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November 2, 2023 - 1:58 pm
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Hello everyone!  My name is Sidney, "spatin51" on Fiddlerman, and I am just introducing myself to the group.  I play violin, or rather I work at playing the violin.  I started playing with lessons over 30 years ago, then I moved to Colorado Springs and the violin stayed in a closet until about 4 or 5 years ago when I decided to try it again.  I consider myself somewhere between beginner and intermediate, depends on the piece I am trying to play of course.  I am a semi-retired attorney, and can find the time to practice almost every day.  I hope to be able to learn some of the more technical parts of playing the violin, such as smooth bow changes (which is eluding me at this time) and developing a professional sound.  I look forward to visiting with the group and learning more about the violin each day. 


November 2, 2023 - 4:03 pm
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Welcome to the forum, spatin51. I am so pleased you have posted an introduction. Great to have you here.


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November 2, 2023 - 5:55 pm
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WELCOME, Sidney! 

I'm sure you will get it to come together soon.  From what I've read/heard elsewhere, it's not like riding a bike - not easy to pick back up after a long hiatus, so don't be hard on yourself.

Were any of the videos or links I posted in Your Smooth Bow Changes Thread of any help? 

- Emily


November 2, 2023 - 11:44 pm
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Welcome to the forum,  have fun on the violin journey. 


Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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November 3, 2023 - 7:23 pm
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@spatin51 Welcome to the Forum!  

When I was in the Air Force, I was stationed in Colorado Springs for 5 years.  Was assigned to Falcon AFB (now Schriever SFB) and graduated from University of Colorado while there.  Beautiful areas in Colorado, for sure. 

Sounds like you've gotten back in the saddle--lots of people take a hiatus from the violin--life just gets in the way smile Glad to have you join us--

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