Posted by sawsometunes on Sunday, April 5, 2009
This year, I started getting together periodically with some new friends who play old blues and ragtime tunes. So much good music out there! It's given me the chance to extend my fiddle playing into areas of music I hadn't previously played in. I have even been fiddling on some old Django Reinhardt tunes, which has been fun.
Always did feel like extending yourself was part of the growth process, whether it's playing fiddle or many other endeavors in life.
I'm not giving up old time music to play jazz or blues fiddle. But, it has been fun to stretch myself into these other genre's, on at least a beginning basis.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 @5:46:33 PM
I have a group that I play with on Sunday afternoons that drinks a little fine Scotch (little) and plays some unusual tunes that I can't quite pin down genre-wise. Kinda of Louisiana blues and some jazzy #s like Mack the Knife and St. James Infirmary Blues. I said to them last time we played "This gives me a chance to extend my playing with music that is completely different from what I usually play"!
Funny. Not so much "ha ha" but weird [cue Twilight Zone theme].
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 @6:14:19 PM
Hey! A little fine scotch sounds like a great weigh to stimulate the flddle-playing creative juices! Sounds like fun. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had this experience.
I do enjoy some of the old blues & rag tunes. St. James Infirmary is a classic.
Thanks for posting. Marshall
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