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Dec 5, 2017 - 8:59:57 PM
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2350 posts since 7/12/2013

We are finishing up a house remodel, and after a late night of painting, I found myself alone with my fiddle. So I decided to wander around the house and listen to the acoustics in the empty house. A spot at the top of the stairs had the most reverb, so I had to play a few tunes there.


Dec 6, 2017 - 5:56:09 AM

bees

USA

58 posts since 6/16/2016

Great acoustics and great playing!!

Dec 6, 2017 - 8:30:50 AM

2350 posts since 7/12/2013

Thanks it was really fun wandering around the house listening to the acoustics change.

Dec 6, 2017 - 3:24:31 PM
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2 posts since 10/16/2017

Two great tunes and your fiddling is wonderful. Thank you for sharing and congrats on the new house. I love the acoustics of a big open space.

I knew Eighth of February was familiar but I looked it up and realized it's from John Reischman. I assume it is one of his originals. I'm definitely going to learn this one because it sounds great and February 8th is my birthday!

Dec 6, 2017 - 3:56:43 PM

2350 posts since 7/12/2013

No way! That's so cool it's your birthday, definitely have to learn that one! Have fun with it, it's such an amazing tune.

Dec 9, 2017 - 10:43:05 AM
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9932 posts since 9/23/2009

You don't get a place like that to sound off in very often, do you? Sounds cool...nice playing and looks like fun!

Dec 9, 2017 - 2:43:30 PM
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3566 posts since 9/26/2008

That spot will still be good, probably a little sweeter, when you've moved in. I made a few recordings in the big empty shelter house at the park across the street. The fiddle really responds to all that extra sound. The best recordings were made with me playing to the open window with the recorder outside. It picked up the close fiddle with a quiet big room in the background, more like an effect than what your ear and fiddle hear. As always, nice playing. You actually may find a better spot/room after your stuff is in. New spaces are always fun to explore; congratulations on your new pad.

Dec 10, 2017 - 8:25:52 AM

boxbow Players Union Member

USA

2285 posts since 2/3/2011

I had to take my fiddle out of the practice room and play in my front entryway after listening. Fun. I'll be stealing some licks, by the way.

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:22:04 AM

2350 posts since 7/12/2013

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Originally posted by boxbow

I had to take my fiddle out of the practice room and play in my front entryway after listening. Fun. I'll be stealing some licks, by the way.


Haha steal away ... anything I play was "borrowed" from other people anyway.

Dec 12, 2017 - 8:24:16 AM

2350 posts since 7/12/2013

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Originally posted by ChickenMan

That spot will still be good, probably a little sweeter, when you've moved in. I made a few recordings in the big empty shelter house at the park across the street. The fiddle really responds to all that extra sound. The best recordings were made with me playing to the open window with the recorder outside. It picked up the close fiddle with a quiet big room in the background, more like an effect than what your ear and fiddle hear. As always, nice playing. You actually may find a better spot/room after your stuff is in. New spaces are always fun to explore; congratulations on your new pad.


Do you still have any of the recordings?

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:37:40 AM

3566 posts since 9/26/2008

Nah, I didn't keep them, just fooling around with the space. I found the living room in front of the fireplace is the best spot for recording.

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:31:52 PM

1133 posts since 12/11/2008

Your fiddling is truly fine, but recording-wise I'd go with something with a little less reverberation. Maybe a closer mike, as well, to give you warmer, more direct tone and more detail.

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:40:53 PM

2350 posts since 7/12/2013

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Originally posted by Lonesome Fiddler

Your fiddling is truly fine, but recording-wise I'd go with something with a little less reverberation. Maybe a closer mike, as well, to give you warmer, more direct tone and more detail.


 I did this purely because of the fun reverb in that spot. But i totally get how it sounds muddy and distance.

Edited by - fiddlinsteudel on 12/12/2017 15:47:00

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