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I find that when I tell people that I am learning the fiddle most people reply, Gee I wish I could learn an instrument. That is when I usually say why don’t you try and their response is that they are too old. NOT. I have talked a few people into coming to our slow jam session and learning with us but most don’t realize that there is a lot of hard work and practice to being able to sound good. They want to sound good right away without practicing or putting in the effort. Usually those people only last a couple of times and then quit coming. The rest of us continue to meet every Tuesday and have been playing now for about a year and a half. I must say that we have come a long way and are actually starting to sound pretty good (we started out pretty awful, ha ha). We always have FUN and that is the main point of the whole thing. Playing what we like and having fun. Being able to bounce ideas off of each other. Also by having a set day that we meet means I always manage to practice every day whereas before the group jams I would miss practice more frequently than I would like to admit. Having other adult learners in the group makes it fun.