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Yeah, that's the song. I think I'm playing a simplified version of it, I found it on YouTube with instructions and easy to follow sheet music (I'm still relearning how to read music, lol). I got it ok once, but most attempts still hurt my ears, lol. 

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Welcome! That's a very nice violin, i'm glad it arrived in one piece!  I like the name Sherlock for it :)

 

Good luck with your progress, keep us informed!

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Thank you :) When I am happy enough with my progress... and brave enough...I might post a video :) I don't think my Twinkle Twinkle rendition is anything tom write home about yet, lol.

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Hello and Welcome.

I am catching up and it was fun to meet you.. and Sherlock or SDM all in one sit down.

I am a knitter also. 

So glad that your violin survived the bullying from the postal service!    I love your photo shoot, you are a talented photographer!

Good luck and welcome to the forum.  I am so excited for you.  I am an adult beginner also.  I am past my third year but still behind for a 3 year player... but having the time of my life.

Cheers 

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Thank you :) I'm excited to start my journey :) I look forward to the day I can play something other than simple things like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, lol. I'm enjoying the challenge, though :)  

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@damfino - Twinkle ?  -  absolutely nothing wrong with that....  Do you have any idea yet about just how many variations of that "simple tune" you can play and how much something so simple can bring to you ?  If not - work with this -

(1) get the tune seriously stuck in your head ( not difficult ! ) 

(2) "shuffle" it - very simply - double-bow ( up-down, or up-pause-up, down ) etc

(3) "knowing the tune" plant in little trills while playing anywhere it "takes your imagination" ( KNOW the sheet, but forget it while playing )

(4) play ANYTHING that "fits in with the tune" ( it does help if you can hear the basic melody while playing, of course )

(5 through 12) not gonna tell you about those yet ( LOLOL ) - but do a google search for the "twinkle variations"... and you will be amazed - and thanks to @Barry for pointing that out !

(13) - And - it gets worse - beyond the 12 variations - this is MINE - play it backwards (from the sheet) - there are of course two ways to do this - (a) play it backwards just as it is written, or (b) - much more difficult first few times round - play it backward but with the "normal" ( as in playing forward ) note timings....  arggggghhhh  - you will never be bored....  I couldn't manage that without scoring it on sheet -  simple as it is.... LOL

And yes - really -  I have done this and you may well ask .... why ?       Well, it is probably better not to ask..... LOL  

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

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Hello danfino, and you just have to love that mad scotsman, He comes up with some fun ideas :)

With violins there is no fretting over the music.

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@damfino   ,never be ashamed of twinkle, youre playing Mozart  ;)

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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Thanks for the tips :)  

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