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April 7, 2021 - 7:12 pm
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I'm new here and new to the violin. I purchased a used student violin, tuned it, and started playing March 1st. 

I gave a go at learning from YouTube and ViolinLab. I also picked up a couple of books: Essential Elements for Strings and Suzuki 1. I've decided I need to find myself a local instructor here in Columbus, Ohio. A little pedagogy and some personalized instructions just might go a long way, eh? That and a chin rest that fits!

I think I have Twinkle Twinkle down. Ode to Joy is coming along, and I'm learning The Force Theme and Reel Saint-Antoine for the fun of it. My dream is to someday play Caprice 24.

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@tempogenix -

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Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

I think it's wonderful you've decided to start learning to play the violin -

especially during covid craziness. 

Have you checked out all of the great Fiddlerman help/tutorials for beginners? 

Wonderful members here - will help answer

any questions you have and maybe direct you to more information. 

You have started on an exciting adventure! 

 

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I'm in Michigan, so we're neighbors! 

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Welcome to the forum, tempogenix. 

The Bumblebee Flies!

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tempogenix

Welcome to the forum,

Great goals you have, have fun.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Welcome !

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@tempogenix -

About your chin rest... you might want to check out the Fiddlershop - they recently came out with a new one! 

They have quite a few different shapes and heights, also for different positioning on your violin. 

You can always give them a call & discuss it. 

 

https://patriotden.com/fotki/smileys/Fiddle_Player_Smiley_Face.GIF

 

- Emily

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August 6, 2021 - 9:39 am
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tempogenix said
I'm new here and new to the violin. I purchased a used student violin, tuned it, and started playing March 1st.

Glad to hear it, welcome to the forum tempogenix!!!

I gave a go at learning from YouTube and ViolinLab. I also picked up a couple of books: Essential Elements for Strings and Suzuki 1. I've decided I need to find myself a local instructor here in Columbus, Ohio. A little pedagogy and some personalized instructions just might go a long way, eh? That and a chin rest that fits!

Good luck on both. Keep in mind that though it's called chin-rest, you should use your chin to hold the violin. Think of it more as a jaw-rest.

I think I have Twinkle Twinkle down. Ode to Joy is coming along, and I'm learning The Force Theme and Reel Saint-Antoine for the fun of it. My dream is to someday play Caprice 24.  

Feel free to share if you dare 😁
You may get helpful tips. Kind of like free lessons. 🍻

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