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October 12, 2020 - 8:38 am
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Hi guys my name is Dale i just bought my first violin. I play guitar now i want to play this awesome instrument. 

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Welcome to the forum, @ejdale! I hope you find all the information you need. If you do not, feel free to ask away! Also, please feel free to provide any information, ideas, comments, etc you wish to share. 

We are very happy to have you in our forum family. 

Viola Time! 

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Welcome Back Emoticons @ejdale - Welcome to the forum!   

Hope you become as addicted to this instrument as most of us here are.  Since you already know guitar, think you'll have an easier time learning the violin than most.

Ask a lot of questions - glad you joined us!

 

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October 13, 2020 - 12:00 am
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ejdale

Welcome to the forum,  and the fiddle 

 

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Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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October 13, 2020 - 11:43 am
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That’s it now , day and night, scales , practice, never being able to put it down. I am a guitarist, and bought the violin as a challenge best thing I ever did . Welcome to the club.

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October 13, 2020 - 12:34 pm
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@ejdale -LOL 100% on that with stringy there !  Very similar path to me with the devil's own instrument !!!!

You're gonna love it and hate it in equal measure in the early days - but - WOW does it get better !!!    Enjoy the journey with your new instrument !

**EDIT** - and as a guitar player - you'll get this....  the first day I got my first fiddle home with me (having NEVER played it, or one before- it was ( well, still IS) a "SkyLark" - but these-days, it's now restrung as the lower 4 strings of a 5--string fiddle - a cheap viola... LOL) anyway - back to the story - for about 15 or so seconds, once I had quickly figured out (approximate, but close enough fingering) - of course - you wanna do that pitch-bend-thing we ALL do on guitar!   

Aye - I say 15 seconds- probably less - yup - vibrato/slides are done quite differently !

LOLOLOL - yeah - well, I didn't know any better (for the 15 seconds or so!)

Fiddle = Total pleasure.  Awesome....

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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October 13, 2020 - 2:21 pm
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Welcome to the forum, Dale. Lots of good info here—congrats on your starting a new musical journey—

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