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Hi Everybody, It's Marina!
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omagor
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Hi All!

My name is Marina and I'm from Israel (initially from Russia). My compliments for such a nice website and from what I read so far, the people here are so great that I really want to become a part of your group.

A little bit about me: I was playing violing for 12 years since I was 5 years old. I was going to be a proffesional violinist. Then for personal reasons (I will not bore you with it) I have decided to quite and for ten (!) years I didn't touch the violin!!! I got married, 2 children were born and I work as a logisicts coordinator these days. Recently I have realized I missed the violin so much that I want to start playing again. This is such a pleasure, so much fun! No pressure, no exhasting practicing, just enjoy it!

That's the short story. Thank you for reading!

 

Marina

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Welcome to Fiddlerman's forum and chatbox, Marina.

I too gave up violin only mine was for 58 year after playing when I was a child for 7 years. I myself have just recently gotten back into playing again. About 4 month's now.

I know you will like it here, everyone tries to be so helpfull, it's like a large family.

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Fiddlerman
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May 12, 2012 - 8:27 am
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Hey Marina,

I'm glad you found the forum. We look forward to getting to know you better and seeing lot's of posts from you.

Did you keep your fiddle from 10 years back? How did your first re-encounter with playing go? What are you working on?

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forum Marina, we hope you have as much fun with your violin and this group of crazy people as we do.
Love your playing BTW.
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and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Welcome Marina,

 

It must feel good to get back  to the music you love.  I saw you video and thought you played wonderfully.

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Welcome to the forum Marina!.  Wonderful violing. (Just joking!)  Don't say you did not touch violin for 10 years.  Your experience will enrich the forum.cheerleader

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Welcome Marina! I couldn't find your vid anywhere,,,, but everyone above is much smarter than me, so it's no surprise, lol.

Your experience and insight will be very welcomed here; a lot of us have been playing (recently) for less than a year.  Hope you feel free to give us help and ask for help.

I also would enjoy hearing your answers to FM's questions; would be very interesting to hear.

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Thank you all so much for welcoming me and for the warm words about my playing.

To Fiddlerman: about two years ago me and my family moved to the kibbutz - a very small community (several hundreds). There was a woman there who knew me since I was a child (of course, she knew about the violin) and she asked me to play on the ceremony for the Memorial day. I was going to refuse at first, but then I thought: here is my change to get back playing again. At that point I didn't know If I even remembered how to play. But I did! It was so much fun! Since then I try to play every time I have a chance. Not enough time, unfortunately, but I'm trying. BTW, below is my video from this ceremony.

My violin is very old, I have it since I remember myself. It is not so good, I really want to replace it. Actually I'm thinking about purchasing Cecillio electric violin, that is how I found this website - through your video about this violin. It sounds pretty cool.

 

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That was beautiful Marina!  You clearly "own" many of the skills & habits that a lot of us are working so hard to acquire.  Thanks for sharing the vid and your story!

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Welcome, Marina.  Lovely playing.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Welcome Marina, it's a pleasure hearing you play, the violin sounds very good outsideheart! If you say your violin is bad I believe you, but for me it sounds great! A first instrument to cherish even if you replace it, probably lots of memories linked to it!

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Welcome Marina! Thanks for sharing the video. You play very well! I hope to play as well as you someday. I've only been playing for two and a half months, so I'm still scratching and bouncing my way through songs, and I definitely can't do vibrato yet. It was a pleasure to hear you play.

BTW, I traveled to Israel many years ago and enjoyed it very much. The country is not only beautiful, it's so rich in cultural and religious heritage that links so many people across the globe.

I look forward to reading your posts and seeing more videos from you!

coffee

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Welcome Marina! (Oh boy another real Violinist) Fantastic.dancing

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Thanks for the post Marina,

As you can see, we are all very happy to have you here. 🙂

I would suggest that you find a luthier in your area with a great reputation and have a look at the instruments that he or she has in the shop. Test out as many instruments as possible.
Possibly you can improve your violin greatly with some small fixes as well. I noticed that it is a little metallic sounding, what kind of strings are on it right now? Strings don't make a violin great but bad strings can make a violin sound so much worse than it actually is.
Have you had the sound-post checked, re-made or adjusted lately. An old violin needs a new post as the wood will lift on the top over a period of time. After buying my first new violin I had to have the post changed after 1.5 years then again after 5 then again after about 5 more, and ever time there was a great improvement afterwards. The bridge should probably be of a very hard wood and thinned out, not too thick.

