 

Browse the 4 Day Schedule:

Event Schedule for November 2021 Fiddle Hell Online Festival  

Consider this great experience - you don't have to actually show yourself on zoom to be able to participate, if you don't want to. 

There's no way you'd be able to ask questions of, or learn from, as many great instructors if this was a Live event - take advantage of the situation! 

Here's a link to last April's Fiddle Hell Thread: 

 
 

Looking Forward to another great Fiddle Hell! 

...I finally qualify for the Senior discount. 😊 

- Emily
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The Fiddle Hell Festival starts NEXT WEEK! 

ONLINE/VIRTUAL

November 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th - 2021 

 

Check out the Schedule! 

 

Event Schedule for November 2021 Fiddle Hell Online Festival  

 

Fiddle, Cello, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Singing and More

175 Live Workshops, Concerts and More + 4 Months of Replay!

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Man how time has slipped by. I really need to take a look over there and see what I could slip into

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@Ripton -

You pay one price for EVERYTHING! 

I need to go thru to decide which ones I wanted to sit in on Live, to ask questions.  For the rest, I'll watch some live & others the replays. 

I like sitting in on Workshops that are over my level right now, because I always learn something & get a better understanding of how I want to proceed playing. 

I'll probably stay anonymous this time - still concerned I might be fumbling around or holding everyone up.  Hopefully that will be different for me next year. 

 

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Even though it's virtual, I'm sure you'll enjoy it - last one was like an exciting marathon for me! 

- Emily

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The Fiddle Hell Festival is starting TODAY - NOW! 

You can still sign up during the Festival!

 

ONLINE/VIRTUAL

 

November 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th - 2021 

 

Check out the Schedule -

there's something for everyone! 

 

Event Schedule for November 2021 Fiddle Hell Online Festival  

 

Fiddle, Cello (MUCH more for Cello this time), Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Singing and More

 

175 Live Workshops, Concerts and More + 4 Months of Replay!

  

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Great 1st Day at Fiddle Hell! 

Much better quality video feed than last April & no glitches. 

I wasn't so frazzled, being my 2nd Festival here - it was a really nice day, because I picked some fabulous Workshops to attend LIVE. 

My 1st Hour -
spent learning a wonderful Quebecois Tune and great fiddling tips with Eric Favreau! 

 

My 2nd Hour -
Natalie Haas showed great accompaniment techniques on CELLO that were good for Viola, and 5 string Violins! 

 

My 3rd Hour -
was learning A Family Repertory Gem from Louis "Pitou" Boudreault, and it's history with Lisa Ornstein! 

 

My 4th Hour -
Jeremy Kittel showed wonderful ideas/examples of how to be creative with improvising, using the Blues as starting base!  Unfortunately, my internet went out during part of it - so grateful it was recorded so I won't miss anything! 

 

My 5th Hour -
learned an excellent Scottish Reel I had never heard, called "Buntata Sgadan", from Jenna Moynihan (and some great tips for ornamentation)! 

 

My 6th Hour -
April Verch went over all the Canadian Fiddle Styles with history, examples, bowing patterns and ornamentation techniques! 

 

My 7th Hour -
learned another 2 wonderful Scottish tunes, from Jenna Moynihan, I'd never heard - "Wee Michael's March" and "The Grumbler"! 

 

My 8th Hour -
had a great refresher on "Working the Seven Dimensions of the Bow" with Ellery Klein! 

 

My 9th Hour -
Pam Weeks showed us a great Cajun tune, how to play it as a Two-Step and a Waltz - and many ideas for variations! 

 

Another LONG FUN DAY tomorrow!  ...er, today! 🥰 

 

- Emily 🥱

 

 

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awesome. Maybe I can get online today and have more than 20 minutes of uninterrupted time at the computer. 

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really liked Ellerys workshops.  havent signed up for this one.. yet.. 

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My 2nd Day at Fiddle Hell was a Blast! 

I only chose 8 Workshops to participate in Live, today. 

My 1st Hour -

Learned the most beautifully haunting tune composed by Lena Jonsson - her "Brakpolskan"! 

My 2nd Hour -

Learned everything that makes music Cajun with Mitch Reed - learned a great tune, also! 

My 3rd Hour -

Amazing Workshop for detailed Gypsy Jazz techniques, good for any improv, wish I had 10 more hours with Jason Anick!  

My 4th Hour -

Learned to play over chord changes from Jeremy Kittel!  Finally, now I understand why it's important to practice with drones!  

My 5th Hour -

Learned a different way to view the fiddle for rhythmic techniques - good for all genres from Enion Pelta - Grooves!  

My 6th Hour -

Jeremy Kittel helped me to finally get the hang of chops - with a lifetime of variations to experiment with!  

My 7th Hour - 

I learned one of the most beautiful tunes - composed by Ed Reavy, "The Fisherman's Island".  It's long & will take me time to memorize - wonderful Workshop by Rose Clancy! 

My 8th Hour -

I had a riot learning improvisational Hawaiian music, sliding double stops and riffs from Duane Padilla!  

 

Another exciting day at Fiddle Hell tomorrow! 

 

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So many more workshops I wish I could've sat in on to ask questions,

but I'll settle for replays! 

...haven't even had time for the Concerts! 

- Emily

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Sounds fantastic. Maybe next year I'll feel confident enough participate and get a lot of benefit from it.

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

You'd love it! 

Abitrusty tried to talk me into doing it last November - thought I wasn't ready, but he kept after me so I signed up last April.  I am SO GRATEFUL - was amazed that I didn't have to pay for each individual Workshop & Concert!

If I would have known what it was really like a year ago, like I know now - I wouldn't have hesitated! 

It's like YouTube videos on steroids - but the pace & content is pretty much driven by you and the other attendees.  Even if I didn't play an instrument, the Concerts and sitting in on the Jams would be worth it. 

