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My name is Esa and I'm 25 year old IT-student from Finland. My main instrument is the drums, but ever since I moved to a block of flats I haven't been able to play them, so last year I decided to move on. I started the Piano. Piano has really been a bliss and I'm propably never going to give up playing it and it led me to think what other instruments I'd like to learn, came up with guitar and violin.
I know the violin is a challenging instrument to learn, so I thought that it'd be a good instrument to start as early as possible (at this point, anyway. Kind of late of that start- as-a-child train).
I ordered an electric violin so I wouldn't get A) beat up by my neighbours and B) to stay in the relationship I'm in. After some time googling and looking around in youtube, finally found my way here - and will most likely stay for a while now.
Also, I'd like to thank Fiddlerman for all the effort to make the videos and making the first step to violin oh-so-much-easier. Keep up the good work!
See you guys around.
Welcome aboard, Merry !
You should expect to be "blown away" by the enthusiasm and knowledge shared here- not just on the art of playing, but also in regard to violin constructional techniques, experiments with bows, bridges, strings - you name it - we do it !
Above all, have FUN !
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Where in Finland do you live?
I live in Jyväskylä at the moment, pretty much in the middle of Finland. Will propably move again when I finish my studies - to where and how soon of it, we don't quite know yet. Maybe back to UK for a while.
Hopefully the company that you bought it from will rush this for you. One idea to enhance the learning experience and your relationship would be to buy your partner an instrument as well and make it a shared experience
Well, it's propably the biggest musical instrument company in Europe, I'm not too worried. I ordered it from Germany, so the transportation alone will take some time.. But perhaps better this way, for I have German and Spanish to study until halfway of June - with quite a crazy pace! I'll keep you posted how they'll handle the situation.
When it comes to instruments, I actually got her interested in singing and urged her to take a few lessons to see if she'll like it. We'll see if she'll be taking lessons in a bit. And we all know what happens when you step through the doors of music and you find the spark..
Don't think motivation will be an issue for me, usually hardest part (like with the piano) is trying not to play too much - trying to keep a steady little flame of passion and motivation instead letting the candle burn with the brightest flame. I got years and I can find joy in practicing. Hardest thing with the piano has been taking the next step when I have finished learning a new piece.
You'll propably see me posting something here if there comes some obstacles like that, and will appreciate all the help!
Hello...it is great to meet you. I am glad all is resolved with your violin.
I am Toni from California. I love the forum, I hope you do also. Started playing at 46 years old, over two years ago, it is the best sensation of anything I have started learning in my adult life.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato