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Mozart
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January 30, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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Been lurking for a few weeks now.

As a kid I played violin for a few years at school. Eventually lost interest so the whole thing fizzled.

So here I am 25 years later. My interest has been stoked again. Unfortunately, I haven't retained much from when I was a kid.

I guess you could say I'm a beginner for the second time..

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With a name like that you can't miss.  I bet you will enjoy a sort of deja vue (sp?).

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Welcome to the forum, Mozart!birthday_balloon

Oliver said 

With a name like that you can't miss.  I bet you will enjoy a sort of deja vue (sp?).

LOL! Nicely said =)

 

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Thanks for the welcome guys.

It was only a few weeks ago that I picked up the violin again, but I'm surprised with the amount of stuff I've retained from my childhood.

I'm faced with a dilemma regarding my playing (being a lefty), but I'll bring it up in the appropriate area of the forum.

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Robyn.fnq
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Welcome George! ... er ... Mozart ...

And especially to a Queenslander ... OI OI OI !!!!

Now you've piqued my interest ... I always thought violins were particularly ambidextrous instruments.  In all fairness, I'm not a leftie and I have a lot of trouble making my left hand work fast enough in quick passages.  Always wished I was left handed so I could handle that better.

So, do you play a (back-to-front) leftie violin?

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Mozart
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Hi Robyn and thanks for the welcome!

I've read lots of stuff on the internet regarding whether the violin needs to be 'left handed'. I take most of it with a pinch of salt, and some of it is actually a bit comical.

I'm going to start a thread somewhere to share my experience and views, and hopefully get other people's views as well.

Cheers!

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Welcome to the forum Mozart,

I saw your second introduction first. Look forward to following your progress.

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