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Hello from Arkansas
Just started violin.
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sam10868
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June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm
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     I was convinced / Guilted into buying a violin at my not so local music shop.  It is a 1970 violin that was built in Judsonia Arkansas.  I have had it checked out and it is a good instrument.  I have lots of questions and want to know about the superstitions of the field.

I do play bass guitar and it was time to learn something new.

 

Thanks Steve

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Welcome, Steve. You will have a lot of fun playing your new/vintage instrument!

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Welcome Steve.. How exciting to begin your violin journey.

Your violin sounds lovely.. and HOME GROWN is really cool.

Welcome to the forum. 

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Welcome Steve, you're gonna love this family of beginners here. We've all been down that road. I bet there's a bunch of stuff here that will help you hit the ground running when it comes to learning the violin.

We'd all love to see some pics of your new addition! As you progress don't forget to share some videos for us. It takes awhile to get proficient but the journey is long and rewarding (sometimes! Ha.) and certainly very entertaining for all of us.

Laugh and have fun, that's why it's so much fun here. We don't judge, we help.

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"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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KindaScratchy
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July 1, 2015 - 9:47 pm
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Nice to meet you, Steve, and welcome!

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You'll find lots of good resources here, as well as helpful, friendly people. So, stick around!

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

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

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sam10868
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July 2, 2015 - 3:44 am
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Well here is me and the Violin.  Need a name for her and more "hobbit" time

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Fiddlerman
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July 2, 2015 - 6:23 am
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sam10868 said
     I was convinced / Guilted into buying a violin at my not so local music shop.  It is a 1970 violin that was built in Judsonia Arkansas.  I have had it checked out and it is a good instrument.  I have lots of questions and want to know about the superstitions of the field.

I do play bass guitar and it was time to learn something new.

Thanks Steve

Well Steve, I'm guessing that no one could guilt you into doing something like this if you didn't want to 😉 You're here to prove it. 🙂

Playing the violin/fiddle is not easy but it's a very rewarding and is often a lifetime journey full of hurtles and hopefully rewards. Playing the bass will most likely simplify the journey in some ways and I'm guessing compliment your musical experience.

Happy to have you here. We are ready for your questions and hope that we can help motivate you on the way.

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