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Guido
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November 13, 2015 - 5:29 pm
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Hi all! My name is Guido. I live in a tiny Baltic state called Estonia. Am 26 years old and got crazy in the head a couple of weeks ago. Bought a violin set that is. Just received it today and am looking to get started learning it.

 I have no background with violin whatsoever but it felt like it might be a fun thing to play. I have also been practicing a bit of bass guitar for about a half a year now. I guess I just felt like playing melodies to songs now and then but it's not all that great sounding on the bass. It is after all a very rhythmical instrument. Also tried guitar years ago, learned a few chord progressions but didn't really feel much like playing on. Other than that I tinker with some electronics. Build some speakers now and then. Don't really have a day job at the moment but did tiling for a while and before that repaired some industrial electronics. I do tend to spread out too much with my hobbies and job choices. Sometimes I also get frustrated from not being a specialist at anything but I guess I can't really help myself.

For now I'm quite exited to start practicing violin. I have been learning a bit of music theory and scales on the bass and that will probably help a bit too. A bit of a bummer is that I had never actually heard a violin up so close and turns out it's pretty loud. I did buy a solid steel mute as well but I'm still kinda sorry for the neighbours.

And I have to mention that I really like the videos Fiddlerman puts up here. Nice and short, quick to the point so... thumbs-up

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November 13, 2015 - 7:12 pm
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Welcome to the forum Guido,

We're very happy to have you here. Glad that you are excited to learn to play. Hope we can help you out here by at least keeping you motivated. 🙂

Look forward to following your posts.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forum! And don't worry, nobody here will think you are crazy for having bought a violin 🙂 It is a very fun and challenging instrument  violin-1267

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November 14, 2015 - 2:32 pm
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Welcome!  I was in Tallinn a couple months ago, what a beautiful city, I wish we had time to see more of Estonia!

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Welcome to the forum. So very nice to meet you.

Congratulations on learning to play the violin.

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Guido
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Thanks for all your warm welcome!

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Guido,

Welcome to the fun of violins! What kind of music are you looking forward to playing?

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Guido
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I would mostly like to play some folk and pop music. I do like a bit of classical now and then. I also listen to various rock genres but I bought the violin with mostly folk and pop in mind.

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Cool @Guido! Good luck learning the violin and above all I hope you'll have a lot of fun with it!! thumbs-up

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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