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Returning to violin after 2.5 decades
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dpappas
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July 15, 2017 - 7:44 pm
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Hello!

I played violin as a kid (concertmaster in my high school, etc) and then set it down when I was 16 to pursue guitar...because I thought it would be cooler.  

I still play the guitar, but part of me has always missed the violin.  I got a free fiddle a few months ago, a solid-built knilling.  I ended up buying a Century Strings v220 from my local shop as well (see my post about modding it, it's been a journey).

I'm taking lessons and getting back into it.  The FM forum has been a great info source for me (another unmentioned forum or two are too uptight and poo-poo even shoulder rests).  I appreciate the laid back, supportive environment!

 

Dimitri

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Jim Dunleavy
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Welcome Dimitri. 🙂

I know you'll enjoy the process of (re) learning violin. I know what you mean about the snobbish types that say you shouldn't use a shoulder rest - they need to have a look round the violin sections in any professional orchestra, as the majority of players use one. Some of us have long necks!

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Welcome to the forum, and welcome back to the violin 🙂 

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July 19, 2017 - 11:54 am
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dpappas said
..............The FM forum has been a great info source for me (another unmentioned forum or two are too uptight and poo-poo even shoulder rests).  I appreciate the laid back, supportive environment!

Dimitri  

Thanks so much Dimitri. I agree of course entirely. Sometimes I don't know who they think they are. LOL

It's supposed to be about having fun and enjoying yourself right? Everyone starts somewhere and we all move at different speeds. No good will come from being a snob.

Happy that you are back in the game and happy that you found us.

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