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Fiddling debut

Posted by manmademusic on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Well it finally happened...

Tonight I went to the local jam session at the coffee shop with my banjo in hand fully intending and ready to claw and hammer the night away.  Then, without any warning, a friend (who knew I had been trying to learn fiddle) stood up during a tune and handed me her fiddle and said "Play this tune!" 

After the initial shock and disbelief, I gave her my banjo and took the fiddle in hand and timidly began to search for the notes and the correct intonation.  Two times through and I was comfortable with the tune and started giving it a bit more push.  We played a few more times and then ended the tune and I felt pretty good about what I had just done.  Several folks there were quite surprised that I could play the fiddle at all and I was complimented on how well I played.

I've only been at this for a short time and by no means would I call myself a fiddler just yet but I can't help but be encouraged by my fiddling debut at the local jam session tonight. 


P.S.  The tune was Angeline the Baker


4 comments on “Fiddling debut”

autumnstrings Says:
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @2:57:15 AM

Congratulations Gary!! I have yet to have the opportunity to go out and play with others, but I'm gonna do it soon. Aren't you glad you did?

Mandogryl Says:
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @4:38:19 AM

Congratulations! That's an awesome feeling.
You did well, my friend.

Woody McKenzie Says:
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @6:40:43 AM

I was there and I didn't hear him make a single bad note! :-)

frogeyes Says:
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @5:43:29 PM

yay well done I bet you are hooked now

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