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Just introducing myself to the community.
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SethroTull86
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February 12, 2018 - 12:33 pm
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Hello, all. 

I am a longtime guitar player (19 years) that has recently decided to take the plunge and teach himself the violin. I, like many others I would imagine, stumbled across Pierre and subsequently this forum thanks to YouTube. After considerable research and a little push from my lovely wife, I decided to take a chance on a used no label violin on Craigslist and started to learn. Two short weeks later, I have found myself here; with a new obsession, a thirst to learn and little to no interest in the guitar for the moment. I have already concluded that in the next few weeks I will be purchasing a Fiddlerman Concert outfit from Fiddlershop.com to get myself on a better instrument and continuing down the everlasting path to improvement. I look forward to getting involved in the community and apologize in advance for what I am sure will be countless questions wrought with ignorance. I am, however, excited at the possibilities that this instrument hold for me as I continue my musical journey.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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February 12, 2018 - 12:54 pm
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Seth, welcome to the forum. I think you'll feel right at home here. There are a lot of us who did guitar earlier and have decided to see what life is like once the frets are removed 🙂 

Bob

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Bella86
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February 12, 2018 - 3:00 pm
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Welcome to the forum! Nice to hear that the person that you will be tormenting in the beginning is supporting you! 😀

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Welcome to the forum! We don't mind helping out our fellow beginners, so feel free to ask your questions when they come up 🙂

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! I spent last night working on running through my Gmaj and Amaj scales. Also managed to restring my instrument last night and fiddled around (pun intended) with tuning to AEAE just for fun. Put about four hours worth of practice in last night. I am hoping sometime this weekend to get a good video made for some critique. Will probably be playing the same tired tunes that everyone knows (So far I know the simplified versions of: Camptown Races, Amazing Grace, and Ode to Joy), but I believe you all can give me some good feedback and suggest some improvements.

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

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Welcome to the forum,

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Welcome to the community! 

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zpilot
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Welcome guy.  Are you a Martin Barre fan.

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Welcome to the Fiddlerman family. We’re happy to have you here. I know exactly what you mean about it being an obsession. I tell people all the time that it’s addictive and that once you start, you can’t put it down. At least that’s the way it is for me! 

Let the bow flow.

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zpilot said
Welcome guy.  Are you a Martin Barre fan.  

Not so much actually; I just like the pun on my name. One of my friends took to calling me "Sethro Tull" way back when, and it just kinda stuck. I think it's funny. Musically, I have a pretty eclectic taste. I play lead guitar and vocals in a "sleaze rock" (that's just what we took to calling it) band that I started. Kinda has a hard rock/blues/punk/ 80's metal kinda vibe, depending on what day it is. Lately though, I have been listening to a ton of Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show and some Pink Floyd. Told you I was weird.....

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

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@SethroTull86 - Thanks for the interesting introduction. We are very happy to have you hear and will do what we can to advise and motivate you.

Looking forward to your future posts. 🙂

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

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Welcome to the forum.

We are always pleased when members join and ask a lot of questions.

Happy Violin Playing and again welcome to a great place.

Toni

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