• Please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.
Well for starters I'm 60 years old now and live in a small town in central North Carolina. I have lived here for almost 35 years now but still call Bristol TN home. I was a military brat for about 6 years until my Mom put her foot down and my father got out of the USAF, the I enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam war and got out after 4 years 3 months, then I went to college at ETSU in Johnson City TN. After that I got a job with Western Electric.
• What made you decide to play the violin?
I started playing because I figured if my father could start playing at age 80 I could try playing too.
• How long have you been playing the violin?
I have been playing since just after Christmas of 2011.
• How often do you play? How long are your practice sessions?
I try to play about half an hour a day each day. Some times I make it some times I don't.
• In your opinion, what's your proficiency on…
@ Springer….. Nice interview, right to the point.
Re: humped fingerboard. Not sure if you mean high or low in the middle. Laying a 12" straight edge the length of the fingerboard, on the G side of the fingerboard, there should be .75 – to no more than 1 mm space between the straight edge and fingerboard. On the E side approx. .5 mm between straight edge and fingerboaard. This is called "Scoop", it allow's clearance for string vibration.
From the nut, there should be approx. 1/2" before the scoop starts.
Loved the interview…always good to have a face to put with all the forum posts.
And it is ALWAYS great to learn more about the people I am coming to call FRIENDS.
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