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vrei
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December 10, 2012 - 2:29 pm
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Hi, I'm Vrei! I got my first violin for Christmas this year. I don't have a ton of time to practice with 2 kids running around all day, but I try to squeeze in a few minutes here and there. 

I have absolutely no background in music, save for church choir 14 years ago, but I have always loved the way violin sounds. I can't wait to get past these initial stumbling blocks (learning to read music, getting my hands to relax, etc.) and play something beautiful. Any advice is very much appreciated. ^_^ 

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You have to learn to crawl before you learn to walk or run.  Don't skip the small things and allow yourself the time to learn.

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HellI Vrei, Kevin is so right, An hour quality practice now will save you months of trying to undo a bad habit later.
Enjoy posting your videos/audio files here and you will get honest praise in your progress and honest critique for how to improve.

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Hi, Vrei! Don't be so hurry to get past those things! It all will come with practice. You don't have to wait ti learn some good simple pieces and enjoy playing them! =)

Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome and congrats on a wonderful present.... Good luck and enjoy...
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December 10, 2012 - 10:06 pm
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Thanks so much everyone. ^_^ I am definitely taking the time to make sure I'm doing things right. If I'm going to follow a dream like this, I'm going to go all out. 

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welcome aboard Vrei !!

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December 12, 2012 - 1:13 pm
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Welcome to the forum Vrei,

Learning the violin will require a lot of time but you do with what you have. It's a full-filling pursuit for so many people and when you make progress it is very satisfying. Good luck.

We look forward to reading your posts. :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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December 12, 2012 - 8:08 pm
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Welcome, Vrei! And congratulations on such a wonderful Christmas present!

My husband gave me my violin as a Valentine's Day present earlier this year.

The violin is a very special instrument; a sentimental association with it, like getting as a gift from a loved one, makes it that much more special.

Enjoy and keep us posted on how you're doing! You'll get lots of great help here.

-- Diane

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I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Hello Vrei! It's so wonderful that you received such a wonderful gift to fulfill your dreams. You have joined a wonderful forum consisting of the sweetest and most helpful folks I've ever seen. Good luck to you, before you know it you'll be producing beautiful sounds!christmaswreath

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Hello vrei, and welcome to the forum!

 

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