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    Thread: Any fiddle/violin players?

    1. 02-19-2012 12:20 AM #1
      It's something I've kind of wanted to do for a long time, but I never really pursued the idea. Tonight the gym I run held a benefit concert for juvenile diabetes research. There was a fiddle player in the band that gives lessons in town. He said a nice fiddle could be had for $300. I didn't realize they were so inexpensive. So I think I'm going to buy one and start playing!

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      02-20-2012 12:03 PM #2
      My son played for 4 years but recently stopped and joined the middle school band, taking up the sax. It was a little saddening when he quit becuase he was damn good, but we let them make their isn't enough time in the day for him to do all he does and continue violin.

      Stay patient.
      Practice 3-4 times a week.
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      02-21-2012 11:04 AM #3
      I have played since age 8.


      Now its more like once a year. If that.

    4. 02-21-2012 03:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
      I have played since age 8.


      Now its more like once a year. If that.
      Why is that? I just ordered one online last night, hopefully it will be here by Thursday. I'm really looking forward to it.

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      02-22-2012 12:05 PM #5
      I played violin from 7th grade-10th grade (or was it 11th....?) Either way, about 4-5 years or so. I eventually started to lose interest in my upperclassman years, but the violin is a beautiful and rewarding instrument. Sometimes I really wish I still had it.

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      02-23-2012 06:22 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      Why is that? I just ordered one online last night, hopefully it will be here by Thursday. I'm really looking forward to it.
      Had a neck injury

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      02-23-2012 09:15 PM #7
      I played violin from 4th-12th grades. Somewhere around middle school I began thinking violin was really lame and girly, so I lost my enthusiasm for it, only continuing on so I wouldn't have to take a real class during that school period.

      After a few years of not playing, I sold it to a friend of mine for $50. After that, I kinda missed it and wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.
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    8. 02-24-2012 09:18 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by hrama803 View Post
      Had a neck injury
      From playing violin?

      Quote Originally Posted by Chris16vRocco View Post
      I played violin from 4th-12th grades. Somewhere around middle school I began thinking violin was really lame and girly, so I lost my enthusiasm for it, only continuing on so I wouldn't have to take a real class during that school period.

      After a few years of not playing, I sold it to a friend of mine for $50. After that, I kinda missed it and wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.
      I forsee my game increasing roughly by 120% once I start shredding a violin. You should pick it back up man. As you probably know they can be had on the cheap.

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      02-24-2012 11:12 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      From playing violin?



      Now that would be a story

    10. 03-08-2012 11:23 AM #10
      Had my first lesson this week. Apparently I'm a natural. **** is hard though.

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      03-09-2012 12:32 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      Had my first lesson this week. Apparently I'm a natural. **** is hard though.



      I learned 100% without learning the sheet music. I had a great orchestra teacher that also learned from hearing and helped me tremendously.

      With my neck the way it is im good for about maybe one song.

      I miss it

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