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October 10, 2021 - 6:47 pm
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Hello everyone!

I’m an adult violin student; fairly new to all this. It has been a dream of mine to play for many years, but it wasn’t until I happened across a clearance violin in a local music shop that I took the plunge and started my journey.

I’m very excited to continue learning, as I’ve always found music enables a kind of expression that nothing else does. So far I’ve been enjoying every minute. I love going to my lessons and look forward to getting home from work and having time to practice. I only wish there were more hours in a day so I had more time to devote to it!

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@Flasharoo welcome to the Fiddlerman's forum. This is the best place to learn how to play the violin (or fiddle). There are some great folks that hang out hear and will do whatever they can to help out.

Most of us are later adult starters. Some more advanced than others, but all willing to help us out. I started in 1996 taking lessons, but after a couple of years my teacher left the state (I keep wondering if I contributed to that!)  and since then I've been a self learner. That's how I came upon this forum. There are numerous videos demonstrating different bowing and fingering techniques at all levels.

One of the best features are the projects where Fiddlerman sets a theme and asks us to submit videos of us playing along. No matter how badly we think our playing is, some how he is able to put together a composite concert that sounds great!

Take a look at the latest Christmas project and consider joining in. No pressure, no criticism, great fun.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Welcome to the forum, Flasharoo. Yep, as Bob said, mostly adult learners here, young and old adult learners. 

There is a lot of help in the menu bar above the forum.

Just take it at a speed that best suits you and enjoy the ride.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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@Flasharoo -

Welcome to The Fiddlerman Forum! 

Sounds like you've been put under a spell by your violin -

just like the rest of us! 

What type of music do you look forward to playing? 

Like Bob said, we will soon have a Christmas Group Project you can participate in!  There are easy parts - soon, there will be tracks to follow (with the beat) and tutorials to help. 

You can follow the thread here: 

Fiddlerman White Christmas Virtual Group Project

Really glad you found us! 

 

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Flasharoo

Welcome to the forum and the fiddle,

Enjoy the journey 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Welcome to the forum, great and very nice people on here.

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A belated welcome to the forum @Flasharoo !

what you say is so very true - 

I’m very excited to continue learning, as I’ve always found music enables a kind of expression that nothing else does

So, enjoy you new adventure - devil-violin 

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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I’m looking forward to being able to play soooo many things… I already have my instructor on a quest to see if she can find sheet music for the intro to Secrets by OneRepublic. 😂

But my first introduction was the TransSiberian Orchestra. Even as a child I loved them and would beg for their albums for Christmas. It would be a dream to be able to play God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I know I will never sound like them (if for no other reason than I won’t have the accompaniment - so you can’t say im being too hard on myself! 😆) but just to be able to play it would be a dream come true.

Aside from that, I’m looking forward to pieces that really let emotion out. Life is hard, I want my music to tell a story. I want people to feel something when they hear it, as I’m sure we all do. 🙂

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@Flasharoo -

Great! 

This might help you in the meantime. 

Secrets - Onerepublic - Violin - Play Along Tab Tutorial

 

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Have fun! 

- Emily

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@Flasharoo  Welcome!  Enjoy exploring the Forum smile

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ELCBK said
@Flasharoo -

Great! 

This might help you in the meantime. 

Secrets - Onerepublic - Violin - Play Along Tab Tutorial

 

https://clipartart.com/images/emoji-music-clipart.png

 

Have fun! 

- Emily

  

That’s so cool! It’s like guitar hero for the violin! Too bad that was always my sister’s game and I was terrible at it. 🤣

Thanks!

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@Flasharoo -

You can slow the video speed down in the settings - then, enlarge the video so you can better see where to place your fingers on the fingerboard (over to the right). 

Right click to 'Loop', then stop/replay ONE small part at a time - you'll have it memorized quicker than you think, especially if you have listened to this tune quite a bit. 🤗

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ELCBK said
@Flasharoo -

You can slow the video speed down in the settings - then, enlarge the video so you can better see where to place your fingers on the fingerboard (over to the right). 

Right click to 'Loop', then stop/replay ONE small part at a time - you'll have it memorized quicker than you think, especially if you have listened to this tune quite a bit. 🤗

  

Oh, wonderful! I have… I have all the words to the song memorized. ☺️  It would be such fun if my teacher found the sheet music to the intro and taught it to me, and then I just took off playing the rest of the song! 😂 She would be so confused. 😆 I’m going to have to make this a priority now, just for fun!  😊😇

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Flasharoo said
Hello everyone!

I’m an adult violin student; fairly new to all this. It has been a dream of mine to play for many years, but it wasn’t until I happened across a clearance violin in a local music shop that I took the plunge and started my journey.

I’m very excited to continue learning, as I’ve always found music enables a kind of expression that nothing else does. So far I’ve been enjoying every minute. I love going to my lessons and look forward to getting home from work and having time to practice. I only wish there were more hours in a day so I had more time to devote to it!

I love it, more hours in a day to have more time to devote to learning the violin!!!

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new journey. Looking forward to hearing 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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Welcome Flasharoo! Glad you are having fun learning.

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Hi,

A belated welcome to the forum from me too @Flasharoo. I'm a new member of this fabulous forum and soon settled in; the members are so helpful and informative whilst being ever so friendly. You and I have something in common in that I also fancied trying to play a violin for many years and have finally got around to it.

I'm finding violins to be addictive and I don't think there's a cure. Enjoy your journey and I truly hope you succeed with your dream of playing "God rest ye merry gentlemen". Good luck.

Kind regards, Colin.

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