Mark Zelis

Mark Zelis

is creating Videos Capturing Traditional and Folk Fiddle Music

3

patrons

$9

per month

Thank you for your support! http://FiddleFolk.com (under development) will be a internet archive and resource for people to view, explore and learn traditional fiddle music. The site will feature videos that can be searched by title, theme, type, author/artist, and region. The videos will have a slow and natural speed version played by an artist that we interview. The slow version enables learners to more easily pick up the song and the natural speed will show the intended rhythm. My daughter, Eme, and I have been involved in a small group of traditional fiddle players called Fiddle Heads. Please find out more about this incredible program here: http://youngtraditionvermont.org/

Emerson is leading the charge; communicating with the artists and curating any video submissions(if we get to that point). Ideally, contributions would enable us to travel to locations to record regional music played by artists with quality and frequency.

Our goal is simple: to share the joy of traditional music and to preserve music that is largely transferred from teacher to learner on a one to one basis with no written notes.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Official patron! Thank you so much for your support. 60 patrons at this level will enable me to host the site organizing the searchable database of songs for a year
Pledge $3 or more per month
Thank you! Your contribution will enable me to start traveling locally to record artists and interview them about the traditional music they share. I will send you some fiddlefolk.com Stickers.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Your contribution ensures I can capture quality audio and video from local artists. I will be able to invest in better equipment and storage for the videos. I will send you a fiddlefolk.com Bumper Sticker.

You will also get access to edited interviews between Emerson and the performers.
Pledge $15 or more per month
Your contribution at this level will enable me to travel regionally! We live on the on the border of so much traditional music. We will be able to expand our scope of travel and gather a rich diversity of region music with ever expanding global influence. Please accept Bumper Stickers and a fiddlefolk.com Tee-Shirt. Please let me know the size of the shirt.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Your contribution improves the frequency that we can travel to regional locations and capture music. We will also be able to plan a broader excursion that includes continental travel to regions that have music beyond our current sphere of influence; an important step in the goals of our internet video archive.

Please accept a DVD of a performance of regional traditional music recorded by Young Tradition Vermont players and a Tee-Shirt and Stickers from FiddleFolk.com.

Thank you for your support! http://FiddleFolk.com (under development) will be a internet archive and resource for people to view, explore and learn traditional fiddle music. The site will feature videos that can be searched by title, theme, type, author/artist, and region. The videos will have a slow and natural speed version played by an artist that we interview. The slow version enables learners to more easily pick up the song and the natural speed will show the intended rhythm. My daughter, Eme, and I have been involved in a small group of traditional fiddle players called Fiddle Heads. Please find out more about this incredible program here: http://youngtraditionvermont.org/

Emerson is leading the charge; communicating with the artists and curating any video submissions(if we get to that point). Ideally, contributions would enable us to travel to locations to record regional music played by artists with quality and frequency.

Our goal is simple: to share the joy of traditional music and to preserve music that is largely transferred from teacher to learner on a one to one basis with no written notes.

Recent posts by Mark Zelis

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Official patron! Thank you so much for your support. 60 patrons at this level will enable me to host the site organizing the searchable database of songs for a year
Pledge $3 or more per month
Thank you! Your contribution will enable me to start traveling locally to record artists and interview them about the traditional music they share. I will send you some fiddlefolk.com Stickers.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Your contribution ensures I can capture quality audio and video from local artists. I will be able to invest in better equipment and storage for the videos. I will send you a fiddlefolk.com Bumper Sticker.

You will also get access to edited interviews between Emerson and the performers.
Pledge $15 or more per month
Your contribution at this level will enable me to travel regionally! We live on the on the border of so much traditional music. We will be able to expand our scope of travel and gather a rich diversity of region music with ever expanding global influence. Please accept Bumper Stickers and a fiddlefolk.com Tee-Shirt. Please let me know the size of the shirt.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Your contribution improves the frequency that we can travel to regional locations and capture music. We will also be able to plan a broader excursion that includes continental travel to regions that have music beyond our current sphere of influence; an important step in the goals of our internet video archive.

Please accept a DVD of a performance of regional traditional music recorded by Young Tradition Vermont players and a Tee-Shirt and Stickers from FiddleFolk.com.