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1stimestar
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October 2, 2013 - 3:42 am
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How long have you been playing

  • 2 years.(24% : 9 votes)
  • Less then one month.(14% : 5 votes)
  • 6 months to one year.(14% : 5 votes)
  • Less then 18 months.(14% : 5 votes)
  • 2-6 months. (11% : 4 votes)
  • Over 10 years. (11% : 4 votes)
  • 5 years. (5% : 2 votes)
  • 18 months to 2 years.(5% : 2 votes)
  • 1-2 months. (3% : 1 vote)
  • 3 years.(0% : 0 votes)
  • 4 years.(0% : 0 votes)
  • Over 5 years. (0% : 0 votes)
Total Voters: 37

 

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KindaScratchy
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October 2, 2013 - 7:20 pm
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I'd like to vote, but there's no choice that fits me. I've been playing a little over a year and a half. That's more than 18 months but less than two years so I'm in between the fifth and sixth options.

dunno

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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LOL  Same here, Diane.

 

"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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Way less than one month!  I got my fiddle two days ago.  

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I voted..

I got my violin Dec 2011... plucked around through Jan 2012.  Found Fm.com and started more "playing."  April 2012.. took some lessons.  So I would 19 months.

I did not practice regularly while I took lessons... I was not motivated.  From April to June of 2012.  I played a few times a week.

For the last six months I get in a good 5-6 hours a week.... boy oh boy what a difference.

I know that more than answers the question..but for the new ones, or if anyone is curious.

The poll worked for me.

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KindaScratchy said
I'd like to vote, but there's no choice that fits me. I've been playing a little over a year and a half. That's more than 18 months but less than two years so I'm in between the fifth and sixth options.

dunno

 

DanielB said
LOL  Same here, Diane.

Oh darn.  Sorry guys.  I guess I was thinking 18 months to 2 years but should have written that.   

 

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October 2, 2013 - 11:14 pm
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voted 2 yrs but it'll be 2 yrs in January, though, I didn't really start paying attention and practicing until around May, 2012.

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johnnyblaze
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I also been playing almost 2 years but i started from scratch..

 

  I noticed many people have transitioned from another instrument so they

Have some backround in music and know how to read music already..

 I did not know how to read music at all..But persistence is starting to pay off for me..

 

Its a great way to kill time instead of the couch and tv..

 

John

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Fiddlerman
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October 3, 2013 - 5:19 pm
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Way better than the couch and TV. Great point. LOL
Happy that you discovered the fiddle.

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but the one who needs the least."

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KindaScratchy
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October 3, 2013 - 7:59 pm
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After I practice, I sit on the couch, turn on the TV and jump on Fiddlerman.com to catch up in the forum and chat.

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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 voted two years but probably actively (i.e., at least five days a week) for 15 months or so. I was inactive for about 9 months (play may be once a month or less). no tv nor couch for me, just computer, reading, bed, occasionally crocheting(?), and recently pick up violin making and bow rehair hobby (hope to keep this up rather than bed and computer).

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I voted less than 18 months. I started viola as my first string instrument in the beginning of last year in my school orchestra. Since I'm good at reading notes and played piano for 6 years, I am now on suzuki book 4. Yay!

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I've been playing for 4 months now, and I'm loving (almost) every minute of it!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Been 8 months > I still watch TV and crap. I get up in the morning and watch the news > Local and Global > but as I am watching I am playing. Mostly scales, etc. > I am finding out what is going on in the world and doing a finger thing at the same time. > Now when I get home from work and get crap done around the house I always cap it off with straight playing. All kind of stuff happens > It is SWEETness to me in my little world.

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I first held a violin in 1960 when I was about three years old. I found it at my Grandma's house and she gave it to me, It had no strings, no bridge, no tailpiece and I wanted to learn how to make it play. My first actual violin lessons began in 1967 at the age of 10. I played on rare occasions up to the age of 20 or so and then for many decades I didn't touch a violin.  I didn't start playing again till I was 50 (about 5 years ago) and I have been playing regularly ever since. 

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October 7, 2013 - 7:35 pm
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1stimestar said

KindaScratchy said
I'd like to vote, but there's no choice that fits me. I've been playing a little over a year and a half. That's more than 18 months but less than two years so I'm in between the fifth and sixth options.

dunno

 

DanielB said
LOL  Same here, Diane.

Oh darn.  Sorry guys.  I guess I was thinking 18 months to 2 years but should have written that.   

I added it for you. :-)

 

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Thank you!

 

Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.

 

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Robyn.fnq
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Yep ... 2 years, or thereabouts.  I joined Fiddlerman forum early, because there are no teachers in this area and I haven't had a lesson yet.  Maybe that's why I'm so slow to learn.  (Nothing to do with my advancing years of course!)

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Slow to learn because of Fiddlerman. :-(
Just kidding, I know what you mean.

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