Thursday, May 07, 2009

Foolishly Putting It Out There ...

... Warts and All

I have been dithering about doing this since I taped these clips several days ago, but here we go — two clips of me playing the fiddle — warts and all. I'm still a beginner who makes lots of mistakes — lot of mistakes — so beware. But what the heck: I've been mentioning my trials on this blog for a few years now, and since we have a vidcam on the computer these days (for Skype-ing), it's easy enough to take a clip and upload it. As you will see, I have trouble getting into a tune, but it goes somewhat better (only somewhat mind you — all is relative) once I get going. I have included a verbal apology in the first clip; Cuppa wanted me to take it out, but I always think that mistakes are made less somehow if one acknowledges them. I want you to know that at least I know that I make them and am not living in a tone deaf fool's paradise. I just can't seem to do anything about the slipups — unfortunately. :)



11 comments:

Donna said...

"CLAPCLAPCLAPCLAPCLAPCLAP"!!!!!
BRAVO!! BRAVO!! (you hear this screamed from the balcony)Hahaa...
Your playing is Great!! Crystal and I were "toe tapping" while we watched these!!!hughugs

Mary said...

AC,

Great stuff. I loved the first one and I think you did very well on both of them. Keep up the great work, continue to practice and enjoy!

Blessings,
Mary

Lorna said...

I know and recognized the Road song, but I don't know the Chanters song. I enjoyed them both and feel the urge for a Keith's somehow.

Gina said...

We heart your playing, AC, slipups and all!

I'm glad you are taking such enjoyment from it!

JunieRose2005 said...

AC,

I'm with Donna and Crystal-CLAP,CLAP,CLAP!!

I enjoyed that very much!! :)


Junie

Jay said...

That's so great!
My colleague and I appreciate your efforts at 12:25am!

daffy said...

Wow! Well I didn't notice any slip ups! I thought they both sounded brilliant! Well Done AC!

jinksy said...

Am green with envy! I've always fancied a dabble with a bow, so I applaud your prowess!

Woman in a Window said...

You brave and wonderful man! It sounds great to me!

Barry said...

I admire a man with courage. And talent.

Of course my granddaughter is also studying the violin so my ear has been thrown off a little.

I've always want to play a musical instrument, maybe you've now given me the courage to try.

Pearl said...

Liked hearing you fiddle.

btw, did you get the mothbal-sized hail yesterday or the golfball-sized ones I heard about Almonte getting?