This is my new fiddle. Don’t know what it is, or who made it. All I know is that when I saw it, I had to have it. I did refit it with ebony pegs with the French Eye. Didn’t like the boxwood fittings it came with.
I love that one-piece back with its groovy flame. And that deep red color really caught my eye.
I also put a Thomastik tailpiece on it. Can’t beat a Thomastik.
This little fiddle plays very well. Good sound, but I think I’m going to have to play around with the strings. I hear a wolf every so often.
By the way, I have a couple of student fiddle outfits I need to sell. They’ve been seasoned with good play, and fitted similar to the fiddle above.
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.
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 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!
Found something cool on the Interwebz. Look here.
I think I want to make it.
Darkest Before Dawn by Cypher Lx
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So different than anything I’ve read lately. It held my attention to the very end. Well-written and well-thought out.
Give it a try!
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Yep. I’m gonna Zumba my ass off.
Started with the step-by-step DVD of the Zumba Exhilarate package tonight.
I felt like an uncoordinated orangutan.
Those instructor chicks make it all look so easy. But then they’d pick up the pace, and it was like they’d added about 5 more steps than they showed me in the step-by-step-slow-enough-for-dummies-to-see-how-it-works part. *spits*
But that’s not the point.
No. The point, my friends, is to move your jiggly ass and get the calories burning. So what if you miss a step or 10.
I haven’t sweated in such a long time.
Belly dancing. With flames.