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LouieDeGuise
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September 17, 2012 - 4:03 am
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Heya folks,

Have been lurking about the forums and chat for about a week, and figured it was time to say howdy :)

Quick background on my relationship with the violin: I took a handful of lessons when I was a little fella, but only stuck with it for a few weeks before giving up. Having regretted that lack of perseverance on and off ever since, I thought it was time to try again.

I'm attempting the self-taught route this time around, with the aid of online resources and a couple of printed books - only a couple of weeks into the whole process currently, so am very, very much a n00b as yet.

Many thanks to FiddlerMan for this great site, btw - it's very approachable :)

Cheers,
Louie

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Welcome aboard, Louie.

You've come to the right place for learning violin. Many of us here played when younger and given up. I myself played for six year's, from 4 - 10 year's old, but that was back in the 40's. I played guitar for year's in different band's, playing in bar's and club's and picked up the violin several time's along the way, but never stuck with it.

When I found Fiddlerman last January, I had picked it up again. If it wasn't for this website, I more than likely would have put it down again. I have to face it, i'll be 69 (hmmmm) on Friday so if I put it down again,,, maybe i'll never pick it up again.

Anyway, enough of that,,,, welcome again, you'll enjoy it here, lot's of great people and alot of beginner's like yourself.

 

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howdy do! Dont underestimate the importance of developing a good tone by starting very slowly and going through the beginning paces. Its not so much a race to start playing twinkle twinkle as it is in mastering the art of fingerplacement and good bowing. We are all in it to win it! Nice to see you on here. pfish.jimi-hendrix

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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LouieDeGuise
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September 17, 2012 - 10:48 pm
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Thanks guys :)

 

And yeah, pfish, am forcing myself to take my time - still sticking to open string exercises for now while I focus on bowing and bow hold...

 

Will move on to fingering next week most likely, and likewise take my time nailing that down bit by bit.

 

Thanks again!

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Hi Louie.. nice to meet you.  Best of luck and fun times... this is a good spot for oodles of motivation and fun time.

Cheers,

Toni

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it sure is different to go from playing 'cause someone tells you to... to playing 'cause YOU want to... huh?

You're gonna love it here Louie... I know I do...thumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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September 18, 2012 - 8:23 am
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Hey Louie,

Real happy that you found us here and we look very much forward to hearing about your progress.

Welcome!!!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forum, Louie! =) Hope to see You not giving up on it anymore! The violin ghost is reeeaally haunting! 

See, gyus? again! Warning: DON'T QUIT PLAYING VIOLIN - IT'S USELESS!

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Nice to meet You! =)coffee

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LouieDeGuise
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September 18, 2012 - 6:00 pm
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Thanks guys :)

coolpinkone: Am loving it so far; as this thread goes to prove, everyone here has been most welcoming - it's a really great community y'all got here :)

cdennyb: Is amazing the difference - I think as a kid I liked the _idea_ of playing the violin, but in the end my mother had to all but drag me to lessons before realizing I just wasn't going to get that far ;)

Fiddlerman: Thanks for the welcome, and once again, thanks awfully for putting together such an amazing set of resources - it's by far the most comprehensive site I've found - kudos :)

Mad_Wed: Certainly seems that once it's under your skin, it just won't leave ya be - don't think I've heard a song featuring a violin in the last many years that didn't have me thinking "if only I'd stuck with that...". Nice to meet you too:)

Cheers all,
Louie :)

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Welcome Louie! What everyone else said!
cheers

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Hi Louie, nice to meet you and welcome.hats_off

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Welcome, Nice to have you hear! trumpet-1271

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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