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Jacen_C
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Hello everyone, I'm Jacen. I'm 22 years old, and currently reside in Winter Haven, Florida.

I played violin for a few months in elementary school as an extra curricular activity, but wasn't willing to put the proper practice into it, so I stopped. Finally, after about 10 - 15 years, I've taken it up again.

A few days ago I received my new violin in the mail, a Cecilio Mendini MV300. Since then I've been putting myself to work, with the guidance of a Hal-Lonard self teaching dvd, Fiddlerman, and other youtube teachers. It's been a blast so far, can't say the same for the rest of my family :P, though I haven't quite got the hang of switching strings without it sounding like nails on a chalkboard.

I hope to one day play in a quartet, ever since I first heard the soundtrack for the game "Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura".

 

Here's to many years of enjoyment yet to come, and can't wait to get to know you all!

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Welcome! 

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Welcome to the site Jacen!  The intonation on string crossings will come in time :).  The first few times I picked up my violin my cat hit the ceiling haha.  But practicing on long bow strokes and whole notes, transitioning to a different string each time really helped me clear up intonation plus it gives your ear some extra training for what's on and what's a bit off as you move forward.  Low and behold my kitty sits in the same room as I practice now, most of the time falling asleep (boring music to him I guess haha). Congrats on the new Violin and best of luck in your endeavors!

 

~FD

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Welcome Jacen

Stay with it. The first couple of months will not sound so good but it if ya stay with it > you will be on your way to playing in that quartet someday. Pick it up every day and play it.

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Welcome to the Forum! Get into it, put up some vids, have fun! That and the hokey pokey is what its all about!

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

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Welcome from Alaska.  Have fun. 

 

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Fiddlerman
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January 11, 2014 - 9:24 am
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Welcome to the forum Jacen.
For your family you might want to get a heavy practice mute. My family is not fond of loud frequent practice either. :-(

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

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I am always be told, "Be quiet, I am putting my baby to sleep" by my daughter.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Hmmmmm, who is paying the rent? LOL

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My kids are used to sleeping to my practicing hahaha.

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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My wife may or may not have threatened to play my violin for me...with a SLEDGE HAMMER!

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Welcome to the forum, Jacen!

1stimestar said
My kids are used to sleeping to my practicing hahaha.

My parents either, hahahahahaaa! XD

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Welcome, Jacen! Glad to hear that you've reconnected with the violin!

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

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I have witnessed many love affairs being restarted, especially on these forums.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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