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Mama Noobie
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February 13, 2013 - 3:18 pm
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Hi everyone.  I'm Christine, mom of a soon-to-be 12 year old budding violinist.  She currently plays the saxophone, but has had the desire to play violin for about a year now, so we're going to jump in!


I'm buying her a violin for her birthday (next week).  I *think* I have it narrowed down to one of 3 instruments:  Cremona SV-175, Cecilio CVN500, or the Gliga Genial.  All are priced relatively similarly at $150-$200.  I don't want to spend more than that at this point in time.  At this very moment, I'm leaning towards the Gliga, but that is likely to change at least 2 or 3 dozen more times before I finally hit "submit" somewhere!  (I know it's recommended to purchase in person rather than over the net, but since I live in a rural area I LOVE the convenience of buying online.)


I've been devouring this site for a week or so now & wanted to give a HUGE thank you to everyone, but especially to Fiddlerman himself for this fantastic resource!  So, thank you Fiddlerman.

bunny_pole_dancer(So, this smiley has nothing to do with my post, but c'mon....who could possibly resist a pole-dancing bunny rabbit???)

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February 13, 2013 - 5:02 pm
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Ragarone said 
....who could possibly resist a pole-dancing bunny rabbit???)

I could ... but welcome to the group anyway!


February 13, 2013 - 7:42 pm
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Welcome Christine! And good luck with your violin purchase!

While you're at it, why don't you buy one for yourself so that you and your daughter can learn together? There are a few other folks here, I believe, who are learning along with their kids.

Now that you're a member of the forum, you'll catch the fiddle bug eventually, I'm sure. It's quite infectious.


And, yes, pole dancing bunnies are irresistible to many of us.


-- Diane

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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February 14, 2013 - 11:28 am
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Welcome to the forum Ragarone and thanks for the introduction.
Look forward to hearing more about your soon to be 12 year old daughters new pursuit to play violin and future progress reports.

If you have any desire to learn to play the violin, this is a good time to do it. You guys can learn, encourage and motivate each other together.

We'll do what we can on this end. smile

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


February 14, 2013 - 11:45 pm
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Hi Christine and welcome to the forums!  Great that your daughter is wanting to learn how to play!  That will be such a great birthday present too, I'm sure her face will light up.  Diane and Pierre hit it on the head, you should really get involved too.  That would be such a great way to not only learn a wonderful instrument yourself but the encouragement it'll give both of you will be endless :) .  Love the pole dancing bunnies too haha. 

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