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    TheFiddlingBard
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    Introductions always make me nervous, but here goes: I started learning to play the violin in 6th grade (thanks to my addiction to Sherlock Holmes books), and played all the way through high school, then in church as a young adult. Ten years ago, my family and I moved into an apartment in town, and, well, sort of gave up playing for fear of getting reported for noise complaints from the neighbors. I miss playing very much, and want to get back into it, so I hope joining this forum will be a step towards doing that. 🙂

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    Kevin DeSilva
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    Greetings FiddlingBard! . . . welcome to the Forum.

    Finding the Bard in me has been an interesting journey; culminating in, so far, an explosion of love and gratitutde expressed through the violin.

    Have you tried using a mute?

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    dancingviolinist
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    Oh yes, if you have learned and played the violin that long, you definitely should not give it up! everyone who learns it well develops a deep attachment to it, I have noticed. What about playing outside, like in a park? Please do not let fear silence your need to express yourself- what you have to tell the world matters!!

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    TheFiddlingBard
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    Thank you so much for your warm greetings and encouragement, Kevin and DancingViolinist! Yes, I do have the metal type of mute that slips on to the end of the strings, just below the bridge. I did have a black wooden one that went on top of the bridge, but it must have gotten lost when we moved here. That one actually worked better than the one I have now. Does Superior Violins sell accessorize as well as instruments? I pretty much need everything—a new mute, rosin, violin polish, neck rest, and a good set of quality strings.

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