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Grofica
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ok so i tried to re-record this since i have some more time under my belt.... 125 days when this was recorded (last night)

its not great but this was the best take.... FEED BACK IS WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

crossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingerscrossedfingers

 

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Inspiring!
Great show Grof!!

Always good to see people jamming along to their favourite music.

Don't know if this correct or good advice and someone will hopefully correct me
If I'm wrong, but my teacher is always telling me to adopt the posture of a ballerina, which makes me keep my left hand higher in the air. Works for
Me coz it seems to give my left elbow more room to move.

As I said I don't know if this is correct, and someone else who knows what they are talking about might tell us that your playing position is fine.

Whatever, still loved the vid, thanks for sharing!
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TerryT said
Inspiring!
Great show Grof!!

my teacher is always telling me to adopt the posture of a ballerina, which makes me keep my left hand higher in the air.Whatever, still loved the vid, thanks for sharing!

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You'd look so cute in leotard's. LOL

Great job, Grof..., I think you have nice position, left wrist nice and straight, good bow hold and you even worked in some vibrato.  clap

Super, thank's for posting.

 

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Rock on, mate! This made me smile.

I especially loved the way you slurred across three strings like that, great effect! And the heavy metal sounding staccatos on the g-string were cool. :) Well done!

Also, that's a handsome electric! Was it fretted like that when you got it or did you add a sticker?

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Hi Grofica,

I too had a big smile on my face watching you play! Your performance really was entertaining! I especially like your dorkiness, that was wonderful! cheerleader

I'm a dork too, so I can appreciate seeing a fellow dork "Dork out"! LOL!

Dork on sister, I loved it!

Fifi

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Thanks Kelly smile

I like it when you look into the camera.

You might want to attempt to use up bows on the pick-ups so that you end down on the end of the phrases and can use the articulation of the down bows in the right place. on the beats.

I noticed a lot of improvement. Congratulations.

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Nice job Kelly!!!  Can definitely see improvement.  Your bow strokes & wrist fluidity are definitely improving.  The only 2 cents I could add would be to use more of the bow,,, you run out of territory on some of the longer notes and you could use tip to frog.

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the only thing I can say is awesome! keep up the focused practice and self critique! tiny improvements "lego" themselves together until you have a big "leap" all of a sudden. Great job.

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Almandin said
Rock on, mate! This made me smile.

I especially loved the way you slurred across three strings like that, great effect! And the heavy metal sounding staccatos on the g-string were cool. :) Well done!

Also, that's a handsome electric! Was it fretted like that when you got it or did you add a sticker?

Thank you! No it was not fretted I just got the sticker... My violin teacher said to pretty much my sticker goodbye i wont have it for much longer.... I think i am going to cry..... I am holding out with my sticker as long as i can though... i love that dang thing.... 

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ftufc said
Nice job Kelly!!!  Can definitely see improvement.  Your bow strokes & wrist fluidity are definitely improving.  The only 2 cents I could add would be to use more of the bow,,, you run out of territory on some of the longer notes and you could use tip to frog.

Thank you!!!!!

for the bow comment.... Yeah I know... (sigh at myself) I have been trying to work on that more... I know 100% I would get better sound sometimes I am so focused at where i am putting my finger and what note that is and how to hold everything and posture and blah blah I forget how long that thing is.... he he he he he he

 

I have been trying a few bow exercises to help with that.... For those of you that bow awesome... I am so jealous he he he he he

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nice !!

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Grofica said

Thank you! No it was not fretted I just got the sticker… My violin teacher said to pretty much my sticker goodbye i wont have it for much longer…. I think i am going to cry….. I am holding out with my sticker as long as i can though… i love that dang thing…. 

begcrossedfingers

Aww, I understand what you mean! I'm getting a sticker too, not with frets but with little coloured dots, just to learn where all the notes go. It takes time to always have to guess until I get it right... But I think by now your fingers know where to go, so
you'll probably adapt really quickly once you do take it off! cheerleader

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He-he! Cool! I liked it! Your progress is in progress (can i say it that way, can't i?)

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ok here is the newest recording.... i didnt do a vid cause i was not wearing makeup.... so its just hte MP3 of me playing with the song :-( it could be a lot better.... dunno

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Sounded nice Kel's,, your background music was a tiny bit high, but it sounded good.

 

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I dont know if the background was too loud or you were too soft.

One benefit of playing louder background music is that YOU can play more agressive and harder thus louder on many portions of the tune.

Is there a way to listen to the final cut, you included, of the music with headphones on? If it don't interfere with your holding the violin then you could easily listen to how loud you need to be to work with the background stuff.

nice job... kelly you rock!cheerleader

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I am going to re-record in the next day or so.... and do a vid i just have to get motivated to do my makeup ha ha ha h ah ah a

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We don't mind at all if you don't do your make-up. smile

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Fiddlerman said
We don't mind at all if you don't do your make-up. smile

Trust me you would care if i didn't have it on.... i go from looking like my other videos to looking like the crypt keeper.... 

~Grofica 

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VERY well done, Kelly!!  I always enjoy when people incorporate modern music that they like into the world of violin!  You're really coming along well!!

cheers

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