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Luv2Learn
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Hi, all...I'm a brand new player.  So new I don't even have a fiddle yet.  I'll be getting one second hand next month, I think.

I am an experienced musician: 12 yrs of piano, played flute in high school and college, picked up the mountain dulcimer almost 2 years ago.  I've toyed around with other instruments, too:  bassoon, piccolo, bass drum (marching band had too many flutes!), coronet, clarinet and pennywhistle.  I currently play piano at church and dulcimer with two local clubs.  Planning to go to Bennington, OK this weekend for Winter Creek.

The violin has always fascinated me, especially as it is used in bluegrass, Irish, and country music.  Being a perpetual student and always up for a learning challenge, I decided that I wanted to learn to play.  So here I be! 

This morning I mentioned to my kids that I was on a learn-to-play-the-violin forum and three of them said that they wanted to learn to play!  This could be a problem...

Anyway,  I'm looking forward to watching the videos and picking up tips from the forum.  I'll record my progress on video and try to share occasionally.  I do appreciate constructive criticism and advice!  My intent is mostly to become good enough to enjoy making music with others, not to be a virtuoso.

See you on the boards!

Diane 

 

 

 

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October 8, 2013 - 5:42 pm
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Welcome!  Texas has a very rich fiddle tradition.  I think you are mining a very rich vein and wish you great success.  Getting the kids involved is a huge win for them.  I would counsel doing whatever you can to make them part of your musical experience.  I did that with my kids and I can say with no reservations that whatever you put in with them is returned to you ten-fold.

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Luv2Learn said
This morning I mentioned to my kids that I was on a learn-to-play-the-violin forum and three of them said that they wanted to learn to play!  This could be a problem...

Doesn't sound like such a problem.  Sounds more like a great family.  Nice to have you here.

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Either you are going to have to fork some money or you will have a family violin. No harm in that.

Welcome to the forums.

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

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Howdy and Welcome. I just joined yesterday and everyone has been so nice. Where in Texas? My husband is from the Longview area and his parents and brother are their now. 

Sounds like you have a lot of musical experience so this should be a breeze for you.....

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Welcome to the forums Luv2 Learn.  Sounds like it could be fun to learn along with your kids!  Look forward to hearing more from you!

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NewFiddlerGirl said
Howdy and Welcome. I just joined yesterday and everyone has been so nice. Where in Texas? My husband is from the Longview area and his parents and brother are their now. 

I live about 45 minutes north of Longview.  Moved here from Austin in 2000. 

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Welcome to the forum.  Sounds like a fun family!  

 

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Luv2Learn said
.......This morning I mentioned to my kids that I was on a learn-to-play-the-violin forum and three of them said that they wanted to learn to play!  This could be a problem...

Diane 

So the other kids are not interested? LOL, How many kids do you have?

Thanks for your great introduction. I look forward to following yours and your kids progress here on the forum. All the instruments that you have played will certainly aid in learning a bit quicker. Then again, bowed instruments are quite unique.

Welcome to the forum. :-)

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Hi, Luv2Learn! Welcome to the forum!

Why do You think this is a problem that kids want to play? Too many violins You'll have to get XD? On the other hand you'll be able to learn and jam together! That will be fun! I'd love if someone in my family wanted to play violin or any other instrument... =)

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