I'm new to traditional music.  I've always loved music, pretty much any type.  I went to a Celtic Festival several years ago and fell in love with traditional music.  Three years ago I decided to learn to play the fiddle - a rather large goal considering my age and the fact that we did not have any type of musicians in the family.  My brother plays guitar, and makes guitars, but that was after I was married and left home.


Anyway, the first year or so, I progressed very quickly.  I practiced every day and was amazed at how fast I was learning tunes.  I used tabs at first, then I “tried” to read music, but now I learn mostly by ear.  I've recently switched teachers, quite by accident.  I was going to join a group lesson, and an opportunity came up where a new teacher had moved to the area and was looking for students.  She is teaching me to play Irish music, which is different than teaching someone to play tunes.  I can play the notes, and learn the bowings, but to actually "play" the music is something more than I realized.  Feeling the music, listening to the differences with how each note is played.  I wish I had more time to go out to sessions just to listen.


Aside from the fiddle, I show horses, work in pretty much any type of fiber – quilting, knitting, spinning, sewing and for my regular job, I work in Data  Security. 


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