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Second Anniversary of the site
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Tuticorin, India
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October 2, 2012 - 10:41 pm
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Hi FM!  Congratulations! on the occasion of the second anniversary.   Please share with us what are your thoughts of the year that had gone by and your future plans.

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

California, the place of my heart

October 2, 2012 - 10:46 pm
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Yep... Pierre..curious minds want to know... and for all of us that support your endeavors...congratulations!  Best violin site and teacher on line.


Lots of fiddle love to you and the site!!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city

October 3, 2012 - 4:33 am
Member Since: October 7, 2011
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! ! ! birthday-cake





Stockholm, Sweden
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October 3, 2012 - 5:22 am
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Grattis!!! Keep up the awesome! birthday-cake

~ Once you've ruled out the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be true. ~

Merritt Island, Fla
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October 3, 2012 - 9:05 am
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Mazeltov! La Heim! Tonights gonna be a great night! Congrats and thanks for all the helpful help stuff!thumbs-upbirthday-cakebirthday_balloon1st-placehats_offviolin-1267us-4240

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

Fifi La Fume
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October 3, 2012 - 9:35 am
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Thank you and congratulations Pierre!clap

Fort Lauderdale
October 3, 2012 - 9:56 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11604

Thanks everyone.

I'm REAL excited about the progressions over the past year on this site.

  • We have successfully completed 3 great group projects.
  • We have increased our membership to almost 1300 fiddlers.
  • Last October 2nd we had around 500 unique visits per day.This week we've had over 1600 UNIQUE visits each day.
  • New forum posts per day are way up and I feel that members are getting to know each other in a very unique, prosperous, and life changing ways. We are forming life long relationships and it feels like we are a big happy (most of the time) fiddle family.
  • Thanks to Fred, some of us will be having a chance to meet in person which I anticipate will be a blast. One for the books !!!
  • I moved to a dedicated server with much greater speeds and virtually no down time that I know of.

These are only a few of the changes off the top of my head..
What have you guys noticed during the past year?

As far as plans go, I plan on making much better videos. Videos that you will be able to use on a regular basis instead of once in a while. I don't want to say too much about them now but I think they will be a big hit. (Knowing me and my plans, I probably shouldn't have said this at all. LOL)

I plan on getting bigger, better, and easier projects on regular basis going here and recruit help from members and colleagues.

Thanks for being the best forum members a guy could ever wish for. Love you all!!!


"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city

October 3, 2012 - 5:33 pm
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Fiddlerman said

What have you guys noticed during the past year?

Smileys! amuse

King for a Day, Peasant for many

October 3, 2012 - 7:09 pm
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I noticed most the wonderful supportive "global family" we have here. Although many members that join up are one post wonders that simple join to take a look and then leave never to post again... the core of our group is comprised of many years of hands on craftsmanship, abilities, varied educations and employment talents and of course we all share one true love... the violin.

Everyone here that is learning to play has to go thru the SAME stuff. Nobody gets to skip over much so we all have been there-done that and are eager to share what has worked for us and what hasn't worked.

Although our group is sometimes irritated with another, I think the basis for such irritation is our never ending passion to excel and have our friends and co-player excel as well.

I look forward to a future of incredible opportunities and eagerly await more cool stuff...

oh, and the smileys.cheerleader

"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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October 3, 2012 - 9:38 pm
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At we really are a global "family". As cdennyb said, we all go through the same stuff as we learn to play the violin. Thanks to FM we have this site to share our interest and love of wanting to learn how to play. There is no better site for beginners and all levels of violinists to learn and relate. There is an enormous amount of work involved in running this site. And Pierre is so available and easy to communicate with. This site keeps getting better and better. Members can become as involved as much or as little as they wish.
Thanks for your time, energy, patience and enthusiasm, Pierre! !!
CONGRATULATIONS on 2yrs clap thumbs-up
Here's to many many more.cheerleader I am so glad I found this site when I did. hats_off

P.S. - your anniversary date for the site is real easy for me to remember since it is only a few days before my wedding anniversary( # 28 this year) . amuse

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