Mark Zelis

is creating Videos Capturing Traditional and Folk Fiddle Music

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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
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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 Stickers.
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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 Bumper Sticker.

You will also get access to edited interviews between Emerson and the performers.




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Thank you for your support! (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:

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.
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When I reach $30 a month, I will be able to host and maintain the website which will promote and share videos of artists performing traditional fiddle music.
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