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#beginquote# #beginquote# hello, i guess i'm going through my third childhood. done been through my second. i'm trying to learn to play the fiddle in my old age. am i too old? i am going to try to find someone that will give me lessons but right now i'm trying to teach myself. i can't seem to be able to keep from touching more than one string with my note fingers. is there a secret to doing this? and is there a way to mark lines on the finger board for breaks in notes? as you can see, i'm new at this. no music history other than piano lessons back in my childhood. thanks for any answers, the oleman #endquote# It can be difficult especially if you have thick fingers to play a violin/fiddle given its slim neck profile and fingerboard unless you can get one custom made to fit your fingers, which I am not sure about on a violin/fiddle. For now keep your fingernails well trimmed and develop calluses on the tips of your fingers which will help. You are fingering with the tips of your fingers, correct. If you are still learning on you own I recommend good methods books and a video/s. Here are some helpful links...
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