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  1. Showdown at the OK Corral...

    Showdown at the OK Corral...

    Account of painful argument with Fiddle Guru - available on request...
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    Updated Jun-01-2016 at 21:55 by Ingélou

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  2. Fiddle Weekend at Halsway Manor in Somerset, October 2015.

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    I chose the course because it dealt with English folk music - I have difficulty in playing Scottish & Irish reels fast enough - and also because, though it catered for people who played by ear, it also provided music if one wanted. I can play by ear, but I need to know the tune first, and these days find it harder to pick up a new tune and also to pick out the key when a group of fiddlers are playing together - my hearing is not what it was. So I took
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    Updated Jun-01-2016 at 19:34 by Ingélou

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  3. Fine Wine or Real Ale?



    I am beginning to wonder if I should just concentrate on learning folk with Fiddle Guru.

    I adore the baroque lessons (which usually include early music). Baroque is Fiddle Guru's speciality and he teaches it so well and in so much detail, and with so much verve. I have bought quite a lot of baroque sheet music and I would certainly like the opportunity to try gems like Oswald's Hawthorn Sonat
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    Updated Jul-10-2015 at 11:20 by Ingélou

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  4. Fiddle Wars

    Fiddle Guru is 30 years younger than me, & yet in some ways we're alike - both sensitive & passionate about music, both volatile of mood, both with a satirical sense of humour, and we also have a rapport when playing together. But in many more ways, we are very different.

    I think most of the problems stem from the fact that he is a brilliant player. For the first six months I felt so nervous & foolish, producing my feeble renditions, & it often led me to crash. But
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    Updated Jun-01-2016 at 19:36 by Ingélou

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  5. Bonnie and her Beaux

    When I got my Chinese starter violin, it had a cheap wooden bow in with it, which I named Beau. It did the job, though it had a nasty habit of juddering on slow notes - funny thing, all my bows have done that! Unfortunately, when I'm nervous, I start to shake from inside, and it transmits itself to my bow arm, and because it's from inside, I can't actually stop it. It's better than it was, but bow shake can still give me a Nasty Surprise, even when I'm playing for friends and apparently feeling
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    Updated Jun-01-2016 at 19:36 by Ingélou

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