Sunday, August 26, 2012

Graduating Class 2012

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you ever sleep every time i read your blog you see to have done so much well done for everthing youve achieved

August 26, 2012 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

They all look fabulous! And sounded great too. Good job, y'all!

August 26, 2012 at 5:03 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Congrats to all the new FIDDLERS! Jenna got me started 3 years ago with her encouragement to play using Wayne Erbson's book. I got started on my own, took a few lessons one year and am still playing!

I never got really got good at playing "by ear," but I got a songbook called "Parking Lot Pickers" for violin and I'm learning lots and lots of old standards, gospel tunes and such. It includes a CD to help you and some software to slow it down as needed if you really to want to play by ear, or if you just need help hearing a particular part.

I go through and write the notes below the line (I'm still not fast enough at reading music to just play it from the notes on the line, so I do it this way)and I'm playing lots and lot of songs now. I still don't think I'm entertaining enough to play for others, (though I occasionally do if they insist), but I play for ME and I love it! Thanks for getting so many fiddlers started, Jenna, and especially ME!

August 26, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Brian B. said...

Jenna is a great fiddle instructor!! I had the best time learning to play. I HIGHLY recomend the next session to anyone who ever thought they might like to learn to play fiddle.
Thank you,
Brian

August 26, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Good job everyone!

Jenna, where you buy those beginner violin/fiddle kits? I think I just may have to invest in one of those this winter (when the barn chores are short and the inside hours are long!) and learn to play the fiddle myself. :)

August 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger daisy said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats to the students and the teachers. More beautiful music will be heard through the land tonight...

August 26, 2012 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

Hey Jenna, Amy chance on being able to buy CAF T Shirts off the blog? They look great!

August 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger beth said...

Inspiring

August 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

It must feel kind of weird, but good, to inspire so many people. For example, I work at an ad agency and thought about you when I started renting my farm and again when I went down to four days a week. And then, again this weekend when we adopted a border collie. Your phrase, "that'll do," makes sense to me now! Maybe I'll get a fiddle next... Thanks, Jenna, for all you do.

August 27, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Fiddle Camp was fantastic! Thank you Jenna and all of my fellow Fiddle Campers for a weekend of learning and comeradery. I was thrilled to find that I could still play when I got home. It seemed like maybe it was just the magic of Cold Antler Farm that had me play a song but it stuck! Now the real work and fun begins, off to practice!!! I highly recommend Fiddle Camp to anyone wishing they could pick one up and play a tune.

August 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Echoing Brian and Kate's comments, Fiddle Camp was absolutely wonderful! Jenna is a great teacher, and inspires such confidence with her "can-do" attitude. I have zero musical background and I walked away knowing scales, notes, and a song. They are not perfect by any means, but thats where practice comes in :) Thank you Jenna for teaching me yet another wonderful skill!! And to my fellow Fiddle Campers...it was wonderful to meet each of you and learn to play alongside you! Happy Fiddling!

August 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Hi Jenna, I sent you a comment recently re: my friend and I signing up for winter fiddle camp. Just want to make sure that you have us on your list and to let you know that we're awaiting further instruction re: payment, etc... Many thanks, Andrea
(amchugh(at)gmail.com)

August 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Tree Pruning Brooklyn said...

Great group photo! I've never learned fiddle, I played viola from age 12 to 17 though, that was a ways back.

-Carlos Hernandez

August 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Chautauqua said...

Jenna and All Devil Stick Players! Had a great time at Fiddle Camp - Jenna - you are an amazing teacher. Thank you. Here's a link to some photos I took; and for my fellow campers, a video of Jenna playing Ida Red 3 ways, first slowly, then with shuffles and then with drones. Enjoy! and feel free to share.
Trish

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/de5ne3bv8079rke/RRVkvOgB3V

August 27, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

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