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Greetings from Finland! :)
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FinnFiddlerin
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February 1, 2016 - 9:05 am
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I'm 35 years old woman from a cold, northern country called Finland - some of you may even know it, it seems that I'm not the only one from Europe on this forum 😀

I've played the violin as a kid, starting at the age of 5 and quitting at 15. I guess as a lively teenager I just had other things in my mind than violin... 😀 But seriously i guess that's just the age you have to know if you are ready to start to take your hobby very seriously or is it something you've been doing only for fun. For me music had always been "seriously fun" but i wasn't ready to make it my profession.

Long story short; after 20 years I bought an electric violin (Yamaha SV-130) last week and started to practise again, very carefully, by baby steps. Much have I forgotten, but there it all is, hiding somewhere, but I will get all of it back I promise! And even more 🙂 I've never played the electric violin before so all this will be an exciting journey for me.

I've been trying to find a teacher for me but it seems to be hard. I guess that the words "electric violin" drives away most of classical teachers and well, Helsinki is a small city. So I was very very happy to find Fiddlermans great videos and this forum! I'm sure this site have sooo much to give me and I hope there is something I can give back to this great community 🙂

- FinnFiddlerin aka Anna

 

ps. I'm sorry about my bad English. I guess Music is my better language 😉

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BillyG
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Welcome Anna @FinnFiddlerin - UK here ( Scotland ).   Great to see your renewed interest in violin, it will become an obsession !   I'm scarcely 2 full years into playing, and now have three instruments - one of them an EV - it is a lot of fun !!!

Best wishes violin_girlwith your re-kindled interest - keep us advised of your progress! 

BillyG

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

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damfino
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Welcome, Anna! 

I would love to try out an electric violin someday! I'm sure with your background already with the violin, you'll be just fine 🙂 Have fun!

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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Anna,

 

welcome to the forum! 

Do you play any traditional Finnish tunes? A comment from a Finnish relative got me wondering about Finnish fiddle music.

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FinnFiddlerin
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Thank you all! 🙂 It's been very pleasant week with my new violin. Ofcourse it doesn't feel as familiar yet as my previous one which I played for several years before quitting (still miss that violin, but selling it to a loving home was definitely right thing to do) but we will have many years ahead together I'm sure 🙂 I bought a few sheet music with "play along" -cd's and it's been fun to play them. I also bought a new CF bow. It's nice, but a bit different than a wooden one I used to play. But we'll become friends, too 🙂 Actually I'm a bit surprised how fast my skills are recovering, I was expecting something else 😀

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FinnFiddlerin
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Fidelestre said
Anna,

 

welcome to the forum! 

Do you play any traditional Finnish tunes? A comment from a Finnish relative got me wondering about Finnish fiddle music.

I've played some but unfortunately I'm not very familiar with the genre, I mean Finnish folk music. Ofcourse we also have Finnish version of Tango and there are few nice tunes I played right after I got the violin last week before I had any music sheets 🙂 Actually I haven't been very keen to learning Finnish folk music or any traditional Finnish fiddle music but now I bought an interesting book called "Fiddle hand book" and I started to think if I should learn it a bit more.

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February 3, 2016 - 8:55 pm
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Welcome to the Fiddlerman forum, @FinnFiddlerin ! Very nice to meet you.

I've never been to Finland, but am a little familiar with the country, not only from general geography knowledge 🙂 , but also because I used to work with a woman who was born there so I heard many stories. I'd love to go there some day.

Good luck with your new e-violin and on your violin journey. You've come to the right place for helpful resources and a friendly, supportive community of adult learners. Please keep us posted on your progress.

And, bad English? Before I got to that part I was thinking that maybe you were born in the U.S. as your writing sounded very American, especially the "long story short" expression. Your English is excellent (better, in fact, than many native speakers).

-- KindaScratchy, a.k.a. Diane

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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ElisaDalViolin
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Hi Anna, welcome to the forum! pink-violin-girl

 
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Hello Anna!

Nice to meet you. Contracts on your new Electric.

Cheers,

Toni

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