So, I started thinking about what can I do to make sure that I am prepared for the contest when I go. I could prepare my rounds ahead of time. I can get my body in good condition. I really need to practice daily, and, I can have some top notch fiddlers coach me along the way.
From my need to practice daily, and my habit of not practicing daily came my inspiration for fiddle tune a day. I thought it would be a great way to force me to get my fiddle out every day to play. It would stretch my fiddling ability and get me out of my comfort zone by making me learn a few new tunes, AND, it would push me outside of my comfort zone with the public, putting me out in front of the public every day – whether I feel good or not, whether I want to or not, and whether I was happy with my playing or not.
In December I committed to take on the Fiddle Tune a Day project, and January 1 seemed like a great day to start. So, for the year of 2012, I will be posting a new fiddle tune online on youtube, and on my website right here. You can also signup to get fiddle tune a day in your email. (In the right hand sidebar.)
There you have it, the story of Fiddle Tune a Day has just begun. Tune in daily and join me in the journey!