Laziness is the first step towards efficiency. -Patrick Bennett-
Too bad it takes so much of my laziness to make one productive decision. I've been needing a new violin bow for about eight months yet I continue to play with my old, gross. I could just have it rehaired.
That is so awesome that you play fiddle!
@ mlogan. I started out with classical violin and in my late teens I fell in love with Irish and American folk music. My arm is so heavy on the violin now that I mostly play viola in orchestras now. My director rather hates the way I play classical violin, lol.
I really do think that's cool. I've always wanted to learn to play violin (perhaps one day I'll get around to it), and I love bluegrass so I've had a yearning to "fiddle". Sigh, maybe one day.
I can only play classical flute and keyboard, although I'm more proficient with the first.
Crazy, I played the flute for many years as well! It's been a while, so I'm a bit rusty.
While I would agree that it's much easier to learn as a child (sponge brains) I don't think it's ever too late. Heck, I didn't start learning piano until I was 21.
If you know how to read sheet music that's a giant part of the battle right there.
Fiddle is done by ear but I think reading sheet music is a great tool for learning any instrument.
It's just a matter of available time right now. We got my parents' piano and I want to get lessons for my girls. I've contemplated learning along with them. I pick out simple tunes on the piano but nothing complicated. But again, the time issue.
Out side all brass, i learned viola, though, i really want to play cello. Jot sure which to buy first... f. Horn double trigger or a cello...
Every one else play guitar and violin in my family. Makes for strang quintettes.
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