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knitwhim
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aww, I wrote a whole long intro and it didn't post! I don't think I can handle the math needed to use this forum ;)  

Anyway, I'm really glad I discovered this community. It seems pretty spiffy. 

 

I'm a 28 year old female sailor (Active duty) 

I took piano lessons as a kid but it was TORTURE. I have mild dyscalculia, which wasn't diagnosed until I hit college, and it makes reading sheet music pretty difficult/frustrating. 

Artistic talent seems to run in my family, but sometimes I feel like I was passed over, my siblings play guitar, piano, accordion, they can sing, compose their own music... Not me though.

Took violin lessons for a year in 2012, but I'm too much of a perfectionist to handle having a teacher watch me mess up.  

Now I'm giving the violin a second attempt, hoping to have more fun  this time around by self-teaching.  

 

Nice to meet you all!

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knitwhim said

 

I'm a 28 year old female sailor (Active duty) 

 

Thank you.

 

Ken.

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Hi, welcome to the forum!!

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welcome and thank you for your service!

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Uzi
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Welcome sailor.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Hello and welcome!

Can't wait to hear of the news on your violin journey.

Enjoy the forum.

Cheers.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Welcome, @knitwhim! You've come to the right place for friendly, helpful advice and camaraderie (and sometimes commiserating). ;)

-- Diane

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

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

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Welcome aboard,

 

Look forward to hearing of your progress.

 

Thanks you,

 

Mark

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Welcome to the forum, knitwhim! :)

 
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Hey, how's the Navy life treating ya? My wife and I were both in from '99-'03. I know a lot can change in over a decade.
I would have loved to have had a violin while traveling when I was in, but it never dawned on me to get one at the time.
Hopefully it will help you pass the time during the more monotonous tours you might encounter, and give some nice stress relief while playing.

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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Welcome @knitwhim! I can certainly relate to your perfectionism :)

Enjoy the journey

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