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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fiddling Thoughts for Everyday Life


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fiddlerjoebob - Posted - 12/22/2018:  19:38:45


I find, the more I think of fiddling as a teacher for my own personal lessons, the better I like playing the fiddle, and the better fiddler I become; the two feed each other. The process is my mentor is the process.


Here is an example of "fiddling thoughts for everyday life" from today:

Keep playing, but breathe = Relax, but stay focused

Stand up sometimes so your body can move with the music.

Brian Wood - Posted - 12/22/2018:  21:16:36


quote:

Originally posted by fiddlerjoebob

I find, the more I think of fiddling as a teacher for my own personal lessons, the better I like playing the fiddle, and the better fiddler I become; the two feed each other. The process is my mentor is the process.





Here is an example of "fiddling thoughts for everyday life" from today:



Keep playing, but breathe = Relax, but stay focused



Stand up sometimes so your body can move with the music.






While you play a tune remember someone you knew.

alaskafiddler - Posted - 12/22/2018:  21:24:17


yesyesyesyes



The heart and soul of music theory for fiddle!



I especially like the being your own teacher and student.



My everyday life...



Remind myself what "MY" goal is... and what it was, that motivated me, the most important aspects to "me" (not defined by others).



Know where the ONE is at all times. Helps to know where the center is. Come down on the ONE (even if not voicing it)


Edited by - alaskafiddler on 12/22/2018 21:30:46

fiddlerjoebob - Posted - 12/23/2018:  06:07:39


Here are some previous thoughts, illustrated for your viewing pleasure.



 

pete_fiddle - Posted - 12/23/2018:  12:12:15


Everyday thoughts at bedtime:

"What did i learn today about making music"........Well it's more constructive than counting sheep.....

TuneWeaver - Posted - 12/23/2018:  13:08:50


My thought for today.. Keep going back to the tune..little by little, I'll get it, like I've gotten so many others. Success breeds confidence..and surprisingly, it also breeds humility..I've been humbled by how long it took to learn some tunes so the success is sweet, but with reservations and respect for the tunes....



Happy Holidays, Everyone ..!!


Edited by - TuneWeaver on 12/23/2018 13:19:46

alaskafiddler - Posted - 12/23/2018:  13:33:34


quote:

Originally posted by fiddlerjoebob

Here are some previous thoughts, illustrated for your viewing pleasure.






Love it. Would it be possible for you scan it and make it a PDF?

alaskafiddler - Posted - 12/23/2018:  16:15:31


BEFORE you start to do anything; get IN-TUNE; with yourself and others.  



Listen, observe, adjust as necessary.



 

Lonesome Fiddler - Posted - 12/23/2018:  16:50:53


Ignore that deaf left ear, sore neck and clicking right elbow...

RobBob - Posted - 12/24/2018:  07:05:01


Every tune tells a story, find the story and you find the tune.

Brian Wood - Posted - 12/24/2018:  12:48:22


Approach playing the fiddle at least two different ways: rehearsing and performing. Define those terms however they suit you, and do plenty of both.

bsed - Posted - 12/24/2018:  16:06:44


Breath life into a tune. Not just when you have a fiddle in your hands, but in the grocery store too. Hum it. When you get home, you can play it. The ice cream can wait.

fidlpat - Posted - 01/13/2019:  09:55:50


I find little epiphanies are constant, if not daily,,.

fiddlerjoebob - Posted - 02/28/2019:  10:33:46


Fiddling is whistling with your fingers.

Old Scratch - Posted - 02/28/2019:  10:45:37


"The ice-cream can wait"?! No way, man, not in this house!! It's about the only thing that comes before the fiddling ......

Anyway, my go-to is: Don't forget to breathe.

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