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    BettyG
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    I am a 58 year old female. I have always wanted to play the violin but life was always in the way. Being poor and raising a child on my own left me with no money and not much time to learn to play any instrument. But the day came that funds thou not much and time where available I am now able to learn to play. tho my body very muchly tries to tell me otherwise lol.

    I am disable with back troubles and a bit stiff in the joints. But I am enjoying learning to play.

    I know I will never be a concert violinist but would love to be at least able to play the songs I love. And hope to influence my grand daughter in playing an instrument.

    #5198 Reply

    Mariko
    Participant

    That’s so cool BettyG! Hope you keep enjoying learning to play the violin! Good luck!

    #5210 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Thanks for your post Betty! If you have any questions about the violin, you can live chat me in the bottom right hand corner. I try to make myself available as much as possible to my students!

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    painter9
    Participant

    Betty, I am in that same boat. Glad to know I am not alone. We can do this!

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    Mariko
    Participant

    Hi Betty, how is your violin playing progressing? 🙂 Hope you’re progressing despite your physical problems. Earlier you said you wanted to learn to play the songs you love. What songs are you working on now?

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    BettyG
    Participant

    I been working on strengthening my standing stance so I can stand and play longer Have my violin out on the table so I can pick it up often during the day and practice on the song of the day. I have learned “Joy to the World” “Silent Night” and now I am working on my Favorite Medieval dance tune “Rufty Tufty” then I will go on to “Gathering Peascod” and a number of other songs from the “Playford song book ”

    I do go thru the lessons posted here but still find many of the tunes hard to get sounding good as they are not as familiar to my ear as Christmas tunes or the ones I can Play on the Recorder flute I learned while in a Music group in our Medieval era Music Club. Unfortunately our club group broke up.

    I am trying to learn the Vibrato But finding my wrists a bit stiff. That may and may not change as both wrists have issues from overwork at younger stages of my life.

    Learning to play the Violin has been a comfort to me. Especially since my mother died in September. She had always wanted to learn to play and never had the chance.

    #5923 Reply

    kittyridge
    Participant

    All that matters is that you’re enjoying it for yourself! Keep at it!

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    Mariko
    Participant

    Hi Betty, I think you’re very courageous and I hope you manage to play the songs you like! Wooow you’ve started with vibrato! That’s so cool, I want to get started with vibrato next year. 🙂 Good luck!!

    #6123 Reply

    BettyG
    Participant

    I figured since it was going to take a while to strengthen and gain flexibility in my wrist was going to take a while so I decided to try to learn the vibrato with a few minutes practice on it each day even it it takes a year for me to learn It will be learned sooner than if I wait to start later. Besides I am not getting any younger LOL

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    rgarcia12
    Participant

    Hi, Keep going, don’t give up!

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