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    goldslinger
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    Hello,

    My Name is Gary and am from Garden City, Kansas which is an hour West of Dodge City.
    I’m 50 years old and just starting. I ordered a sweet Violin from here and can hardly wait!
    I have been enjoying the free lessons from the very start with a violin I already have and am still in the first week but having a lot of fun! This is a great site!

    #3530 Reply

    Phillip Sindlinger
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    Welcome, Gary… I once drove Swift semi-trucks for Swift in Kansas & it was all a wonder to drive in, although you had a drought back in 2002-2002, right? Mow? In the southwest corner there is some factory of… I forget. Here where I live, Las Vegas, Gary, well those elusive the “[R}royals are jackpots, not your great city’s baseball team.

    I finally have had some time to practice this summer and I can only say the violin is great instrument; you have chosen wisely in the tradition of Yoda. Use the force if you must. Again, welcome to the forum and I am not that funny I know… lol…Must leave it!

    #3532 Reply

    goldslinger
    Participant

    Thank You, and You ARE funny! I like to think I have a good sense of humor, too.
    We are HUGE cattle out here. We have Tyson beef packing plant that processes 3,000 head a Day, if memory serves and it is just West of Holcomb, KS
    Holcomb, ks is a tiny little town just 5 miles West of My town; famous for the Clutter Murders and Truman Capote’s “in Cold Blood.” Seen the house many times and the Clutter Family is buried here; God rest Their Souls.

    Anyway, be prepared for some stupid questions, haha.
    My hope that the Elisa Damiano Violin I have coming makes Me sound better. It certainly can’t make Me sound worse. I practiced for 4 hours tonight not having anything better to do; it hurts to type. I AM sounding better and I’m a tenacious Son of a Gun.

    We are lucky to have found this sight.

    Gary

    #3536 Reply

    Phillip Sindlinger
    Participant

    I see that Holcomb, KS, is not too far from the Texas panhandle. As a boy I once lived there and saw my first tornado there that was not printed on a postcard. I also want to say that the factory where I once serviced a load in 2002 or 2003 made insulation, but I could be way wrong about that. I could check my driver’s log from 13 years ago but I would rather not do it.

    Is the cattle business thriving near you or does the wicked witch treat them either humanely or inhumanely?

    If you can, someday soon I would download that Wohlfahrt etude book for free on Michael’s website, print it up, and then work out of there. I am on Book II and the practice stuff might help your sight-reading ability. I know I still need a lot of help on mine.

    Then again, I think it is important to enjoy simple melodies on the violin now and then and eventually often. (Once you play one decently, you might be hooked forever.),

    For me, a great violin melody is “Turkey in the Hay”; I never get tired of it. & someday go west to visit Vegas, the land of the meadows, gunslinger.

    #3540 Reply

    Phillip Sindlinger
    Participant

    I forgot to ask, you how your new violin treating you? I think about upgrading mine now and then to a slightly better quality of violin closer to your Damiano..

    #3543 Reply

    Tracye
    Keymaster

    Hello Gary and welcome to the Violin Tutor Pro forum!

    #3561 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Hey Gary, can’t wait to send you the Damiano! I’m glad you guys have found something in common here in the forums. That is the goal to build community!

    Regarding what Phil said, I do highly recommend the Wohlfahrt etudes. You can find all the etudes that I recommend in this recent blog article.

    5 Habits of Top-Level Musicians blog article

    #3562 Reply

    goldslinger
    Participant

    I forgot to ask, you how your new violin treating you? I think about upgrading mine now and then to a slightly better quality of violin closer to your Damiano

    The Damiano is on order. Picked up a good Pernambuco bow, from here, too.

    What I have now is a DZ STRAD model n365 ordered from Amazon for around 600 bucks before I found this site. When I get My new Violin, My Daughter wants My old one as She wants to start practicing again. I’ve turned Her on to this site.
    I think what I have now is a Chinese company but has DZ America in New York and perhaps they are made there as well. It sounds good for what little I know, Supposedly Russian Maple dried 10 Years, blah blah blah, but It appears nice enough. I think I will be spoiled on the Damiano, though. I’m so excited about it, I’m about to piss My pants!
    I’ve heard go Italian if You can, but most are out of My price range. I trust Michael and the reviewers here on the Damiano and Michael has been great to work with, so if One doesn’t know, trust in Others Who do.

    Gary

    #3564 Reply

    goldslinger
    Participant

    Thanks for the warm welcome, All.

    pbsindlinger,

    Thanks for the advice. I will pick up that book here. I have downloaded and printed the sheet music that goes along with His lessons, but I have been putting the video lesson on My IPAD, and have the pdf music on My laptop; set My cellphone in the corner of the screen with the tuner app on to check My accuracy and play, play, play.

    Thanks for the Warm

    #3565 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Hope you decide to get involved in the webinars Gary. Here is a link to browse what classes I have available throughout the week. Browse webinar classes.

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