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LindaK
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Hi everyone! I don't have my violin yet but I'm already learning so much from this site (thanks so much Fiddlerman and ALL of you). I'm looking forward to my first squeaks, scratches and screechings and then I hope to hear at least a few good notes. My violin shouldcrossedfingerscrossedfingers be here sometime this week - can hardly wait...

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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welcome! Im 41 and doing it.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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LindaK
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Thanks! I'm so glad you began earlier - many more years of beautiful music!

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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Any age to start us a good age. After all, you are the youngest now, that you will ever be again so why not crack on!

Welcome to the forum from a 50 yr old who has been playing for just under a yearunited_kingdom-4178

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Fiddlerman
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November 25, 2012 - 5:01 pm
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Welcome lkr2338,
Look forward to hearing about your first squeaks thumbs-up

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but the one who needs the least."

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KindaScratchy
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Nice to meet you, LKR2338! There are lots of us here who are well-seasoned at life but just starting on the violin. Like Terry, I'm also a 50 year old who's been playing for less than a year.

This is the place to be as you start your violin journey. Everyone here is friendly and helpful, from Pierre (Fiddlerman) to the newest members.

cheers Welcome! coffee

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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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Welcome to the forum, lkr2338.

Hope that you will enjoy and learn a lot from nice and friendly members here.

This is from a 52 yrs old and 6 mo into learning, so it's just a few years behind you.

Best wishes,

Robert

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LindaK
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Wow! Thanks for all the encouragement TerryT, Fiddlerman, KindaScratchy, and ratvn. I can see this is going to be a wonderful journey with all of you!
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The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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Welcome to the forums, lkr2338! =) cheerleader

Hope, You'll like your violin! =)

KindaScratchy said
... Like Terry, I'm also a 50 year old who's been playing for less than a year.

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confusedsurprised I thought You're somewhere around 40 duncecap Cool! Maybe i knew about your age, but definitelly forgot... i'm serious...

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LindaK
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Thanks Mad-Wed! I'm praying it will arrive undamaged and at least somewhat playable. A CVN 200 is all I could afford. I'm supposed to get it tomorrow - yippee!fainting-1344
ISITHEREYET?!?!?!

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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Mad_Wed said

KindaScratchy said
... Like Terry, I'm also a 50 year old who's been playing for less than a year.

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confusedsurprised I thought You're somewhere around 40 duncecap Cool! Maybe i knew about your age, but definitelly forgot... i'm serious...

Thanks, Naska! That made my day! laugh

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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welcome as well from the far left coast of the USA...

you're going to love it here... one big happy (most of the time) family.

I'm 58 and just started for serious this past January...never too late to start, it only means we have to work faster and longer cause we're almost out of time! LOLthumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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LindaK
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That's wonderful! How are you playing now? BTW, since you mention where you're from, do you have any idea how I change my time zone? I attempted it but Houston, Texas (about 90 miles away) is not an option. As far as my accent, you all wouldthink I'm from uhm, Tennessee or Alabama or anywhere a severe southern accent is spoken. Even here in Texas, people just don't sound this way - lol.

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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Welcome to the forum, Linda. I'm sure you will like it here, there are plenty of people who share your excitement. There's a new venture everyday in learning to play the violin. Enjoy every minute of it.

You're never too old to love the squeak's and other weird sound's that will come out of it. 69 here and love every minute of it, well, almost.  smile

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Welcome aboard Linda, this is a great place to learn and just hang out

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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LindaK
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LOL Fiddlestix, I know exactly what you mean. Getting up stiff is no fun. The very worst is when I turn 1/8" and my back is knocked out. Thanks for the welcome.

Thanks Barry. I know I'm going to have fun.

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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LindaK said
Thanks Mad-Wed! I'm praying it will arrive undamaged and at least somewhat playable. A CVN 200 is all I could afford. I'm supposed to get it tomorrow - yippee!fainting-1344
ISITHEREYET?!?!?!

LOL! I understand You! I guess almost everybody here was in the same boat of vaiting =). Nice choise by the way! =)

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