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Fiddling From Michigan!
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ELCB
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June 10, 2020 - 7:34 pm
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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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June 10, 2020 - 7:51 pm
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Welcome to the forum!

Viola Time! 

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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.

Viola Time! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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but the one who needs the least."

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