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I hope it's not too late to introduce myself!duncecap 

My name is Anastasiya, but i don't like it so everybody call me Naska =)

Here is my long boring story about violin and me..

I wanted to play violin since i was a child. But for several reasons my parents didn't want me to play music.. So i grew up without.. Dreaming about..

Later when i said that i want to play violin everybody told me : "It's too difficult, you had to learn since childhood, now it's too late..." And i believed.. (stupid medunno). So i played guitar, bass guitar and piano (synthesizer actually). Totally unprofessional and without passion... Because all my thoughts about music were somewhere around violin.

At last i gave up and bought one in summer of 2008. birthday_balloonBrought it home and... My mom refused to listen to my false scales (our music stores don't have any mutes but even if they did - i couldn't imagine that thing duncecap). So i've found an earless place ... and was happy for a month approximately .. I played open strings with crooked bow on untuned violin =D. 

Then Autumn came =/

And i was waiting for the next summer...drooling .

Then i decided that playing once-a-year is not a good practice. And in February of 2010 was lucky to get an e-violin.

I was extremely  happy! But couldn't play it more then 10 min at-once. As was found later my e-v had it's strings too high and fingerboard - too low! But i thought that it should be that way (i believed that all people who make violins know what they do). So i played by ear everything i wanted to. I enjoyed 4 months or something like that.. And became a proud owner of almost all of the bad habits..drooling But then my left fingers refused to press strings - they were too damaged and i could play only once in a month. No need to tell that there was no even a smell of any progress.. dazed 

 

15.04.2011 i've met my violin teacher Liliya Askhatovna. birthday_balloonAnd we started to fix my bad habits and make me something similar to a real violinist =) She is great !! birthday_balloon 

 

Then in October 2011 i've found you guys!!! heart well, all the rest you know..

 

Now i'm happy! party 

 

ps. that post is second first story is gone somewhere duncecap 

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Well Naska you are so welcome here by me! So many people are scared about our short little life we live and get caught up in afterlife religion stuff so they never really accomplish anything worthwhile on our earth but to scare us because they are too scared to live a fun life. devil-violin and Happy Halloween!

 

It's never too late to do anything that you want to do!

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WoW! That said great, MGN!! Thank you! And happy Halloween ! Is it today? I'm not very familiar with American and English holidays duncecap. =)

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Nice to hear your story. I know that you will go far.1st-place

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but the one who needs the least."

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Naska, I took lessons in Elementry School, and again in Jr High, My dad played for a comedic musical group, Spike Jones and His band of Renoun. Or something like that.  Well my mother forced me to play because my dad played.  I didn't practice, and went nowhere, then I tried again in Jr High and again didn't have the passion.

I am now 63 years old, may have lung cancer and if I follow my parents, The both died of lung cancer and a heart condition from smoking, I will not become and expert Violinist, but, I have a passion to learn and become as good as my abilities allow.  The Passion for Music and the instrument you love is your life.  If your15 passion in genuine, you will be great.  Be faithfull to the choices you make, and do all that you do with the passion you have for the violin and you will live a wonderfull and successful life! 

Shalom Shalom

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Naska Halloween is October 31st but lots of us in the US are goofy about our holidays, we prepare for them ahead of time and celebrate for days 😉

By the way I love the way you express yourself, I'm always looking for people that can write great stories to use for lyrics in songs. 

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Welcome Naska birthday_balloon

I've seen you play and I can assure you that you've got a very promising future playing violin.

I'm glad you found Liliya, she will make lots of difference to your playing, and turn it from hit-and-miss to beautiful music.

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If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.

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I like to use screen names so I will keep calling you Mad Wednesday 😉 But nice to meet you. (again!! 1st-place)

It's great you found Fiddlerman's site, and a good private instructor. Do you play Russian 7 string guitar? Or just regular 6 string?

I have a lot of Youtube video saved of people playing the 7 string guitar.

 

Your posts make me laugh, but it will take me two hours to decipher what it is you guys are all doing after you roll on the floor laughing here soon!!!wink

 

Best wishes! and Happy Halloween in about 3 hours my time!

On "Cheap eBay violins" … Just tell people they are like a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree.  With a little love, and some practice, they too can be made beautiful.

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Words of wisdom exactly

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

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Thank you, guys!!

 

BCShalom said:

...If your15 passion in genuine, you will be great.  Be faithfull to the choices you make...

 I don't know if you mean my age... Anyway, i forgot to say that i was born December,11 1982. So i'll be 29 soon =)) - just in case somebody is interested.

