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WANTED: Fiddler and Pianist to record original tune for $$

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fiddle Friends,

I have an original tune that I'd like to have recorded as a tune demo.  It's a slow Strathspey.  Since I don't play violin, I'm looking a fiddle player and piano player who read music, have a good feel for Scottish fiddle styles, enjoy playing new fiddle tunes (especially, ones with some modern touches), and have recording equipment to produce an MP3 file.

Here are the details:

*  The title of the tune is "South Mountain Sunrise".  A copy of the sheet music is found on my page at the American Music Center.  Here's a link --   At the AMC page, click on the Compositions tab and scroll to the bottom of the music list.   Finally, click on the South Mountain Sunrise PDF icon and print a copy of the sheet music.

*  $150 for making the demo recording.

*  My preference is for the recording to be done at a musician's house, rather than a studio, to enable the musicians to have all of the money.  

*  Only two choruses of the tune are needed for the demo.

*  I need to receive the recording as a MP3.

*  The recording will be used strictly as a non-commercial tune demo and be posted on several of my online music sites including Fiddle Hangout, American Music Center, Reverbnation, Facebook, and Myspace.

*  Your names will be listed as the performers.

*  I need to have your permission to use the recording as I've described.

*  Please contact me and tell me that you're interested in doing this BEFORE making the recording.   It would not be a good thing for several people to make recordings and I can only pay for one of them!

Let me know if you're interested in doing this or if there are any questions.

Thanks, Roger









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Clarinet, bass clarinet, alto flute, and alto saxophone. I'm not a fiddle player; but, I'm a long-time fan of the fiddle and fiddle music.

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I am a Maryland-based composer whose music draws upon a wide range of influences around a core of Jazz and American Roots Music. While I am a woodwind player, I have a deep attraction to the violin. Quite a few of my pieces were written with the violin in mind. I discovered jazz when I was 8. It was love at first note. From that moment, music has been a life-long journey of continuing discovery. When I first heard old-time fiddle players in West Virginia I was deeply impressed with their drive, swing, and feeling. It was easy for me to envision the music as being an early branch of the jazz family tree. Now, I find that looking ahead to New Music and looking back to Roots Music are equally creative and exciting. My fiddle tunes may come as a surprise to those who are familiar with my jazz writing. Some of these tunes were written to sound traditional (more or less). However, others have touches of contemporary jazz mixed with fiddle styles...often with a personal blend of quirky humor. Independent artist. A selection of my music is licensed through Directional Music (New York City) and Zudo Music (Santa Fe). As you listen to the recordings of my originals, if there are tunes that you especially like please let me know and I'll be happy to send copies of the music. I'm looking for more musicians and ensembles to discover and perform this music.

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