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Not 2Bright
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December 21, 2014 - 3:41 am
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Hello to all, names James. So glad i found this site an all the information that is offers. I just started to learn the fiddle a week ago, an well i don't need to explain my lack of skill ha ha. My newly found obsession came after waking up around 4am on 12/10/14, listening to some tunes to help go back to sleep again. As a songs intro started i got the bug, by the end i was consumed by my desire to want to learn.  So i ordered a cheap one online just to see if it was more then a happy thought. After today i cant wait to learn more and get better.


December 21, 2014 - 9:00 am
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Hi James.  Tell us about your new violin.  Watch fm's first two videos (how to hold violin and bow) and be strict with yourself to follow those instructions as it is hard to break bad habits later.  Spend time practicing open bowing and experiment to get different sounds and have fun with it.

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December 21, 2014 - 12:55 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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You got "the bug", I LOVE IT!!!

Glad you decided to join the fun. Check in here regularly for more motivation.
Another great motivator is not to hide your instrument. Leave it out in plain view. If it bothers you, get a hanger to hang it on the wall. Not only will you practice more but it's a great decoration. :)

Welcome to our forum. Look forward to your posts!!!

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


December 21, 2014 - 7:13 pm
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Welcome welcome. 


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


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December 21, 2014 - 7:33 pm
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Hi James, welcome to the forum! :)


December 21, 2014 - 11:02 pm
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Welcome to the Forum, have fun.



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Not 2Bright
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December 22, 2014 - 3:06 pm
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. Motivation is not a problem to find, its getting the fiddle out of my hands to let them rest a bit. It's a Mendini by Cecilio, I figured it was best to learn on a less costly violin for now just in case I didn't take to it, for once I'm glad i was way wrong. Soon as i can I'm planning to get my hands on a more quality instrument. So far I'm extremely pleased with my progress over a short period of time not having a teacher to guide me face to face. I spend as much time as i can into watching videos and reading what i can find online. Hopes are high and friends already want to jam out as soon as possible.

California, the place of my heart
December 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm
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Hello and congrats on the new violin.

Yay... you are here to have fun with us!!! And we do have a lot of fun.

We also are learning and playing better every day, week and year.

My name is Toni and I am happy to Welcome you and learn with you.



Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato


December 22, 2014 - 4:31 pm
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Welcome to the Bug House. We're all buggy in some sense of the word. Glad you found your way here. There's a lot of very good people here who are happy to help in most anything you have questions about. Sometimes you even get a good and usable reply   ;)

"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader

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