Posted by meganthefiddler098 on Thursday, June 28, 2012
Just so everyone knows, I have added a teaching profile so be sure to check it out! Also, I added an add for fiddle case straps! They are really cool! So check that out! there are pictures and I promise you it is worth your time! So, check those new things out and tell me what you think!
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @10:52:00 AM
it looks like for being so young your very bussy i have very good straps on my careing case i got from Elderly lots of room for tuner, shoulder rest ,extra strings ,music ,fiddle and 4bows the only thing left is learning how to play which i,m trying to do you know for some people its hard for them to learn and very easy for others i,m not the one that its easy for i have to work very hard to learn
Friday, June 29, 2012 @11:31:47 PM
Yes, I have taught people before who have a really hard time with learning how to play but a lot of the time those are the people who don't give up and they keep trying :) I am very patient with people who it doesn't come as fast because even though I play by ear, I am learning how to read more complicated stuff and classical stuff and it is the hardest thing I have ever done and it is not easy for people to teach me! ha ha!
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @10:30:41 AM
as a teacher it helps to be patient with older people like me i had a stroke 9 years a go i have played be for on the fiddle after my stroke i could not play any thing no guitar no fiddle nothing. then they had a program at the VA hospitel its i have been trying to play again its taken me three years to get this far the program is called guitars for vets after that i started playing more my left hand works grate my rigth hand not as good. remember things don,t happen over nigth the teacher i have now her mother had a stroke and she is useing what she learned from her to help me the baseic of holding the violin in the rigth way how to hold the arm to play how to hold the bow which i can,t do i have to hold the bow what one teacher i had called down and dirty i hold the bow in my fist over the frog very had to bow this way but its all i have i may not be real good but i can play simple tunes i started to play slip jigs the first one i have learned the fox hunter and the butter fly new tune to me sheebeg & sheemore i can,t read music notes only fiddle TAB name of string like G open then first finger 1 A--2B -3C-4D and so on that is fiddle TAB i all so play by ear have a good day
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @10:17:50 PM
That is so awesome that you decided to start playing again! It is good that you found a teacher that has experience with your situation. My grandpa had a stroke as well and had to completely re-learn everything. This does include the guitar. He was a great musician and played many places. He still can play a little bit, but not as much as he could when he first re-learned due to his age but it is still awesome that he learned again. I do write and read tab and have taught people songs that way so I am familiar with tab :) I encourage you to keep playing and hopefully one day you can hold the bow in the "right" position but, for now whatever keeps you playing! :)
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