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Know When To Hold Em'- Know When To Fold Em.
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starise

Thank you for posting that I enjoyed it,  

That is a ruff one to play at that tempo especially!

Great job.

Sailors bonnet was good also those are not Easy tunes to play, great job!

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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Thanks to all who replied. I hope you all had a great holiday!

I feel I owe you all a big apology for not returning until now.A bunch of stuff went down not long after I played that included sickness in the family. 

I'm just now getting in to reconnect. 

THANK YOU all for such wonderful support of a mere Fiddlerman member. 

To be honest I haven't played much since I played that time. I think when I finally get another teacher I will be more prone to pick up the violin. I haven't visited Irish session lately either. It's probably been a year now since I've been to one which is sad really, but I know the other player who attends will play too fast and I'll just be sitting there trying to keep up again.

-Tim

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@starise -

I understand you hurt your finger on your bowing hand?  Understanding your not wanting to play with an injury. 

I sincerely hope you start picking up your fiddle, if even just to putz with some melody ideas - at least a little every day. 

Don't know if you've noticed this yet, but I don't believe you can just 'pick up where you left off', after you haven't played for a while.  I think it sets you back quite a bit - certainly doesn't help you move forward. 

YOU CAN STILL LEARN A LOT WITHOUT A TEACHER!

While you don't have a teacher, ask the questions you would normally ask your teacher to others online! 

Find a few musicians you'd like to emulate - and study them. 

Trust what you feel, hear and see to guide you. 

Search for some online violin workshops that interest you - they can be INVIGORATING!  Or, at least consider taking workshops at the next 'Fiddle Hell' - coming up in April 2022. 

I have described the ones I have taken at the past 2 Fiddle Hell's, here:  

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/u.....-festival/ 

https://fiddlerman.com/forum/u.....-festival/

 

 

...think about it. 

- Emily

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Thanks Emily,

I checked out those fiddle hell events. I guess they are all online? I'll admit the name doesn't make me want to run to one lol.

Thankfully the knife grazed the side of my right index finger and removed maybe 1/4 of the nail. It bled like crazy and when it first happened I thought for sure I had cut the tip of my finger off.. Luckily after a few weeks the part of my finger under the nail toughened up and the nail is fast growing to cover up the exposed area. I have no pain there and the finger tip 'almost' looks normal now.

I played bass guitar at my church this week. You don't hear much bass on the stream. In a few more weeks I'm on keys. I also work their live stream on and off. Sometimes I sing. They don't often ask for a violin at all because as you can see the band is mostly the three piece contemporary setup and I guess they don't see the need for it. I'm also one of the older members on the teams. I might not be the first person they think of to ask. Oh well. It is what it is.

I really wish there were more events in person. Everyone is zooming these days.

Best

-Tim

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@starise -

There was talk that Fiddle Hell may be online next April, but LIVE for the November one. 

This may be a great opportunity for you!  ...not good for me, though - my traveling days are pretty much over, but I can be happy with just one online.

I think all the instructors also give lessons - worth checking out! 

Don't be put off by the name - it's just a ridiculously HUGE amount of fiddle stuff crammed into just a few days!

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I love 2/4 Texas Hold'em. Note the topic title. Have not played it since 2017 and that is as high as I go with the antes.

The Bumblebee Flies!

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After looking around in my area I found a good teacher who is convenient to my location and schedule.

 I brought all three of my Suzuki books to her hoping I would be graduated to book 2.

As it stands she has me at the end of book one. There are like what 6 Suzuki books? 

I wasn't thrilled about going back into Suzuki again, but I realize there are things in those books we need to learn to progress.

I have sort of pulled away from the folk music sessions, at least for the time being.

The new teacher has made learning more interesting and engaging and I seem to understand her instructions better. 

I am glad I went to the other teacher as I believe it really helped a lot. In hindsight , if I had started with this teacher earlier I would be much further along.

Sometimes I think it's just the combination of teacher student that makes learning more difficult. I didn't recognize it as an issue immediately thinking it was all me.

Some of it is the way I learn which might have hindered me with the last teacher.

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Having a teacher you understand and they understand you makes for an enjoyable time.

Grats,

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

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congrats on teacher @starise !  and its great to hear from you again!

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@starise  I'm glad you found a teacher that has reinvigorated your violin playing. 

Everyone teaches differently, and everyone (especially adults) learn differently.

I don't think it's as much about being a good/bad teacher (or I guess a good/bad student)--I think it's more about finding the right teacher-student match. 

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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Mark said
Having a teacher you understand and they understand you makes for an enjoyable time.

Grats,

Mark

  

Absolutely @Mark 

@ABitRusty 

Thanks! I keep getting gregw when I type in ABitRusty. Are you one and the same?

If this is Greg, great to see you still around these parts as well! And if "ABitRusty" is someone else, thanks for comments and I need to remember who you are.

@SharonC 

Thanks! I would agree. I think it's mainly the way different people communicate. 

For instance, when my present teacher says something that connects with me, I can point back to what my last teacher was attempting to say, only with her I wasn't getting it.

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