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Absolute newbie here!
New to the fiddle.
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November 13, 2023 - 11:30 am
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Hi, I just acquired a student fiddle set about 3 weeks ago. I know very little. I've sort of learned to scratch our Frere Jaques and Twinkle Twinkle. Now I'm trying to learn Old Joe Clark. I really would like to be a decent fiddler. I've played ukulele for about 15 years.

November 13, 2023 - 11:45 am
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Welcome to the forum, @ukulelegeek I am positive you will get a lot of help and encouragement here. We are all about helping each other.

I just sent you a Welcome Email with important information about this wonderful forum. 

I, too have a ukulele. I purchased it a little under a year ago. My intention was to learn it and be able to make myself a little background music for my cello. Still learning, 😂. 

Again, welcome to the forum and thank you so much for introducing yourself! 


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November 13, 2023 - 2:35 pm
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Welcome to the forum, any questions ask away and if anyone can answer or help they will. Some good players and knowledgeable people on here.


November 13, 2023 - 2:44 pm
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@ukulelegeek  Welcome to the Forum!  Freres Jacques,Twinkle, & Old Joe Clark are a good start! violin-student    

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November 13, 2023 - 2:57 pm
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62abdc60dcad48830df11de90606b471.jpg@ukulelegeek -

Welcome to the forum! 

Fiddlerman provides GREAT learning tools & tutorials that can help you - links located at the top of the page! 

I wish the very first thing someone told me, about learning to play the violin, was just how important the bow grip/hold is & how important the use of the bowing fingers, hand & arm is. 

If you've been learning by ear, you may find going from fretted to fretless not too bad. 

Have you ever tuned your ukulele to GDAE?  ...might also help make learning the violin easier. 

- Emily


November 13, 2023 - 11:48 pm
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Welcome to the forum, 

I'll echo ELCBK, technique is very important so you don't hurt yourself in the long run, and it will make playing more enjoyable.

Don't forget Boil them cabbage down, great tune to work on.


Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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