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Hex
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August 6, 2015 - 12:00 pm
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Hi, my name's Hex. I'm new to the site & new to violins.

 

I just recently bought a used violin (I can't afford a brand new one yet) at a store called Bookmans. It has some problems with the pegs coming loose but I was able to fix it & tune it just fine. It's a 4/4 black violin, it came with its case & bow but they didn't give me any rosin, and I'm not sure when I'll be able to get some right now as money is tight.

I bought the violin now only because I want to learn to play, but it is a stress reliever for me as I enjoy trying to figure out how to play and how to work the bow itself (like with tuning)

 

I'm hoping to make some friends on the site & learn how to play the violin well enough that I can maybe make recordings on YouTube.

My favorite violin artist are Taylor Davis & Lindsey Sterling. I want to play in a style like theirs, as I'm a fan of the pop-like sound they produce.

 

I am a college student & expecting my first baby.

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Welcome, @Hex !

We talked on the chat - good to see you.   Never hesitate to ask questions here - we all started out much the same - there really is no "snobbery" here - and questions that may sound basic or silly to you are NOT !   Ask away !

There are also a whole heap of beginners pieces and walk-throughs under the "Sheet Music" tab.   

Enjoy what will be a lifetime's journey with the violin !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Welcome to the forum!!

How exciting to learn and play with you!!!

Nice to meet you.   Good luck and happy violin Journeys!

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Cheers.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Welcome! You will find lots of helpful people on here 🙂

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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Welcome, I am also new. Im in the process of saving for my violin. I really like Taylor Davis as well, have you seen CountryLace's channel? She did a violin/guitar duet cover of Jason Mraz's Im Your's that's pretty catchy.

Congrats on your first baby smile

Don't get stressed get Straussed! 

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August 11, 2015 - 7:33 am
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Hey Hex,

I think it's impressive that you got a violin when money is so short. That really shows dedication. Do you not have any rosin at all? If so, PM me your address and I'll send you a used rosin. How did you fix the pegs? Peg compound is usually a great solution for just about any peg issues. The thick lubrication keeps it from sticking but also from slipping. Sometimes you need to press in a bit harder while tuning though.

Welcome to the forum!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Nice to meet you Hex! Welcome and have fun! 🙂

 
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Welcome Hex! Enjoy your new adventure :^)

Kathy

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