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2007 WOTFA Workshop

The Washington Old Time Fiddler's Association hosts a week long workshop each year. I attended for the first time this year and it was a wonderful way to spend the week.

I entered the Lower Intermediate class taught by Leslie Beck (she's from Idaho). Leslie is a great teacher. Although the class had varying degrees of experience, she kept us at just the right pace to learn 20 songs over 5 days. That's a lot of songs, but she made it fun. Plus she provided notation and a CD of her playing each song (including slower versions of the fast songs).

Maybe We Like Obedience

We have avoided obedience for years now, but we gave it another thoughtful try earlier this year. It seems Emma and I are enjoying it a bit more. There is a precision to obedience which personally I am not all that interested in, still there are ways to make it fun.

First Fun Match (circa 2000)

Emma at her first fun match. She jumped a straight line of three jumps a
couple of times. I had help (thanks Susan Perry) at the other end so
Emma knew where to go...simple beginnings.

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