There are times I listen to various fiddlers, and you can tell which ones play with their soul. I remember hearing Mark O'Connor playing "Amazing Grace"...the tone, the feel of the tune, it was being played with his heart and soul, yes the fingers were the vessel to get the song out....but it was the heart and soul of Mark that was being heard.
I've always tried to play where the audience can hear my heart and soul in each song/tune.
I guess playing by ear has made it easier to put my heart and soul in it all.
I'm thankful for the gifts God has given me to be able to put my heart and soul in everything I do.....whether playing music, or anything else in life.3 comments
Playing Since: 1982
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Toured nationally for almost 20 years. Besides fiddle, also am an accomplished songwriter & singer. Teaches weekly, one day a week at a music store, one day a week at a restaurant, and also teaches at home when asked. Am a Caregiver for my Grandmother who as Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases. Plays with 2 local country bands, loves all types of music.
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