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Finally Did It...

Posted by fiddleplayer2 on Saturday, May 22, 2010

 I've Been playing the Banjo and various other Bluegrass instruments for 40 years or so now. I never took up the Fiddle, I thought about it alot but did nothing about it for 30 years.

2 weeks ago I ordered 1 on line and after getting it set up I commenced to figureing it out.

After all the years of using flat picks and finger picks playing the Fiddle is nothing like picking.

My fingers seem to know where they need to be on the finger board but the bow doesn't seem to want to be there at the same time.

I can't wait for the learning curve to be over and Bowing and Fingering are at the same place together and coordinated.

For some reason I don't seem to want to put it down ever since I opened up the box she came in. I have no desire to play the Banjo, Mandolin or Guitar all I want to play is my Fiddle.

Well time to practice be back later when things start to smooth out.


Peace Y'all

Fiddlin Terry




6 comments on “Finally Did It...”

mudbug Says:
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @4:56:59 PM

Now you've gone and done it, Terry. You've entered the dreaded fiddlezone. There is no way out and no escape possible. You will forget what your other instruments look like. We could have warned you, but now it's too late. Well....you might as well enjoy yourself while you're here. Welcome.

FiddleCat Says:
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @7:25:13 PM

Welcome to FHO. Sound like you got the virus cause by the Fiddle Bug. You just discovered what many other people already have. Once you decide to play fiddle, it takes over everything. There a certain kinda lure it has, it's works it's way quickly into your souI and soon it's all you think about. I'd say your already above the average beginner. Finger know where they want to go. Learning the bow has been compared to learning another instrument. There's lots of good info in the forum here on bow control and how to get the best sound from the bow. Most is practice practice practice. Have fun and enjoy the ride.

Poor banjo, Poor Mando, Poor Guitar

fiddleplayer2 Says:
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @7:45:08 PM

thanks, guys
i look forward to the torture most excitedly. i wish i'd have taken it up years ago but, better late than never.

bj Says:
Saturday, May 22, 2010 @8:53:48 PM

I hate to tell you this, but with the fiddle, the learning curve is NEVER over.

Rene Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @7:29:18 AM

Well said bj

fiddleplayer2 Says:
Sunday, May 23, 2010 @8:43:54 AM

Was and is the same with the Banjo,Mandolin and Guitar. Even though I've been playing those for over 40 years I still learn something every day . I know it will be a learning experience every day. I will just be happy when it all starts sounding like it's sposed to sound and not like a couple of cats going at it tooth and nail in the alley.

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