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Aeghas
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February 16, 2013 - 1:21 am
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So, I've been lurking around the forums for a bit here and decided I should probably come out and say hello.

Hello.

Not really sure what to say here but I can say this community seems like a pretty awesome place for anyone interested in violin. After shopping around a bit for my violin I decided to buy a violin from the fiddlershop and I splurged on an instrument beyond my abilities (the August kohr k565) because I remembered while learning to play guitar that one of the more frustrating aspect of learning a new instrument is we generally start on a fairly low quality one which is more difficult to play/sounds worse, which in turn makes the whole process harder to stick to. So I figured if I'm gonna try this its gonna be "go big or go home".

So far I'm working on making twinkle twinkle little star not sound like it is being performed by dying cats. No such luck yet, though.

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February 16, 2013 - 7:05 am
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Hi Aeghas, I agree with you. It is a great place for one who is interested in this instrument. Like you I am just getting started and this site is very helpful. Have fun in your venture.

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February 16, 2013 - 11:32 pm
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Welcome to the forum Aeghas.

Thanks for supporting FiddlerShop.com. That is one of my favorite instruments. How do you like it so far?

You are right about it being easier to learn on a better instrument.

Congratulations on your new journey. :-)

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February 17, 2013 - 12:45 am
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Welcome aboard Aeghas and congrats getting a great violin and on starting your adventure!  I can't agree more about playing on an instrument above your abilities, it really does help with motivation!  Moving away from the dying cats will take time lol, I'm still very new myself and hit those moments that make ya go ouch haha but it'll all fall in place :) .

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February 17, 2013 - 10:49 am
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Smart move Aeghas on getting something better right away!  I wish I had done that!  I'm still working on that! You will find so much info here it will make your head spin!  I am still a rank beginner myself after almost 3 years of intermittent practice i find myself motivated and inspired.  Welcome!

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February 17, 2013 - 11:11 am
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Welcome Aeghas, 

Congratulation! a year ago i am at your position too.  As a fellow guitar player, i believe you'll progress in just a matter of time.  Just keep playing and see the tips & tricks on discussion!

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Welcome Aeghas,

Welcome to the forum, there are plenty of posts and opinions about the best and worst ways to do things with the Violin. I just want to say that I am also learning the Guitar and Piano and am willing to trade Violin secrets, tips and tricks for same. lol. Also if you who do play Guitar are good at transposition please feel free to prepare music that accompanies the violin tunes, especially the group projects. I personally feel we need a "Flat Bridge" 6 string Fiddle section here!

Peace Pfish.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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February 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm
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Greetings and welcome!. There is a vast range of players from young beginners to mature beginners. We have exceptional players and well seasoned ones (A-1 Seasoned according to another post somewhere). If you have the desire to play, you'll find people in whatever skill level you find yourself.

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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February 17, 2013 - 10:44 pm
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Thanks for the welcome everyone. So far I'm very pleased with the k-565 (although it probably isn't too pleased with me). :P I was really hoping to get lessons, but after trying to contact the two nearest teachers (about 60 miles away) I haven't gotten a reply from either of them after a week of waiting. So I think I may have to just make do with what I can glean from the Internet and violin books. I know having someone there to show you where you're making your mistakes is an invaluable resource, but it just might not be in the cards for me quite yet. I'll keep hoping one pops up soon though.

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February 17, 2013 - 10:49 pm
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Aeghas, where do you live? Did you check out the local union for names of pros in the area?

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I live about 2 hours away from Seattle, Washington. I checked craigslist for lessons near me and the closest I found there was about an hour away, which are the ones I tried to contact. After not getting any responses I just did a google search for violin lessons in skagit county (where I live) and came up empty. I haven't checked with a union, nor am I sure how to go about doing so.

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February 17, 2013 - 11:51 pm
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Welcome to the forum, Aeghas.

You will have lots of fun here. This site offers plenty of resource as well as great help from members, including FM.

I'm in Kent, WA, about 3 hrs driving from you. Have you checked yellow pages and such?

Good luck in your great journey.

Robert

 

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Welcome and congrats on your new magnificent instrument.

Toni from Cali.

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February 18, 2013 - 8:42 pm
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http://local76-493.org/index.p.....s/strings/

Musicians are not so good at marketing themselves so feel free to contact the union and ask for a list of violinists that you can contact since there was only one violinist under instructors.

http://local76-493.org/

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February 18, 2013 - 10:49 pm
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Thanks for that, I'll definitely look into it. I think it would be beneficial for everyone within earshot of me if I found lessons ASAP :P

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Hi Aeghas,

Welcome! I think you'll learn, meet lots of wonderful people and have fun here. I know I have.

Fifi La Fume

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Aeghas said
.....So I figured if I'm gonna try this its gonna be "go big or go home".

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Wish You success at it !!!! Love your attitude! Congrats with the violin!

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