So what violinists are on this site? I said hello to Tom Fullman and CalebFSU. Who's here? What style are you playing? How are you learning. Good books? Good tapes?
I'm Polkat, age 58. I played rock and jazz guitar for some 40 years. I'm now concentrating wholy on the violin, which I've toyed with for many years but have been playing seriously for just a bit over a year. With my jazz guitarist friend we busk from time to time, and play little gigs now and then, mostly 20's to 40's acoustic swing and Django. I'm into Grappelli, Venuti, Smith, South, Nance, and of course very much into Django. I can read fairly well, and while I improvise mostly melodically, I am just now working on modes over chords. I live in Northern California and would love to find an intermediate level Django style lead guitarist for our little group.
Tell me about yourselves!
Violin's swing the best!