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My Introduction
At the behest of numerous members, I am giving a brief into to myself and I hope to learn more about you all in the process.
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September 5, 2015 - 4:47 pm
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Hello, my name is Tyler Ross.  I am 24 years old and am active duty Air Force.  I am stationed at Buckley AFB, Colorado, and am just starting the violin.  I am brand new to instruments and only dabbled for like 4 months on piano when I was 11 or so.  I am jumping head-first into this.  I recently bought an electric violin and a left-handed one, at that.  I am eager to learn as much as I can from you all as I learn to make music of my own.


I am the oldest of 4 siblings.  My younger sister, Jenae, is 13 and she plays both violin and piano; she will be my pseudo-tutor from home in Michigan for the time being.  🙂  I have a deep passion for music, especially orchestral/soundtrack-type music.  I recently went to a Piano Guys concert at Red Rocks and that pushed me over the edge and into the world of music.  


I can't wait to learn this instrument to its fullest potential and hopefully become a part of this community.  Thanks for having me!

Far North-west Scotland

September 6, 2015 - 6:30 am
Member Since: March 22, 2014
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Welcome to the community, Tyler !   It's great fun, lots of "parties" and group projects, apart from the obvious sharing of questions / problems / knowledge...  

Enjoy your journey with the violin !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)


September 6, 2015 - 7:37 am
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Welcome to the violin and to the forum. You are at the start of a wonderful musical journey, and I wish you the best as you get to know your violin.

There are lots of good learning resources here, and it's wonderful that you have your sister to turn to with questions. When you visit your family again, it will be fun for you two to play together.

If you are able to take at least a few lessons to get started, you may find it very helpful. I experimented on my own for a while (using books and videos) but definitely made more progress when I took some lessons this summer. Will be continuing lessons on a monthly basis now.

Jim Dunleavy
United Kingdom

September 6, 2015 - 8:15 am
Member Since: April 19, 2015
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Welcome Tyler!

If you like a challenge and have a passion for music, the violin is a great instrument. smile

September 6, 2015 - 8:17 am
Member Since: August 21, 2015
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Hello Tyler!

Fellow lefty here! We are oddities! (In a good way!) 

Welcome, and I look forward to seeing another lefty play! 

And the wind takes your hesitation, and the sun burns your fear, and the rain on your face, make the tears disappear..

Fort Lauderdale
September 6, 2015 - 9:05 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11590

Hey Tyler,

Glad to have you here. Are you able to find a peaceful room to practice in?

I have a feeling we exchanged words somewhere....

Having a sibling to share ideas and tips with is great. Hopefully you'll be able to jam with her soon. Of course it takes time to get great at any instrument. 🙂

Anglachel said 
..............I can't wait to learn this instrument to its fullest potential and hopefully become a part of this community.  Thanks for having me!

Love your ambition, it will get you far. 🙂

Looking forward to hearing more about your new journey!!!

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


September 6, 2015 - 1:33 pm
Member Since: July 23, 2015
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Welcome to the board, Tyler 🙂 

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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