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GUEST,Al Been thinking of taking up the violin... (46) RE: Been thinking of taking up the violin... 06 Dec 04

Go ahead with your plans to play fiddle, but be advised that it is a gateway instrument. If you're not careful, you'll soon find your house cluttered with not only a number of fiddles, but banjos, guitars, basses, and other money and space user-uppers. Have fun. I was able to play a recognizable fiddle tune on day two after first starting, lo those 31 years ago. Just go for it. I think the idea of getting some bowing lessons right at the get-go is probably wise. The bowing is the thing. Be more concerned about getting a good bow than a good fiddle. Even a crummy fiddle set up well will sound OK, especially if you put steel Prim strings on it. And, Prims are cheap. Al

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