Fiddlin' Around

At the very end of 2005, I started to learn how to play the violin. Lasley & Russ set me up with a nice rental and recommended Paul Elliot for a teacher. Paul is a great teacher and understands some of my most important needs:

  • avoid classical music
  • build listening skills
  • have fun

Seven months later and I've got four songs under my belt and a pretty good sound quality.

Although I don't practice for long periods of time, I do try to get on it every day even just to doodle around.

All songs I've learned by listening to Paul and watching his fingers, then repeating. This has been a great skill to work on. My most recent piece, Tennesse Waltz, I learned faster than any of the previous songs.

It's great!