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How long have you been playing
- 2 years.
- Less then one month.
- 6 months to one year.
- Less then 18 months.
- 2-6 months.
- Over 10 years.
- 5 years.
- 18 months to 2 years.
- 1-2 months.
- 3 years.
- 4 years.
- Over 5 years.
I got my violin Dec 2011... plucked around through Jan 2012. Found Fm.com and started more "playing." April 2012.. took some lessons. So I would 19 months.
I did not practice regularly while I took lessons... I was not motivated. From April to June of 2012. I played a few times a week.
For the last six months I get in a good 5-6 hours a week.... boy oh boy what a difference.
I know that more than answers the question..but for the new ones, or if anyone is curious.
The poll worked for me.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
I'd like to vote, but there's no choice that fits me. I've been playing a little over a year and a half. That's more than 18 months but less than two years so I'm in between the fifth and sixth options.
LOL Same here, Diane.
Oh darn. Sorry guys. I guess I was thinking 18 months to 2 years but should have written that.
I also been playing almost 2 years but i started from scratch..
I noticed many people have transitioned from another instrument so they
Have some backround in music and know how to read music already..
I did not know how to read music at all..But persistence is starting to pay off for me..
Its a great way to kill time instead of the couch and tv..
I voted two years but probably actively (i.e., at least five days a week) for 15 months or so. I was inactive for about 9 months (play may be once a month or less). no tv nor couch for me, just computer, reading, bed, occasionally crocheting(?), and recently pick up violin making and bow rehair hobby (hope to keep this up rather than bed and computer).
Been 8 months > I still watch TV and crap. I get up in the morning and watch the news > Local and Global > but as I am watching I am playing. Mostly scales, etc. > I am finding out what is going on in the world and doing a finger thing at the same time. > Now when I get home from work and get crap done around the house I always cap it off with straight playing. All kind of stuff happens > It is SWEETness to me in my little world.
I first held a violin in 1960 when I was about three years old. I found it at my Grandma's house and she gave it to me, It had no strings, no bridge, no tailpiece and I wanted to learn how to make it play. My first actual violin lessons began in 1967 at the age of 10. I played on rare occasions up to the age of 20 or so and then for many decades I didn't touch a violin. I didn't start playing again till I was 50 (about 5 years ago) and I have been playing regularly ever since.
Yep ... 2 years, or thereabouts. I joined Fiddlerman forum early, because there are no teachers in this area and I haven't had a lesson yet. Maybe that's why I'm so slow to learn. (Nothing to do with my advancing years of course!)
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