Wow!!! This is it. It’s my last post of Fiddle Tune a Day. I feel a little bit emotional thinking about this project coming to an end.
This has been such an amazing year. I have had so many opportunities to make music with amazing people.
I’ve been thinking about what I would play tonight for the last 366 days. There were 3 options in my mind.
1. Devil Went Down to Georgia – Eliminated when I played it on Halloween.
2. Orange Blossom Special – Definitely an option until the very end, but I figured that I could include it by proxy from one of the other videos I have of me playing it. And, it really didn’t fit the mood that I was feeling at the end of the project.
3. Auld Lang Syne – Obviously this is what I chose. It’s a beautiful tune. It’s touching, and it’s the tune I was inspired to play. It represents the start of something new as well as the end of something that was also good.
Tonight, I am joined by my friend Ande Anderson on piano. Christina and I were honored to celebrate New Years Eve with Ande and her family. And, that kind of connection with friends is one of the most important things that I have experienced in a whole new way because of Fiddle Tune a Day.
I am so appreciative of all of you and the part that you have played in my life this last year. Your kind words of encouragement and inspiration have touched my heart more times than I can count.
Many of you have asked me what I am going to do next. This next year, I am going to be focused on creating music education materials for my next big project, my Talent Forge (http://www.myTalentForge.com).
So, for the next 3 weeks, you probably won’t see much of me. In fact, you might not see me at all, but by January 21st, there will be something new and amazing that will open for business.
Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful adventure! Happy New Year!
Vi “The Fiddler” Wickam
p.s. I will be creating a signup for Fiddle Tune a Day so that any of you who got a late start can go back to the beginning to watch Fiddle Tune a Day from the beginning.