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damfino
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It was the first time I used them for anything, I have my Concert fiddle strung up with them, so it's my deep little fiddle at the moment. I have to learn to actually play backup to make it more interesting, though, lol.

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I'm sure this is fun as well. I had a blast playing around with my Boss "Dual Super Octave Pedal".
Like playing a different instrument altogether. 🙂

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Things like that makes me want an electric fiddle, so I can try playing with different stuff like that. I'll have to add an electric fiddle to my growing wish list, haha. 

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You might be disappointed though. Electric instruments usually don't have a good sound. The better sound is achieved using effects.
Are you interested in a solid body or acoustic electric violin?

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I'm not really sure what would be best. I like the idea of acoustic/electric, but then some of the solid electric have a neat look to them with the different shape. Chances are I wouldn't get a ton of use out of it, except just for fun. I've liked the look of these since they came out: https://fiddlershop.com/products/yamaha-4-string-electric-violin-yev-104

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And I also still have to give you/your shop a call about bows. I have some $$ set aside from my tax return I want to use for a bow. 

 
Before I had to stop my lessons, my teacher told me I had outgrown my bow. She said the stick is a little too flexible for digging in for accents, etc. (she told me this when I was asking about digging in for trebles to get that nice crunchy sound to the accents, and then my bow having that special bounce with fast down-bows, she said the bounce was just my bow, not me like I thought it was). She recommended for me to look for something stiffer. So I need to find out what would be recommended from your shop. I know the shop she recommended for me to go to inflates their prices more than a little, haha (they are in trendy neighborhood, in a trendy building and have the prices to match, haha).

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We won't inflate our prices. Not only that but we have the lowest price guarantee. I'll be happy to recommend something when the time comes.

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I know you don't, that's why I like dealing with you guysthumbs-up I look forward to getting a new one 🙂 I was going to pull the trigger at tax return time, but then held off to make sure my elbow wasn't going to make me have to stop all together. 

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Whenever you are ready!

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damfino- Wonderful job! It is amazing that you learned it by ear! Keep up with your nice work! I am hoping to learn a piece by ear, but it is difficult. Is there any tips to learn music by ear?

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Thank you, @Kenji13 🙂

@Fiddlerman would probably be able to give you better advice on how to learn by ear. I'm a horrible teacher, haha. Knowing scale patterns help, but recognizing a note enough to find it on the instrument helps (me) more. While I could never play the piano, as a kid I could pick out simple tunes by ear, and I just carried that over to the fiddle. With the fiddle, I hold it guitar style and pluck it with my thumb to find the tune first, and then once I have it is when I put the bow to it and really learn to play it. 

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The best way I know to learn to play by ear is to take out the instrument and try to play something very simple that you know in your head very well.

Next is to play notes and put together your own creations.

Also, try to hear the notes before you even play them to learn to match the thought process with reality.

Lastly, have the instrument out while listening to your favorite music...

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Great tune and you can play it quit fast and with so much fun! Well done!

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