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Ahoy! Goon here.
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goon
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May 3, 2017 - 10:21 pm
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Ahoy! I tried to learn violin on my own several years ago and didn't get very far. Now I'm 65 and retired, so this time it will be different. Still learning on my own, but there are a lot of online resources nowadays. I always have questions and problems so I'll prolly show up on this forum from time to time. (I hope the required math doesn't get any harder.)

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Fiddlerman
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May 4, 2017 - 6:44 pm
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Love it when retired people learn to play the violin.
Yes you are right, lot's of great online resources. Makes a huge difference.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Jim Dunleavy
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Hi Goon, I also began learning when I retired 3 years ago, though at the time I was only 59. I can't figure out how I used to have time to go to work lol.

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Fiddlerman
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May 5, 2017 - 8:35 am
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Who has time to work when you have a fiddle..... LOL

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forum, and back to the fiddle, @goon 🙂 

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May 5, 2017 - 9:39 am
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Thanx for the welcomes. eh?

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BillyG
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May 5, 2017 - 3:02 pm
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goon said
.....Now I'm 65 and retired, so this time it will be different..... 

  EXACTLY @goon - you'll do well !!!   Just keep coming back to the forum here with any questions etc....

All the best for your journey !  thumbs-up

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Welcome to the forum @goon!   You'll find that the people here are very helpful.

I too just started learning the violin in March at the same age as you.

Good luck and if you need any pointers don't hesitate to ask.

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