 Thank you, BCShalom, you are the wise person! 

@ RP - i play regular 6 strings =) There are not many Russians who plays 7. I was interested to play 7, but there are not much learning stuff for. And buy another guitar just because of curiosity... nea =)

 

@MGN- if i ever write here any interesting story - feel free to use it anywhere you want, MGN! =))

 

Thank you all! /embarassed hope i won't screw up/ 

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Nice story Mad, and WELCOME TO THE FOR- -  Hey wait a minute! 

 You where here before me.  Oh what the Heck.   Welcome and thanks for making me feel welcome.

Always a pleasure to read your post. Your love for the violin shows through.

You obviously have a good since to humor and that makes life more pleasant for everyone around you , and I heard it makes you live longer.  

Keep playing and posting!1st-place

No matter where you go, there you are!

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Я наполовину русский / Шведский / Украина и не менее половины английски, по моим генеалогическое дерево. Вы живете в России, и вы не пробовали играть балалайка и 7 струнная гитара!
Вы с ума сошли! tongue

Я просто шутил с вами грубых о том, с ума! clap И нет, я не знаю русский, я использую Google Translate и быть глупым.

 

roflolI translated what I wrote above back to English, and it did not translate quite right, but that's ok. rofl

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Hi Naska, I was really touched by your story and it's good that you didn't give up. I think I'm in a similar situation and I'm not planning to give up this dream. Oh and why do you dislike your name? I think it's really unique and beautiful. surprised

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Yes, Anastasiya is a real nice name. exactly but Mad_Wed will do. ROFFLMAOWTO

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Actually, I'd like to know the origins of the name "Mad_Wed."

"Mad" I can guess at, but what about "Wed?"dunno

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Mad Wednesday was a musical comedy in the 1940s... And hey Mad Wed another December Sagittarius child. I'll be 48 on Dec. 5th and really not looking forward to that 😉

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Late bloomer said:

Nice story Mad, and WELCOME TO THE FOR- –  Hey wait a minute! 

embarassed when i came here was no such "Introduction" forum. I guess you guys were the first, who gave an idea to FiddlerMan. I just thought, that all who comes here introduces him/her self and maybe somebody is interested about those, who is already here… (not too much earlier actually embarassed). Thanks, LB!!! =)

 

@RP :

Вы живете в России, и вы не пробовали играть балалайка и 7 струнная гитара!
Вы с ума сошли!

roflolYeap! And also i don't wear my шапка-ушанка all the time =)

And RP, you definitely are not быть глупым !! rofl 

 

@Huey142 :

I think I'm in a similar situation and I'm not planning to give up this dream.

Yeap!! exactly I planed to make that dream a goal -> now planning to get to that goal.. I guess you too =) i wish luck and success for all of us!!

 

@ FiddlerMan:

Yes, Anastasiya is a real nice name.

Анастасия/Anastasia translates from Greek like "reviving" . I don't mind for dark humor, but don't want to …revive drooling  =) ROTFFLMAOWTO 

 

@HeadCheese:

"Mad" I can guess at, but what about "Wed?"

Many years it was WAD.. You know, i didn't choose that nickname, my friends did =) Now i guess it's like Wednesday.. duncecap

I haven't seen that movie Mad Wednesday../went to search it/

Original nick name {Russian style} is Безумный_Комок.

 

@MGN:

And hey Mad Wed another December Sagittarius child. I'll be 48 on Dec. 5th and really not looking forward to that 😉 

Yeap! exactly You are not looking to that=)

All the Sagittariuses i know are a disaster.. Do you place your socks everywhere around and can't find a pair when you need, or it just those who i know (including me, except my mama) embarassed=) I hope this is not too personal question?

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I sure am not a neat person. I hardly wear socks cause I live in a warm climate year round. Sandals everyday for me. But it seems everyone I meet born in December are some kind of an artist.

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roflol I forgot about the caps with ear flaps! roflI do like Balalaika music though!

 

Mad.... Here, our washing machines and driers make our socks magically disappear. Or maybe a sock troll comes and steals them.... But it has nothing to do with anyone actually misplacing them! tongue

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RP said:

roflol I forgot about the caps with ear flaps! roflI do like Balalaika music though!

 Then You'll like this: balalaika Alexei Arkhipovskiy 

Mad…. Here, our washing machines and driers make our socks magically disappear. Or maybe a sock troll comes and steals them…. But it has nothing to do with anyone actually misplacing them! tongue

TROLLS!!! I knew it!!!! dancing 

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