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Hello! So I've been lurking for a while (made one post some months ago), but I thought that I should introduce myself and participate a little more.
I'd always wanted to learn to play the violin, so after finishing my undergraduate studies and finding myself with free time, I began to teach myself. I didn't exert myself much for the first few months, but about a year ago I began to take it seriously, and practicing has more or less become my primary hobby.
I haven't found a tutor yet and have been relying entirely on books and online videos, trying hard to catch and rectify any bad habits along the way. Since the violin is my first instrument, I also had to teach myself how to read music and the fundamentals of music theory. That being said, I think my abilities have come along nicely, and that there are two key milestones for a beginning violinist: first, when neighbors say that listening to you practice makes their day, and second, when you get wasted and your ability to walk gives out before your ability to play.
A bientôt !
Truly a remarkable feat, that last point you made!
Anyhow, welcome to the forum, I am a fellow lurker myself. I make posts here and there, but I haven't had a lot of free time lately (or internet) to indulge in the pleasures of the good company of the members here.
Either way though, it's been a rewarding experience to say the least, and I am sure that if you can come out of lurking, I shall too! I look forward to your posts.
Welcome, I consider myself a hobbiest trying to elevate my craft as far and high quality as quickly as possible. Itl be 3 years this October, the first year I was like you, books and online stuff. I havent managed to hang on to a proper teacher but this website and the people here are awesome!
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