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Meet “Pky” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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October 10, 2011 - 7:39 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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  • If you like, please begin by telling us anything you would like to about yourself. Age, place of birth, residence, etc.

Age: Prefer not to tell (I’m a woman :P )

Family: a husband and a 5.75 year-old daughter who just started kindergarten in late August and started to take violin lessons at the beginning of July, 2011.

Place of birth: Malaysia

Residence: USA

  • What made you decide to play the violin?

When my daughter started to take violin lessons, which was about three months ago, I thought it might be a good idea to learn along with her so I could help her practice. In addition, I’ve always wanted to be able to play ONE musical instrument well, but without teachers and without instruments, I can’t reach the level I wish to reach. To be honest, at the beginning, I thought a good violin would cost less than a grand piano, now I learned from this website that an expensive violin could cost a fortune. If I’d known then what I’d known now I would have sent her to take piano lessons. Anyway, I bought my daughter and myself each a cheap violin (to many people it is nothing for a violin,…

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


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October 10, 2011 - 12:46 pm
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Wonderful interview. Everyone is so interesting. I wish we could all hang out in person! Pky, I think it's wonderful you initially chose to play violin to help your daughter with her lessons. Parental involvement is so important!


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October 10, 2011 - 11:16 pm
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its cool that you play instruments from your national heritage :)


hahaha at "dead people's music" XD

nice to meet you pky :)



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October 11, 2011 - 7:46 am
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WOW you sound like you practise a fair bit, very disciplined, im impressed. Makes me feel like a slacker roflol

Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city

October 11, 2011 - 12:34 pm
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HI, PKY! It' very nice to meet you!!birthday_balloon It' s a long way to violin, and i'm very glad about your decision to follow your passion (actually i think that if you have your way, you just can't not to find it. If you resist – it will find you itself devil anyway:))!!


P.S. Pardon my English again duncecap 

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October 11, 2011 - 10:58 pm
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Thank you Pky ... we've all been following your progress for a while, and I have always been impressed by your enthusiasm.  Your daughter will have no choice but to enjoy it too, because her mum is so talented and enthusiastic.

Well done on the interview.

heart  dancing

If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right.


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October 12, 2011 - 1:34 am
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Nice to meet you pky, it's great that you are learning with your daughter. Your excitement for playing is encouraging to all of us.


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October 12, 2011 - 10:18 am
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Wow Pky I have no idea you know to play so many instruments. You're impressive! smile


October 16, 2011 - 3:06 pm
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Thanks for all your support.

Here's the update of my goals:

short term: the same, work on Christmas project.

Long term: Finish the suzuki book one with my daughter, finish Duncan Craig's first lessons: violin in six months (by the end of March or April 2012).

Make a violin (1/2 for my daughter or 4/4 for myself) from a kit in addition to cigarbox violin. I'm still browsing for tools (e.g., clamps, glue, etc) and a kit. I better get OCD LOL (i already am on searching for a kit).


BTW, we went to a lemon festival yesterday, a guy was using a violin bow (or viola bow) to saw on a real metal saw to make music. I couldn't recognize the tune, its sounds is tiny (but it was in an open park), more like on A string, but nice and creative. He used his right leg to do the vibrato:P  

I may try to saw on a saw as well LOL and see if i could get a tune or two, my daughter wants to try, too.

Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city

October 16, 2011 - 4:13 pm
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LOL! I've seen a guy playing the saw too.. but without a bow..rofldancing 


Hope you will show us the violins, that you will make!! thumbs-up

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