And do you know where to find country/bluegrass sheet music for freeonline?
Are any of those books about fiddling any good? There are tons of them but I can't look thru them online and I know some are better than others. I have a hunch that some are worth purchasing and others are a waste of money.
I was trained super classically as a youngster and haven't played much since I was a teen. I'd like to loosen up and just play more often and without needing a score to look at, but I need some place to get started.
K, for anyone interested there are tons of free PDFs to download at Fiddle Fork. Lots of old timey Irish reels and stuff. But other things too. I can stand in front of the computer for hours and never play the same song twice if I don't want to. So, I've accomplished my goal of playing more! And I'm loosening up while getting my former chops back. It's awesome. I love the internet because I'm loving my violin again.
Ludi, my violin was my great-grandmothers! Old instruments sound the best.
It's difficult to learn any instrument as an adult, and this is why I think that's the case: We want to be really good right away, and unfortunately you have to go thru a long phase of sounding like you're a six year old learning to play an instrument. Six year old ears can handle that, adult ears sometimes can't deal long enough to get beyond the kinda-boring and not-very-pretty-sounding super-beginner stage. And then if the instrument in question is a pretty technical one, like the violin......glad I started learning when I was 11. It all comes back quickly when I play for three days in a row, but when I pick it up after a long pause I have to practice a lot of self-forgiveness or I immediately put it back in the case.