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My name is Eric and I'm 40 years old and currently living in Argentina with my Argentine wife and our 2 year old son. I have a background of music spanning from playing the FrenchHorn in High School, All-County Band and Community College to also playing guitar and even Mandolin and singing tenor in a Bluegrass Band in Florida. I also play the clawhammer banjo but it's been my desire ever since I was a young boy to play the Fiddle, however I've only just started diving into it, having been playing about 5 months or so now.
My parents refused allowing me to have or play the Fiddle when I was a kid saying it was too difficult, so I'm having my revenge I guess you could say!}
On a more serious note: "I've been away from music for too long, as I used to be very active in the Bluegrass music scene in Central Florida. My goal is within 2-3 years, to be able to play standard, traditional Bluegrass Fiddle well enough to play in jams or in a group and have a good foundation and decent repertoire of Fiddle tunes. I average about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours a night on practice with scales, arpeggios and practicing Double-Stops and different licks. I'm currently working on "Sally Goodin" and also "Turkey In the Straw" as well. During the weekend I put in about 3 hour or so in the day.
My favorite Fiddle players are: Chubby Wise <-- from Florida, Curly Ray Cline, James Price, Paul Warren, Bobby Hicks, Dewey Brown, Red Taylor, Art Stamper...
Most of my family is from, and lives in Kentucky so I'll be moving to the Louisville area in about 2 year's with my family to be closer to family and my mother, who's retiring. I hope to be good enough by then to get plugged in locally and play some good music.
Fiddlerman: "I'm really impressed with the amount of time and effort you've put into sharing your expertise on Violin and Fiddle playing with folks on the internet and really appreciate the time you've taken to compile all of this material. I hope to be be a part of many months and years of Fiddle learning with you and the good folks here on the forum!
" I just keep telling myself...."It's all about becoming one with your bow"