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09-04-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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Lol... I'm sure the folks are just going to love me in about a week and a half...

Just ordered myself a violin from amazon. Do I know how to play the violin? NO. Will I be making tons of horrifying screeching noises at 2am... probably. I do enjoy my stringed instruments though, so with any luck and a bit of practice the hideous squealings will at least turn into solid notes within a month. At least for my parent's sake, I purchased a rubber string mute as well.

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thats funny
good luck
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fortunately for them, my first few nights of practice might be out at the lake on fishing/astro nights... lol.
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hahaha! bonus the double dip

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One of my daughters plays violin. She took it up at a very young age but fortunately, progressed quickly. There were a few weeks when a noise that sounded like a cat peeing on an electrified fence entertained the neighborhood but hey, she could have taken up drums.
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That's what practice pads and electric drum kits are for... lol.
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Try finding the heaviest mute available on Amazon. I found a thick heavy one made of brass. It works remarkably well! Skip the lighter weight units. Junk.

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Auzzie you should post weekly videos for us of your progress always playing or attempting to play the same tune of course.
That would be a great incentive to help you learn and show us your undoubted talents
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I think I'll call my first composition "dying cat in c#"... lol.
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Learn to hear well, and feel the sound and music. Playing music is a life time of pleasure. If a mute is needed now and helps, then by all means, but do not hold back. You need to hear the instrument fully to adjust the sound. Listen, feel, learn and enjoy.
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gonna mess on the piano a mix of this


and this


some e minor thing and D
friend says I change key
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If I had an ultimate goal... this song would be it:
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cool! it wasn't death metal as expected!
I like it

---------- Post added 09-06-15 at 09:03 PM ----------

and made me remember this! I miss tracking and recording for music production!
https://www.reverbnation.com/aaron28/song/24266570-viva-la-vida-cover
btw I am the liar's circus!
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Timetable got moved up. Apparently the violin was shipped on the 8th via 3 day priority, so I should have it tomorrow.
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