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Long time listener - first time player!

Started Mar 30, 2013 0 Replies

Hello everyone!It's nice to be here. I'm a long time fan of Traditional Irish music, I've listened to LiveIreland Radio for years.I would really like to play TIM, but I getting started has been…Continue

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Dhomhnaill A. Lopez left a comment for Evyn Koyama
"Hey Evyn. I'm very excited to see you've started a "Fiddling On Viola" group. I'll be looking forward to see how it goes. Wish I knew how to play just so I could join. {;^) Cheers, Danny"
Mar 26, 2015
Evyn Koyama replied to Evyn Koyama's discussion Tips for adapting viola to irish music? in the group Irish Fiddle Tips
"Thank you Inge! I'm so happy there's another violist out there giving it her best! Wish I could meet her. Since posting I've accepted that sessions are probably not a realistic goal for me as a very focused violist (AKA no plans to…"
Feb 7, 2015
Inge Buijs-Hengstmengel replied to Evyn Koyama's discussion Tips for adapting viola to irish music? in the group Irish Fiddle Tips
"In the ensemble group I'm in there's a girl who plays viola. She attended a fiddle workshop a while ago and that helped her a lot. She's quite good at jumping up to higher positions for certain bits in the tunes, but we don't…"
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" Thank you for your request. I've registered TradConnect but my page is empty still…going to fill it soon.  Well, I'm living in Kyoto,a fan of Irish Traditional Music and Set Dancing. I've been learning flute and…"
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"Thank you for accepting my friend request Kiki-san! It's very nice to meet you! (^-^)"
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"Thanks Danny! I got really sidetracked. But with koto finishing, and my regular habit of getting exited for St Patrick's day around this time of year, I think im back on track! I'll do my best with ITM on my viola. Looks like there…"
Jan 21, 2015
Dhomhnaill A. Lopez left a comment for Evyn Koyama
"Wow!!! Glad to see you're alive and kicking!!! I'd love to hear what you do with that viola & ITM. The deeper sound of the larger body should add an interest to the mix. I believe it should fit in nicely. Good to see you back.…"
Jan 21, 2015
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Tips for adapting viola to irish music?

Hi everyone!I'm getting back into viola, my instrument from 5th grade until 12th back in school, after not playing for about 11 years. I'm startung up lessons again next week, I'm very exited!I've loved traditional Irish music for a very long time, and would love to play some trad on my viola. I know the viola isn't the traditional choice; its sound is deeper, and I'm sure technically it will be more challenging. I'll either need to transcribe the music down, or master playing in the upper…See More
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"Wow you got to meet her and talk to her? Your so lucky! :-)"
Apr 23, 2013

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Your County or State
Saitama, Japan
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Viola as my primary instrument. Also working on the tin whistle and low whistle.
What level are you at ?
Beginner
Provide any other information here
I am originally from the USA, but now I reside in Japan with my Japanese husband. I took up the Japanese koto and before that the shamisen for a couple years, but decided to take a break and go back to my viola roots. I hear viola isn't a great fiddle for ITM, but I'd like to see if I can prove that wrong. I decided to make viola my focus, but I'll find some time to learn the tin and low whistles. I love the Irish flute too, but I don't think I'll be able to give it the time and dedication it needs. I'm sure the whistles will keep me happy. (^-^)

I hope I can make Irish trad friends online and here in Japan, and I hope someday I can visit Ireland to play my music, and meet my family there. ^^

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At 17:04 on March 26, 2015, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hey Evyn. I'm very excited to see you've started a "Fiddling On Viola" group. I'll be looking forward to see how it goes. Wish I knew how to play just so I could join. {;^)

Cheers, Danny

At 15:10 on January 27, 2015, Toru Kumagai said…

 Thank you for your request. I've registered TradConnect but my page is empty still…going to fill it soon.

 Well, I'm living in Kyoto,a fan of Irish Traditional Music and Set Dancing. I've been learning flute and whistle as beginner and with my friends, we are organizing set dancing class in Osaka.

 Please keep in touch!

At 18:21 on January 24, 2015, Kiki Hanishina said…

Thank you so much for your request!

At 15:31 on January 21, 2015, Evyn Koyama said…
Thanks Danny! I got really sidetracked. But with koto finishing, and my regular habit of getting exited for St Patrick's day around this time of year, I think im back on track! I'll do my best with ITM on my viola. Looks like there isn't much support for the idea, but I believe in it! I'd also like to FINALLY try Irish flute as well, still love the sound!
At 14:41 on January 21, 2015, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Wow!!! Glad to see you're alive and kicking!!! I'd love to hear what you do with that viola & ITM. The deeper sound of the larger body should add an interest to the mix. I believe it should fit in nicely. Good to see you back. Cheers,

Danny

At 18:10 on April 23, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

P.S.: I owe you a nickel!!!!

At 18:09 on April 23, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Yaaaayy, Evyn,.......YAAAAYYYY!!!! :^)

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