I am a chartered physicist and practicing system/software engineer working in defence. I've found this forum very interesting and informative and decided to join up. I studied the violin in school many years ago and recently felt the urge to take it up again, a lot of catching up to do! Got myself a nice instrument and have tweaked it up with various improvements, I enjoy this aspect as well as playing. After several months practice I'm seeing good improvement and really enjoy my practice sessions which get longer each time. The organ might be the King of instruments but to me the violin is the one with the geatest soul!