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YO! From the far north-west cornr of Scotland
Getting to grips with the ol' fiddle thing... LOL
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BillyG
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Hi - Bill Here - the "Mad" in the name refers to my total frustration at having to learn an un-fretted instrument - and hopefully nothing to do with my current mental-state-of-mind (but you never know).   I do "truly-serious software" for a living ( don't ask - LOL ) and I am at a time of life when I should not really HAVE to worry about things ( 61 next b'day ) - so - I am self-taught guitar and have played for many years - the fretless  on fiddle/violin is a real nice challenge - and I can immediately see the "physics" of the thing - if not the actual subtleties of playing which I still clearly have to learn.

  I had problems getting registered on the site - but have been a constant visitor for the last week or so - it is real good to meet you all - any big thanks to FM / Pierre - magic stuff ... cool

  I'm on the road to being a fiddle player ( blame Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham ! ) - and I can already tell - you guys have so much info to share - it's gonna be easy (kiddng)......  hahah Cheers, Bill

 

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Fiddlerman
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March 27, 2014 - 5:21 pm
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Thanks for your introduction. :-)
I'm really glad to hear that you don't HAVE to worry about things. That's life. And I always say, though some might disagree, "you only live once", so I'm looking forward to that state of mind as well.

Sorry about the troubles with the confirmation email. You are not alone not receiving it. I'll have to take a good look at that soon.

No only do the members of fiddlerman.com have a lot of information to share, but they are the friendliest and coolest bunch of fiddlers you'll ever meet on the web. :-)

Look forward to hearing more about your progress.

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BillyG
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Ty Pierre, looking forward to the trip....

 

  Cheers man, and thanks for the help today,

 

     Bill

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I understand what you're saying about the fretless instrument, it's definately a challenge. Of course having a fine instrument makes all the difference in the world as this video demonstrates.

 

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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Fiddlerman
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March 27, 2014 - 11:00 pm
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I love this guy. Jack Benny was a trip. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome MadBill.  Have a great time with learning.  

 

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Welcome from 'Down Under' mate aussie_flag

I spent some time over your way a few years back. Great place

And, by the way, you may not be 'mad' now, but in a year or so, you 'will' be.rofl

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Welcome to the forum. MadBill! Nice to meet You!birthday_balloon

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Welcome to the forums!!!

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I just got here too, but welcome!

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