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FinalPatriot
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August 22, 2012 - 12:28 pm
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Fiddlerman,

 

Thanks so much for putting together this website with all the extensive resources you have providing for your followers to better learn how to play the violin.  I have spent too many years in regret for not taking the time necessary in order to learn how to play this instrument.  Thankfully, that will all change as I take my first "real" lesson this Friday evening.

 

As someone who spent multiple combat tours during the war in Iraq, I have found few things in life that are able to help me feel at peace as does the calming sounds of the violin.  Sadly enough, it took too many years for me to understand how much healing value is held within music.

 

Again, I appreciate all the information you have provided as they will remain invaluable tools in my learning progression.  I also wanted to thank you for the video analysis of some of the Cecilio violins as their cost is much more in line with my budget.

 

With Gratitude,

 

Mark

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

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FinalPatriot said
As someone who spent multiple combat tours during the war in Iraq, I have found few things in life that are able to help me feel at peace as does the calming sounds of the violin.

 

Thank YOU for your service, sir! Glad you made it home, and glad you made it here, as well.

 

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HeadCheese said

FinalPatriot said
As someone who spent multiple combat tours during the war in Iraq, I have found few things in life that are able to help me feel at peace as does the calming sounds of the violin.

 

Thank YOU for your service, sir! Glad you made it home, and glad you made it here, as well.

 

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Agreed.  Semper Fi.

"Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life believing that it is stupid." -Albert Einstein

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gkeese said

HeadCheese said

FinalPatriot said
As someone who spent multiple combat tours during the war in Iraq, I have found few things in life that are able to help me feel at peace as does the calming sounds of the violin.

 

Thank YOU for your service, sir! Glad you made it home, and glad you made it here, as well.

 

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Agreed.  Semper Fi.

I have to add my gratitude for your service to our country, too. us-4240

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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I appreciate the support everyone though I hope you all know I don't mention my military background as a way to pad my own ego. To be honest, making a resounding determination to start lessons was the first moment in a new life that isn't focused upon what "should" have been done but puts the focus on what "can" be done.  There is an amazing sense of freedom that comes with doing something because you know in your heart it's the right thing to do even if it makes no logical sense to the rest of the world.

"I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie."

Conor Oberst
 
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Fiddlerman
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August 23, 2012 - 2:17 pm
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Hey FinalPatriot,

Welcome to the forum and you are very welcome. Hope your lesson goes well. Look forward to reading some progress reports in the future.

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