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anyone else play violin?

 
                    
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And do you know where to find country/bluegrass sheet music for free online? 

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. 

Also, I need to keep watching youtube vids of Sierra Noble.  She's SO GOOD, she doesn't need to be cute, but she's SO CUTE too! 

 
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She is both fantastic and cute, sadly she laughed and all I could think of was this.

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My grandmother was a classical violinist and I have her violins and violas.  Sadly, I can't play a note. 

 
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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. 
 
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so what's the Fiddle Fork for accordions?
 
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