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December 22, 2021 - 11:37 am
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Hello, and greetings from southeast Michigan,  I'm new to the violin but have been involved in music since the age of 7 with my first recorder flute, from there I took up the trumpet for a year or two. On to the piano at 10 and then guitar around 15. I moved away from playing for a long time and just happened to find a rather sad-looking violin in a goodwill shop for 5 bucks and here I am. It's an Anton Breton AB-10, manufactured in 1995, I replaced the ebonized hardwood with some real ebony and shined it up, a bow new strings, and its a fiddle 

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December 22, 2021 - 11:45 am
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Welcome @deerfiddle - we have a HUGE range of interests here - from the playing, setup, be it classical or traditional fiddle, DIY work on your instrument and so on - the topics are endless....  Never hesitate to ask a question on this forum, you'll almost ALWAYS find an answer/response from someone !

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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December 22, 2021 - 12:31 pm
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Welcome to the forum, @deerfiddle! I am so glad to see you have become active in the forum so quickly! You should go the the Fiddlerman Group Projects and check out iur most recent project, “White Christmas”. We have vocals this time. 

I second everything that BillyG said. Since i alwAys have a lot of tupos, zi will not retupe it all, 😂🤣😂🤣🥴🥴 i never spot them until after I submit. 

Again, welcome to the forum.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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@deerfiddle - 

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Another Michigander Fiddler -

how WONDERFUL! 

Your ears are already trained to hear music and

I think that's half the battle when learning this instrument. 

I've just hit my 2½ year mark with my 5 string violin and

residing near Selfridge ANGB - if you're ever in the neighborhood

(just kinda busy right now, getting ready for Christmas & Grandkids). (lol) 

Hope you enjoy it here - this forum has helped me tremendously! 

 

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December 23, 2021 - 12:26 am
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deerfiddle

Welcome to the forum and the fiddle,  enjoy the journey, it's a learning  curve for sure.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Fiddlerman
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December 29, 2021 - 3:28 pm
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deerfiddle said
Hello, and greetings from southeast Michigan,  I'm new to the violin but have been involved in music since the age of 7 with my first recorder flute, from there I took up the trumpet for a year or two. On to the piano at 10 and then guitar around 15. I moved away from playing for a long time and just happened to find a rather sad-looking violin in a goodwill shop for 5 bucks and here I am. It's an Anton Breton AB-10, manufactured in 1995, I replaced the ebonized hardwood with some real ebony and shined it up, a bow new strings, and its a fiddle 

The hardwood that you replaced was the fingerboard? If so, quite impressive.

Welcome to the forum. I look forward to reading more of your posts. 

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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December 30, 2021 - 2:42 pm
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happy holidays and thanks for the greetings, @BillyG yes there is a whole lot here to discover, and this instrument already has me hooked and I can't put it down. @Mouse, thank you for approving me to the forum, and the warm welcome. @ELCBK, I have a lot of fishing buddies in your neck of the woods. @Mark, yes totally different from any instrument I've played yet. And @Fiddlerman, nope, I haven't done the fingerboard yet. I'm building a fixture to hold the neck but before I attempt and I have a crummy fiddle to practice on first, I did have to get a special reamer to install the pegs and the tail pin. I do believe I'm in the right place to reintroduce myself to reading sheet music figure this critter out and meet some great people along the way, 2022 is gonna be GREAT!

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December 30, 2021 - 2:48 pm
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Welcome to the forum, must have somehow missed your first post.

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December 30, 2021 - 3:30 pm
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@deerfiddle - Agreed, 2022 will be great!!! Cheers! 🥂🍾

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but the one who needs the least."

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December 31, 2021 - 7:08 am
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Welcome @deerfiddle ! that's quite a lot of instruments. But violin is rewarding in its own way.

[Viola even more so…]

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