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LordOdin
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December 27, 2020 - 12:37 pm
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Hi Everyone

I have always had an interest in stringed Instruments and own Guitars Acoustic and Electric, i also have a couple of Resonator 5 string Banjo's which is my newest passion. I haven't got my Violin yet but should have one in the next week or so, my friends say i am crazy and too thick to learn a classical instrument so learning the Violin will shut them up as well. I will need a lot of help in the coming weeks and plenty of advice. The Violin i have in mind is a Windsor style one but other than that i am lost. A friend online asked me what Rosin is for so just said the Bow and he laughed saying i will never learn. I am from Leeds which is in Yorkshire in the UK and look forward to getting to know some of you and also learning a lot from you. Sorry my 1st post is a bit long winded and thanks for reading.

Tim

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December 27, 2020 - 1:04 pm
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Hello, I am from Saint Helens believe it or not. So if you need advice dont ask, lol, seriously anything people on here can help with we will, ask any question no matter how stupid you think it is, we are all learning, though there are some very good players on here, Most people on here ncluding me play lots of different instruments, violin is a different  beast though.

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December 27, 2020 - 1:10 pm
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By the way Rosin is for the bow, you are quite correct.

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December 27, 2020 - 1:16 pm
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Hi, @LordOdin 

I sent an email to you with many helpful links to help you on the forum. While you wait for your Violin, you might want to head over to the Learning To Play and read some of the comments, and ask any questions you might have now. No need to wait until you get your violin, right? If you want to start a new topic, feel free. Maybe that topic is already there, but it may have many twists and turns, be exceptionally long with replies, or maybe, there are new members with other thoughts, so feel free to start your own topic thread, even if it already exists. 

Check out the email and you will find other sections with links that might help you get prepared to start.

Above the forum is a menu bar. Fiddlerman has a lot of useful videos and instruction sheets, music based on your level of playing. Check those out, too. 

Welcome to the forum.

Cello and Viola Time! 

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December 27, 2020 - 1:30 pm
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@LordOdin -

Welcome to the forum! 

Laughing So Hard Smiley 

Think you'll want advice a little longer than a few weeks... and it's here! 

Mouse has the best for you right now, so start there. 

Very exciting - you're just beginning a great adventure, so have fun!   

 

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December 27, 2020 - 1:33 pm
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@ELCBK Why, thank you, Emily 😁

Cello and Viola Time! 

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LordOdin

Welcome to the forum, grats on the new fiddle.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Thanks for the Welcome guys. I think i should fit in ok as you all seem friendly enough. I have been on youtube watching beginner Violin Video's and they make it look so easy. I am Agoraphobic so need things to occupy my mind and am also learning 5 String Banjo which goes hand in hand for Bluegrass music. Looking forwards to learning with all your help. The Banjo i am getting is on Ebay and still in the bidding stage till Wednesday but i have put in quite a high bid as not to lose it. Will any Violin do for a Beginner or do i need something more expensive. Saying that it could be expensive and be utter crap. I just need advice on what to avoid. Thanks again.

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December 28, 2020 - 10:24 am
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LordOdin has continued this thread about his purchase in the Learn to Play. Please post any tips to that thread:

LordOdin Buying a Violin Thread

I already copied my reply to topic thread, as did Stringy. Then I deleted them from this topic thread.

Cello and Viola Time! 

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Welcome to the forum. There are plenty of people here who can assist you on your way. Enjoy the journey as the dang thing can become pretty frustrating.

 

A few years ago my family took a vacation to Europe. We started by flying into Manchester, rented a car, drove to Stratford, then to Ilford where our hotel was. Spent the next few days enjoying London. Beautiful country. Was a highlight vacation for sure. 

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