Playing the Songs I've learned

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  • #63825
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    My song and tune list , just gets bigger every month ! Right now I am able to play every song I know at least once a day , The ones I am trying to get up to speed are played five or six times a day and more ! I was wondering if anyone else is addicted like Me or if I am all alone ? I am not as bad as John waking up in bed playing the fiddle Yet ! LOL

    So who else is addicted ?

    Also is there a place to get help or is it Not curable ? LOL

     

    #63826
    cricket
    cricket
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    I’m addicted too, Steve.  I don’t get a lot of practice time in these days, but I do grab my instruments….  well gosh I just erased most of my post here…lol.  I’m still not used to this chromebook.  Anyway…to make a long story short…yes, I’m addicted…don’t have tons of time to play at the moment, but play when I can, and plan to play more if we ever get the work caught up.  I think about it constantly, then try to play what I was thinking when I can…never works out, but it’s a fun thing to do.  There is no cure…fiddle addiction is permanent!

    #63834
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Does thinking about fiddle tunes keep you awake?  Happens to me.

    #63838
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    Peggy, running through fiddle breaks in my mind is how I go to sleep each night.

    Steve, I’ve been obsessed with playing & singing since I was a young kid…50 years, 6 instruments, and countless songs/tunes later I still have a need to learn more, or improve what I already know. It’s the one goal I’ve had i life that has never left me.

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by fiddlewood fiddlewood.
    #63843
    cricket
    cricket
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    It’s a great obsession…although, sometimes I imagine my life would be easier without all the music…lol.  But…I’ll never quit.

    #63851

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Lol guys you are starting to sound like me. If I’m not playing the fiddle, I’m dreaming of playing the fiddle.

    #63857
    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
    Participant

    I’ve always been that way with music…always going on in my head…

    #63860
    fran h
    fran h
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    Alas, I am hopelessly addicted.  I have my phone equipped with Pandora which is blue-toothed to my truck radio.  I have been driving along so intent on listening to the Kenny Baker channel of the Ralph Stanley channel and trying to catch the breaks or whatever and completely missed my exit. I will come home from work after 10 hours and still have an hour or so to practice. And let’s not even talk about road trips to jams. I am already ironing out details for a fiddle lesson/jam trip in September. Its a great lifelong adventure. And I have big plans coming in January ! ! !

    #63888

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Fran, that is the first time I have heard the verb “blue-toothed.” Thanks for opening up my vocabulary. I’m excited about your musical journey!

    #63893

    Angela
    Participant

    I’m Angela and I’m addicted to fiddle (Hi Angela)

    It all began 5 years ago when I saw this guy from NC playing Back Up and Push on Youtube.  He said he would teach me to fiddle if I just tried it for a month.  After a month, he said I should try it for 6 months.  He said I was doing better, but I would realllllly be able to fiddle if I signed up for life.  I fought it, but the temptation was just too great.  I hit the button, and well, here I am.

    After awhile I was fiddling all the time–neglecting my work; my husband; my housework.  I started hanging out with new people who asked me to fiddle.  I had to have fiddle strings, fiddle bows, fiddle rosin, fiddle books, fiddle Pandora stations, new fiddles.

    I had to fiddle in bands and camps and gigs.  I had to hide in the back room to fiddle so I wouldn’t hurt my husbands ears.

    I can’t quit fiddling.

    Thanks for listening….

    #63894
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    oh, you’ve got it bad…lol.

    #63903
    fiddliferous1950
    fiddliferous1950
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    I wonder if there’s a 12-step program for fiddle addicts? F A? do re me FA?

    #63911
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Fred the 12 step program should make certain we stay addicted , and long live the fiddle addicts !

    #63914
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Sorry guys, there’s only the 12-tone program…and the steps are only dance steps.  Reminds me…where we came from, so many guys were alcoholics and there was no help to be gotten anywhere.  We moved up here and I worked at the university…I kept seeing all these signs about 12-step meetings here and there on campus…like a dummy, I asked one of my co-workers if the 12-step was like square dancing.  Haha…I got laughed at every time I opeend my mouth for those first two years until I figured out what’ what in the real world…or maybe it’s the REEL world…the hornpipe world…the 12 step oughta be a dance.

    #64036

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Angela, you’ve done very well with your fiddling! Truly on of our BGD success stories. But it’s almost entirely due to your own hard work and perserverance!

    OK You guys made me think of a great workshop title:

    The Melodic Scale: A 12 half-step program to removing the weight of the world!

    #64078
    cricket
    cricket
    Participant

    Yes!  That pretty much sums it up, John!  Great title for a workshop.

    #64085
    Steve Srader
    Steve Srader
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    Ha !

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