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Fiddlerman
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You're welcome BC smile and welcome to the forum. drummer

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welcome BC!

Jewish music sounds great on the violin.:)

good assessment 🙂

what do you mean by man made religousity?

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gStretch,

Shalom. 

Religiosity, sorry for the misspelling,  is the the attempt of man to recreate G-d in his own image.  We believe that G-d requires of us pure and simple faith in Him and His Word.  He also supplies us with the desire to make beautiful music, and that is the topic or should be.  I have many strong opinions about faith and am happy to express them but, for here, I want to learn how to make my new CVA-200 sin, and praise the Holy one of Israel, with Classical, Folk, Country Western, and even rock or jazz.  This is His gift to us, we are thankful for it.

Now, about music, I shall be a regular here trying to figure out the Violin and how to use it.  This room is truly amazing, the offer of free lessons is absolutely a blessing from haShem, (The Name).

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Of course I want to make my CVA-200 (Cheap E-Bay) violin sing, not sin.

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BCShalom said:

Of course I want to make my CVA-200 (Cheap E-Bay) violin sing, not sin.

duncecap

LOL, I thought that you meant sin, but in a good way, I actually liked the term. Some people feel like great things are sins.exactly

I think that you are referring to the CVN-200 which is the same violin that gStretch won from Fiddlerman.com a few weeks back.cool It may be cheap but it's the best violin for the money that I have ever seen. As a matter of a fact better than many violins costing many times more. I think that CVA stands for Cecilio Viola

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BCShalom said:

Of course I want to make my CVA-200 (Cheap E-Bay) violin sing, not sin.

duncecap

That typo made me laugh! That was funny. laugh

 

I love what you said. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts on the forum. smile

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 violinYes, when I saw you demonstrate that violin online, I was encouraged to purchase it.  I have been wanting to learn for years, and had taken violin in school as an adolescent but didn't have the dedication.  My Father played and I was pushed into it but couldn't make myself practice.  I have often regretted that, and wanted to try again.  I am now 63 and I love listening to a good violin played as it should be.    I had reservations about such an inexpensive instrument but hearing you play it reminded me of my fathers violin and the sound was very similar. He had a very old and fine violin.  So I figured there was no time like the present.  Years ago my father played with Spike Jones, I don't know if anyone knows who he was.   So a new adventure begins.  Retirement isn't all that bad I guess!  facepalm

Shalom for now.

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Spike Jones was a LEGEND! thumbs-up

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Yes, Spike Jones was very entertaining, a laugh a second with that group.  He fired my dad when he discovered that he was playing by ear, couldn't read music.  Too bad, he was a great fiddler.  I hope I c17an only be nearly as good as he was.

Voted for your dog by the way,  He would have no problem if you dressed him as a rabbi!  LOL

Shalom Shalom

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My CVA-200 is here, I am really excited to give the bow it's head!  Let er rip!

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Shalom Shalom

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BC, we have the same violin 😀 how do you like it? 

 

i totally get what you mean. 

 

i think its great how you are so strong in your faith 🙂

one more question...well two 🙂

why do you type "God" with a dash?

and what does shalom mean? is it like "blessings"?

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  Well, my CVA-200 just arrived, and I must say my dads violin was an old old valuable instrument, and I can't say that it had any better sound than this one.

I must admit that my ear isn't trained yet and I only have my childhood memories of him and the fiddle, but the difference in sound quality is at best minimal.  I am very happy with it.  For the cost I am blown away.  The quality, varnish excess glue on the seams is the price you pay but the value in sound and ease when bowing, it just incredible.  I find that I remember much from my lessons as a child.  I nearly played a song that I learned there, and will have it soon I think. I am very well pleased with my purchase, If I can't learn on this instrument, I can't learn.

  Thanks again Fiddlerman, your the best, I am just so pleased with my decision because of your demo.  I love it.

 

We Jews, type the attribute G-d, with the dash as a reminder that G-d is most High, He is the creator, of all that was created and He is our Yasha, Savior, redeemer and friend.  My sect of Judaism believes that G-d is a duality, He is Spirit and also came as a man, the Yasha, or as we call Him Yeshua.  You might know Him better as Jesus the Christ.  So out of respect for the "Name"  in Hebrew ha Shem  again (The Name), we don't complete the word to show respect by not erasing it or tossing it in the trash. 

 

Shalom is like aloha in Hawaiian, Shalom depending on the context of the use can mean Peace Hello and goodbye.  When I close I say Shalom Shalom, which means peace and goodbye.

 

Shalom Shalom

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Shalom means peace in many ways and can be used for hello or goodbye in a friendly way. I sure hope this site doesn't get religious though. I want to keep learning how to play fiddle here without much discussions about religion or politics. jimi-hendrix

 

Edit: Wow, I was making my post as you did BC and didn't read yours, so I was pretty darn close 😉

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Coke! 

Yes, I guess I don't take a hint very well, My CVN-200 Oy vey, ani mischugnah!!!!

kasat Mischugnah,  a little crazy.. CVA is my black powder rifle Conn Vally Arms.

I have used those letters for so long in reference to my Rifles, sorry.

My wife is upset that I am trying to learn Guitar and Violin both at the same time.  What I am really trying to do is learn music, I don't think learning both at the same time will be that difficult, will it?  At least I think my bowing is good, I am learning chords on my guitar, and making good progress there.  Music and understanding the theory of it is my big problem I think.  Well damn the torpedoes

full speed ahead, right?

 

Shalom Shalomviolin-studentjimi-hendrix

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BC, oh ok. that makes sense about using a dash.

MGN, faith and music are very intertwined.  faith raises music into something more than just something we do everyday into a form of worship, and music compliments faith by letting us humans put more emotion in our worship.

 

and thank you both for explaining "shalom" 🙂

 

BC, good luck on your theory.  maybe you can get a book from a music store to help. 

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gStretch, I agree about that.

"and music compliments faith by letting us humas put more emotion in our worship."

I've led praise & worship at my church a couple of times and I've seen people come from jumping with joy to on thier knee's crying in just one song. I think only God could do that.

my favorite verse is Isaih 38:20. "The Lord will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the Lord."

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I believe all uplifting music is a gift from God. I always refer to God as Heavenly Father. It is up to us to share the music that is in our heart with others.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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After playing guitar part-time professionally for many years I now mainly just play in church or as part of an outreach mission in a local nightclub.  In the club we play some Contemporary Christian music, but mostly it is oldies Country, R&B, and Rock.  We just stay away from inappropriate lyrics and we mix in a short "message" during the show.   It helps people identify with us that would never set foot in a church and has helped bring many of them to the Lord.  We are not a mainstream church that waits for people to walk in.  We go out and get them.  I call that "playing for the Lord".

Hopefully someday I can do the same with my fiddle.

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I hope you can too zpilot.

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