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Figured I'd say hi since this is the best site that I've found for me! I am 30 yrs old and am starting to learn the violin! I grew up playing the piano so I know how to read music, but never dreamed of playing a string instrument. I played last summer for 3 months but I'm a grad student so I stopped playing. I'm picking it back up and I'm not going to let school get in the way this time!
Just had to let Fiddelerman know how awesome this site is! I can do the basics and that is IT. My fourth finger apparently has no muscle for the violin. 🙁 I'm using your videos to learn many things, especially how to play the blues. I'm trying to get the hang of it!
Hope to meet many of you and I wish I would have picked up this instrument 20 years ago. Sad that I thought the violin was for girls when I was in school. Now I realize it's the best instrument to truly convey soul and feeling!
Thanks guys. Man I'm trying to do the simple dorian scales to the background music FM provided and it's way tougher than I thought. All I can do is slide lol. Ugh it's so frustrating. Oh, and I'm a tall lanky surfer with a long neck. I do have a should rest but I HAVE to have a chin rest like FM. Can I get one of those at my local shop? I've never seen a chin rest that high.
Hey, Hman. Glad to see ya here. I to wished I would have taken it up sooner. I actually remember back in the 6th grade being ask to join band. I was thrilled and I learned to play the -drum roll please- trombone! I though the violin was for girls too! And all my friends were playing trumpet so I picked to goofiest looking instrument. I hated trombone! I wish, oh how I wish, that i would have taken up the violin! I thought back to what I would be doing now If I would have stayed in band and played ANY instrument and also what style of music I would be playing NOW, if I would have taken up violin back then. Ah...the WHat If's of life.
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