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Shell
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December 28, 2013 - 9:53 am
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Hi All,

 

This site was the first resource I found and is already turning into a great community for me.  I got my Cecilio Electric (CEVN-1) a couple of weeks ago from fiddlerman and have been working through tutorials and getting lots of support on chat from day one. 

I played 3 years of piano and a bit of clarinet until age 13.  I haven't played an instrument or read music in 33 years but that tiny foundation is helping me.  Yes I'm that old :)  I have a life-long love affair with violin (and cello) and am wondering what took me so long.  

 

I love quite a few styles of music, and although I'm initially focused on violin, I'll branch out to various fiddling styles eventually.  As an Acadian (ancestors of 'Cajuns), it's in my blood! Family gatherings will be more fun once I develop some skill :)  I love classical, opera, jazz, blues, folk, some bluegrass, rock but metal most of all.  

Loving this new journey I'm on!  Looking forward to getting to know you all better and learning and sharing in this community.

 

Michelle

Blogging my beginner journey and progress...Diary of a Fumbling New Violinist:  http://learningviolin.ca/

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December 28, 2013 - 10:12 am
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Hi we met last night.  

I am wondering why it took me so long too.  It might have been the expense of the instrument in my case!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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December 28, 2013 - 12:27 pm
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Welcome Michelle!  Most of us wonder what took us so long!  Any musical background is really going to help you out though!  Enjoy the ride!

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Fiddlerman
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December 28, 2013 - 5:50 pm
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Thanks for the great introduction. Glad you didn't wait even longer. thumbs-up

Look forward to following your progress.

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Shell
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December 29, 2013 - 9:46 am
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Thanks for the warm welcome to this community, @Schaick , @wookieman, Fiddlerman.  I really look forward to learning from and sharing with you all. 🙂

Blogging my beginner journey and progress...Diary of a Fumbling New Violinist:  http://learningviolin.ca/

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December 29, 2013 - 4:46 pm
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Welcome to the forum, Michelle!party

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Welcome to the forum. Love to have you here, Michelle and hope you enjoy the journey.

 

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KindaScratchy
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December 29, 2013 - 6:19 pm
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Welcome, Michelle @Shell ! I'm sure you'll find this site helpful regardless of the music style you settle on. Good luck!

-- Diane

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Welcome and have fun!  This is a great support to many of us. 

 

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