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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.
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.
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.
Hello Tom and welcome from Southampton, England