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Yesterday, I requested a video from the Library of Congress, they immediately replied generously saying that they were supposed to upload it not sooner than a month, but since I requested it, they immediately uploaded it on youtube, the video shows Peter Skærved documenting Paganini's life, showing how he played(opening playing, how he practised, his body structure while playing, etc.), this vid also shows his "red book", Paganini's own diary, manuscripts, letters, etc.;

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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Oz, you are a gentleman and a scholar!  LOL  This is great.

Big kudos to the Oz-man!  1st-place

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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lol, thanks Daniel hats_off

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WOW, THAT WAS INCREDIBLE!

Thanks Oz.1st-place

I don't feel so bad now... I was told that my violin holding down low was incorrect and that it had to be more level with my shoulder and perhaps slightly higher at the peg box end but after finding out the Pag held his in the lower fashion to be able to use more wrist in string crossings and less shoulder and arm... I feel much better now.

I even downloaded it for my library of important stuff to keep safe.

 

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and I stayed awake throught he entire hour. A rolled steel bow, pernambucco shortages, absolutely amazing.

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But it's no wonder we Brits are considered a bit "eccentric"!

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Thanks Oz, bookmarked for later !!

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ozmous said
Yesterday, I requested a video from the Library of Congress, they immediately replied generously saying that they were supposed to upload it not sooner than a month, but since I requested it, they immediately uploaded it on youtube, the video shows Peter Skærved documenting Paganini's life, showing how he played(opening playing, how he practised, his body structure while playing, etc.), this vid also shows his "red book", Paganini's own diary, manuscripts, letters, etc.;

Thank you so much, ozmous. This is a great resource that not coming by very often. It's so informative and actually solves a few issues I've struggled with in  learning, particularly posture and violin holding as my shoulders and back are injured.

What a relief this brought to me.

So much appreciation, ozmous.

Best wishes to you,

Robert

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Finally had some time to sit and watch this through.  There's some really good interesting stuff in that vid, Oz. 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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I think the guy may have missed one reason why Paganini may have played with the violin held low.

If you play without a chinrest, lowering the scroll a bit helps with shifting back down towards the scroll after you have shifted up to play higher on the fingerboard.  Lowering the scoll when your violin rests mostly on your collarbone tilts the rim where your jaw rests so you don't have to use much pressure from your jaw to hold the violin to shift back down.  He may not have thought of that because he was trying that hold on a violin that was equipped with a chinrest.

I am sure he was right about it being for the better angle for the bowing wrist and how it looks to the audience as well, though.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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