As far as the electric violins are concerned, they are great if you are technically inclined, can afford some cool effect pedals or a multi effect box, and take the time to experiment to find the best sound. The violin by itself sounds a lot like a sewing machine without any chorus and reverb, in my opinion.

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Marina,, that was absolutely beautifull, you play with soooooooo much feeling, I loved it.   violin_girl

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OMG, so many compliments! I' blushing! embarassed Thank you so much. Though I think I still have a lot of work to do and I'm counting on you, guys!

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Thanks for the post Marina,

As you can see, we are all very happy to have you here. 🙂

I would suggest that you find a luthier in your area with a great reputation and have a look at the instruments that he or she has in the shop. Test out as many instruments as possible.
Possibly you can improve your violin greatly with some small fixes as well. I noticed that it is a little metallic sounding, what kind of strings are on it right now? Strings don't make a violin great but bad strings can make a violin sound so much worse than it actually is.
Have you had the sound-post checked, re-made or adjusted lately. An old violin needs a new post as the wood will lift on the top over a period of time. After buying my first new violin I had to have the post changed after 1.5 years then again after 5 then again after about 5 more, and ever time there was a great improvement afterwards. The bridge should probably be of a very hard wood and thinned out, not too thick.

As far as the electric violins are concerned, they are great if you are technically inclined, can afford some cool effect pedals or a multi effect box, and take the time to experiment to find the best sound. The violin by itself sounds a lot like a sewing machine without any chorus and reverb, in my opinion.

Well, I live in the Periphery, the shops here can't offer much variety of instruments. I did meet a violin master and he said he can fix my violin. I use Thomastic strings, my whole life I knew these are the best. Here I heard about zyex and I'm thinking about trying it.

Regarding electric violins: are you talking about this specific cecillio violin or in general? I wasn't thinking about replacing my violin with the electric one, I just thought it can be a nice addition. I wasn't going to spend too much on the electric violin, do you think Cecillio can do the work for me?

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KindaScratchy said
Welcome Marina! Thanks for sharing the video. You play very well! I hope to play as well as you someday. I've only been playing for two and a half months, so I'm still scratching and bouncing my way through songs, and I definitely can't do vibrato yet. It was a pleasure to hear you play.

BTW, I traveled to Israel many years ago and enjoyed it very much. The country is not only beautiful, it's so rich in cultural and religious heritage that links so many people across the globe.

I look forward to reading your posts and seeing more videos from you!

coffee

Hi, thanks.

Yes, our country is very special and beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have you been near the sea of Galilee? I live nearby. It is a beautiful place.

I have been in US twice last year (RI) because of my work and I liked it a lot. Especially the shopping 🙂 so cheap comparing to our prices...

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 Welcome Marina.

I think this is the place to be if you want to be part of a well rounded, friendly violin community.

I'm a complete newbie here, I've had my violin 6 days and I sound just horrid. I enjoyed listening to the beautiful music you played for us. Thank you.

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Welcome to the forum, Marina =)

You play really great, despite all those 10 years dancing

Thanks for the video!! birthday_balloon

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omagor said

KindaScratchy said
Welcome Marina! Thanks for sharing the video. You play very well! I hope to play as well as you someday. I've only been playing for two and a half months, so I'm still scratching and bouncing my way through songs, and I definitely can't do vibrato yet. It was a pleasure to hear you play.

BTW, I traveled to Israel many years ago and enjoyed it very much. The country is not only beautiful, it's so rich in cultural and religious heritage that links so many people across the globe.

I look forward to reading your posts and seeing more videos from you!

coffee

Hi, thanks.

Yes, our country is very special and beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Have you been near the sea of Galilee? I live nearby. It is a beautiful place.

I have been in US twice last year (RI) because of my work and I liked it a lot. Especially the shopping 🙂 so cheap comparing to our prices...

Unfortunately, I didn't get up to the Sea of Galilee. We went to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Caesarea Maritima and a number of sites out in the country. It was primarily an agricultural tour related to my job, but we did see many of the historic and religious sites, too.

That's cool that your U.S. visits were to Rhode Island. I'm originally from RI and live just over the line in Massachusetts now.

BTW, did you get to Galilee, RI? It's a seaside town/fishing port, appropriately enough. 🙂

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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