Fiddly Things

So I’ve been playing the fiddle for @#($ years…

And it’s something that I take great enjoyment from. I’m no spectacular talent… I don’t read music, I play totally by ear. I learn by listening and watching other people play. And what I do is what I call “serviceable.”

I am a serviceable fiddler. Ha!

On top of that… last year I picked up the Viola as well. And the Cello. And darned if I don’t love those instruments too. 

I’ve always been able to pick up/hear a song’s melody. For the past year, I’ve been listening for the harmonies. Boy, do I love finding those harmonies. Lower, higher, in and out, around, through! Musical harmonies get my blood pumping.

Not only do fiddles, cellos, violas make beautiful music – they’re pretty to look at! And I have been amassing quite the stringed collection. I read in another blog – The Fiddle Project –  that Fiddle Acquisition Syndrome is not uncommon. I fully admit to it. Own up to it. And, yes, I bought another fiddle yesterday. 

I will post pictures when it arrives. 


Zumba …

Still carrying on with the Zumba. And loving it. I sweat. I feel goooood.

And I’ve moved on to the Zumba Toning workout. Which I like the best. 30 minutes with hand weights. It’s awesome.

What I like about the Zumba:

It’s not too hard.
It’s interesting.
It’s not intimidating.
It gives me a good work out.
I look forward to doing it.

And I’m pretty lazy when it comes to moving. So, if you’re still up in the air about getting/trying out Zumba – I can tell you now that you won’t regret it. Just keep at it. And keep moving!