From: Fiddle Hangout [eric_at_fiddlehangout_dot_com]

Sent: 01 February 2012 19:07

Subject: Fiddle Hangout News - Virtual Festival, New Drawing, and more!


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Fiddle Hangout Email News, #24

In this issue...
+ Virtual Fiddle Festival
+ Win Lessons with Megan Lynch!
+ New Moderators
+ Mel Bay Prize Pack Drawing Winner


Click to enlargeHere's a quick note to let you know what's been going on at the Fiddle Hangout. Be sure to check out the Virtual Fiddle Festival--even if you don't sound as good as the video to the left, we'd love to hear you!

~ Eric Schlange, Fiddle Hangout Webmaster

GlobeVirtual Fiddle Festival

We're having our first-ever Virtual Fiddle Festival! The idea is, each month a new tune will be picked. You work up your best version of it, then post it on YouTube (or just post an MP3) and add it to the FHO archives for others to watch/hear.

(I take no credit for this--it's a grassroots effort from FHO members. See the discussion thread here.)

This month's song tune goes by a variety of names: Virginia Reel, Did You Ever See the Devil, Uncle Joe/Miss Mcleod's Reel, or "Hop High Ladies" as it's called on the Old Time Jam site, which is where the list of festival tunes is being chosen from. Post your take by February 15th!

Read the Festival Thread >

Enter the DrawingWin Lessons with Megan Lynch!

Our new drawing is for a set of live lessons with six-time national fiddle champion Megan Lynch.

Winner can have two one-hour lessons, or four 30-minute lessons. Prize value is $120. Megan is in high demand as a private and group teacher, so the winner of this drawing is getting a real treat!

Enter the Drawing >

New Moderators

We just brought on three new site moderators: MandogrylSUSAN H, and FIDDLED.

These ladies will be a big help to poor wormbower who has been handling most of the moderator duties for the last couple years. Thanks, Paul (wormbower) for your efforts!

Popular Forum Topics

Here are a few currently popular topics from the Fiddle Hangout forums:

Who's coming to the Virtual Fiddling Festival? Feb 2012
I just realized how terrified I am...
From "violin""fiddle" / South Plains College
Books for studying fiddle (repertoire question)
Classical musicians and OT fiddling

getting the "old time" sound
Speed Vs. Tone
faster fiddling?
What are you worth?
Left Hand Position

Mel Bay Prize Pack Drawing Winner

Mel BayUSA Congrats to James Carr of Sacramento, CA, winner of a pack of fiddle resources from Mel Bay! James wins a Deluxe Fiddling Method Book/CD/DVD Set, Parking Lot Picker's Songbook Book/CD Set, Old-Time Fiddle Round Peak Style Book/CD Set and Gypsy Violin Basics: A Beginners Guide Book/CD Set. Enjoy!

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