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Making Good on a Childhood Dream
Intro to me and my journey in learning to play the violin after wanting to since I can remember...
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September 13, 2017 - 10:28 pm
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     Let me begin by saying that I was so happy to find this site after purchasing my violin about 2 months ago.  I was wondering how I was going to learn and finally found an instructor in my area but this site helps with my practice time so much!  

     I have wanted to play the violin since I was a little girl but never had the opportunity growing up.  It took me still 11 years as an adult before I realized part of being an adult was giving yourself the opportunity.  Although, I wish there were more violin players in my area I am happy to FINALLY be one of the few and can't wait to see what I can do within a year.  

     Along with the violin I am also taking guitar lessons and hope to be able to combine those two instruments in some music composition of my own.  It will be a long road ahead but one I couldn't be happier to have started down.

     I look forward to meeting some wonderful new people here and hope to spur encouragement for all and hope for the same coming my way.   :)


September 13, 2017 - 10:54 pm
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welcome to the forum and to the fiddle and guitar 

have fun and remember it's a life long journey.



Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

New Jersey, USA
September 13, 2017 - 11:34 pm
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Welcome Robbme, lots of adult beginners here and lots of peeps that will help with any issues you encounter.

To play a wrong note is insignificant;  To play without passion is inexcusable.  - Ludwig van Beethoven 

 My journey began on Aug 3 2017

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September 14, 2017 - 1:03 pm
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Welcome to the forum! Enjoy your journey :D  

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Fort Lauderdale
September 15, 2017 - 12:35 pm
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Welcome to the forum robbme.

Thanks for the delightful introduction.
We are very happy you found us too.
Plenty of players/learners in exactly the same position as you are here.

Anything we can do to motivate you will be our pleasure.


I look forward to hearing about your progress. :)

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


September 16, 2017 - 11:02 am
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Just want to add my welcome! Its always wonderful to see fellow adults on their journey to learning violin!

Lead me, Follow me, or get out of my way!

             ~General George S. Patton

California, the place of my heart
September 16, 2017 - 12:42 pm
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Welcome welcome.

10 hurrahs for Childhood dreams.

Enjoy your journey and have fun in this wonderful violin tribe at Fiddlerman.com



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September 17, 2017 - 12:32 pm
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Yes! Welcome to the journey! I am returning to my childhood dream after many many years! I played as a child but had to let it go! I now have my grandfather's violin so am relearning! Unfortunately it is not like riding a bike though there are some things that I have not forgotten! I believe I get better tone than I did as a child! I remember LOTS of scratching back then and I don't do that now! I also am much more relaxed. I also know my sheet music! I realised the other day that my younger sister never played an instrument! She is clueless on reading sheet music! I feel that I should help her but she isn't interested (I gave her my mother's accordian to learn) my mom played piano, organ and accordian. I am hoping she makes the time to learn. Right now they are between two homes and moving things EVERY weekend! Weekdays are spent sorting, packing, discarding and then her job! She asked me for the instrument (actually she asked for my grandfather's accordian which belongs to my son). I gave her my mother's and told her the other was too big, too, heavy and not mine to give! My son plays drums, guitar, piano / synthesiser, and accordian. I really am not fond of accordian personally but can appreciate when others play. Music has always been a large part of our family for generations. It is ALWAYS good when others join the journey!

"Reality is an illusion, albeit a persistent one".- Albert Einstein 

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