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rokit
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March 14, 2020 - 5:37 am
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Hi all!

 

I'm quite new to the world of the strings, as I only started to play 3 weeks ago. I'm a software engineer and currently I'm employed by a company which is developing medical devices in the field of ophthalmology. In my freetime I usually go fishing in small creeks or mountain lakes. As I'm always interested in challenging things, I wanted to learn to play the violin because I met an irish guy several years ago in a surf camp, who played somme pretty neat songs in am irish pub. 

 

Right now I'm in a cottage in the Swiss mountains to enjoy the last day of ski, before they shut down everything because of the corona virus.

 

So "hello" to everyone! Looking forward to great collabs!

 

Cheers from Switzerland 

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Peter
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Hi @rokit

Welcome to the forum. There's lots of useful advice and videos here, and the membership is extremely varied in experience and genre. Feel free to ask any question, and enjoy the wonderful world of fiddling.

Peter

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March 14, 2020 - 1:42 pm
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Hi Rokit - how lovely - Hope you get a fun ski day in before you leave

...I love the thought of a ski trip, the scenery, watching snowfalls, riding up the ski lift to sit in the lodge enjoying hot buttered rums...but the reality is, after multiple ski trips (much to my husbands amusement) I never got any better....would fly down with zero control basically screaming and crying thinking I was going to crash and die....

Keep your hands safe and warm....welcome to the forum.

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Mark
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March 14, 2020 - 8:39 pm
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rokit

Welcome to the forum, and the fiddle, have fun with it.

 

Mark

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March 16, 2020 - 7:02 pm
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Welcome to the forum @rokit

I love your motivation for playing. Simple and straight to the point. You heard it, liked it and want to be able to do it.

I hope that we can keep you motivated here.

It's certainly too early but if and when you get there, here is a great link to help with the Irish pieces:

https://thesession.org

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but the one who needs the least."

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March 19, 2020 - 2:10 pm
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Welcome rokit!  I also play Irish traditional music.

Is that name "rokit" a reference to how fast you go down the mountain slopes? 🙂

Sounds a lot like the term "rocket" here. 

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