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Rusty
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February 19, 2013 - 11:27 am
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Howdy Everyone, 

  I am brand new to the fiddle, gonna be picking one out in a little while when I go for my guitar lesson.

  I can't believe how much stuff is on this site.

  I am very excited about this venture.  Until about six months ago I had never touched a guitar.  But with diligent practice,  It's coming along great.

  Traverse City has an insane music scene.  Everyone here plays something it seems.

  I think there are alot more guitar and mando players than fiddler's.  So I thought if I can learn to play fiddle decent, it would up my chances of playing with more people.

  Last year this old fiddler put a pot belly woodstove in his  van, so he can busk and play downtown all winter. Seriously, he's on youtube.  I love this town.

  I can't wait to get started. 

peace,Rusty

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Fifi La Fume
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Welcome Rusty,

This is a great site to learn,meet wonderful people and have fun! 

 

Fifi La Fume

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February 19, 2013 - 1:22 pm
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Hi Rusty, this site ROCKs!! > I play a little bit of guitar and want to mix in the fiddle with it. I found the right site to learn and so did you. Have fun with it.

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Hi Rusty new to the site here myself.  You might want to check out the Dulicmer Funfest that takes place in Evart Mi the third weekend of July.  There are a lot of other instruments that are there besides hammered dulicmers and they offer workshops on a variety of instruments including fiddle and also guitar.  One of the best things about the festival is the opportunity to jam with other musicians.  I have been there many times and plan on going again this year.  If you have any questions let me know. 

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Welcome to the group Rusty.  You shouldn't have any issues finding more information than you could possibly ever need around this site.  Nice thing is if you have a question, many much more intelligent persons than I will respond.  :)

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

Conor Oberst
 
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Hi Rusty, yet another person from Michigan, yay!  Traverse City is a great place, been there several times and some of the festivals are incredible. I love the music scene there as well, wish I had more time to travel up there just because of that alone.  Glad you've decided to learn fiddle, it's challenging but really fun.  The resources on here are outstanding for learning!  Welcome aboard!

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February 19, 2013 - 8:19 pm
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Welcome, Rusty!! A fellow guitarist-turned-fiddler here.

Tell us all about your new fiddle when you get it...or better yet, post some photos or a video!

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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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Fiddlerman
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February 20, 2013 - 8:34 am
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Hey Rusty,

Really glad you found our forum. Love your introduction and looking forward to seeing your youtube links. smile

We'll try to help you in any way we can.

Happy fiddling and welcome!!!

"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, Rusty!

You said that You're taking guitar lessons. And do You planning to take fiddle lessons too, or prefer to learn it by yourself? =) Anyway - this is a great place to learn!

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February 20, 2013 - 9:08 pm
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This is a great place and the best people online. Just ask us. ;)

 

Be welcome here. There is a huge resource of material and experience.

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

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.  Having a ball so far.  

Learnt "Twinkle, Twinkle", from Fiddlerman.  Thanks Fiddlerman, man.

Now I am working on, "Chicken Reel".

Hey fiddlebarb, my folks live right down the road from Evart, in Hersey,Mi.  I'm planning on being there, maybe I'll see ya.

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Hi from 'Down Under' aussie_flag

You will have a great time here. banana

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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hey!

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

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