Just joined the group and wanted to say hi. I have been following for a while. My name is Kenny and I’m 62 yrs. old. I played trumpet in band in my high school days, took a little piano lessons and play guitar a little. I always wanted to play the fiddle but like others thought it was to hard. A friend at work had just started playing and we talked, found out he had an extra violin he could sell for $200 so I bought it and started playing by ear. Didn’t know any thing about technic and then after a little time the e string broke and I didn’t pick it back up for about 4 yrs. Then several months ago I found this site and now I am trying out the El Damiano and loving it. I am pretty much starting as a beginner and struggling with these stiff wrist of mine but it is coming along.
Any way hi to everyone and thank you Michael
I know what you mean about stiff wrists. I am a beginner and had to start with 5 minute practice sessions. Then my wrists, neck, and shoulders would be sore for the rest of the day. I even had to take days off in between to recover! I’m only 45! Its been 3 months now and I can practice daily for 20-30 minutes. My wrists still get a little sore though. I do think as adults, we enjoy the process more and are more patient.