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uksandra
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February 20, 2012 - 2:58 pm
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Hi all,

I`m from the northeast UK and started to learn the fiddle about two years ago when I was 61. I have a lesson every week along with 6 others. We have a great time. I also play banjo and dulcimer.

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Hi, Sandra.  Welcome to the forum.  I'm 61 and just started playing in December. 

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

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Welcome UkSandra from a newbie from Warwickshire. You really sound like you enjoy your music.
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Hi and welcome Sandra ... from the opposite end of the universe ... or if you like, the arse end of the world.

Nice to see so many people here from all over the world, including us Aussies.  I'm going to UK in May for a couple of weeks, we have cousins in York, and a few days left over to visit London.

Any suggestions on what's good to see in a flying visit?

Robyn 

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As everyone else has said, welcome too from the left coast of th USA (California).

I'm 56 and just got time to start the violin thing. Although I don't take formal lessons I attempt to study by ear and so far I think I'm making good progress, but I need to practice reading music.

Glad you're not just sitting around in your older age... I think we work harder at life the older we get!

 

Can't wait to hear your stuff and see your rig. 

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Welcome to the forum, Sandra =) Greetings from Russia! coffee

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uksandra said

Hi all,

I`m from the northeast UK and started to learn the fiddle about two years ago when I was 61. I have a lesson every week along with 6 others. We have a great time. I also play banjo and dulcimer.

 

 

 

Welcome aboard!cheers

Question.   What is a dulcimer?

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Welcome uksandra! I will try to answer Late Bloomer's question below. I'm sure you will have more to add.

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Question.   What is a dulcimer?

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A dulcimer is a wooden stringed instrument, usually held in the lap, similar to a violin, but the strings are "noted" with a short dowel stick or with fingers or a pick. It is popular in the Appalachians, but is similar to many ancient instruments. It can make very beautiful music, but I never got past the "plunka, plunka" stage.  wink

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Hi Late Bloomer,

Sorry it`s took so long to answer this. A dulcimer is an American instrument shaped either like an hour glass or a teardrop. Mine has four strings tuned DADD ( the two thin strings are the same ) or DGDD. It`s a lovely thing to play. Dolly Parton plays one and Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones played one on Lady Jane. Have a look on Youtube. I havn`t described it very well.embarassed

Take care,

Sandra

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