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Tom Williams
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November 24, 2012 - 7:12 am
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Hi folks, just discovered Fiddlerman's website a short time ago. I usually just surf the net for fiddle info rather than post a a site. This site seems friendly and no pressure so i post. I'm 61 this month and treated myself to another violin. I'll post a review. It is a Concert Master recommended by Fiddlerman. Back to me. I took lessons for 4 yrs and self teach and practice since 2004. So total 8 years. Not much considering time in-between is work and sleep. When wife is home, it's hard to practice. So folks don't appreciate the fiddle. Especially the E played with a crooked bow. I have vibrato down pretty good, but i can't play more than a few minutes at a time, or my hand starts bothering me. I enjoy what i can, and when i can't play i practice in my head and listen for ideas. I find myself staring at this new violin. It's gorgeous. I've got quite a collection of materials thru the years, much of which i can't play..... yet. 

and so, if i can be of any help to the forum or individual please let me know. And if i get crabby and post something inappropriate i apoligize in advance. 

Michigan, USA

November 24, 2012 - 7:38 am
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Welcome to the Fiddlerman forum, Tom. I'm sure you will enjoy it here as much as the rest of us. I myself have the Concert Master that I bought from the Fiddlershop several week's ago.

I'm not sure which sound's more correct by saying, I just turned 69 this past September or to say, I'll be 70 this coming September or just to say, I'm 69.  smile

I too have just started back playing again after being off for almost 60 year's. Although I have picked it up from time to time over that period, but never stayed with it again until I found the Fiddlerman website. Had it not been for this I probably would have given up again.

I have 3 violin's now, the Concert Master, a Chinese violin I bought about 7 year's ago and one that was my stepdad's grandfather's which date's back to the 1880's.

Perhap's you could tell us where you live, it's alway's nice to have some idea where people are from in here. I live in Michigan, USA about 50 mile's N. of Detroit.

Again, welcome to the forum, enjoy your stay here. 

Coleshill, Warwickshire

November 24, 2012 - 7:40 am
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Haha, join the club Tocheersm, good to have you here and yes, the new violin looks splendid. Can't wait to see a vid of you indulging us in a few tunes.

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city

November 24, 2012 - 12:21 pm
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Hi, Telltom! Welcome!

telltom said
..So folks don't appreciate the fiddle. Especially the E played with a crooked bow....

Yeaps! My homers reconciled already, but my cats...... never facepalm


November 25, 2012 - 4:55 am
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Hello Tom and welcome from Southampton, England :)


Mr Jim  dancing


November 25, 2012 - 7:30 am
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Welcome aboard Tom !!

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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November 26, 2012 - 4:06 pm
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Hi Tom! I'm looking forward to hearing you and bet that you will indeed be help to me! Have fun here on the forum.

The most beautiful things in life cannot be touched or seen. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller~

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