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NoirVelours
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Allo everyone, absolute new fiddler from Quebec here! No teacher so I have to learn by myself even though everyone is telling me that it's the devil's instrument and I can't learn because I didn't start as a kid! devil-violin

I would love to be able to fiddle like my uncles did (french canadian style) and I'm sad I did not find the courage to learn while they were still alive.

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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welcome NoirVelours. 

 

Have you been playing long? Or brand new? You can gain a lot of great information here. Good luck with your practicing 

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I was told the same thing stopped me from starting for a while. They were wrong it can be done!

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NoirVelours
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@Ryan

Brand new, someone let me play with her electric fiddle for some days but that was it. I hated being *plugged* and new straight away I wanted an acoustic instrument. I can somewhat read music, but it was years ago in college with piano and I forgot a lot!

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Eh, a lot of us here started as adults.  Motivation matters far more than age.

 

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Welcome to the oldies club NV.thumbs-up

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Welcome, NoirVelours.

Are you too old to start to learn to play violin?   I doubt that, you didn't give an age but that doesn't really matter, just as Fiddle4Fun said, it's motovation, not age that matters. I will be 69 in September and really just a beginner myself, even though I started at the age of 4 and played until I was 10. That's when my mother couldn't afford the lesson's any longer or the rental of the violin.

I'm a retired Carpenter, so I have plenty of time to practice the instrument, on average about 3 hours a day. I can read music but prefer to play it by ear. I'm not sure if that is a good or bad thing. Reading music is very important when learning any instrument, if you can read music and read it well, you can sit down and play about any piece in front of you and learn to play that song quickly.

But anyway's , welcome to Fiddlerman's website, you'll enjoy it. The people here are great. And I don't think there is another place on the Web that you can have direct contact with the head man himself.

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March 29, 2012 - 8:44 am
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Welcome NoirVelours,

You jumped in here right when I was a zombie. You seem like you will fit in perfectly here and like screeeech said you are not too old. We have many members that started late in life and I'm sure they will be happy to tell you about it.

I fixed the paths so that you and everyone else can now make any changes, profile picts, etc. Thanks for pointing it out to me on the shoutbox. What an evening it was for me. LOL

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I'm glad I didn't start when I was old.  I'm still a kid at 58 and started at 57.  We'll have to find some videos of the music you want to play and see if we can all learn it. Can you give us the name of some of the tunes?

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Thanks all for the welcome, I guess I'm not really old, still in my 30's lol but my family is looking at me as if I was insane.

Kevin M, I sure can do that. My uncles used to tap the beat with their feet, we call it a gigue. I'll link my favorite reel: le reel du pendu, it's a traditional here we even have a legend that goes with it. Other songs would be le reel de Sainte-Anne, le reel des Éboulements, la ronfleuse Gobeil, le reel des sucres and so on 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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Hi, NoirVelours =). 

Same story here .. I started to play at 28 and already learn to play for a year. I'm asked now by everybody, why do i waste my time to learn it, if i know that i'll never have a chance to be a great violinist or make money by my playing. They don't understand why i do this. But all of those who is HERE know _WHY_ =) devil-violin We all here in the same boat i guess coffee

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welcome  .... im just starting @ 42  so......

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Wow, seems if you're under 40 yrs old, you're the kids on this forum learning to play LOL

 

56 here, gotta hurry, life running out. LOLroflol

"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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Welcome NV... I guess the violin has been classified as the Devil's instrument by some. I always thought it was the flute-a-phone or guns or the... I'll stop there. jimi-hendrix

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myguitarnow said
Welcome NV... I guess the violin has been classified as the Devil's instrument by some.

I thought that was just if you were in Georgia....devil-violin

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How doo.   Noir Velours

Glad to have you aboard. Interesting theory about the devils instrument.

 My mom used to tell me the devil got hold of me. 

 

Now my wife tells me the fiddles got hold of me.smile

No matter where you go, there you are!

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LOL Late bloomer

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