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Gail
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Hi everyone.  I'm Gail.  I'm retired and live in a small town on the desert.  I played violin in high school some 40+ years ago but haven't played since.  After graduation I moved to Los Angeles and lived in a series of small 1 bedroom apartments.  None of my neighbors was willing to put up with my practicing so I put my violin away.  After retirement I moved back to my hometown and bought a house.  My neighbors aren't so close anymore. 

Last November there was an article in the local newspaper about the Joshua Tree Cultural Center starting violin classes, so I decided to donate my old violin to them in case they have a student who can't afford to own their own instrument but wants to learn.  They have a loaner program.  I explained to the volunteer who runs the program that I couldn't play anymore because of arthritis.  She suggested I try the cello, so now I'm taking cello lessons on a borrowed instrument.  My hands work better now so I'm going to take another run at the violin.  My new violin should be delivered tomorrow.  I can't wait to start learning again.  I have a cheap little digital camera that can do short videos.  I'll try to record my progress with it and post on the progress thread. 

I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts and watching FiddlerMan's videos.

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Welcome Gail, lots of fiddlin fun on the forum. Enjoy and glad to have you! cheers

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Hi, Gail! Welcome!

 

Gail said:

.... I have a cheap little digital camera that can do short videos....

LOL, i have a cheap little cam too =) but it's better than nothing thumbs-up 

Hope to see your videos amuse soon =)

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Welcome Gail. i can't wait to get mine.. best of luck to you in your new adventure..dancing

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Welcome Gail, I think you'll find there are a few of us older learners in the forums.  Maybe you'd be some help to us as well.

I'd love to see your videos too.  It's lots of fun here.

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December 12, 2011 - 11:37 pm
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Welcome to the forum Gail. Glad you found us.exactly

Look forward to reading your posts.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Shalom Gail,

You may soon have a new neighbor.  My son is a New Marine, following the family Tradition, and 29 Palms may be his next duty station. 

Good luck with your new fiddle, I am 64 and have some of the same problems.  But we all push forward and onward, I think having a goal keeps us young.  I haven't played for about fifty years so, what the heck.

Can't wait to see your videos.  I just wish I had the courage to post one.  LOL

 

Shalom Shalom

And welcome to the forum.

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Gail
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BCShalom, your son might like it here.  It's not summer anymore!  wink

 

I made a video just now in my living room.  The lighting is so poor you can't see anything at all, so I'm not going to post it.  I'll practice a bit more and then go outside where the light is better to make another video.  I uploaded the one I made to PhotoBucket and played it back.  It was all herky-jerky, video out of synch with the audio.  No good at all for a critique.  When I view the file on my hard drive it plays smoothly.  I hope I can upload to the forum directly from my hard drive.

dancinbunny 

 

P.S.  After you view my video you may find the courage to post one of your own.  thumbs-up

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