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AnnyJ
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June 18, 2015 - 9:54 pm
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Hi,

my name is Ann. I've always loved violins and always wanted to play one. Unfortunately when I was a child, there was no money for lessons and even when we did for a short time, the location of violin teachers wasn't convenient at all (not so safe location in a town 10 miles away).

A year ago, I decided to take it into my own hands and got a cheap violin (Crystalcello). It doesn't sound very good of course, but I figured it will do until I figure out if I'm even built for playing a violin.

Even now at 29 I live in a town with no violin teachers and as far as I've found out, local schools don't even have an orchestra. frown

I'm pretty much teaching 'myself' so far I've only got Violin for Dummies and at least managed to play simple things in first position. I'm using my tuner to make sure I'm hitting the corrects spaces.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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BillyG
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June 19, 2015 - 1:43 am
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Welcome, welcome @AnnyJ !

There are many self-taught players here - and there is nothing wrong with that!  You have probably joined the best possible violin/fiddle forum there is.  I'm sure you've started doing this already - explore all the video / tutorials etc - and enjoy your journey with the violin!  The tuner is a great idea, and over time I'm sure your ear will take over ( which is often easier if you already play other instruments of course )

NEVER be hesitant to post questions, or describe your problems / issues / playing experiences etc - lots of us will have had similar "issues" and are always happy to discuss how we have overcome (or on occasions, are still struggling with!) something.

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

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

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Mark
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June 19, 2015 - 8:16 am
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Annyj,

 

Welcome to the forum and the crazy would of string play..

 

Mark

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Fiddlerman
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June 22, 2015 - 10:43 am
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Well Anny, I feel that you have found the right place to hang out as there are many here who have been or are in the same situation as you are.
We are here to answer any question you have and hopefully give you enough motivation to keep you on this journey of future enjoyment and frustration. 😉
Focus on improvements and not perfection. Setting goals is a great way to start the journey.

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but the one who needs the least."

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coolpinkone
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June 22, 2015 - 3:36 pm
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Welcome to the forum. 

i am so pleased to meet you.  As mentioned.. many self taught violinists here.   

MYSELF... I had never picked up an instrument with strings in my life.   I did spend a life time of pecking out notes on any kind of piano I could get my hands on ..and a life of love of music, singing and dance.

I am 3.5 years into learning now and things are starting to mesh and I am ready to learn even more.. and I love it all even more than I could imagine.  I think I have even lost some friends in my real life social group  because I want to be home playing instead of being out.  

Anyway.. welcome welcome and I hope you learn so much and play a lot.  We are all here to help you.  Post questions.. and if you feel you didn't get a reply or need more help.. post again... You can do this!!! 

Congrats and welcome and HOOORAY!!!!  

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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AnnyJ
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July 11, 2015 - 8:50 pm
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Thank you all so much for the warm welcome. It's very encouraging to know that there are actually self-learnt people herethumbs-up, another forum I came across a while back kind of frowned on self-learners.

Sorry for the late reply, none of my browsers were cooperating in the last few weeks.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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Fiddlerman
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July 16, 2015 - 3:22 pm
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The only thing we frown on are the players on other forums that frown on you. 😉
Happy to have you here.
Hopefully we will be helpful and inspiring!

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but the one who needs the least."

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