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augustoad
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Hey! My name is Augusto, but you may reffer to me as AugustoAD, or simply Toad. I am 16 years old, and I live in Brazil. I've been learning to play the violin by my own; I began back in June 2012. My inspiration to start playing were videos from Violin Tay and Lindsey Stirling (mainly) on youtube. After I saw those girls playing, I suddenly became fascinated by the instrument, and started watching only violin-related videos and listening to quartets and duets. 

 

I realized I wanted to play it so bad, so I asked my parents for one as my birthday gift. I got a REALLY cheap one, as they told me: "First you learn how to play, then you will get to have an actual good instrument". It costed us US$75 (R$150). I was amazed! At first I was a bit confused about how did the instrument worked, but as I watched more videos and lessons, I began to figure it out.

 

I'm still an amateur, but I simply love music. My next goal is to learn how to read sheets. I've been playing by ear (I have inherited my grampa's musical ear, so it's pretty easy to me) so far, and I can play around 20 songs.

 

I've been looking in this website since I got my violin, and it has really helped me to learn everything. I decided to join the forums because I wanted to chat with more people that enjoy playing this amazing instrument (along other ones like the guitar, the cello, the viola and eticetera). I hope to make new friendships here.

 

PS: I'm sorry about my english, it's kinda rusty I'd say, as my native language is portuguese and I have noone to practice my english with.

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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welcome! Its good to have you here.

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

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Fiddlerman
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November 27, 2012 - 11:17 pm
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Nice to have you here augustoad.

Thanks for the introduction.

We look forward to getting to know you here, reading all your posts and following your progress.

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but the one who needs the least."

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 Hi AugustoAD,

Welcome to the forum!

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Kevin M.
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Welcome Toad,

 

Glad to have you here. Will you join our christmas project?

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Welcome aboard Toad !!  This is a great place, plus you get to practice your english

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Hiya Toady, we'll soon have your English knocked into shape.

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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Let's not teach him your english Terry, You'll confuse him.

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Hi Toad! Welcome to the forum :)

 

Mr Jim  dancing

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Kevin M. said
Let's not teach him your english Terry, You'll confuse him.

Actually, Terry's English is real English, it just sound's funny. smile   rofl  roflol

 

On the serious side, welcome Augustoad. My grandfather's name was August and all his friend's called him "Auggie".

You're from Brazil, I'll alway's remember the 1954 ?, movie Brazil the first time I heard that song and loved it ever since, in fact I learned it a couple week's ago, just having a little difficulty working in some double stop's.

Practice alot and you'll have your next new violin before you know it.  violin-1267

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Let's not teach him your english Terry, You'll confuse him.

D'ya reckon, Kevin?
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Hi, Toad! Welcome to the forums! =)

 

Fiddlestix said

Kevin M. said
Let's not teach him your english Terry, You'll confuse him.

Actually, Terry's English is real English, it just sound's funny. smileroflroflol

I actually understand Terry much better (i mean verbal) than any American LOL! Also i find that Canadian and European people speack English quite understandable for me... don't know why though, just an observation... dazed And when i speack English, i guess nobody understands me .. especially myself rofl

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Mad_Wed said


Hi, Toad! Welcome to the forums! =)

 

Fiddlestix said

Kevin M. said
Let's not teach him your english Terry, You'll confuse him.

Actually, Terry's English is real English, it just sound's funny. smileroflroflol

I actually understand Terry much better (i mean verbal) than any American LOL! Also i find that Canadian and European people speack English quite understandable for me... don't know why though, just an observation... dazed And when i speack English, i guess nobody understands me .. especially myself rofl

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Haha, that's funny Naska roflol

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Hi Mr Toad! welcome to the forums! would be lovely to see some of yer progress smile

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Hello Toad! Your English is actually VERY good. I'm always so impressed with people that can speak more than one language. I'm also impressed with people that can play the violin, so welcome from a totally new beginner. birthday_balloon

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augustoad
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Thanks, you guys! :D

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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toad, I gotta tell ya, your english is far better than some I've heard here in the states!

Congrats on the musical ear for learning... I don't read either but play by ear and find it holding me back at times... but oh well. I play for me not an audience so I can handle it.

Great you chose THIS site to continue your violin education and practice with... we all are beginners... some new, some old, from all around the world... a big family with one common goal in life...

 

the violin and its' beautiful music... no matter the style... no matter the artist,... it's all about the violin here...

cheers

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