Think they have different ticket prices - maybe some discounts after this weekend, but not sure.  I'll need the whole 4 months to view replays of everything! 

Geez, I better go get some sleep!  

I'll be in FIDDLE HELL - all weekend!

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My 3rd Day of Fiddle Hell - another amazing day! 

I chose great workshops, again, but just had to cut it an hour short. 

I must be getting old. 

My 1st Hour -

I learned much more about Québécois Bowing and how to add variety to a tune, from Eric Favreau! 

My 2nd Hour - 

Jeremy Kittel taught a beautiful March, "Inverness Gathering" and I finally had a good excuse to learn the "Lime Hill" Strathspey! 

My 3rd Hour -

I learned about some wonderful improv concepts and tips  for Jazz & Rock music, from Mimi Rabson! 

My 4th Hour -

OMG! 

Andy Reiner's Workshop, "Playing The 5 String Fiddle", gave me an 'Out-of-Body' experience!  Learned of things I never thought of trying...  Saw/heard how AMAZING an Electric 5-String can be, and why! 

My 5th Hour -

Learned another great Québécois tune, "Le reel des copeaux de bois" and all the delicious history from Lisa Ornstein! 

My 6th Hour -

Jeremy Kittel continued his very creative improv theme, with a Bluegrass tune, "Whiskey Before Breakfast" - amazing what can be done with a simple tune! 

My last 2½ Hours of the day -

A Wonderful Saturday Night Concert with Fiddles, Mandolins, Banjo and Guitar! 

 

Looking forward to tomorrow! 
Contra Dance Music Concert from the Pacific Northwest - Portland's Visit to Fiddle Hell

NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP & BENEFIT from FIDDLE HELL!

...but now I REALLY can't understand, why doesn't everyone own a 5-String?

 

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From Fiddlershop! 

- Emily

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@ELCBK Sounds like you got your money's worth, for sure!  Some long days there--

...but now I REALLY can't understand, why doesn't everyone own a 5-String?
 

I have enough trouble with the 4 strings dazed

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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@SharonC -

That's silly, you know the relationship your strings have to each other - C is the same to the G, just the next lower. 

It would be a piece of cake for you!

 

...no one would ever complain about trouble playing on the G string, again. 🤣 

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My last day at FIDDLE HELL was fabulous! 

It was a long day, but really worth it for all the questions I got answered. 

Anyone that couldn't attend the LIVE sessions can STILL REGISTER (at a reduced cost) to watch replays for 4 MONTHS - just go to fiddlehell.org and take advantage of this opportunity! 

My 1st Hour -

I gained some amazing insight from Matt Cranitch about how traditional Irish tunes cross over to different metrical styles and we learned a couple of great examples, also! 

My 2nd Hour -

Learned how to interpret one of my favorite strathspeys, from a Scottish Pipe tune - to the fiddle, from Alasdair White!  

My 3rd Hour -

I actually split between learning more about phrasing & dynamics for Scottish tunes, from Jenna Moynihan - and learning "Brown County Breakdown" from Laura Orshaw.  Both were great! 

My 4th Hour -

Another EARTH-SHATTERING workshop for me, on how to get started with Looping Pedals, from Andy Reiner!  OMG, there's even an Octave Pedal! 

I'll never give up my 5-string after what I saw and heard today! 

My 5th Hour -

Loved more Hebridean tunes with Alisdair White, re-enforced that Scottish Strathspeys are NOT to be played like the Cape Breton ones and learned 2 on my list of favorites!

My 6th Hour -

Had a wonderful time listening/watching & asking questions while Betsy Branch, George Penk fiddled some great Contra Dance Tunes from the Portland Collection - Sue Songer accompanied on piano! 

My 7th Hour -

Learned 2 beautiful, exotic Greek tunes in the hijaz maqam/scale, in an odd 7/8 time, from Beth Bahia Cohen - so much fun! 

My 8th Hour -

Explored the different bowing while learning 3 Swedish Polskor from Andrea Hoag!  This was a fast-paced workshop & I'll definitely have to go over it again. 

My 9th Hour -

I was finally able to get into the Charanga Groove - amazing contrapuntal music with Afro-Latin rhythms, from Skye Steele! 

 

It was all such a wonderful experience! 

 

 

I'll be spending MANY more hours going over what I learned and watching all that I missed, too. 

 

- Emily

 

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Just want to make sure everyone sees this! 

 

Anyone that couldn't attend the LIVE sessions can STILL REGISTER (at a reduced cost) to watch replays  of 175 Workshops, 35 Concerts & 35 Jam sessions - access for 4 MONTHS! 

  • There are quite a few Workshops geared for beginners  
  • even some that say 'Intermediate', take into account attending beginners 
  • Violists can also enjoy the Cello Workshops 
  • MANY downloads and/or printable music & helpful tips  

So, a wealth of information here!

Here's the link to take advantage of this opportunity! 

Fiddle Hell!

 

Fiddle Hell Online 2021 Survey- Emily

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We're still waiting on that 5-string viola right Emily?

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

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@Fiddlerman -

OMG - YES! 

I can't begin to tell you how hard it's been to
keep from bugging you about it! 

When the CF bridge arrives, I'm still leaving the final decision up to Fiddlershop as to if it can sound as good or better than a wood bridge.  Even if I have to end up with a wood bridge in the end, it will be worth paying you for the chance to find out! 

I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT A 5-STRING VIOLA!!! 

Just never giving up my 5-string Violin! 

One in each hand!

 

Yep, I'm THAT excited! 

- Emily

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I have to say, you LOOK excited. LOL

It's in my office and waiting for the thing you know that we're waiting for. 😁

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but the one who needs the least."

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