carafiddle’s one hundred and seventeen comments

  • Re: Brady/Irvine album to be recreated live

    Jazz and trad are both very structured in their own ways - they depend on patterns and predictable progressions. Studying those patterns in any way - whether in or out of the class - can't hurt. Learning different settings of tunes from different musici... more…

  • Re: Brady/Irvine album to be recreated live

    Imitation is the highest form of flattery in any art form; and frankly, that's how you learn to play trad anyway. Show me a fiddle player - or any musician worth their salt - who hasn't learned to play a tune note-for-note from a recording of his/her ido... more…

  • Re: Woe is me. College = classical violin.. BLAH.

    Hey - have you checked out Berklee College of Music? I'm about to graduate with a degree in violin performance. There are teachers for jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass...you can play in ensembles that feature everything from bluegrass and Celtic music t... more…

  • Re: Procrastinating on homework.. Senior-itis kicking in… College poop…

    I'm in my last year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and I also work in the admissions office. For auditions for Berklee, we encourage students to play a piece that they're comfortable playing. It doesn't have to be jazz or classical or whatever ... more…

  • Re: Gay Ceili

    There's a monthly "Gender-Free" Contradance in my neighborhood in Boston. Whomever leads wears an armband, and couples are made up of a "bare-arm" and an "arm-band," There are lots of gay/lesbian couples who attend as well as people in the community who... more…

  • Re: Shameless plug

    Tyclops is the bestest! He also looks great with french braids in his long flowing locks. more…

  • Re: What’s a good Christmas gift?

    Tea, coffee, homemade cookies, fruit basket, a cd your teacher doesn't have, a Christmas tree ornament, a plant, fancy cheese, flowers....those are what my fiddle students have brought me in the past and those kinds of things are always a thoughtful surpr... more…

  • Re: What if?

    Picking dinosaur bones out of the dirt in Africa. Or analyzing core samples in a geology lab somewhere. more…

  • Re: First date!!

    I've been with my boyfriend for three months and I have yet to bring him to a session. I think he'd enjoy it, but I can also see him being bored out of his mind, sitting at the bar alone while I play tunes and laugh with my friends. I dunno, just doesn'... more…

  • Re: Considering emmigrating to New York, can anyone help?

    Hi there, more…