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I played the violin for over 10 years. 11 years to be exact. I was to the point where I could hear music and remake it. I always loved free-style and hated reading notes. Slow stuff was boring and fast fast fast was my thing. I gave it up when I was 16 because I wanted to focus on playing football. This video right here makes me want to pick it up again!

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Have you watched any of the 2 Cellos videos?

Impressive.
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Fun Fact:

I played the violin for over 10 years. 11 years to be exact. I was to the point where I could hear music and remake it. I always loved free-style and hated reading notes. Slow stuff was boring and fast fast fast was my thing. I gave it up when I was 16 because I wanted to focus on playing football. This video right here makes me want to pick it up again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwyl7mbwZws
Pretty cool. Is that the girl that played with John Legend?
Were you a Jean Luc Ponty fan?

I have a friend whose 5 yr old grand daughter is playing a violin. She started at 3. She played a "silent night" solo at the church Christmas play.
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Fun Fact:

I played the violin for over 10 years. 11 years to be exact. I was to the point where I could hear music and remake it. I always loved free-style and hated reading notes. Slow stuff was boring and fast fast fast was my thing. I gave it up when I was 16 because I wanted to focus on playing football. This video right here makes me want to pick it up again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwyl7mbwZws
Always been obsessed with the harp. My 6 year old son is learning and loves it as well. He watches a lot of these videos of the Harp twins.

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Old 02-21-2017, 10:27 AM
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Have you watched any of the 2 Cellos videos?

Impressive.
I believe so. It's the two Irish guys making a show of it, right?

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Pretty cool. Is that the girl that played with John Legend?
Were you a Jean Luc Ponty fan?

I have a friend whose 5 yr old grand daughter is playing a violin. She started at 3. She played a "silent night" solo at the church Christmas play.
If I was, I don't remember. Although I don't like listening to country music, I loved playing it on the violin. I started when I was 5. She should be pretty good once she starts getting her own taste in music.

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Always been obsessed with the harp. My 6 year old son is learning and loves it as well. He watches a lot of these videos of the Harp twins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxnlJGbgmC8
People tell me the violin looks hard to play. I personally think the harp looks very hard. The strings are so close and you have to pluck the right one with the right amount of finesse.
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I heard the Violin IS hard to play. It's not one of those instruments that people can just pick up.
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Bolt, my deceased father in law was a fiddle player for 32 years with Archie Campbell of "Hee Haw" fame...He played everywhere throughout the south...He was a real life version of the song "Cherokee Fiddle."

Some of his jokes he would tell on stage was the difference between a violin and a fiddle was a violin was a noun and a fiddle was a verb...He would then burst into Orange Blossom Special, or Cotton Eye Joe...He would say his chin wasn't long enough to hold a violin, so he played the fiddle down low on his arm....Another great one was he tried playing the violin first, but his sheet music kept blowing away from the wind created by his foot stompins...

Many nights at their house, Nashville country stars would just "drop by" when they were in the neighborhood, for some pickin and grinnin...Some times they played till dawn...Since I had no musical talent, I was regulated to making the Jack and Coke refreshments for everyone...

One time a neighbor called the law on us for being too loud...The deputy was a country fan and when he saw who was there just a pickin and pluckin (Conway) he asked to sort of join in...He wasn't bad...

The deputy sent me over to the neighbor to bring them over and enjoy the sounds....The neighbor came over and saw the stars and stayed the night with us...

My bride plays the song "Cherokee Fiddle" on each anniversary of her daddy's passing....She loved her daddy...We put his fiddle in his casket with him. Just in case the good Lord wanted to hear some good fiddle playing too.
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Bolt, my deceased father in law was a fiddle player for 32 years with Archie Campbell of "Hee Haw" fame...He played everywhere throughout the south...He was a real life version of the song "Cherokee Fiddle."

Some of his jokes he would tell on stage was the difference between a violin and a fiddle was a violin was a noun and a fiddle was a verb...He would then burst into Orange Blossom Special, or Cotton Eye Joe...He would say his chin wasn't long enough to hold a violin, so he played the fiddle down low on his arm....Another great one was he tried playing the violin first, but his sheet music kept blowing away from the wind created by his foot stompins...

Many nights at their house, Nashville country stars would just "drop by" when they were in the neighborhood, for some pickin and grinnin...Some times they played till dawn...Since I had no musical talent, I was regulated to making the Jack and Coke refreshments for everyone...

One time a neighbor called the law on us for being too loud...The deputy was a country fan and when he saw who was there just a pickin and pluckin (Conway) he asked to sort of join in...He wasn't bad...

The deputy sent me over to the neighbor to bring them over and enjoy the sounds....The neighbor came over and saw the stars and stayed the night with us...

My bride plays the song "Cherokee Fiddle" on each anniversary of her daddy's passing....She loved her daddy...We put his fiddle in his casket with him. Just in case the good Lord wanted to hear some good fiddle playing too.
That is a cool story. That story makes me want to start again . It sound like your father in law and I would have a lot of fun together. I too rarely put my chin on the violin. I think once I finish paying off my wedding (almost done!), I'm going to reward myself and buy a brand new violin to start up again.
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That is a cool story...
I didn't read the story, but just wanted to warn you, not to believe everything you read. Especially when it's a "story"

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Bolt, a way to be able to afford a new violin someday is to save 10% of everything you earn....Make a habit of putting away 10 cents of every dollar (no one misses a dime at a time)...Put that same 10 cents into an interest bearing account that pays a fair rate of return...Before long you will be playing to your darlin on the future hot summer nights.

It doesn't matter if you play like the great Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti, or play like good ol' country boy, Charlie Daniels...Just play...

There is a great Bob Dylan song called, "The Hurricane", which is the story of Rubin Carter, the boxer...The song is framed by the haunting chords of a classical violinist, encircling every phrase of the song...

I've bought the Bob Dylan tape, now CD, "Desire" several times, just to hear that violin compliment the song, like a beautiful woman in a tight form fitting dress; unforgettable.
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