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rsmith6322
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April 19, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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Hello from Texas. My name is Robert. I'm 42, married and have 1 son. While my son is taking formal lessons, I'm also planning to learn. As far as musical experience, I taught myself harmonica and I have a working knowledge of bagpipes. I have already chatted with a few of you while waiting for confirmation. I'm looking forward to the learning experience.

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April 19, 2014 - 4:28 pm
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Welcome to the forum Robert from Texas. :-)
It's a great idea to learn along side of your son and especially if you have ambitions to be a player yourself. Harmonica and fiddle go together quite well IMAO.
Look forward to following your progress.

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Thank you. It's nice to be here. On my son's first lesson he had a melt down about not using the bow. The teacher was trying to explain that he needed to learn(and as I have no idea the proper term) to pluck the strings. I was able to use your video for Hall of the Mountain King to show him that he can play without the bow. He was extremely happy to see that. Thank you for that!

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April 19, 2014 - 5:18 pm
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I disagree with the teacher but don't tell anyone. ;-)
You are welcome BTW.

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Welcome to the forum, Rsmith6322! Looks like another happy fiddling duet here. XD Hope to hear you play together someday =)

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Welcome Robert @rsmith6322! Nice to have you here. I'm sure this site will continue to help you and your son. It's so nice that you're learning together. Keep us post and consider posting a video or two. A duet with your son at some point would be lovely!
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Welcome!!! how fun to learn with your son :D hope to see lots of both of you in the future!! :D

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Fiddlerman said

I disagree with the teacher but don't tell anyone. http://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif
You are welcome BTW.

We'll be replacing her soon, due to her teaching style and personality. It's just not a good fit.

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Hope it's nothing I said. Most of all I hope you find the right fit. :-)

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The bow hold was the first thing Teach taught my at the time 3 y.o. grandson. At younger ages she teaches the bow hold with a violin cut out of styrofoam.

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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Fiddlerman said

Hope it's nothing I said. Most of all I hope you find the right fit. http://fiddlerman.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif

No, no, nothing like that. Her personality just isn't a good fit. Then there's the music shop where the lesson takes place. Smells like a head shop. Not for us, especially in my profession.

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