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January 20, 2015 - 2:19 pm
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Hi, I'm Kim. I started learning about 10 months ago and I am self taught using resources such as those on this great site.

I love playing and after a false start have managed to practice most days since August. I love the traditional folk tunes, and I live in Northumberland in the UK where we have a strong tradition which is probably my main influence at the moment. 

Looking forward to continuing to learn...



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January 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Hello Kim:

I am Toni!  Congratulations on starting and self teaching.  You are in good company.  How lovely that you signed up. 

Welcome to the forum and it is a pleasure to meet you.

Toni dancing

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January 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
Member Since: October 18, 2012
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Welcome to the site Kim!  

I'm from Newcastle originally, what type of tunes are you playing from the region?  Maybe you could put up some photos of the music you're using.. i'd love to get some north east influence back in my life :)

Everyone here is lovely and will help with questions you might have.

Good luck!

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January 20, 2015 - 3:33 pm
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Hello Kim and welcome to the forum!semiquaver-1214

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January 20, 2015 - 5:33 pm
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Hey Kim, Welcome to the forum.
Always fun having players that are self taught to share their methods and resources.
In regards to your false start, maybe you would like to join us on our 35 day practice challenge. You put it up in plain site, set goals, and check off every day you practice. I've already messed up twice and will be restarting after the NAMM show this weekend. :)

You'll find the sheet here:

Northumberland looks like beautiful countryside. Just did a Google image search.
Looking forward to your future posts.

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but the one who needs the least."


January 21, 2015 - 2:31 am
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Hi Kim, and welcome! I just joined the forum myself a few days ago semiquaver-1214

I think I'll join that Fiddlerman challenge also, it looks great!

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January 21, 2015 - 10:42 am
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Hello Kim! 

I just joined last week. Welcome to what appears to be one great forum!

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