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    Christie Morehouse
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    One of my biggest challenges is finding enough time to practice. Retirement is so busy.

    #7721 Reply

    Claudio Freire
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    I am 44 years old and I just bought my first violin. I never played before, completely newbie. I am starting the lessons 1-10 this week and one thing I am having trouble with is to how to keep the violin in tune. I read that it must be for the fact the violin and the strings being new, it could take a while to keep it longer ( I have already broken a string trying to tuning it 🙂 ).

    #7722 Reply

    Claudio Freire
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    I read the article http://violintutorpro.com/is-it-ever-too-late-to-learn/ . Very inspiring!

    #7774 Reply

    sarajoy024
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    Thank you for encouraging everyone out here to get back into learning an instrument. I need all the encouragement I can get! 🙂

    #7957 Reply

    Christie Morehouse
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    Claudio, are you trying to tune by using only the pegs? If so, invest in some fine tuners that attach to the tail piece. Much easier. Also, get an electronic tuner.

    #7960 Reply

    Claudio Freire
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    Hi Christie, I am dealing much better with the tuning issue now. I learned to turn and pull in the pegs at the same time in other to get a good grip. My violin has all four fine tuners, but I was struggling with the pegs (yes, I am really a newbie 🙂 )
    I use a tuner app in my smartphone.

    #8396 Reply

    Kevin DeSilva
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    Thank you for this.

    #8462 Reply

    Thanks for all your posts! I have just added you all as a friend!

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    Jeph Embree
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    55 years old with minor arthritis in my neck, so keeping the violin clamped in is a challenge. I love the way the Viper is designed to be held with a strap.

    #8700 Reply

    Valorie Bakker
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    I am 65 years old, and I started playing the violin three weeks ago. I am following the lessons, and trying to set up a practice routine. Like others before me, I am having a bit of trouble keeping in tune. I broke the D string last week, and went to the music store to have a new string put on. Today, the string snapped again. I live 30 miles from the nearest music store. Frustrating, but this, too shall pass.

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