Posted by Mandogryl on Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Posture. First there was bow hold posture to learn, bent thumb (except for bluegrass chopping) and all.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 @8:33:04 PM
You're gonna do fine at that dance, ya know!
Re posture, do a lookup on "centering". You'll find it in relation to all kinds of movement, whether it's modern dance, horseback riding or martial arts. You can "center" yourself while you're fiddling, and it takes the strain off. Those 20+ years of dance training came in useful for something. :-)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 @3:06:33 AM
That's a good idea on 'centering'. I will check that out.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 @3:21:23 AM
Hey! Watch out for playing more than 2 hours at a stretch. One teacher told me to break for 10 minutes at each hour. You don't want to sustain injuries. That would be quite a setback. Do some nice easy stretching and relaxing now and then.
I do admire your dedication. Would love to hear you play.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 @3:35:08 AM
Thank you, daniellestanleyful, that is a good idea about the stretching. I will have to play for you some time. You could observe my 'posture'. Thanks!
Friday, March 5, 2010 @4:09:09 PM
Yeah, I'm with Danielle - it would be nice to hear you. Post us a couple of contra dance tunes and the Appalachian Waltz.
Friday, March 5, 2010 @5:33:04 PM
OK Mandogryl, we're waiting.
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @8:56:10 PM
I guess nobody told you that you have to chew gum as well (laugh). so many things to remember, so many things to do. Keep up the good work, and remember...HAVE FUN!!!!
Saturday, March 6, 2010 @9:07:32 PM
Yes fun is all and what is more fun than playing fiddle?
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @2:28:49 AM
That so much, everyone, for the advice. Albert52, I tried chewing gum and blowing bubbles while playing the fiddle. I ended up having to get new strings. But you're right, have fun is what its all about.
daniellestanleyful, there isn't much that is more fun than the fiddle, maybe one or two things.
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @5:48:39 AM
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