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Hi! I'm Charley
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CharleyGarrett
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April 29, 2012 - 12:50 pm
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I'm another of those "coming back to violin" people. I had lessons in 4th and 5th grades. Then nothing until now. My grown children got for me the CVN-300, which seems quite the same as the CVN-500 which Fiddlerman recently reviewed. I would vote for Fiddle4fun's video, but I can't figure out how to do so.

So anyway I know stuff ABOUT violin, just have to get to that place where I can DO it. I sure wish that we'd had the Internet back in 1966 when I first started. I never got good vibrato back then, but I think my intonation was pretty ok.

I look forward to the community of players.

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Welcome Charley! If you want to vote for a video, look to the right on this page, just below the ads. There is a little poll asking who you would like to vote for.

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Welcome, Charley! You're in good company here. More than a few posters started as kids and then came back to play as adults. We also love sitting around talking (typing?) about violin which, admittedly, cuts into the practice time.

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Hiya Charley,

welcome to the site. Great to have you here, as you will see we are serious about learning to play our violins, but have time for some good banter between us.

 

jimi-hendrix

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

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Welcome Charley! I hope you'll get back to your violin in no time coffee

"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 to the forum, Charley!

CVN-300 is a good violin to start with! 

Have fun!dancing

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Welcome Charley!  You're in good company; and this is a very open and supportive group, and we're all [kinda] in the same boat, so we hope you feel comfortable asking for help if you need it,,, there are some incredible resources and guidance here.cheers

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April 29, 2012 - 6:40 pm
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Welcome, Charley! I was so glad to find this forum and learn that there are many other adults learning to play the violin. Glad you found it, too!

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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April 29, 2012 - 7:01 pm
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Hi Charley! Welcome from Southampton, England 🙂

Jim

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Welcome Charley, Charles is my middle name.... Glad you picked up the violin again;-)

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partyHey Charley,  glad you could make it!  Welcome and enjoy.   

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April 29, 2012 - 10:56 pm
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Nice to have you here Charley. This is the place to get inspiration 🙂

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

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dancingdancing  yea, Charlie.... what they said...dancingdancing

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Hah, Denny... What I really wanted to say was "Charlie, are you actually going to kick the football this time"

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........so I'm a little late to the party!  Welcome Charlie!  You'll have a ball here!!

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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