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Dec 4, 2022 - 7:00:56 AM
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6186 posts since 8/7/2009

What would you like Santa to bring you for Christmas - fiddle/music wise?

Dec 4, 2022 - 7:32:16 AM
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Swing

USA

2242 posts since 6/26/2007

Dear Santa I would like my youth back so I can play my fiddle more years....

Play Happy

Swing

Dec 4, 2022 - 8:20:12 AM
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DougD

USA

10986 posts since 12/2/2007

Swing, this is off topic, has nothing to do with Santa, and might be a downer, but your comment naturally reminded me of this beautiful song by the Carter Family: youtu.be/2vzpKSVBPDQ
Sorry, but it suits my mood this frosty gloomy morning.
PS - I'd like a new bridge for my main fiddle, but my luthier died a couple years ago. Time to sharpen the old pocket knife

Dec 4, 2022 - 12:47:27 PM
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6096 posts since 9/26/2008

I want the next generation of old time musicians in my area to make themselves known. I fear there aren't really many who are much younger than me - not within a hundred miles or so.

Dec 4, 2022 - 6:20:25 PM
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14146 posts since 9/23/2009

I would love some fun jamming pals...not the formal jams, just regular folks sittin' down in the store or out on the street playing for fun...not for change, not for bills, just playing for fun and having a good time with whoever is there.

Dec 4, 2022 - 8:43:59 PM
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6186 posts since 8/7/2009

Peggy. You and Billy remind me of the reason I asked friends to join me at the Farmers Market last summer. We had a blast - We turned down an invitation to play regular with pay (weekly gig). But we did ask for permission to play when we wanted to play. They agreed and said put a hat out and they would give us $10 a piece in the hat when they saw us there.

We had a couple of goals in mind. Have a good time, play for the folks, introduce this fine music to others, bring back memories, and create interest.

We didn't set the world on fire, but we did realize our goals to an extent. We definitely plan to do it again next year.

Edited by - tonyelder on 12/04/2022 20:44:28

Dec 4, 2022 - 9:26:17 PM
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Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

Fiddle wise .... the wisdom to bring some structure in my practice instead of just playing whatever comes to my mind and experimenting without setting goals.
I might subscribe for a while to a certain fiddle site to help myself a bit ;)

Dec 5, 2022 - 6:52:12 AM
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6186 posts since 8/7/2009

quote:
Originally posted by tonyelder

Peggy. You and Billy remind me of the reason I asked friends to join me at the Farmers Market last summer. We had a blast - We turned down an invitation to play regular with pay (weekly gig). But we did ask for permission to play when we wanted to play. They agreed and said put a hat out and they would give us $10 a piece in the hat when they saw us there.

We had a couple of goals in mind. Have a good time, play for the folks, introduce this fine music to others, bring back memories, and create interest.

We didn't set the world on fire, but we did realize our goals to an extent. We definitely plan to do it again next year.


Dear Santa:

I would like to have an indoor place to continue playing for the public in the wintertime - with a similar arrangement as the Farmer's Market.

Dec 5, 2022 - 7:10:53 AM
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Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

Fiddle wise.

Needs-

Clip on Fiddle Tuner.
New Hard shell case.
Lots of practice.

Wants-

New fiddle.
Clip on Fiddle Tuner.
New Hard shell case.
Lots of practice with bowing techniques.
Other fiddlers to jam with!

Dec 6, 2022 - 8:14:53 AM
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693 posts since 7/30/2021

Dear Santa,

Please bring me some mystical magical Irish nyaah to put in my fiddling ...
if you're too busy with the gifts for children, you could just chuck it down the chimney while flying by.
Thanks!
 

