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Forum: Adult Pipers 03-26-2014, 09:55 AM
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Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

You can have a lot of tension in your hands without a death grip too, just by allowing the muscles to tighten up against each other.
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
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Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

My wife, who teaches violin, has told me that tension is the biggest obstacle her adult students face. There seems to be no way to combat it, other than to be observant of one's body, and to stop and...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-24-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

Harvey says "faster and more accurately", not "fast and accurate." I perceive a vast difference between those.
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-03-2014, 11:56 AM
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Forum: Adult Pipers 02-27-2014, 07:48 AM
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Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

The world of famous musicians is filled with those who are not only insecure, but honestly believe they are inadequate. Jim Morrison was so insecure when the Doors started performing that he sang...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-23-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I know someone who started as an adult who reached EUSPBA professional level. I'm sure it's not very common.

A few years ago I looked at the numbers of EUSPBA competitors by grade. Half of all...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I got as far as being able to play reels and jigs on violin. But then my wife broke my instrument and that gave me an excuse to stop permanently :thumb:

Before this year I think every adult who...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

There are many opportunities for violin players though. There are all levels of orchestras and chamber music groups. But there don't seem to be any adult beginners who manage to get into even the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I didn't mean to imply it was :thumb:

I just find it inspiring to know that it's not impossible for someone who starts as an adult to achieve a very high standard of playing, even if the ultimate...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-07-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I do know of one person who started after 18 and became a professional competitor. I think it helps to have an instructor who assumes you will keep making progress, as opposed to an instructor who...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,845
Posted By bob864
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I started at 39, and I just turned 47. I've been taking lessons fairly regularly most of that time.

I can play all those types of tunes. It's just a question of tempo. It takes me a long time to...
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