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BarbsBow
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May 19, 2023 - 5:39 pm
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Woodwind player here, currently discovering the mysteries of violin, and leaning towards learning to fiddle.

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Welcome to the forum, BarbsBow! I am so glad you logged jn and inteoduced yourself. I am positive you are going to enjoy fiddling with your fiddle. 

Have you purchased or rented your instument yet? 

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BarbsBow

Welcome to the forum and your fiddle journy

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Welcome BarbsBow. Hope you have fun, difficult instrument but rewarding. What kind of music do you want to play?

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@BarbsBow - 

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum!  

I hope you give the violin a try - since you already have some music background I think you have a big advantage starting off. 

There are others here who play violin AND woodwind instruments.  I'm sure they can give you some advice. 

Would you be playing in an orchestra or just for your own enjoyment? 

- Emily

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May 21, 2023 - 6:26 am
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Thanks everyone!

I purchased a "student" model violin in December, when I was starting dental implant procedures, and I wanted to make music that didn't require an embouchure.

I did have a year of violin a long time ago - in the late 1970s (!)

I'm most interested in "old time" style and country fiddle, but I realize that the best way to get there is probably through learning a more classical approach and then diverting. I'd actually be happy to be able to join a local community orchestra (last chair is ok) or play accompaniment to the guitar group I'm in at church...

 

Currently working through Suzuki book 1 and a few fiddle books.

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May 21, 2023 - 8:40 am
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Sounds like a breat plan, BarbsBow.

Periodically, Fiddlerman does group projects. You can join us on those. We do it virtually by ourselves and send him the videos, the he magically puts it all together and we have a great performance, I mentioned them in the Welcome email. More details and instructions how to do it are given at the start of each Group Project, so not to worry about how it is done. 

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@BarbsBow -

Ask around (or search online) to see if you might have an Old Time group, that meets regularly, near you - just to sit in on & ask questions to begin with. 

You might get lucky & find something like this one in Massachusetts: https://www.facebook.com/OldTi.....leSession/

Even if you find a local slow session group that plays only Irish music, it could be VERY helpful. 

I think the more you listen to the music you love, surrounded by fiddlers bowing it/fingering the notes, can help make picking up the fiddle start to feel more natural - because unlike a classroom situation, you're (hopefully) surrounded by seasoned musicians.  ...kinda like the next best thing to growing up with fiddlers in your house! 

I'm not physically able to get around well, but I look back now & wish that 4 years ago I would've offered, actively advertised, my house up as a place for local fiddlers to meet & jam - think it would've given me a marvelous start & probably a bunch of lifelong friends!  🤔... maybe now. 😖 Rats, I play WAY too much stuff no one else wants to. (lol) 

- Emily

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May 25, 2023 - 1:07 pm
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BarbsBow said
Woodwind player here, currently discovering the mysteries of violin, and leaning towards learning to fiddle. 

Welcome to the forum.

How is that going for you? We're looking forward to reading about your progress.

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

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BarbsBow said
Thanks everyone

I purchased a "student" model violin in December, when I was starting dental implant procedures, and I wanted to make music that didn't require an embouchure.

I did have a year of violin a long time ago - in the late 1970s (!)

I'm most interested in "old time" style and country fiddle, but I realize that the best way to get there is probably through learning a more classical approach and then diverting. I'd actually be happy to be able to join a local community orchestra (last chair is ok) or play accompaniment to the guitar group I'm in at church...

There are definitely a lot of online tools available to learn to play the violin. If you are interested in old time, you should focus on that simultaneously to assure that you are enjoying your journey.

Currently working through Suzuki book 1 and a few fiddle books.

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

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