Dec 6, 2022 - 10:26:55 AM

Snafu

USA

150 posts since 2/2/2014

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Originally posted by Quincy

Fiddle wise .... the wisdom to bring some structure in my practice instead of just playing whatever comes to my mind and experimenting without setting goals.
I might subscribe for a while to a certain fiddle site to help myself a bit ;)


This is a great topic for a new thread. Same issue here and I find plowing through a method book helps to maintain focus and build on skills already introduced.  My latest favorite is the Maia Bang series. Lots of European folk songs in the book. Also sprinkles in some studies but they are on point. Available free on imslp.org I think or Santa can get you a hard copy :)

Dec 6, 2022 - 10:58:37 AM
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2875 posts since 10/22/2007

I realize a music scene is a compromise. The bigger the scene, the more populous the area, typically. So if this is a no-holds-barred, money no object whish list, I'd like a Marshal plexi, amp with a 4 x12 cabinet. I didn't invest in a good tube amp, back when they were affordable.

Dec 6, 2022 - 11:07:57 AM
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Quincy

Belgium

527 posts since 1/16/2021

quote:
Originally posted by Snafu
quote:
Originally posted by Quincy

Fiddle wise .... the wisdom to bring some structure in my practice instead of just playing whatever comes to my mind and experimenting without setting goals.
I might subscribe for a while to a certain fiddle site to help myself a bit ;)


This is a great topic for a new thread. Same issue here and I find plowing through a method book helps to maintain focus and build on skills already introduced.  My latest favorite is the Maia Bang series. Lots of European folk songs in the book. Also sprinkles in some studies but they are on point. Available free on imslp.org I think or Santa can get you a hard copy :)


Interesting, found a pdf, reading now, it starts nice with basics on how to hold the violin and bow and how to read notes. Love it!

Dec 6, 2022 - 5:36:20 PM
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6096 posts since 9/26/2008

Santa, if you could overlook my transgressions this year, give a guy some slack (he tries...), if you could find it in your heart, bring us all together to make sweet, sweet music for at least a tune or two. And if you can't swing that, I could use some of that nyaah if there are any scraps of it left after you've give it to NCnotes

Edited by - ChickenMan on 12/06/2022 17:36:50

Dec 8, 2022 - 7:30:05 AM
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6186 posts since 8/7/2009

Dear Santa. Would it be possible for your elves to make an A string that will stay in tune?

Dec 8, 2022 - 7:46:16 AM
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Erockin

USA

253 posts since 9/3/2022

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Originally posted by tonyelder

Dear Santa. Would it be possible for your elves to make an A string that will stay in tune?


My Mando A's are a pain in the A, Santa...

Dec 14, 2022 - 6:09:48 PM
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3600 posts since 12/8/2007

Dear Santa, I would greatly appreciate some Irish Whiskey from which I could drink with impunity, no hangovers or other ill effects. Please rush so I can be my best during the holidays.

Thanks,

Humbled

Dec 15, 2022 - 5:58:33 AM
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6186 posts since 8/7/2009

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Dear Santa, I would greatly appreciate some Irish Whiskey from which I could drink with impunity, no hangovers or other ill effects. Please rush so I can be my best during the holidays.

Thanks,

Humbled


And please give me the photos of Humbled being his "best during the holidays" - then I'll be able to get my Irish Whiskey from him later on.   smiley

Good to hear from you Curt.

Dec 15, 2022 - 6:17:56 AM
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14146 posts since 9/23/2009

Dear Santa, don't forget to gift us with more of Humbled's clever, poetic posts that we can read while we enjoy the imbibing of such and such...whatever it might be.

Dec 15, 2022 - 8:00:57 AM
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Earworm

USA

423 posts since 1/30/2018

Dear Santa,

If you could convince ChickenMan to come around for a jam now and then, I'd be much obliged. And maybe a festival or two. But mostly, you know, I'm good. I've got a fiddle & a banjo. Not much more to wish for.

Dec 15, 2022 - 9:00:07 PM
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359 posts since 6/3/2016

I have not been good! What I deserve is a lump of coal shipped cash on delivery.

But the house across the road is vacant. Santa could bring me a new neighbor musician buddy, who owns a butcher shop, grills every weekend, and has a beverage refrigerator that's never empty.

Or Santa could bring me a mellow large pattern violin or small viola. Or I need a new double case.

I think I hear the coal delivery guy now.

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