Sunday, February 05, 2012
Orange Blossom Special
Whew! (wipes brow) What a work out! Playing the fiddle is always a physical work out, but this song is even more strenuous than anything else that I play right now.
I have a new fiddle student and I am learning this so I can teach her to play it. It's going to be a surprise! She also wants to learn "Devil Went Down to Georgia". How long have they been playing? Three weeks. Yes ... I said three weeks. They are amazing! And very fun for me!
I will have to post pictures of my fiddles on here sometime. There are four of them here at the house. Three of them are mine and one belongs to Doug, my husband. I still have my very first fiddle. My Aunt Linda bought it for me and I've been playing ever since! Thank you Aunt Linda!!!!
I've been fiddlin' my butt off ... or arms ... neck ... whatever ... and making lots of progress. My current project includes over 150 songs to memorize and be able to perform when I'm out playing places. We don't carry music when we're out playing ... but I do carry a list! No kidding! There's nothing more embarrassing than having a "brain fart" and not being able to think of anything to play! So ... I carry a list that I can pick and choose from if I need a reminder! Seriously!
I'm getting geared up for spring ... I have plans! In the works ... but plans none the less. Wish me luck! Send me happy thoughts! Send blessings for my fingers! They're getting quite the work out!
Ta Ta For Now!!!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Nothing cheers me up like playing my tenor banjo!
My banjo head my look a little rough ...
and dirty ...
But it plays well and it never lets me down!!!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Nice and cool
But ... there are things to do besides snuggle up here with my book!
I am really enjoying my new fiddle student. She is working really hard and doing so well. It is a lot of fun!
I played lots of Irish music last night at the Pub and had a great time! I will have to post some pictures soon.
Cherish the day today ... do something fun ... and tell those who mean the world to you that you love them.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
It's been a day of practicing, practicing and practicing! Trying to memorize some additional songs. Plus getting the other band, The Corn Crib Pickers, practicing and ready for up coming gigs.
It's always busy around here!
Hope that you all have a great day!