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January 20, 2020 - 12:24 am
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Hi everyone!

I am the newest of newbs and just picked up my first fiddle one week ago. I have wanted to play for almost 10 years but I was hyper focused on my career. Now things are a bit slower and I found a fantastic shop in my city that has free beginner lessons with potluck dinner and bluegrass jam afterwards every Sunday. After my first lesson, I was absolutely hooked and rented a fiddle before I left the shop that day. 

I have to say my real fascination with the "fiddle" came from watching Cold Mountain where traditional music played a huge role in the musical score. The range of emotion, the ties to culture and religion, the versatility of the instrument pulled me right in. 

I look forward to getting to know a lot of people and hope I can grow to be a half way decent musician. 

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January 20, 2020 - 2:17 am
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Welcome @stevensonml !

Glad you now find time in your life to focus on music, and the fiddle specifically.  It can be a demanding, but at the same time truly fulfilling journey !  You'll find a huge amount of resources on this site (and of course a lot elsewhere as well) - make use of it all !

And never hesitate to ask questions - you'll find a lot of willing and helpful folks here!

Best wishes with your journey !

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stevensonml

Welcome to the forum and the fiddle, I echo what Billy said, enjoy the journey.

 

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Welcome!  Music is a life long journey that can be enjoyed every step of the way.

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Welcome aboard!

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Welcome! Glad to see that you have picked up the fiddle and hope you continue to enjoy it!

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welcome aboard @stevensonml !  congrats on the new fiddle and finding a place to play!  sounds like a great place you found to start your fiddle playing.

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January 21, 2020 - 11:24 am
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You aren't that new any more. Someone else is now "newer" than you!!!! Welcome ole Pal.

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Welcome to the party! Pull up a chair, relax, and enjoy the show.

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Welcome!  What an absolutely fabulous way to get introduced to playing the violin/fiddle!  What fun! 

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Hey Steven, Newest of newbs. LOL

10 years is a long time to be looking forward to something. I hope that it's at least as enjoyable for you as you imagined.

The music jam that you found sounds like a great way to jump in and get started. Glad you were able to find that in your area.

Looking forward to following your progress.

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