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April 1, 2012 - 10:53 pm
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Hi! doublekiss (that's FiddlerMan in the middle)

I'm Rayna (it was paxxy, but I just changed it, can't decide what to call myself here, hope that's okay) and am extremely pleased to have found this site. This is only my 4th day with a violin. I don't really play anything else, unless singing counts. I guess I don't talk much, just sing. What kind of music do I like? Well of course we all enjoy classical, but I also love outlaw country. I imagine my violin wants to sing "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and "You Were Always on My Mind." Yes. She most certainly does. Everyone does.

And then she wants to make up her own songs and sing with me. But for now, she too seems to be the quiet type. Not silent, but sort of screechy and scratchy, squeaking herself into the world and wondering if being born into my hands was a safe move. To be honest, it probably wasn't.

So how did I get here with a violin? My husband bought one off Amazon last weekend! He knew I always wanted to learn, and decided it was time. I only wish I had started when I was a teenager. For some reason my parents thought piano or guitar was more reasonable, but the guitar I bought was a huge steel string that was terribly painful to play. I now play my kids' 1/2 size nylon stringer, which is what I needed back then... but we digress! I finally do have a violin, and I am very happy about that. I am going on freakin30 years old, and have more brains, confidence, and discipline than I did back then anyway, so while I'm short on time, I'll work with what I've got.

Right now I am just trying to stay in tune and do that first piece on the G string without going crazy from all the flat/sharp notes I keep hitting.dazed

Okay, well I am off to try it again!

Michigan, USA

April 1, 2012 - 11:11 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
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Welcome again, Rayna, nee (paxxy).smile

Sure they do sound screechy in the beginning, but if you draw the bow aggressively, you'll soon hear the difference. The deep rich tones of the bass strings and the bright sounds of the higher strings. You are still a young woman, I passed your age 38 years ago and i'm still at it, and I did start when I was 4 yrs old but had to quit at age 11.

It's great that your hubby bought that for you.  Practice, practice, makes great violinist's, well..... from the music you said you like, a great fiddler's.

Good luck.violin_girl

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April 2, 2012 - 12:58 am
Member Since: January 28, 2012
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Welcome!  I think most of us now wish we'd gotten an earlier start.  smile  Being motivated as an adult, though, is definitely an advantage.  Keep at it!

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April 2, 2012 - 8:07 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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LOL, Thanks for the kisses.

I love the way you talk about your violin as a person...... That is cool.
Keep us posted on your progress. It's always very interesting to hear.

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

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April 2, 2012 - 10:47 am
Member Since: March 28, 2012
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Welcome! I hope you will enjoy this community,lots of beginners like you so we all go through the same thing!

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov


April 2, 2012 - 5:54 pm
Member Since: January 25, 2012
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You are lucky - since it was your husband that bought you your violin, he is not allowed to complain about how you sound as you are learning!tongue

April 2, 2012 - 8:04 pm
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Welcome, Rayna! I'm new here, too. Have been playing about a month and a half, myself. My violin was a gift from my husband, too, as I also had said that I'd like to learn how to play. I've played the guitar since I was a kid, but am really enjoying learning a new instrument even at my advanced age of 49 years. 🙂 I am way more focused on learning than I was at 11. As they say, youth is wasted on the young. 🙂 I, too am very glad to have found this site and am enjoying connecting with other new violinists, young and not so young. Looking forward to hearing about your progress.

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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April 8, 2012 - 12:56 pm
Member Since: January 6, 2012
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I can't agree with everyone more. I started playing right after Christmas and knew not to expect too much too soon. It takes time and practice but you can see your own improvement in weeks to come. Good luck -- to all.dancingroflbirthday_ballooncoffee

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May 20, 2012 - 3:19 am
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Its nice to meet you...welcome aboard coffee

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