So I signed up for our friend A’s tune workshop! It’s mainly fiddle tunes and the majority of the students are fiddlers, but all instruments are welcome as far as I know.
I used to be a part of the class a couple of years ago, so I know most of them, and can’t wait to see them again.
I won’t be able to be there a lot, because of my work schedule, but I signed up to meet some music people who will inspire me, and to get to play with other people at a reasonable level. I want to start playing the fiddle again, but won’t be able to do that if I just do it at home.
I don’t get inspired by hearing pro musicians play. Well, to a certain extent I do, of course. I get tons of guitar inspiration by seeing some Norman Blake videos on You Tube, for example. But like, at festivals and such, i get more inspiration by meeting other musicians and see that I have opportunities to play with other people. I’m not interested in the pros who show off their stuff (unless they’re on stage), but I love seeing the intermediate or almost intermediate players gather for a jam. And of course, jams with musicians of different playing levels.
Because then I see that I’m not alone. That there are more people out there who aren’t pros. And that there are people I can jam with, without feeling that I don’t fit in.
So I expect plenty of new inspiration this spring! Now I just have to get going and practice some fiddle before the course starts so it won’t be a total shock for my poor inactive wrist.