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OK. Its been ONE YEAR
Its been one year since I started playing the violin
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Ferret
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Well, its been a year now since I started playing the violin. No big deal ???

Well, bananabananabananabirthday-cakebananamoony-2173

OK, it is a big deal to mebanana

I thought that I'd go Aussie on you all aussie_flag

This is my take on Waltzing Matilda. Its Australia's unofficial National Anthem.

 

Its 'unofficial' because its about an itinerant worker who steals a sheep from a wealthy land owner. He gets 'sprung' by some troopers, and jumps in to a 'billabong' and drowns.

I feel that I could have done it better but the video cam makes me feel self conscious and it effects my playing.

Enjoy....Or notsmile

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Congrats Ferret > I'm looking forward to my year celebration. I hope I can play as clean as you play. Its been about 2+ months now and still pretty ugly. But I keep at it.  Congrats again and you sound great.

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StoneDog said
Congrats Ferret > I'm looking forward to my year celebration. I hope I can play as clean as you play. Its been about 2+ months now and still pretty ugly. But I keep at it.  Congrats again and you sound great.

Hang in there 'Dog' dude. It's early days for you. It 'dose' get better. 

 

I've loved every day of the 365. I'm haveing a great time. Just keep at it and don't stress at any time. It will all come together.

 

That thank you for the kind words.

Never give up and never surrender. thumbs-up

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Yay, John...... clap Good job, the unofficial Australian National Anthem..

 

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its been 2+ years and the camera still makes me self conscious! Congrats on your year!! Go Ferret Go! Go Ferret Go!

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Hi John,

A BIG congrats on your one-year milestone!birthday-cake

Good job on the tune too! On to year two!

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Congrats John!!!!

You made a great mile stone (or mill stone as it feels sometimes) in your journey. You have enlightened us with your observation and reason. You have shared with us your music and play. You even shared some of your life's walk. I for one, God willing, hope to be around when you reach more tick marks on the years of playing you reach. Thanks for being here and sharing in this journey. drummerpartydancingaussie_flagbanana

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Congrats Ferret!  Do you feel any different?  LOL

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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That was great, Ferret! Congrats on the milestone!

Love that song, btw. aussie_flagostrich-chase <-- swagman being chased by emu

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Congrats Ferret!  Do you feel any different?  LOL

Thanks Daniel. I feel a better person for it and better educated and can play a musical instrument. It's been one of the most positive and rewarding things that I've ever done. thumbs-up

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Congrats, Ferret for this milestone. Well done.

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cheers

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Congrats, I'll be there in eleven months.

Loved the tune  mate.

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Rusty said
Congrats, I'll be there in eleven months.

Loved the tune  mate.

Thanks @rusty

In 11months you will be playing that tune better than I did thumbs-up

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Thanks and congrats on one year of playing. I thought you did a pretty dog gone good job.

 

I met two of the nicest people ever when I visited Darwin.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Good to hear, Ferret!

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I've still got around a month to go on my first year.  I'm not even up to a year from when I *ordered* my very first violin, yet.  Violin isn't my first musical instrument, so I haven't had some of the fun you have.  But so far I'd agree with you on the first year being worthwhile and fun. 

 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Happy anniversary, Ferret!

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Congratulations Ferret!  Happy violin/violan years ahead.  Let there be more videos.gold_starcoffee1

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Congratulations John. Look forward to seeing many more years of progress and great playing. Thanks for the post, you should be proud.

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Congrats to your year John..and  your cool embellishments on your violin.

 

Happy Year..and mannnnnny More.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Thanks @coolpinkone and @fiddlerguy 

Toni. If you like the embellishments, wait till you see what I intend to bring back from Beijing, China in June.

I've done a lot of research and I know exactly what I want.banana

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