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The Al Bundy of Violin :)
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grpark
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April 27, 2021 - 6:03 pm
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Glad to join the group!  I WAS a good violinist in high school, many ... many ... many years ago.  Just like Al I was All City :)

Picking the instrument up again and trying to expand my repertoire.  I'm classically trained with a little fiddle work on the side.  

Currently play my 100+ year old Lawendhal violin.  It's unique as there is a Joachim painting on the back.  Painting may be worth more than the violin though!

Looking to add a AE violin to the mix though.  Thinking of the Glasser although I might move up.  I've listened to the Glasser AE on YouTube and it does sound great.

Once my technique returns and my fingers get agile I'll reach out to Fiddlerman on instruments.  I've been digging through some of the older finger exercises and that is great to get the rust off.  I still have flashbacks of my teach telling me "relax that wrist" and "your bow arm is to stiff, let the weight do the work"

I'm not great about keeping up with forums.  I'll try to contribute here ...

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April 27, 2021 - 6:11 pm
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welcome to the forum, ;)

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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April 27, 2021 - 6:34 pm
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Welcome tomthe forum, @grpark! great to,have you here. 

The Bumblebee Flies!

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Welcome from another late returner to string playing, though I was never really very good, I'm trying again. 

The old curmudgeon!

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April 27, 2021 - 11:51 pm
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@grpark and others.  I have advocated this elsewhere on the forum but old threads get lost in the haze.  You may wish to tune the violin based on a=432 or similar to get going.  I found this particularly helpful when I began the cello a few years ago, but the principle is equally sound on the violin.  The note touch points on the fingerboard remain consistent but the string tension is easier on the finger tips and joints.  

As muscle tone advances to tuning frequency can adjusted upward.  Of course, playing with others or a piano while doing this is out of the question.

Success is the progressive realisation of a worthy ideal. —Earl Nightingale.

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April 28, 2021 - 5:19 am
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@grpark -

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Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

 

  I'm sure you'll get caught up in no time. 

I have a Glasser AEX 5 String - I love it. 

  Great to have you join us! 

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- Emily

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April 28, 2021 - 6:24 am
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grpark

Welcome to the forum 

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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April 28, 2021 - 6:29 am
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It's better than being the Ted Bundy of violin.

Andrew

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Welcome to the forum! When you said Al Bundy I for sure thought we were going to discuss our football careers (I was never all city but scored 3 touchdowns in 1 game, it was against the blind and deaf school though). 

 

Welcome though, I feel you on the restart. I played waaaaaaaaaaaay back in jr. high and a year in high school. Then restarted a few years ago when my son picked up the instrument. I have had way more fun with it now, even though I am not as good as I once thought I was.

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Fiddlerman
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June 12, 2021 - 4:38 pm
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@grpark - Welcome to the forum.

Lot's of our members played once upon a time, left the instrument, then came back to it. Best of luck on your renewed journey and don't hesitate to reach out as you mentioned above.

I'll be more than happy to help.

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

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