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COVID UPDATE: We are currently closed for in-person events until it is safe to do so. We will be opening again, just know that it may be a bit later in 2022. Our concern about the safety and health of our community must come first - although we certainly do miss you all! We are making some updates to the property while we have the opportunity and look forward to sharing that with you as soon as we can safely open! We do have our ZOOM Virtual Open Stage Night on Thursdays, so please join us there if you'd like to play, and follow along on our Facebook page if you'd simply like to listen. Here is a link to the ZOOM meeting: Join us Thursdays at 6:30p AZ time virtually on Zoom! We also stream the event live on the Fiddler's Dream Facebook page. Stop on by!
Topic: Fiddler's Dream Zoom Open Stage Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/536852805...
Meeting ID: 536 852 805
Passcode: 027023
And we have recently started another virtual event, the Fiddler’s Dream Virtual Open Mic, International Version! We thought it would be fun to do a Saturday morning open mic so those folks in way different time zones could join in the fun, and share their music! Everyone is welcome, around the world and right from your own home, or pub, or . . . A singer/songwriter will open with a three-song set, then we all play round-robin across the globe. The new virtual open mic on Zoom will be every Saturday starting at 9am MST (Arizona Time), 12 noon Eastern, 5pm UK, 7pm Tel Aviv. Join Zoom Meeting at this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/536852805...
Meeting ID: 536 852 805
Passcode: 027023

Once we are able to open again for live events, the following will apply! We are not booking for any live music evenings at this time, as we do not know when we will open - but we will be reopening!
This Meetup is for anyone who enjoys acoustic music in an intimate, listening room environment. We showcase the incredible talent to be found right here in Arizona and the Southwest, as well as many musicians who are touring nationally and internationally, 
Fiddler's Dream is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide a place for the performance and appreciation of live, completely acoustic music, from a wide variety of musical genres. Singer and songwriter, Blues, Irish, bluegrass, folk, Americana, rock, pop music, poetry and spoken word, and more all find a home at Fiddler's Dream. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and bottled water are the generally available beverages, and there is a selection of cookies and snacks. 
When we open for live events again, we will have a weekly Open Stage night on Thursdays. It is a great place to relax and unwind, or to follow your dream of making music and sharing it with others! Friday and Saturday nights will be our usual scheduled sets of music. We will once again have music festivals and special benefit events throughout the year. We are also interested in providing a space for folks to meet and connect. Let us know if you might have a community project that we could help with.
Are you a musician who might like to share your music at Fidd's? We are completely totally absolutely acoustic (except for our electric Yamaha piano) and can work with you on a set structure that would work for you; we usually book for 45-minute or 60-minute sets, on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please be in touch once we have determined a date for reopening. You may text us at 602-997-9795, or email us at fiddlersdreamphoenix@gmail.com .

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Virtual Acoustic Open Stage Night

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THIS IS A STAY AT HOME EVENT! And our continuing Thursday Virtual ZOOM Open Stages in 2022!

If you have Zoom, you can join us! If you sign in by 6:30pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30pm, you will be added to the list under the red line, and play in the second round / rotation. We do a one-song rotation and a time limit of no more than 4 minutes per turn.

Join Zoom Meeting
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We will be live streaming on the Fiddler's Dream Facebook page if you’d like to join in as part of the audience!

Zoom Instructions

We have learned a lot over the past year (plus) about the technical hurdles of the platform. Here a few suggestions to make it go smoother -

1. Access the room on a desktop or laptop. Secondarily a tablet and as a means of last resort, the phone.

2. If you don't have high-speed internet you will have problems.

3. If you plan on playing, it's best to have a USB mic at a minimum. More elaborate rigs include USB audio interfaces such as Scarlett Focusrite units that allow you to mix a mic and a guitar direct into the computer. If you just have what's standard on your computer, no worries, it should work ok.

