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How to test your powers of concentration..............?
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TerryT
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the noise (other than my playing) was a text message coming in on my phone, right in the middle of my piece!

I was recording this to check my bowing action out, and my mate sent me a text to see if I still wanted to use his recording equipment on Friday for the Fiddlerman He's a Pirate project.

 

http://youtu.be/fZPvtzzgNWI

 

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Hey Terry... just a thought... from the occasional squeek I hear (like mine does from time to time) take that rosin and rub the hell out of that hair!

Make it hot from the friction, at least 20 strokes across the rosin block as quick as you can. Then play and play with more pressure and see if the sound and string vibration doesn't clean up.

I especially get that from the E string and A string. Not so much from the others because they are vibrating at a lower frequency.

Keep up the bow speed as well. The strings like the speed since it causes the smooth drag you feel when things really start coming together.

 

Good job, I wish I could read like that! 

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Nice to see you moving on to another piece.
It would be good for you to incorporate some slurs to your playing.
Also, always keep intonation in mind. Great start for this one.

Do you have any idea how many times I've been trying to record something and the phone rings or I get mail on my computer and the sound is turned way up..... That was kind of funny.

Thanks for the post and keep up the great work.

PS. Did everyone notice the violin holder that Terry has on his stand?
I know where you can get those.... 😉

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If you buy 2 of them,  I can get you a better deal... rofloldancing

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For some reason I did not expect this thread to contain what it did in fact contain. 

 

I think I've been on the internet too long...

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Nice!

But i still waiting for "Swan lake" =)) 

Seriously - it is a great start! I remember how You played Twinkle - so i can imagine how will your Ave Maria sound in a couple weeks =)cheers Keep on the great work!

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cdennyb said
"Make it hot from the friction, at least 20 strokes across the rosin block as quick as you can. Then play and play with more pressure and see if the sound and string vibration doesn't clean up.

I especially get that from the E string and A string. Not so much from the others because they are vibrating at a lower frequency.

Keep up the bow speed as well. The strings like the speed since it causes the smooth drag you feel when things really start coming together"

thanks for that advice, one of the problems with the book I have been using, is that it does hardly any work on the E string, So I guess it needs a bit of extra playing on it. Plus I'm just waiting for the screech so may be tensing up even more in anticipation.

I gave my bow a good going over tonight, thanks

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Fiddlerman said
"Nice to see you moving on to another piece.
It would be good for you to incorporate some slurs to your playing.
Also, always keep intonation in mind. Great start for this one.

Do you have any idea how many times I've been trying to record something and the phone rings or I get mail on my computer and the sound is turned way up..... That was kind of funny.

Thanks for the post and keep up the great work.

PS. Did everyone notice the violin holder that Terry has on his stand?
I know where you can get those.... 😉

many thanks for the critique, there's a couple of patterns I'm not used to so maybe familiarisation will help me to have more confidence in my slurrs,(or slurps! as my spell-checker was trying to convert to!!)

I can only find a trumpet version on Youtube to practice along with for intonation and timing, all the other versions are in the wrong key, facepalm

 

Oh yeah, the violin hook has to be THE most useful accessory I have bought.

to have the violin hanging there ready to play, whenever the mood takes. Safe from being sat on, etc etc. an all round spot-on product.

Maybe I should do a pucker review for it on Fiddlershop. thumbs-up

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Mad_Wed said 

"still waiting for "Swan lake"

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Thanks Naska, and if you behave I might do the first few bars of Swan Lake for you later

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Samuel L Boogie said
"For some reason I did not expect this thread to contain what it did in fact contain. 

 I think I've been on the internet too long..."

lol. I wouldn't even ask you to elaborate on this little ditty!!dancinbunny

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@terry

If you apply the rosin and it becomes cold overnight and you attempt to play the next morning, the whole purpose of heating the bowhair with friction is pretty much defeated.

Wait until you're ready to play before heating up the hair. It DOES make a big difference... 

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Terry said

Mad_Wed said 

"still waiting for "Swan lake"

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Thanks Naska, and if you behave I might do the first few bars of Swan Lake for you later

That would be great droolingexactly

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