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Apr 5, 2022 - 1:01:30 PM
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My eleven year old granddaughter, Ella, is visiting this week..She has seven years of Suzuki classical violin training under her belt.. Today I told her that I'd like to demonstrate some "fiddle'' bowing techniques.. Everything I demonstrated, she could play back well, even when I showed her subtle things..I didn't push her but made the demonstration short and let it go at that.. I'm fully confident that when she decides to Fiddle, she will......
Boy, I wish I was eleven again...and had seven years of Suzuki training under my belt !!!

Apr 5, 2022 - 3:43:36 PM

WyoBob

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413 posts since 5/16/2019

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Originally posted by TuneWeaver

My eleven year old granddaughter, Ella, is visiting this week..She has seven years of Suzuki classical violin training under her belt.. Today I told her that I'd like to demonstrate some "fiddle'' bowing techniques.. Everything I demonstrated, she could play back well, even when I showed her subtle things..I didn't push her but made the demonstration short and let it go at that.. I'm fully confident that when she decides to Fiddle, she will......
Boy, I wish I was eleven again...and had seven years of Suzuki training under my belt !!!


Heck, I wish I would have picked up the fiddle when I started with the banjo at age 65.  I didn't know what I didn't know, you know?

I played my banjo for my, now 13 year old twin grandson's, hoping to trigger an interest in music.  It didn't work.   I've played my fiddle for them, as well.  They're hooked on online weirdo stuff, now.  City kidssad  

I've played my fiddle for my 5 year old grandson and have a video of him dancing around me just as happy as he can be.  That made my heart swell with pride.  But, sigh, he's a city kid, too.

Well, the grandson's will inherit two banjos and three fiddles from me.  I have dreams that they will look back on old grandad's O.T. music "archive" on my computer and, at least, smile.  Hopefully, not laugh.


 

Apr 5, 2022 - 5:25:58 PM
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10244 posts since 3/19/2009

Bob, it certainly LOOKS like you have one of them interested!!

Apr 6, 2022 - 2:59:41 AM
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5970 posts since 8/7/2009

nope, no desire to be 11 again - at all.   surprise

 

Edited by - tonyelder on 04/06/2022 03:01:46

Apr 6, 2022 - 9:25:16 AM

5885 posts since 9/26/2008

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nope, no desire to be 11 again - at all.   surprise

 


Me neither! Iwas a little guy and was regularly beat up at that age. no

Apr 6, 2022 - 2:29:45 PM
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I should have qualified ... Eleven, with seven years of fiddling under our belts..!!

Apr 6, 2022 - 4:27:30 PM
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I should have qualified ... Eleven, with seven years of fiddling under our belts..!!


lol...   laugh    You did. 

But - looking back - potentially that would have had a better chance of making life situations worse - rather than better - for some 11 year olds.  

How about starting the 7 years of Suzuki now?   ...never too late.

just having fun...

Apr 6, 2022 - 6:26:39 PM

10244 posts since 3/19/2009

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Originally posted by tonyelder
quote:
Originally posted by TuneWeaver

I should have qualified ... Eleven, with seven years of fiddling under our belts..!!


lol...   laugh    You did. 

But - looking back - potentially that would have had a better chance of making life situations worse - rather than better - for some 11 year olds.  

How about starting the 7 years of Suzuki now?   ...never too late.

just having fun...


I was forty years old when my kids started Suzuki lessons.. I watched intently and took pointers from the lessons given to my kids.. I managed to work my way through book 3.. It was all very helpful.. I still contend that I'm self taught though....

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