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May 25, 2013 - 12:04 pm
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I've lurked around the site here a little bit, and decided I would sign up!

My violin history: My parents started me on the violin in 2nd grade, and I played until about 5th grade, made it almost through Suzuki book 4, but then quit. Fast forward about 10 years into the future as a junior in college, and my friend pulls out his violin. I told him I used to play, and I pick it up and terribly play through a couple of book 1 songs I still remember. 

Turns out my dad kept my violin in the closet, so I popped some new strings on that bad boy and started relearning! Surprising how fast it comes back, I went about a semester practicing on and off, but didn't have a lot of motivation. Ended up signing up for lessons from a professor at my college, which really gave me the motivation and helped a lot. I'll be continuing lessons and also joining the college's string ensemble in the fall! Very excited. :)

Currently I'm working on the first three songs in Suzuki book 5, but really can only play the first song (Gavotte I think?) straight through. I really wish I had kept going in 5th grade! I keep wondering what 10 extra years of practice would have done. 

Rattus Norvegicus
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May 25, 2013 - 12:17 pm
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nice to see you here. everyone is very encouraging, as you've probably seen, and give useful pointers.

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May 25, 2013 - 7:26 pm
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Welcome to the forum Scooter. I'm glad you picked up the fiddle again after 10 years of rest. Lot's of helpful people here and we're happy you went from a lurker to a poster. :-)

Look forward to your future posts and updates on your progress.

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but the one who needs the least."

May 25, 2013 - 8:15 pm
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Welcome Scooter! Keep us posted!

-- Diane

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.


May 25, 2013 - 11:01 pm
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Scooter said
  I keep wondering what 10 extra years of practice would have done.

Welcome Scooter > that was then > this is now > BRING IT!!!!


Byron Bay Australia

May 26, 2013 - 2:13 am
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Welcome from 'Down Under' mate aussie_flag

You will have a great time here and you. Will get heaps of help

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

California, the place of my heart
May 26, 2013 - 2:40 am
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Wow... Good luck!!!!

Enjoy,  Eat, Pray, Play.......

.... Do not think of could of's..... Or what if's... Think about now and enjoy every moment are the King of Now..... Nothing else matters.


Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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May 28, 2013 - 12:44 pm
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Hi, Scooter, welcome to the forum! birthday_balloon

It's great that You're on your way again! Happy fiddling!

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