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Introducing My Newest Violin
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damfino
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As most of you know, I haven't been playing very long. I have been using and loving my FM Concert violin, but found myself getting distracted by the tone of my teacher's violin. Hers had such a pleasant warm ring to it when she'd his the right note, that I found myself coveting after just a couple of lessons.

So after some thought... thoughts like... should I really be spending more money on another violin so soon after just buying one? I maybe foolishly thought, very quickly, yes I should, lol. So began more research, and listening to endless videos from fiddlershop. Whatever I bought next had to be my last, so I wanted to get it right.

With the help of our Fiddlerman Pierre, I settled on my Ming 905.

I wasn't sure what to expect when it arrived and I came home from work to tune it... I knew it would sound different, but wasn't sure how much so. But the first little draw of the bow while tuning it I heard the difference. The warm, rich tone, the violin was not as heavy, I could even feel the vibration of the notes in my shoulder. It felt quiet after being used to my rather loud... I think of it as boisterous lol... and bright Concert violin, but I knew that was part of it just being brand new.Β 

I've loved getting to know this violin the past couple weeks. Hearing the perfect little ring when I hit the right note, and just the overall pleasant feel of this instrument. When I play along with my teacher, I feel my Ming matches, if not surpasses the sound of her very lovely fiddle (her fiddle really is unique, one of a kind built by a local guitar maker who wanted to try his hand making a violin). Just over this weekend it feels like it found a new part of its voice and got a little louder.Β 

And even though it's just cosmetic, I love the color of the finish on it. It really is a pretty little violin.

Being so new to the violin, I know I'm not doing this beautiful instrument justice yet when I play, and I know I can't properly describe or compare its quality and tone. But I know I love it, and it is my perfect violin.

I still play my Concert violin, I like to hear the sounds of both violins while I practice. It's interesting hearing the different tones.

Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of my little Ming. Don't worry, it's just on a vinyl photo backdrop, with a soft rug under it. There was no risk of it being hurt on a hard surface in these pictures lol, πŸ™‚

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Fidelestre
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October 18, 2015 - 6:49 pm
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Beautiful violin! I look forward to hearing its sound in one of your videos. (Perhaps you've already posted one and I missed it.)

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damfino
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@Fidelestre Thanks πŸ™‚ It is a pretty little thing πŸ™‚ I used it in my newest video, my sad attempt at playing the Irish Washerwoman (lol) and I think I used it in my Harvest Home video, too. πŸ™‚

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Fiddlerman
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October 18, 2015 - 9:52 pm
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It makes me happy to read about your new MJZ.

Not only does it look great but you are a great photographer. πŸ™‚
Thanks for the review.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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damfino
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No problem πŸ™‚ And thanks, I kept meaning to take proper pictures of it, so since I had my gear out this weekend I decided to finally take some pictures. I forgot to photograph the back, though!Β 

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That violin is a work of art and I'll bet it sounds like one too.Β 

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I am glad to see Β your violin. Β  I was hoping to see it. πŸ™‚

I love the warm tones also.Β 

Congrats on your beauty.

I am off to watch your video.Β 

Cheers. Β 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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damfino
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@Uzi Thanks, it is just so pretty, and sounds just as pretty, when I hit the right notes, anyway πŸ™‚

@coolpinkone Thank you πŸ™‚ I love it's pretty tones. I'm happy when I hit a string of correct notes in a row and can get a chance to hear it sing πŸ™‚

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