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Hi, my name is Adam.  I am from Charlotte but don't live in the city limits right now.  Been out of the Marines for over 10 years now.  Starting college in a couple of months. Yada yada yada...

I have been thinking about trying to learn how to play for a little while now.  I finally broke down and bought a cheap fiddle at my local music shop.  I tried learning guitar but I found that it hurt my knuckles too much to play long enough for a real practice session.  I taught myself how to play a couple songs on the piano at one point but have since forgotten everything.  My wife is currently learning how to play guitar and is progressing nicely.  She can play the piano as well.  She will probably try to steal my violin when she gets off of work tonight.

Well...Hi...

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Welcome to the insanity. You'll find a lot of info and helpful people here. As to your wife buy here one too.:)

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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It is legal to own 2 violins where domestic friction might break out.  Besides which, you can't play duets with 1 fiddle :)

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welcome to the forum !!!

 

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Welcome to the forum, Adam.

You can always share one violin. You can't play around the clock.

Hope you enjoy it here.

 

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Hi Adam, and welcome to the world of fret-less fun !  ( Ogre probably has it nailed, "insanity" is more like it! )

Welcome aboard, and above all, enjoy the journey ! 

Bill

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Fiddlerman
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June 14, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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MrShortStack said
She will probably try to steal my violin when she gets off of work tonight.

Well...Hi...

Welcome Adam,

ROFL, let her do it. It can only be positive but don't let her take if from you when you want to play. LOL

This is a great place to motivate each other. Hopefully you have found your instrument this time and won't give it up :)

Look forward to hearing about your progress.exactly

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but the one who needs the least."

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One can use their left hand on the neck while the other does the bowing.  laugh

Welcome.smile

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MrShortStack said
...   She will probably try to steal my violin when she gets off of work tonight.
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Hahahahahahaaaaa!

Nice one! Competition is a good motivation!

Happy fiddling and welcome to the forum!birthday_balloon

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