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Niklas
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Good evening everybody (here in Germany is 9 pm as I am writing this).

 

My name is Niklas and I started to play the violin a few months ago. 22 years may be a little bit late (or some people seem to think so), but "besser spät als nie" as we say in german (it means somtehing like its better to do something late, than to do it never). Right now I am self-teaching, because I have no teacher available.

My actual Violin is a Stentor II, together with a Carbondix-bow, but now that I am sure that I will go on playing the violin, I have started to look for a better violin. But I think I will be adding another topic for this matter..

 

Kind regards,

 

Niklas

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@Niklas 

Welcome

I look forward to hear more about your violin!

- Pete -

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Never too old! I am retired!  

I agree with the, what a lot of us say, “Better late than never” attitude.

You can find lot os videos and music downloads on this site. Links at the top of the page. There are also many online. You’ll be fine.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Welcome to the forum, if only I was 22 again!

 

Mark

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@Mark Why stop at 22?

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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@Niklas Welcome to the forum. It is nice to have you with us! Many of the folks here started much later than 22 years old. You'll be just fine.

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The Friends of the Sons of Liberty - Three Inspiring Young Men playing Early American Fiddle Music 

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Thank you very much for your kind welcome-replys!

I have to admit, compared to all other forums I visited, this one might really be the best one, in terms of the community.

As allready promised in this thread, I opened another one in which I write about my current plans on getting a new violin.

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Welcome Niklas. I can assure you, 22 isn't old. At least I would like to think so, after all if a 22 year old can't learn, how can I at 27? You can do it if you stay motivated and play on. 

'Armed with theory, practice becomes meaningful. Through practice, theory becomes fulfilled.' - Egon von Neindorff.

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August 5, 2019 - 7:55 pm
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Welcome to the forum Niklas.

We're happy that you found us here and look forward to following, and hopefully, aiding in your progress.

As others have said, 22 is not too old in any way to learn to play the violin. Learning to play is difficult at any age though it should be fun at the same time.

It's like building a house. Start with the foundation and go from there. The more time you invest, the quicker you will learn. Talent fluctuates of course but the trick is to enjoy the journey as much as possible.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forum Niklas. At 22 you're definitely not too old. Since you're German and don't have a teacher, you might find this channel useful:

https://www.youtube.com/channe.....bR8hlZuh2A

Mr. Morales seems to specialize in teaching adult beginners. He's a bit hard to understand sometimes though because of his accent, but he shares a lot of information. smile.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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Hello everybody,

thank you for your kind replies!

@AnnyJ

Thanks for the link. I allready saw some videos from Antoine and yeah your right sometimes its a little bit hard to understand him but the content of his videos is interesting. On his website he offers his own book for free (but you have to pay roundabout 6 Euro for shipping). I have to admit that I was/am a little bit sceptical about this. Because of that I did some research in the internet but couldnt find anything about this, so I decided that I will just try it and ordered my free book last week. I will see wether I will get my book.

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You should be getting it soon, I got mine only about a week and a half after I ordered it and I'm all the way over here in the US. 🙂

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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AnnyJ said
You should be getting it soon, I got mine only about a week and a half after I ordered it and I'm all the way over here in the US. 🙂

  

I'm glad to hear this! As allready said I was a bit sceptical because it just sounded a little bit too good to be true, but it seems as if I was wrong about that. 

May I ask how you like the book?

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@Niklas - a belated welcome to the forum !

22 is nothing 🙂  I started at 62 LOL (although with some other musical background, which does make things, in some ways, simpler - although not necessarily easier !)

You're correct - when you write

I have to admit, compared to all other forums I visited, this one might really be the best one, in terms of the community.

 Yup, best I know of as well !

Welcome !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Niklas said

 

May I ask how you like the book?

  

Sorry for the late response, things have been crazy here. To be honest all I managed to do so far was skim through it, from the looks of it most of what he talks about he has already addressed in his videos.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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Welcome!  Success in your journey!  

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AnnyJ said

Niklas said

 

May I ask how you like the book?

  

Sorry for the late response, things have been crazy here. To be honest all I managed to do so far was skim through it, from the looks of it most of what he talks about he has already addressed in his videos.

  

Dont worry about that. In the meantime I got my book. I read through it in one day, and yeah alot of the stuff in his book is something that he allready mentioned in his videos, but still I found it an quite enjoyable read.

 

@sf_bev thank you very much!

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