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Ranger5186
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March 7, 2020 - 11:11 pm
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Good evening, 

I'm an aspiring beginner at the age of 46.  I was in the band in middle and high school and played trumpet and baritone horn.  I have always wanted to learn the violin.   Where I grew up there were no violin teachers and my school only had band.  That was way before the internet,  so I look forward to the new journey!

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Welcome @Ranger5186 

It's nice to have you with us.

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Welcome! There's a surprising number of former low brass players here. I played euphonium and trombone in school bands before I started learning strings, and there was a thread where a bunch of other people mentioned playing low brass too.

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First instrument I ever played was a trombone, but I'm glad to say, never again, I really don't like the instrument now. I have however developed a love of the sackbut recently.

Andrew

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@Ranger5186

Welcome to the forum and the fiddle.

 

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@Ranger5186 Welcome to Fiddlerman, the best forum for learning the violin 🙂 Like @AndrewH mentioned, there are a lot of us who played brass instruments in our earlier lives (Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Baritone Horn, etc).

I started violin at the age 49, but that was 20+ years ago. I'm still a beginner, but slowly improving and really enjoying it.

Keep it up and don't feel shy about sharing videos here about your progress. Great productive feedback available here.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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Thank you all for the warm welcome.  I look forward to the journey together!

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Welcome! I started in my mid 50's...been at it about 4 1/2 years. Never too old to learn.

A once brass player here too. My school band didn't have strings. Only woodwinds, drums and brass. I played trumpet. Much like Gordon, I would not go back to it again but it was an educational experience.

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March 11, 2020 - 2:38 pm
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Hey Ranger

Welcome to our forum. Happy that you found us.
I Hope that learning to play the violin ends up being everything that you've dreamed and hoped for.
It's amazing how much greater the opportunity for learning to play any instrument today is increased with internet.

Looking forward to your future posts and reports. 😁

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but the one who needs the least."

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