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March 24, 2015 - 12:06 am
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Hello everyone. I have been enjoying this site and forum for a few weeks and want to thank you all for sharing such an abundance of great information regarding the world of the violin.  While my knowledge is very limited after only 4 months of lessons and practice, I can relate to many of your sentiments about the journey.

Here's two funny stories I hope you find entertaining.   When I first started with the   mandolin a few years ago, I had to visit the music store for it to be restrung.  The staff person, clearly an experienced rocker, looked at me, sighed,  and said, "do you plan to sing and play?"  Mostly horrified my response was "oh gosh, NO" to  which he said  "yeah... that's what they all say. "   Makes me laugh everytime I drive by his store. 

Now that I'm playing the violin, my husband has lately said "it is really sounding pretty good"  and of course I'm delighted with his praise.  Next time he says this,  I may run downstairs and discretely check to see if he is wearing his hearing aids.  Or maybe not and just enjoy my fool's paradise a bit longer!  


March 25, 2015 - 2:48 am
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Welcome @sophie I had to laugh at your hearing aid comment!

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March 25, 2015 - 11:23 am
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Hello Sophie!

Welcome. How nice to meet  you. I  like both your stories. It's nice to have a chuckle.

Have a blast and post often.



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April 1, 2015 - 12:25 pm
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LOL Sophie,

.....discretely check to see if he is wearing his hearing aids.
I love it.

I'm sure that he meant it. Otherwise he would have commented on how soft you are able to play. ;)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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April 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm
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Hi Sophie, welcome! Thank you for sharing your stories! :)

Have fun!

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