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June 7, 2013 - 10:34 pm
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I took violin lessons for almost a full school year when I was in elementary school.  But after I told my teacher I wanted to play Rock Violin - and she told me the only thing you could play with violin was classical - she kicked me out of the class! 

I always regretted not learning.  So since this year is a milestone birthday for me I decided to buy myself a violin and pick up where I left off.  So glad I found Fiddlerman.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

Tuticorin, India
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June 7, 2013 - 10:49 pm
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Hi Ginnisq! glad you found Fiddlerman.  We are also happy to have you amongst us. Let us march on.

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)


June 7, 2013 - 10:53 pm
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Welcome Ginnysg, > I feel any kind of music can be played on any instrument.

FiddlerMan is a SWEET site to find > LOTs to learn here.


June 8, 2013 - 12:48 am
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Hi Ginnysg.  Bah, one can play all sorts of music on a violin.  More likely the teacher just had no idea how to go about teaching how to play rock on it.


"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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June 8, 2013 - 1:35 pm
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Welcome!!!! I cant believe you we're discouraged in that manner...( how rude) Flash to now!!!! Woo hoo you are in the right place ... Rock on!!!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Fort Lauderdale
June 9, 2013 - 6:51 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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Welcome to the forum.

Very happy you found it as well. It upsets me that some teachers discourage their students that way. If a student tells me that they want to play Rock n Roll, I just ask what kind of rock they want to play and then we work towards that goal.

Look forward to your future posts.

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

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June 10, 2013 - 3:01 am
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Welcome as well Ginny, things are going your way now! Yes indeed... Lots of cool stuff here and now that you're part of the "family", you can never leave, bwwaaahhaahahahaa.devil

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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June 11, 2013 - 5:33 pm
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She kicked You out of the class!!!!???surprised She doesn't like her job i guess - too narrow-minded!

Welcome to the forum!! Here You can play anything You want!

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June 11, 2013 - 9:39 pm
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We DON'T need NO education!


We DON"T need NO thought control!

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June 19, 2013 - 10:37 pm
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