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savannah
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June 20, 2012 - 3:57 pm
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Hello everyone,

I'm Savannah, and my boyfriend Chris (chorlick) and I are in our third week of playing! We were talking one day and realized we'd both always wanted to learn how to play the violin. Instead of waiting for retirement we decided to just do it now, and here we are 🙂

This is a very interesting process for me in particular because I'm not a big music fan. I never took (or wanted to take) Band or Orchestra in high school, I don't like classical music, or even much music at all. I've never wanted to be a musician, and I can't stand guitars 🙂 But --and this sounds silly-- my family watched a lot of Fiddler on the Roof when I was younger, and I love that movie, and the music in there really stuck with me. I've always thought the violin was the most soulful instrument, and as a writer 'soulful' stuff is really attractive to me.

So for the first time in my life I'm learning to read music and what all the different symbols mean. Poor Chris; he's had music lessons before so this stuff is sorta intuitive for him, but I was unfamiliar even with what are apparently basic terms.

Anyway. I knew he was getting more active on the forum, and Fiddlerman has been SO helpful and kind to us that I figured it was time I came to hang out, too.

So far Chris and I haven't told any friends or family that we're doing this... we want to surprise them at our Christmas party this year by playing the duet of beginner's Pachelbel. I also want to learn Danny Boy (yes, like in Fiddlerman's St. Patrick's Day Greeting video!) as a surprise for my father, who's very proud of his Irish heritage. Is this possible? We hope so!

I'm loving the secret firmness developing on my fingertips, and practicing at night with Chris. Our adult lessons start at the end of the month, and when the second violin comes in you might see a video of us playing together!

Thanks again to Fiddlerman, and everyone who's given us helpful comments and suggestions!

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SaraO
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Welcome Savannah,

It is so great that you have a partner to learn and practice with. Have fun with it!

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Fiddlerman
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June 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm
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I believe you will be the second couple officially registered and learning at the same time here. DragonLady and her husband.

You are not alone learning to surprise your family and friends, there are several here doing it secretively with the same intentions. NoirVelours, and cdennyb, just to name two.

Welcome to the forum. We look forward to posts of you playing Pachabel, Danny Boy, and YES>>>>> "Fiddler on the Roof" stuff.

I guess that means that I have to post "If I were a Rich Man" or something similar real soon.

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

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savannah
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June 20, 2012 - 4:56 pm
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Fiddlerman, thanks for that info! So great to know we're not alone 🙂

As for If I Were a Rich Man... no way dude, you've got to do the Opening Title!  That's basically my Ultimate Piece that I don't know if I could ever approach playing, but it'll probably be no sweat for you!

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Hey Savannah, everyone's really sweet here - cool vids and stuff, I think its great hubby is doing it too....my hubby is so supportive, he giggles and laughs alongside me, good luck!

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Welcome Savannah, nice to see you on the forum.bananabananabananabananabanana

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June 20, 2012 - 8:09 pm
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Hey i know you!

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Welcome, Savannah! That's so nice that you and Chris are learning together. What a wonderful thing to do as a couple.

Fiddlerman said
I believe you will be the second couple officially registered and learning at the same time here. DragonLady and her husband.

Maybe this doesn't count officially, but my husband and I are also learning together. He just hasn't registered on the forum. Mostly he reads over my shoulder and wants to know what's going on with this member or that member, as he knows many of the names by now, too. amuse

You've got to post a video of your duet when you're ready. I think we'd all love to see it; I know I would anyway.

Hope you both enjoy it here. It's a great site with great people. Good luck in your new musical adventures!

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Hello and welcome.. I don't know everyone here but I really love it here.  Welcome.  I love you name.  Good luck and happy happy violining.....so nice to meet you.

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Fiddlerman
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OK then,

The opening Title. It's just that I try to do pieces that are within the reach of the majority. Good taste though. thumbs-up

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

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KindaScratchy said
Welcome, Savannah! That's so nice that you and Chris are learning together. What a wonderful thing to do as a couple.

Fiddlerman said
I believe you will be the second couple officially registered and learning at the same time here. DragonLady and her husband.

Maybe this doesn't count officially, but my husband and I are also learning together. He just hasn't registered on the forum. Mostly he reads over my shoulder and wants to know what's going on with this member or that member, as he knows many of the names by now, too. 

I figured there were more. 🙂
There are usually a handful of couples in every full time orchestra I play in. Either they meet each other in the orchestra or they met while learning and try real hard to get into the same orchestra.

violin-studentviolin_girlviolin-studentviolin_girlviolin-studentviolin_girl<----There they are. All 3 couples.

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

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Welcome!pink-violin-girl

"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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In the future I think If I were a Rich Man would make a great project.

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