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Perspective regained... I think!!!

Posted by fiddlepogo on Monday, November 16, 2009

To give myself a break from intense bowing threads, I decided to:

A: Play more fiddle

B. Listen to more fiddling.

A drawback with both of these is that they REMIND me of how fascinated I am with bowing patterns!!!

And actually I also did some of

D. Play blues guitar through one of my 5 watt tube amps. Fortunately, I could do some of all the above, even though I had the flu.  Even more fortunately is that after a nap this afternoon, I feel MUCH better- actually got out and raked leaves a little bit today.

The fiddle is sounding good, and the bowing is flowing just fine on most Old Time stuff- however, it occurred to me that I have ethnic gigs coming up- Swedish for Santa Lucia in December, and a good chance of Scottish for Robert Burns in January. So I tried some jigs today, and my jigs REALLY need help! It occurred to me that I need to do what I do for keys- practice ALL my jigs in a row so that the techniques they have in common will reinforce each other.  I do have an Old Time jam coming up next Saturday- after that the practice for the ethnic stuff will begin in earnest... and oh yeah, I have a Christmas gig too!

5 comments on “Perspective regained... I think!!!”

Humbled by this instrument Says:
Monday, November 16, 2009 @10:49:12 PM

A perspective regained is a regaining of that which is perceptively lost without any measure of perpendicularity--or bowing patterns. Thus, play more jigs! Love 'em.

Arkansas Traveler Says:
Monday, November 16, 2009 @10:58:21 PM

Sounds like your fiddlin' goin' to be busy...
with all those gigs.
And you can' t beat a good few fiddle tunes to listen too either.
Have fun fiddlin' them jigs...
'appy fiddlin'

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @2:19:24 AM

It's good to play.............It's good to analise..............So you can play better.

Buy, do you analise to play better, or play to analise better? ;-)

bj Says:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @5:53:09 AM

One can only hope that your perspective included learning some restraint. Otherwise we're going to have to tack a nickname on you . . . like Bowing Krishna or Jebowa Witless.

fiddlepogo Says:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 @9:23:24 AM

BJ- you could use some restraint yourself....
proverbial pot callin' the kettle black...
if I hadda dollar for every caustic comment you've made....

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