Hello from Texas. My name is Robert. I'm 42, married and have 1 son. While my son is taking formal lessons, I'm also planning to learn. As far as musical experience, I taught myself harmonica and I have a working knowledge of bagpipes. I have already chatted with a few of you while waiting for confirmation. I'm looking forward to the learning experience.
Thank you. It's nice to be here. On my son's first lesson he had a melt down about not using the bow. The teacher was trying to explain that he needed to learn(and as I have no idea the proper term) to pluck the strings. I was able to use your video for Hall of the Mountain King to show him that he can play without the bow. He was extremely happy to see that. Thank you for that!
The bow hold was the first thing Teach taught my at the time 3 y.o. grandson. At younger ages she teaches the bow hold with a violin cut out of styrofoam.
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.