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miguelpitti
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Hi everyone! I'm an adult learner, in my 20s. I play the piano since I was a child, which I enjoy a lot, and approximately 2 years ago, I started with the violin. I like sports (specially racket ones!), reading and learning new things. In my free time, I work as a lawyer 😛

 

I'm currently starting the Dancla 123 no.2, working on my vibrato and 3rd position, learning a Corelli allegro from his Op. 5, No. 6 sonata, and about to start with Suzuki number 4. I don't have much time for practising music, and when I do, I do it late. But my teacher is happy with my progress so far, and so am I. 

 

Nice to meet you all!

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Nice to meet you, too 🙂 Welcome to the forum!

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Welcome to the forum!

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miguelpitti said
.......In my free time, I work as a lawyer 😛

I love it!!! ROFL

Glad that you decided to join us. Looking forward to your posts.

Welcome to our forum!!!

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but the one who needs the least."

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Fiddlerman said

miguelpitti said
.......In my free time, I work as a lawyer 😛

I love it!!! ROFL

Glad that you decided to join us. Looking forward to your posts.

Welcome to our forum!!!  

Thank you. I look forward to learn and enjoy it as a beautiful hobby. I must confess that there was a time when I was considering if I should start with it or not as my practise time would be very limited and the violin seemed quite difficult. The main reason for starting with it was... curiosity. How did violinists know where to out their left fingers? Why is it cinsidered one of the finest instruments... if it just has 4 strings? And during that time, I started watching some of your begginer videos, wich just increased my curiosity, and finally gave me the last push. Why not try? No regrets so far. I'm enjoying the journey and I've improved my piano playing as a side effect. 

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...and might I add...

The Violin is the Queen of instruments, Mystical and Magical, with no equal. 

"Striving to attain Mediocrity"

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bluesviolin said
...and might I add...

The Violin is the Queen of instruments, Mystical and Magical, with no equal.   

It’s a really delicate instrument. I still love the piano, specially its polyphony.  I find very entertaining to decide which of the multiple voices should I remark when playing. But on the piano, you play the note and lose control over it. You can still maintain it with the pedal, but it’s not the same as with the violin, in which you get complete control over it. That’s the reason why I think it’s so expressive. Even tough my bowing is still very sloppy, I love the fact that I can express exactly what I want during the whole duration of a concrete note. As I said before, I had lots of doubts before taking it up, but now I’m happy I did. And as I’m getting better, I’m enjoying it more and more...

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Welcome to the forum! Glad to see you're enjoying it and sticking to it even if you don't have much time to practice. 🙂

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miguelpitti said

It’s a really delicate instrument. I still love the piano, specially its polyphony.  I find very entertaining to decide which of the multiple voices should I remark when playing. But on the piano, you play the note and lose control over it. You can still maintain it with the pedal, but it’s not the same as with the violin, in which you get complete control over it. That’s the reason why I think it’s so expressive. Even tough my bowing is still very sloppy, I love the fact that I can express exactly what I want during the whole duration of a concrete note. As I said before, I had lots of doubts before taking it up, but now I’m happy I did. And as I’m getting better, I’m enjoying it more and more...  

I think piano would be difficult, playing different things with each hand. I can play some pretty decent lead guitar, but I just don't feel the same way about guitar as I do violin. it's that mystical magical thing. When I really want to rile my guitar playing friends, I tell them that compared to the violin, guitar is a barbaric instrument, a fence post strung with barbed wire....and then I run    

"Striving to attain Mediocrity"

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bluesviolin said

I think piano would be difficult, playing different things with each hand. I can play some pretty decent lead guitar, but I just don't feel the same way about guitar as I do violin. it's that mystical magical thing. When I really want to rile my guitar playing friends, I tell them that compared to the violin, guitar is a barbaric instrument, a fence post strung with barbed wire....and then I run      

That is exactly the most difficukt yet beautifuk thing of piano. You get different melodies for each hand and you must coordinate rythms and decide which is the order if importance of these voices. Piano can be easy at first, as you don't need to bother about intonation or tone production. But it gets more and more difficult as you improve. 

In the viokin I think it may be a bit different. It is extremeky difficukt at first (so many things at the ssme time with no pleasant sound at all) but seems to become easier as you improve... until you reach certain level in which it becomes again extremely difficult again (I am thinking of Paganini-like works...)

I can't say anything about the guitar. I have never tried it.

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Nice to meet you.

Welcome Welcome

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Cheers Toni

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@miguelpitti welcome to the best violin/fiddle forum on the web 🙂 I look forward to hearing you play. 

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