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"But you don't have a fiddle..."
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That was the comment that came from a friend while I was looking at sheet music for a Merle Haggard song while she was here. 

My response? "Like hell I don't!" 

Then I proceeded to print the sheet, study the notes for a bit and hit the strings. I dumbfounded her. Her high-horse crashed and she has only been back to my house once in the past two weeks. Guess I can't call her a friend, eh?

Anyone else had a similar experience or friends/family that just aren't supportive of your playing?

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yea... i was a metal head guitarist.  when people that heard me play then hear what i'm trying now, they are dumbfounded and ask what i'm thinking. 

 

a couple of weeks ago i got with one of my rock groups and told them we could only play accoustic.  (never would have came out of my mouth before).  they were astounded, but now are refusing to do the accoustic thing and expect me to know a song before we get together.

 

at least it pushes me to learn faster

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LOL! People, who doesn't play violin are always very picky. They expect You to grab the instrument and play Paganini - Caprice 24 =). Don't be so upset with your friend, Sporksies, give her time =)

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I guess I'm lucky my sister-in-law plays and want's to get together all the time to jam.cheersdancingdancinbunnycheerleaderparty

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I have to hide my instrument from the GF of 27 yrs. She has no interest in violin music, says it's stupid, actually she's pretty negative about the whole thing... and she works out of town 2 weeks on with 2 days off so I have a lot of "alone time" to practice & play. When she's expected home, I make it a long practice session if possible the day she comes home and then go lock up my instrument and all the evidence until she leaves again in a couple of days, then drag it all back out and then start my practice all over again.

I might need to join violin players anonymous or something, I have to sneak around to play... she might construe this as having an affair huh? 

I guess I need to come out of the closet huh?roflol

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Lol, no wonder you skulk around in a cap and dark glasses!

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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cdennyb said
I might need to join violin players anonymous or something, I have to sneak around to play...

Oh, I thought that's what this site was...rofl

I should have realized my mistake when I discovered there were more than 12 steps involved with playing, huh?tongue

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dennis, dennis, dennis... are you a man or... nevermind

 

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yes I am... and I've been happily together for the past 27 yrs. So... if Momma aint happy NOBODY'S happy...LOL

 

"Fiddler's Anonymous" where the begineers get together to play.

 

What a great Tee Shirt decal!

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cdennyb said
"Fiddler's Anonymous" where the begineers get together to play.

Ha-Ha! XD roflol COOL!

I used to play violin in a ravine behind the graveyard at the beginning !LOL! /sounds much gloomier than it is in reality rofl/ Because nobody wanted to hear me playing "this thing" in the house. Ah funny times =)

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Fiddlers Anonymous, except we are not so anonymous what with all the video posting LOL

Naska - did anyone ever mistake you for a ghost or a banshee?

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dionysia said
Fiddlers Anonymous, except we are not so anonymous what with all the video posting LOL

Naska - did anyone ever mistake you for a ghost or a banshee?

Have you seen her in her videos!!?? How can you compare her to a ghost? More like a vampire....

roflolroflolroflolroflolexactly

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dionysia said
...Naska - did anyone ever mistake you for a ghost or a banshee?

Dennis said:

Have you seen her in her videos!!?? How can you compare her to a ghost? More like a vampire….

Oh! duncecap That's why i saw horror in the faces of the rare passerbies roflPale face, long dark hair and... the violin with no understanding how to play it! What else do You need to scare them to death XD ?

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Naska, when you played near the cemetery, did you ever wake anyone up ?roflolrofl  These Emoticon's just crack me up.dancing

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I feel sorry for Dennis facepalm (married 37 years), but Naska is just COOL. My mom used to say something about waking the dead.roflcheerleaderdancing

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I just had to sneak in for a little comment here as the night is when I come alive. Most artists have addictive personalities. I think Mad Wed is beautiful and I think Dennis is very smart but maybe a little meth maybe? It takes a lot of time in a day to stay creative.

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@ springer... excuse me... 27 yrs not 37... I dont think I can last that long...dazed

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Fiddlestix said
Naska, when you played near the cemetery, did you ever wake anyone up ?roflolrofl  These Emoticon's just crack me up.dancing

Yep, i did. Couple times homeless people were complaining about the noise =) They were looking like banshee even more than i did =)

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37 years for me Dennis not you. Besides I understood you had a GF not a wife. dunno

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