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After a 20 year hiatus and a violin restringing...
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Tesseract
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May 17, 2016 - 8:02 am
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Hi,

I'm getting back into the violin again after a 20 year or so hiatus. Here is my first attempt at a song about an hour after getting it back from the luthier who restrung it with new strings for me and a new bow.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz0Rpfy7Qs5OTS1nOHBqME5oM0U/view?usp=sharing

I did this by ear without the orginal music playing so very likely the key is off what it should be. I only found out that Fiddlerman actually posted proper sheet notation afterwards so at some point I'll have to likely change the key once I get used to reading sheet music (more correctly, once I figure out the proper fingering for each note as I know how to read sheet music as I also play the saxophone and piano).

Next Steps:

- Add fret lines to the instrument in the correct place as a guide.
- Change to correct fingering per Fiddlerman's Challenge

- Convert an Electric Violin to a Baritone Violin so I can play an octave lower (may eventually get a 5-string and go "chin cello").

The ultimate goal is to get good enough that I can start playing my own songs and add the Violin & Baritone Violin to my composing endeavours.

Learning to Play the Violin again after 20+ years.

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May 18, 2016 - 8:19 pm
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Hi @Tesseract :

Welcome to the Fiddlerman forum and congrats on getting back to violin playing!

What is the song/tune that you're playing?

-- Diane

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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