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November 25, 2011 - 10:52 am
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Hello all of you on this forum and website.  I discovered the website yesterday and am eager to make use of the insights and comeraderie.

 

I started playing violin in grade school but did not keep up with it.  I bought a violin and started back with lessons about ten years ago and kept it up for about two years.  I have arthritis and this difficulty frustrated me. 

 

I have again picked up the violin and have a very compatible teacher who is helping me make rapid progress with no discomfort.

 

To be compltely honest, I have an odd reason for resuming my violin playing.  I am a watercolor painting hobbyist.  Sometimes, I need to leave a painting alone for a while so that a portion of it dries.  I thought I could play my violin during these intervals.  It seemed like a more creative way to spend those times than to read a book (or clean the bathrub!)  But I have really fallen in love with the violin all over again.

 

I have printed up the 3rd and 4th violin parts for the Christmas project and am working on those.  They aer perfect for me as I am working a great deal on tone.

 

I hope to really be able to benefit from my associations here and appreciate the input of those all of you who clearly have a great deal to offer.

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Fiddlerman
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November 25, 2011 - 2:39 pm
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Hey Gitel,

Welcome to Fiddlerman.com

We are happy to have you here and look forward to getting to know you on the forum.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hi, Gitel!!! It's nice to meet you!

Welcome to the forum and to the Christmas Project!!!

                        cheerleadercheerleader 

I hope you have enough time to practice, we should send our videos to FiddlerMan before 1st of December (God!! I'm still not ready!!facepalm rofl).

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Oh, thank you.  I did not know the deadline was 12-1.  I ahve time to "practice" as I am play part 4 and maybe also Part 3.  They are only challenging for me insofar as my intonation needs improvement.  But it is the sort of improvement that is only going to respond to a time interval more like months than days.  I guess I better record this weekend...

 

What part are you playing?  I hope there are a lot of people doing this!

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I try to play V1 part...facepalm   rofl 1,5 months i try and try.. violin-studentSo you are not the alone one, whos intonation needs improvement! birthday_balloon

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Hi Gitel! I hear you on the arthritis! I have it in my back. I do think playing violin regularly keeps my fingers nimble- "move it or lose it" kind of thinking (: When I take a break from my Graphic Design studies, or when I have the occasional creative block or get frustrated, I play my violin. I have my violin case open, sitting next to me at my desk, for spur of the moment playing, and those breaks (:

Nice to meet a fellow artist/violinist (: 

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LOL!  Well, I would hardly refer to myself as *either* an artist or a violinist.  But I truly enjoy both.

 

It is nice to meet you and thanks for your sympathy about the joint pains and aches.  I agree about keeping moving; I am a runner and folks think I am crazy.  But the more I run, the less pain I have and the better I do on stairs.  And running up and down stairs is a huge part of my everyday life.

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