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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Just Startin'
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<p>I'm located near Washington, D.C., in Aldie, Virginia. I have been playing and enjoying music most of my life.</p> <p>My grandmother bought me my first guitar. My mom and her sister were both immersed with classical training. I remember spending the summers with my cousins and playing various instruments, including the piano and violin.</p> <p>I went on to play the trumpet in school; it was a good introduction musical theory and learning to read music. In college, I picked up a used saxophone and played it for about four years. After college, I picked up an electronic piano and played it off and on for about 10 years. Two years ago, I was introduced to the mandolin and have been playing it since.</p> <p>During most of my training on the mandolin, there were always references to techniques to emulate the sound of the fiddle - we even play 'fiddle' tunes. So, I decided to pick up the fiddle and give it a try. I'm fascinated by the complexity of this instrument and hope to become proficient with it.</p> <p>Jerry</p>
'Squeaks and scratches' 17 hrs
'Pre WW2 Fiddle' 23 hrs
'Flash jams?' 1 day
'Strad Copy' 2 days