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Cajun Fiddle
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August 21, 2021 - 3:22 pm
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Hello everyone! I am a retired teacher who started learning violin about two years ago. Currently, I am teaching myself with the help of violin and fiddle methods, Matt Cranitch and Craig Duncan's books just to name a few. They have helped me a lot. I also go to YouTube for more advice and simply to keep my motivation up. Actually, I learned my very first song on YouTube with fiddlerman, btw, thank you for this! :) Violin teachers are hard to be found where I live. Still, the few fiddlers I used to know were all learning fiddle by ear by listening one another! Of course if the situation where I live changes or if a new teacher offer lessons, I'll be happy to attend a few courses with a teacher one day. I already play a bit of guitar every day and have a keyboard but I rarely use it. I like almost all kind of violin or fiddle styles especially Cajun, French Canadian and Celtic music but I am not versed in Jazz much, though I can appreciate someone being able to play it. That's all for now! :)

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August 21, 2021 - 3:27 pm
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Welcome to the forum, Cajun Fiddle. There are plenty more instructions/lessons and sheet music provided, free of charge, by Fiddlerman. Check out the menu bar above the forum. Great info there!

Hey, I just sent you off a Welcome Email. I hope it helps you. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check the Junk. 

Again, welcome to the forum.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Welcome to the forum, a lot of like mimded and very nelpful friendly people on here.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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@Cajun Fiddle -

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

Love having new Fiddlers join the forum! 

I've been down to New Orleans a couple times &

love ALL the music down there -

just haven't tried any alternative tunings, yet.

I'm also self taught and been playing a little over 2 years. 

Hope you have a great time Fiddling with us! 

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- Emily

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AndrewH
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Welcome! Where in Texas are you? There are a few Texans around here... I'm originally from the Houston area myself.

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August 22, 2021 - 2:13 pm
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Thank you all for the warm welcome, I am glad I found a friendly place like here.

From mouse:

Hey, I just sent you off a Welcome Email. I hope it helps you. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check the Junk. 

 

Yes, I did and thank you  very much for this! :)

 

From Stringy

Welcome to the forum, a lot of like mimded and very nelpful friendly people on here.

Thank you! I have to agree with you. there are lots of helpful people and interesting topics posted. :)

 

From ELCBK

I've been down to New Orleans a couple times &

love ALL the music down there -

just haven't tried any alternative tunings, yet.

I'm also self taught and been playing a little over 2 years.

Hope you have a great time Fiddling with us!

 

 Thank You! :) I wish to go to once it'll be safer to travel. Much of my extended family comes from the area of New-Brunswick and Nova-Scotia, they are Cadjan as they use to say ! :) Part of them went to Quebec and others went to Louisiana though. I heard of G Cajun tuning and the Irish dropped D , double dropped d but I haven't try it yet!

 

From Andre H

Welcome! Where in Texas are you? There are a few Texans around here... I'm originally from the Houston area myself.

 

Thank you! In the north area, close to Oklahoma :)

 

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August 22, 2021 - 4:53 pm
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Welcome to the forum. I think you'll like it here, nice folks.

I'm a fellow Texas live just outside the big town of Lone Oak (pop < 600) south of Greenville, TX.

Bob in Lone Oak, Texas

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August 22, 2021 - 11:36 pm
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Hello and thank you Bob! I sure do, nice people here! smile

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Cajun Fiddle

Welcome to the forum, and the fiddle,

My son and grandchildren are in Kingwood Texas a suburb of Huston,  I try to visit there a few times a year.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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@Cajun Fiddle 

Welcome!

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Wow , thank you both, Mark and SharonC for the welcome! :)

@Mark that's nice to hear! I have a son too but cannot see him much for he has to travel to very remote areas because of his work.

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@Cajun Fiddle - Welcome to the forum!!!

I'm glad I was able to help you get started. Lots of helpful members here as I am sure you will discover.

Look forward to reading your posts and following your journey.....😁

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Hey, thank you Fiddlerman! smile Yes, You did and before trying my new song, I was simply doing scales and follow some of Alyson's violin lessons, the piano and violin teacher. Thank you also for all the other helpful tutorials.

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