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Musical Phrases

Posted by Faire Fiddler Maid on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

like this

I've been thinking a lot about this as I practice for the upcoming season:

A musical phrase....as defined by Wikipedia... is a unit of musical meter that has a musical sense of its own.....A phrase is not pitches only but also has a rhythmic dimension.....Phrase rhythm is the very lifeblood of music and capable of infinite variety. YAH BABY! Bring it to life and let it speak!

 

 



9 comments on “Musical Phrases”

amanofconstantsorrow Says:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @4:25:26 PM

more so sick musical phrases put together make on hot damn! particularly on the fiddle.

richdissmore Says:
Friday, February 17, 2012 @12:07:29 PM

we have a rensent fair in salem wisconsin the people dress up like in the days of old. they dress like you and try and talk old english, lots of actors and acts

Faire Fiddler Maid Says:
Friday, February 17, 2012 @2:03:46 PM

It's lots of fun playing at a fair. I'm a wandering minstrel and often have a 20-30 min show. Other entertainment includes Story tellers, musicians, fire eaters, a cast of actors...lots of venders too with cool crafts to sell. :)

mudbug Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @3:06:39 AM

So, are you playing Renaisance music? I just ordered the Mel Bay Cantego book. Nice costume.

Faire Fiddler Maid Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @4:35:19 AM

Thanks.
I play a mix of Renaissance, Old Time American, Klezmer and Celtic. I like the minor and modal keys...
I got the Mel-BAy book and it is quite good. I posted a video if you want to see me in action....Do you attend or play at any faires ?

Andah1andah2 Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @5:05:38 AM

It's all just a series of questions and answers, from a little wooden box with four strings.

Faire Fiddler Maid Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @5:28:57 AM

yes indeed... and it's the tone of the voice coming out of that box which moves me...just like a human voice...with a full range of expression :)

richdissmore Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @9:26:50 AM

in bristol. they have the poor richards fair it runs july 2 to labor day week end lots of acts singer milstrels knigths just like your fair roost turkey legs and other good things to eat they just had a add in the news paper for acts you play very good

Faire Fiddler Maid Says:
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @5:52:57 PM

Thanks for the compliment...There is a King Richards Fair in western MA that runs all season. They have jousting and all kinds of stuff. The outfit I'm with is much smaller ...

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