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johnnyrt
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Hi everyone. I'm a 53 year old male who has never picked up a musical instrument in his life but has decided to learn to play the fiddle. My wife's family is from Cape Breton which has a rich history (and many, many famous fiddlers) with fiddle music and every time we go there I am totally enthralled. So, thought it time to learn a tune or 2!

 

I've just started taking lessons and realize this will be a life long endeavor.

 

This site is great!

 

Cheers, John

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Welcome johnnyrt,

Happy that you are finally taking up your life time dream to play an instrument and even happier that you chose the fiddle as that instrument. We look forward to following your progress. BTW, has anyone ever told you that you have weird eye balls? roflol

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Welcome Johnnyrt! You should change your nickname to Johnnyeyeballs 😉

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welcome to the forum! 😀

nice profile picture! i haven't been able to upload one yet 😛

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Did you get your fiddle yet gStretch?

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Welcome Johnnyrt.......It's great to hjave someone hear closer to my age who is just starting.

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Did you get your fiddle yet gStretch?

He didn't, The drawing was on Saturday and the post office was closed on Sunday and Monday due to Columbus Day. I sent it yesterday and it is scheduled to arrive on Monday. Hopefully it will get there on Saturday but I doubt it. Not that I am thinking negatively. facepalmembarassedb-slaptongue

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Well I bet G is excited…He will like.

And Kev, I just picked up the fiddle for the first time at age 47 a few months ago and members here are older and way younger. Fiddlerman, Berry and me are starting a 1963 club here soon 😉 David?? aren't you our age too? Our age doesn't matter cause music lasts forever. jimi-hendrix

 

PS. Love the walleye fishing in Ontario.

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Can I be 47 again?

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I think you can Kev, I'm stuck at 18yo 😉

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Welcome John, you'll love it here, all us oldies do ...

BTW ... I love your eyes, very romantic, but how do you read music?

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Welcome johnnyrt and have fun learning~!  and your eyes are frightening LOL

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And your eyes are like lightning:

http://www.youtube.com/v/1GFRR.....ature=fvst

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Welcome John!

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Hi Johnnyrt! That's so cool that you're going to start playing fiddle! 🙂

 

And my, what big eyes you have. You should have no trouble reading the music. xD

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