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3 Stooges & The Violin!
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EJ-Kisz
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Hey fellow fiddlers!

I just came across this story about Larry Fine of 3 Stooges fame and how he learned the violin!  

Most of you already know that I'm working with my doctor to overcome a spine injury and how he is supportive of my violin playing.  I thought that he was using a new approach to motivate me by using music.  Well, looks like doctors have been doing that for a long time!  

Larry of the 3 Stooges actually learned violin to help strengthen the muscles in his arm after an accident!  In fact, in the episodes where the stooges are playing violin, he is the only one who isn't faking!  

This was so inspirational when I found this!  Thought I'd share it with y'all! cheers

 

"He was born Louis Feinberg to a Jewish family (his father a jeweler) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the corner of 3rd and South Streets. The building there is now a restaurant, and it houses a small Stooge museum. When Louis was a child, he burned his arm with some of his father's acid, which was used to test whether or not gold was real, mistaking it for a cool drink (The child had the bottle to his lips when the father noticed. In a panic, the father slapped the bottle from Larry's hand, splashing the child's forearm with acid). He received violin training to help strengthen his damaged muscles. This talent would be observed in many of the Stooges' films; in fact, when all three are seen playing fiddles onscreen, only Larry is actually playing his instrument, while the others are pantomiming."

 

http://www.larryfine.com/

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Great story.  Very interesting.  Going to post this on facebook.  thumbs-up

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LOL, I did the same thing just now!! cool

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yes! i know that story, and they actually inspired me on playing the violin, i really love larry's act, specially on their music skit in "disorder in the court"

here's the vid:

i'm actually 15 years old, yet i love them!!! i've seen all of their episodes on youtube and still watching some over and over again!

larry's one out of three of my inspiration on the violin, the other two are Albert Einstein, and Sherlock Holmes!!!

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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ha ha..too funny.... I have to say those guys always made me a bit nervous... I know..stick in the mud...but that was funny....might have to give them a shot now in my old age.  🙂

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ozmous said
i'm actually 15 years old, yet i love them!!! i've seen all of their episodes on youtube and still watching some over and over again!

larry's one out of three of my inspiration on the violin, the other two are Albert Einstein, and Sherlock Holmes!!!

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