aww, I wrote a whole long intro and it didn't post! I don't think I can handle the math needed to use this forum
Anyway, I'm really glad I discovered this community. It seems pretty spiffy.
I'm a 28 year old female sailor (Active duty)
I took piano lessons as a kid but it was TORTURE. I have mild dyscalculia, which wasn't diagnosed until I hit college, and it makes reading sheet music pretty difficult/frustrating.
Artistic talent seems to run in my family, but sometimes I feel like I was passed over, my siblings play guitar, piano, accordion, they can sing, compose their own music... Not me though.
Took violin lessons for a year in 2012, but I'm too much of a perfectionist to handle having a teacher watch me mess up.
Now I'm giving the violin a second attempt, hoping to have more fun this time around by self-teaching.
Nice to meet you all!
Hey, how's the Navy life treating ya? My wife and I were both in from '99-'03. I know a lot can change in over a decade.
I would have loved to have had a violin while traveling when I was in, but it never dawned on me to get one at the time.
Hopefully it will help you pass the time during the more monotonous tours you might encounter, and give some nice stress relief while playing.
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."