Posted by wilford on Friday, October 1, 2010
I've recently added a "Fiddliferous" page to my website. It has the printable sheet music to many of my original fiddle tunes. Give it a browse and see if you like it. Thanks. Here's the link: www.frederickwarner.com then click on the "Fiddliferous" page.
Friday, October 1, 2010 @8:08:33 PM
Do you play an iron (ferrous; figure you made a typo) fiddle?
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @5:09:56 AM
Ha Ha. No, I haven't tried that (yet). I'm just playing with the suffix "iferous".
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @11:22:41 AM
Some of them look interesting.
But I notice they're all copyrighted. Of course, your entitled to protect your creative work in this way. But a lot of us don't want to bother with copyrighted material for fear of being asked to pay some royalty somewhere down the road - especially if it's recorded.
If you really want one or more of these tunes to have a chance of being widely played - maybe even passing into the tradition - you'd probably have to put them in the public domain. Otherwise you might have to wait until some number of years after we've both passed away to find out whether some of these tunes have any sticking power.
Might make sense. I doubt there's any money to be made on fiddle tunes anyhow... ;-)
Saturday, October 2, 2010 @1:33:14 PM
OT Junky: On occasion I sell a piece of music for film, DVD, or CD, usually documentaries. It protects my interests and helps me a little, too. The fiddle tunes are copyrighted. If they are to be used where a profit will be made, then mechanical rights come into play through ASCAP.
I have no objection to having them printed and played as they are in the form and manner in which I've stated, in fact I encourage it.
I often times download tunes from the web and learn them and enjoy them as a part of my repertoire and play them out and around. When I play a copyrighted tune for fun I always give recognition to the composer/owner as I would do if I were to record the piece and earn money.
The tunes will enter the public domain eventually. Thanks for your comments. Have a great day. Fred.
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