4. There are two settings in the advanced audio settings that will improve your experience. There should be a small mic in the lower left of your screen. That takes you to audio settings, then advanced settings. Under audio processing disable the first two dropdowns. Suppress Persistent background Noise and Suppress Intermittent Background Noise. DISABLE BOTH. This avoids the guitar cutting out which the noise suppression would identify as background noise.

5. Unless it's your turn to play, please leave your audio muted. You will automatically be muted when you enter the room after being approved from admittance from the waiting room.

6. To start your video feed, click on the small video camera in the lower left when you are ready.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for having fun with us! We will be doing our Virtual Open Stage each Thursday until we can safely gather for live events. Your support is SO appreciated!

International Virtual Open Mic! All Are Welcome!

Online event

It’s the Fiddler’s Dream Virtual Open Mic, International Version! We thought it would be fun to do a Saturday morning open mic so those folks in way different time zones could join in the fun, and share their music! Everyone is welcome, from around the world (which includes our home base of Phoenix AZ!), right from your own home, or pub, or . . . we all play round-robin across the globe. The virtual open mic on Zoom will be every Saturday starting at 9am Phoenix AZ MST, 11am Eastern, 5pm UK, 7pm Tel Aviv, 10am Minneapolis.... lots of good music, please join in and share yours! As with our Thursday evening virtual open stage events, we will be livestreaming on our Facebook/META page.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/536852805...
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

Virtual Acoustic Open Stage Night

Online event

THIS IS A STAY AT HOME EVENT! And our continuing Thursday Virtual ZOOM Open Stages in 2022!

If you have Zoom, you can join us! If you sign in by 6:30pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30pm, you will be added to the list under the red line, and play in the second round / rotation. We do a one-song rotation and a time limit of no more than 4 minutes per turn. Please be respectful of the time limit, as it allows all of us to play as many songs as possible within the scheduled time frame.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID:[masked]
Password:[masked]

The Zoom Meeting ID is[masked] and the password is[masked].

We will be live streaming on the Fiddler's Dream Facebook page if you’d like to join in as part of the audience!

Zoom Instructions

We have learned a lot over the past year (plus) about the technical hurdles of the platform. Here a few suggestions to make it go smoother -

1. Access the room on a desktop or laptop. Secondarily a tablet and as a means of last resort, the phone.

2. If you don't have high-speed internet you will have problems.

3. If you plan on playing, it's best to have a USB mic at a minimum. More elaborate rigs include USB audio interfaces such as Scarlett Focusrite units that allow you to mix a mic and a guitar direct into the computer. If you just have what's standard on your computer, no worries, it should work ok.

4. There are two settings in the advanced audio settings that will improve your experience. There should be a small mic in the lower left of your screen. That takes you to audio settings, then advanced settings. Under audio processing disable the first two dropdowns. Suppress Persistent background Noise and Suppress Intermittent Background Noise. DISABLE BOTH. This avoids the guitar cutting out which the noise suppression would identify as background noise.

5. Unless it's your turn to play, please leave your audio muted. You will automatically be muted when you enter the room after being approved from admittance from the waiting room.

6. To start your video feed, click on the small video camera in the lower left when you are ready.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for having fun with us! We will be doing our Virtual Open Stage each Thursday until we can safely gather for live events. Your support is SO appreciated!

International Virtual Open Mic! All Are Welcome!

Online event

It’s the Fiddler’s Dream Virtual Open Mic, International Version! We thought it would be fun to do a Saturday morning open mic so those folks in way different time zones could join in the fun, and share their music! Everyone is welcome, from around the world (which includes our home base of Phoenix AZ!), right from your own home, or pub, or . . . we all play round-robin across the globe! The new virtual open mic on Zoom will be every Saturday starting at 9am Phoenix AZ MST, 11am Eastern, 5pm UK, 7pm Tel Aviv, 10am Minneapolis.... lots of good music, please join in and share yours! As with our Thursday evening virtual open stage events, we will be livestreaming on our Facebook/META page.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/536852805...
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode:[masked]

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