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    For me the Hardest part is trying to play songs I never heard before.. I have terrible time with keeping rhythm and tempo, always did.
    IF I cant hear the song in my head I cant seem to get rhythms right . Takes me ages it seems to get a new song playable. I do use now the music notation programs on my computer to hear the music slowed down and at speed but still end up needing to make mp3s of it and listen to them often to learn. IF it has words to go with it it makes it easier as I will learn to sing it to get the tempo
    and rhythm

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    Brooksley Mihoch

    Hi, I’ve been playing about 13 years total. Just been back playing in the last couple of years. We adults have our challenges and it’s nice to know there is a blog where can help each other! Will be checking blog often.

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    I’m 39 and am beginning lessons later this month, so fingers crossed I pick it up smoothly.

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    Thanks for this video.

    I’m 37 years old and I just started playing the violin 2.5 months ago. It has been a blast so far.

    #6412 Reply


    I’ve just been on this site for about three weeks now. It has been very helpful in my decision making process in wanting to learn the violin. I’ve wanted to for years now and this website is a great spot to learn more about how I should go about the process. Thank you for all of the good discussion forums for us to look through. Very helpful!

    #6584 Reply


    I took 10 years of lessons and then at the age of 17 sadly laid my violin aside and am just now picking it up again at age 56! Better late then never, and I’m loving it.

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    William Bickerstaff

    I’ll be 60 in a few days. I played violin from 1963 to 1974 in my youth but got away from it after high school. I find that I am a bit more productive (meaning I take my playing seriously). I started taking lessons this year after a 40+ year hiatus. I think I am progressing fairly well.

    #6780 Reply


    Ok, so here’s the situation: I’ve been listening to string music for the past year or so and just lovin’ it. A friend gave me a viola lesson last week, using his viola, and it seemed to make sense to me. I’m now considering getting a violin now, and looking around. I’ll probably get a new one here or maybe a used on on craigslist. But I’m 61 years old, and a little worried that I’ll never have the time to play the beautiful music that I’ve fallen in love with. Is it too late, or should I take the plunge?

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    Johanne Aube

    I’m 54 and started violin lessons 1 1/2 year ago. I could play by ear but wanted to learn properly. Through a friend I found this amazing teacher. He’s a professional classical musician. He is fantastic and going to my lessons with him are always a joy and something I look forward to. This week he said “You have a good ear. You know when the note is not right and you fix it instead of just sitting on it”. I was happy to hear that. I’m really enjoying playing!

    #7549 Reply


    Started learning two months ago. My tutor is pleased with the speed of my progress right now. I think I wanted to learn a classical instrument at around the age of 5 or so because I loved classical music around then, nowadays more metal, but in recent years I found myself listening to the violins as a piece was playing. Thanks to a friend selling her brother’s school violin, sadly too small, I snatched up the chance to go for it. Now have a 4/4 sized one that a fellow parishioner kindly let me have from her collection and I have yet to put it down for more than a day’s theory learning.

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