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    So, I recently, back in November, purchased a violin. I am in my 40s and thought to myself, “I want to learn an instrument, why not the most difficult one.”
    Anyway, this violin is not the most expensive one, but it is a good one for me to start with. I just recently learned how to resin and tighten the bow as well.
    When I first opened the violin box, took out the violin and bow, placed the bow across the strings, no sound came out. I thought it was not working right..well…
    it was not working so I had to enquire about the bow online.

    Now, when I “play” the violin, it sounds like “music” is coming out..

    Can’t wait to learn more from Michael.

    Thank you Michael!

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    Kevin DeSilva

    Lol …. Hi Monica <3

    Welcome to the Forum.

    I am 52 and have just started also … and I have found, when looking at the “end goal” on this journey, it can seem overwhelming … a mountain of inconceivable height to climb.

    However, when we remember that no journey ever really has an “end” – that the journey always continues ….. we can take a different view …. we can enjoy each and every moment 😀

    Enjoy the sweet and the sour notes … enjoy the silly things we do and our accomplishments with equal measure.

    I could wish I would have started when I was five years old, when I first decided “I want to learn the Fiddle” … but that it the past.

    I could wish to play like Anne Akiko Meyers or Itzhak Perlman … but that is a possible future that may or may not come to pass – one in an infinite potentiality field.

    But HERE and NOW …. I can enjoy, I can love, I can laugh …. living in the present moment – it’s a cool thing to do.

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    Dianne Adkins

    Hi Monica, I hope you enjoy the time you spend here at and that you get a lot out of all the tips and feedback provided by the community and staff. If you need any direction, what pieces to play, how to do this or that, I’ll be here and happy to help.

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