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December 16, 2013 - 1:12 am
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Hello from Washington state. I'm a 50-something new granny and new fiddle player. I started taking fiddle lessons in the summer of 2012. I do a lot of the care for my baby grandson, so sometimes I don't get to practice music as long or as often as I'd like, but I figure that's fine as long as I don't actually give up. My husband and I play with the other musicians at our church (he does guitar) and we're looking for a beginner-friendly group to play bluegrass with in our area. I joined the forum here after seeing all the wonderful group project videos.



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December 16, 2013 - 2:43 am
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Again, welcome Peggy.

You'll enjoy the company here, lots of very very nice people.


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December 16, 2013 - 3:40 am
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Welcome.  It's a lot of fun here. 


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December 16, 2013 - 8:18 am
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Welcome to the forum Pegatha,
I like that "50 something" :-) I just turned 50 myself but our kids are not in a hurry to have kids. My guess is that I'll be a 50 something grandfather too. What is going on??????
It's great to have a partner that plays the guitar when you're a fiddler. You guys should have lots of fun with this.
We'll help you as much as we can.
Look forward to your updates. :-)

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December 16, 2013 - 3:15 pm
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Hi, Pegatha! I guess it's cool to play in church =) nice acoustics.

Welcome to the forum!

December 17, 2013 - 11:33 am
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Thank you for all the welcomes.


Our church does have pretty good acoustics, but I'm not really at the stage to welcome that. I still struggle in search of a good tone, and I can't play the melody at speed so usually I just play the root of whatever chord the guitarists are strumming. Fortunately, the piano player, the bass player, and the singing of the congregation are loud enough to compensate for any mistakes. I just keep reminding myself, "Think how much better you'll be playing this time next year, if you keep at it." So I keep at it.

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