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So let me say before I accidentally make myself into something better than I am.

 

My daughter plays violin, and I just bought my first violin ever, and haven't even gotten rosin on my bow yet.

 

Maddie is 7, and I am 26. Maddie doesn't know it yet, but she has a violin, it is her Christmas present. She has been playing for four months at school and is loving it. She is so excited about violin that she talks about it constantly.

 

I can't wait to get started either.

 

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Thats the way to go. Looking forward to seeing some duets. exactly

No matter where you go, there you are!

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I love to hear how a parent will take up violin with his or her children.  I think that is the greatest thing.

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I can't wait to get my hands on everything I need just so that I can get caught up to her. She has her first violin concert in a week! I hope I can catch up to her. She is teaching me a lot already.

 

I ask her questions to see how much she knows just of what I have found out so far watching Fiddlerman's videos, and she is really knowledgeable about how to play, but I have found out that they haven't been teaching her how to read the music, just going on muscle memory so far. Being that I already play the guitar, I know how to read music for the most part, and can teach her that rather easily... I hope.

 

I have a question though, I got my violin in the other day, and Maddie's will be coming tomorrow or Friday, and I just realized that neither of our violins came with even a sample puck of rosin. I was wondering if there is a brand or make up of rosin that you guys recommend? Thank you.

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Welcome aboard!cheers

I took up playing for much the same reasons as yourself. My son is in his second year of viola studies in middle school.

As for rosin, everybody has a different opinion. Here's a thread on the forum that takes up that very topic: /forum/learning-to-play/what-rosin-should-i-use/?value=rosin'type=1'include=1'search=2'ret=all

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Welcome! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun learning along side your daughter.

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Hi, daddydaughterviolin! Welcome!birthday_balloon

I think it's so cool to learn something with own child together =)

Don't know anything about rosin - i use the one which was with my violin. Chip Chinese rosin, i'm ok with it =) devil-violin

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Its nice to meet you...welcome aboard coffee

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