Welcome to the 2024 West Coast Fiddle Summit Page!

Practice Expectations

  • 20 mins/day 5 days a week
  • You are part of a team, when you don't practice it effects what the whole group can accomplish.
  • We have limited rehearsals until the Summit. We have four full arrangments to memeorize, plus 3-4 new performance peices for our own set. This will not be easier than last year becuase we have less time. Please stay on top of your paractice routine.

Week Four (Feb 13-19)

 

Starting Feb. 19- Rehearsals will run from 7p.m. to 7:45p.m.

 

Glen Kabul ( Fiddlium)- Learn Sections 1-3

  • Otters A: Juniper,  Cloe, Yeasabeau, Poppy ,
  • Otters B- Taryn,  Yulia, Madison, Maya, Grace Jullia 
  • Salmon: Noe, Luka, Owen,  
  • Orcas:Jack,  Adele, Philly , Ella 

Shine You No More (NSCE)

  • Memorize to Section E (bar 161)
  • Practice with audio recordings (use headphones)
  • Orcas-Focus on Section F

What Gong On (Part of the Fiddleheads Set)

  • All fiddlers excepts Juniors (Chloe, Poppy)
  • Learning Video Below

Cape Scott (Fiddelium)

  • Focus on Dyanmics and polish memorization. 

 

Week Four (Feb 6-12)

 

Starting Feb. 19- Rehearsals will run from 7p.m. to 7:45p.m.

 

Cape Scott (Fiddelium)

  • Memorize full tune ( memorize one section a day)
  • Orcas- polish the Chop pattern ( use the chop pattern recording below). This still need work. 

Shine You No More (NSCE)

  • Learn full tune
  • Memorize A1, B1, C1
  • Practice with audio recordings (use headphones)

What Gong On (Part of the Fiddleheads Set)

  • All fiddlers excepts Juniors (Chloe, Poppy)
  • Learning Video Below

Feeling overwhelmed?  

  • Don't try to play the whole tune all at once-  Practice and polish one section a day.
  • Play with the recording( with headphone).  If it is feeling fast- try air bowing it at first 

 

New arrangement will be assigned next week. 

 

 

Week Three (Jan. 30-Feb. 5)

 

Create a Summit Binder with all your music and ensure you are bringing all your music to rehearsal. 

 

Cape Scott (Fiddelium)

  • Memorize full tune ( memorize one section a day)
  • Orcas- polish the Chop pattern ( use the chop pattern recording below) 
  • Otters- polish the ending

Shine You No More (NSCE)

  • Watch the  Danish String Quartet video below of this tune (the wrong link was posted last week)
  • We will be focusing on Sections A1, B1, C1, A2,B2, AND C2 for next week.
  • Memorize A1, B1, C1
  • Otters- In A2 just play the top note in the double stop for now.
  • Practice with audio recordings (use headphones)

Feeling overwhelmed?  

  • Don't try to play the whole tune all at once-  Practice and polish one section a day.
  • Play with the recording( with headphone).  If it is feeling fast- try air bowing it at first 

 

What Gong On (Part of the Fiddleheads Set)

  • All fiddlers excepts Juniors (Chloe, Poppy)
  • Learning Video Below

 

Week Three (Jan. 22-29)

 

Cape Scott (Fiddelium)

  • Memorize Sections 1-6
  • Polish full tune

Shine You No More (NSCE)

  • Learn full piece with music
  • Learn a minium of two sections per practice
  • Practice with audio recordings (use headphones)

Salmon: Jack, Owen, Phily, Poppy , Ella

Otter:Noe, Juniper, Noe, Yseabeau, Chloe,  Maya, Julia,Grace,  Madison, Yulia 

Orca: Adele, Taryn, Luka 

What Gong On (Part of the Fiddleheads Set)

  • All fiddlers excepts Juniors (Chloe, Poppy)
  • Learning Video Below

 

Week Two(Jan. 16-22)

 

Cape Scott (Fiddelium)

  • Learn the full tune with the sheet music
  • Memorize Sections 1-3

Salmon: Juniper, Taryn,  Cloe, Yeasabeau, Poppy , Madison, Maya, Grace 

Otters: Noe, Luka, Owen,  Yulia, Julia

Orcas:Jack,  Adele, Juniper, Philly , Ella 

 

The Terror

  • Good work with this!
  • Finalize Memorization
  • Focus on Dynamics

 

About Cape Scott:

Cape Scott is a remote park at the most northern point of Vancouver Island. It’s a magical place that brings together the delicate ecosystems in the rain forest and the dramatic scenery of the wildest west coast ocean landscape. It’s also the former site of a settlement populated by Danish farmers in the late 1800s. It is totally amazing that a farming community could survive the harsh winter storms of this area, and after the population peaked at 1000 people around 1910, the community abandoned the Cape. 

Trish and Geoff  have hiked in Cape Scott several times, and this tune arrangement is our attempt to capture the contrasts of the area …. Fog (harmonics), countless eagles soaring above giant Douglas Fir (high descant lines), and crashing waves (chopping section). 


 


Week One(Jan. 8-16):The Terror- composed by the Fiddle Cats from Yellowknife!

  • Read the tune history below
  • Watch the video about the discovery of the Terror   http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/763510339503 
  • Listen to the sample audio of the arrangement
  • Learn the full arrangment for next week's rehearsal. (This will need to be memorized by the end of Week 2) 
  • Learning videos will be comming soon
  • The rest of the Summit Music will be added as it becomes available.

Violin 1: Noe, Lukka, Yulia, Chloe, Poppy, Grace, Madison, Jula

Violin 2: Juniper, Owen, Philly, Ella, Maya

Violin 3:  Jack, Adele, Taryn. Yseabeau

 

The Terror- Tune History 

Over one hundred and seventy years ago, Sir John Franklin and his crew of 129 went missing from The HMS Erebus and Terror  while searching for a Northwest Passage. Inuit living along the path of their travels were the last people to see them alive.

Between 1850 and 1875 Lady Franklin sponsored seven expeditions to find her husband or his records. During one of these voyages, in 1859, Francis McClintock found evidence in a cairn that Sir John had died twelve years previously, in 1847. Prior accounts had suggested that, in the end, the expedition had turned to cannibalism to survive, but Lady Franklin refused to believe these stories

The search for the Franklin Expedition helped map the Canadian Arctic. Eventually, the Northwest Passage was found and charted. With the discovery of the crew’s note at the Victory Point cairn, a chapter of the Franklin Expedition closed. But more questions remained.

During the Hall Expedition,  Inukpujijuk (In-nook-poo-zhe-jook) talked about visiting the ship as a child pointed out the location of the wreck on an Admiralty chart Hall used, and even drew his own map of the wreck location.

In 2014, the wreck of HMS Erebus was found in the region previously identified by Inukpujijuq and based on a tip from  Gjoa Haven resident Sammy Kogvik, who remembered seeing a large stick of wood sticking up through the  ice while putting out fish nets. 

The piece was written by the Fiddle Cats, the Yellowknife youth fiddle group coming to the Pan Northern Youth Fiddle Summit in August. Love this piece! 

The Terror

The Terror- Learning Videos

Cape Scott

Shine You No More

Glen Kabul -Trip to Pakistan

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