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Fiddlerman
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September 2, 2012 - 10:58 pm
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• Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.  My name is Diane. I just turned 50 in July. I was born and raised in Rhode Island, attended college in Boston, got a job in Boston after college and have lived in Massachusetts ever since. Now I work in western Massachusetts and live about 30 miles southwest of Boston, just north of the Rhode Island border.

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• What made you decide to play the violin?
Well, I've always loved violin and fiddle music, and have played a number of other instruments over the years,  but a seemingly unrelated sequence of events led to my taking up the violin.

A number of years back I had occasion to travel to Shepherdstown, West Virginia a few times for work and discovered a place called O'Hurley's General Store, which has a Thursday night jam session for local musicians who play guitars, fiddles, banjos, hammer dulcimers, harp, tin whistles, sometimes a bodhrán or Celtic drum. They play Appalachian folk music, Celtic music and the like.

I enjoyed the O'Hurley's jam session so much that when my husband and I planned a trip to see Civil… READ MORE>>>

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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You look so pretty with your violin!!!!!!   I love your interview.  Great job.  I am so happy to know you.  What a romantic gift. :)   Best gift ever? 

xo

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Great pics and a great interview!

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KindaScratchy
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September 3, 2012 - 3:53 pm
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Thanks for your kind words, Daniel and Toni. Yes, it just might be the best gift my husband ever gave me, besides my engagement ring, of course!

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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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Well, you seem to have everything under control which is a friendly place for pursuing the violin.  I tinker with some other instruments also but mainly as a safety valve to my demanding violin.  I imagine that the guitar can be a lot of fun.

Just hand tuff and you will find there is always more hanging tuff out there but that's part of the fun !

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Lovely interview Diane. Thanks for sharing

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Wow, what a great interview, Diane. I really like your picture in the forest in the back. You did a superb job on writing your interview.

Wonderful job.   hats_off

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So cool! thanks for the interview.

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Always good to learn more about our little fiddle family.  I seem to always miss you in the chat box by mere minutes.  It is so good to have you around.  You are a joy to have in this forum.  God Bless ya, Scratch (ahem...I mean Diane blink )

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Nice interview and nice to meet You, Diane!

• What are your goals for playing violin? Short and long.

 My short term goal is to be able to play without scratching, squeaking or whistling, and without hitting adjacent strings....

Oh, yep! I wish i could be able to do that, lmao =) As my teacher jokes "It's only hard firs 10 years", lol! 

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KindaScratchy
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More specifically, my most immediate goal is to be able to play ONE SONG without scratching, squeaking, or whistling, and without hitting adjacent strings.

:)

10 years? Seriously? surprised

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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KindaScratchy said
10 years? Seriously? surprised

Oh! God, i hope not! I think it was a scary joke! confusedcrossedfingers

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Fiddlerman
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Definitely a joke guys.

I still can't do it after 38 years of playing. dunno

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but the one who needs the least."

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very nice Diane!thumbs-up

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Great interview Diane...you play quite a few instruments too I see

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Fiddlerman said
Definitely a joke guys.

I still can't do it after 38 years of playing. dunno

that-a-boy... scare off all the noobs.facepalm

roflol

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