Posted by fiddlepogo on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
You didn't really want to know, did you??
So I won't tell you.
Well, I DID fiddle this morning.
4 comments on “What fiddlepogo did today.”
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @1:49:42 PM
Pogo, you gots a new avatar!
This morning I went to school, went into Concert Band class (which I think is making me worse than better), played the Star Spangled Banner and Battle Hymn of the Republic off-keyedly. Well, Battle Hymn wasn't so bad.
How can you not be jealous of those stupid horns. All they gotta do is press a button and POOF! The right tone! No fumbling on the fretboard, no worry over it being sharp or flat (unless they're out of tune). But hey, fiddlers get out of tune, too.
It's terrible being the only violinist. I sympathize with the oboe player who sits to me right. Dying breed.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @6:48:15 PM
DON'T be jealous of the stupid horns- it's harder than it looks... I've always liked the sound of French horn and trombone... once, after moving back to Northern Calif., I was staying at my sister's while trying to figure out where up here to live. My sister plays trumpet, and had a VALVE TROMBONE lying around! Really just a Baritone Horn in a trombone shape. Well, I tried it... I don't know how they play those things! To me, it made fiddle seem EASY... with fiddle, at least you can see what you're doing, but to play horns, you have to basically be able to play the horn like a bugle first- without keys, and get all the harmonics that would get you taps, reveille and other bugle calls.
Star Spangled Banner works great on the fiddle in G... but they probably weren't playing in G, were they???
Yup... new avatar.... reflecting a different side of my personality... the ornery side!
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @8:28:52 AM
They played the Star Spangled Banner in Ab Major. Yup, four flats, m'friend. Don't know how I did it.
Sure, the horns seem hard to us, but I'm sure if they picked up a violin they'd think "how do they play these things!"
I know, they are harder than they look. Still hate it that they can just press a button. So unfair.
"and the company jumps when he plays reveille... he's the boogie-woogie bugle boy of company B..."
Monday, August 27, 2012 @7:10:59 PM
Like singing; you have to use only your ears. Prolly why I never got very far in homeschool choir. Combined with my mundane vocal range. : )
Flats are evil. I'm doing a song on viola with six sharps, and I still breathed a sigh of relief that it wasn't flats. Those came latter on. : )
Why did you have to get that song stuck in my head?? ; )
Got up, went to the dentist, came home, worked on school work, writing assignments (which I'm still putting off finishing for the sake of my cantankorousness and procrastination). Practiced (none other than--the song with five sharps) ; ).
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