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Hi, All!  My name is Emily.

I'm a far cry from the safety device my user name may depict, albeit "ELCB" are just my initials.

The GOT Project was really fun and I learned so much from the experience (thanks to all involved)!  I've just reached 1 year, self-taught on my Glasser Carbon Composite 5 string AEX violin, thanks to help from Fiddler Shop, YouTube and this Forum.

One of my current goals as "The Nana" to 6 Grandkids (& 1 more on the way) is to foster continued interest in music by example... and perseverance... and hard work... maybe a little leftover selfishness for me.

Like all of you, I'm a collector of skills and techniques - a treasure hunter of rare moments and good friends!

I've been trying to learn music from almost all genres, so I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone.

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Welcome to the forum!

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Thank you, cid!

I saw you sent me a welcome right before I composed my intro. 

I understand you play violin and cello (I was poking around the forum)? 

I was seriously thinking (for about 2 sec) of taking up the Irish Tenor Banjo - because of CGDA tuning.  I thought it might make it easier to learn.

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I am finding my viola much easier to finger than my violin. But, I like all three. I take cello lessons. I am working on my viola and violin on my own. Having a lot of fun.

Keep poking around and don’t be afraid to add your 2 cents worth, or ask questions.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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ELCB

Welcome to the forum,

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Thanks, Mark!

Do you play an instrument other than the violin?

- Emily

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Welcome to the forum! 

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ELCB

Emily, my main instruments are the electric bass and vocals, follow by rhythm guitar, fiddle and then I can beat on a mandolin and piano enough to embarrass my self.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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damfino - Thank you!

Mark - You sound very talented! 

I remember my father telling me about my grandfather (I never met) could pick up ANY instrument and start playing it with someone. Pretty positive that didn't include woodwinds or brass because I'm sure we would have had them in our house when I was growing up.

I only took some piano when I was a little kid and started violin - until I was threatened "learn vibrato (how?), or else you're done".  Really becoming comfortable with vibrato (and double stops) are major goals I have for this year - so I can take all the folk tunes and melodies I learned last year to a higher level.

My BH can't carry a beat - but our daughter plays the flute well (too busy w/all the kids) & my son-in-law plays electric bass and guitar, in a local band called "Cody Stagefright" but I don't think they play together too much anymore.

Do you play in a band/group?

- Emily

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ELCB said 

I remember my father telling me about my grandfather (I never met) could pick up ANY instrument and start playing it with someone. Pretty positive that didn't include woodwinds or brass because I'm sure we would have had them in our house when I was growing up.

  

Sounds like my father, an annoyingly musically gifted person. His sister is the same way, but focused on fiddle and piano. I think my grandfather was pretty much the same, but I didn't know him too well. They are fellow Michiganders. 

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damfino -

I'm near Selfridge ANG Base now, but grew up in "Ford" country (& elsewhere in the Military).

I think my father wished he was as talented as both of his parents (my grandmother loved her Baby Grand).

If my father was still alive he'd probably be proud he dragged me off to some of the Banjo and Fiddle Festivals later in his life. 

I'm sure your father has helped you to become the musician you are!

- Emily

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ELCB

Yes I have played in a group, my cousin and I along with his wife made up a trio that sang for 43 years together, before my cousin passed 4 years Ago to cancer.

His wife and I along with another gal are still making music together.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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June 16, 2020 - 11:18 am
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Welcome to the forum Emily,

I appreciated the way you dressed up and the background for the Game of Thrones project. Hopefully some day I can get all participants to dress up for something.

Perhaps a halloween project???

 

Pierre

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

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YES!!!!  HALLOWEEN!!!

Thanks again Pierre, I have learned so much from your tutorials & reviews (& doing the GOT Project)!

For my costume, just goes to show - it wasn't much (a collar and a cheap banner).

When we used to give big Halloween parties there would always be people who showed up minus a costume (come on, not even a Cowboy hat?).

Maybe people need to be reminded there are simple ideas.  Now-a-days you only need a phone!

 

P.S. Do I get a Project badge?

- Emily

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Of course you get a badge. Sorry for not remembering. Pretty much the only way members get badges is by reminding me. I try, but I have a hard time keeping up.

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

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@ELCBK - Since I couldn't find a way to PM you, chose this topic. I noticed in your bio that you repaired helicopters! Ever work on Hueys? Many decades ago, I was a door gunner on them in Vietnam and I still hold warm memories of them! As a short time member of the Civil Air Patrol in the 80's, I got my last flight in one but with a bunch of cadets on board, the doors were closed and it just wasn't the same!

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

I SPEAK HUEY!  💖🤗💖

PM'd you. 

Oops - you better talk to Mouse.  I couldn't pull your user name down to PM. 

'76 - USAF Air Rescue & Recovery (HH-1H's) flew as a crew chief. 

'80 - '83 switched to Army (UH-1H's) flying crew chief, got out just before they started the Warrant Officer program back up (if I'd only known) - got to shoot the M60 only one training flight 😒 but many NOE flights w/doors open - best time of my enlistments! 

My bits of post-Vietnam fun & games were a far cry different than what you experienced - I hold you in highest regard, fellow Fiddler!  (Viola's still a fiddle)

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/o.....#p112174 

Kevin and I first met/stationed together, working on Hueys! 

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@ELCBK - I don't think I'm eligible for PM yet (too new? Or they just don't trust me! lol)

Back in my day, it wasn't NOE, it was "contour flying" and it was more thrilling than ANY amusement park ride! One of my fondest memories was the pilot pulling pitch to avoid the dikes between rice paddies! And we couldn't have survived for a day without the skill and expertise of our maintenance folks! We were in B's and D's, and almost always with the doors wide open.

Loved the pic of you and Kevin! Also the pics of the grandchild, as we are expecting our first great-granddaughter today by C-section! 

In that cliched, yet heartfelt phrase, "Thank you for your service"!

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

😉 ...understood. 

Yes!  Nap of the Earth (same thing), best thrill ever - always felt that's what Huey's were made for!  Still hear plenty of different helicopters, but really miss the "Whop, Whop"!  If we hadn't settled when my Unit left the Base, I would have stayed in.

Early Congrats, GREAT-Grandpa! 🤗 (Ender was our 7th Grandchild)

 

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...until you can PM, just post me anywhere - I'll see it.

- Emily

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Thanks for the congrats, our grand-daughter will from our eldest grandchild of 9, youngest will be 6 in August.

The old curmudgeon!

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