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1 Month playing violin
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Panda-P
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Though I'm not sure it qualifies as a 'violin' since I'm playing a fiddle tune, but who cares.
(Also, I look bored or something, sorry. (Also for the crappy lighting.)(Also the crappy glissando.))

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nice job !!! and yes it counts, violin, fiddle, they are the same. You remind me of me at 1 month already sawing out tunes... cant wait to hear you at 6 months !!

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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April 19, 2014 - 5:24 pm
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Great job indeed. Glissando's are a form of expression and nothing to be ashamed of.
I love your self diagnostics :-) "Looked bored" = Do something about that :)
Try playing the same thing with a forced smile 4 or 5 times and you'll find that you'll enjoy it more every time. True story.

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Nicely done, Panda-P! And your glissando is fine, i think, don't know why You don't like it. Lighting is always my problem too, LOL!

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Maybe I don't like the gliss. because it's a difference between 'under the ear' and 'in the hall'. It sounds flat, or something weird.
But it does sound more like a fiddle tune with gliss, doesn't it?

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April 19, 2014 - 8:35 pm
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Very nice @Panda-P! I really like the Yellow Rose of Texas.

What you're referring to as a glissando, I think of as a slide. When I think of a glissando, I think of it as distinct notes played very, very rapidly. For example, when someone runs their finger up or down a piano keyboard.

Is there a difference between a slide and a glissando on the violin/fiddle? Does it make a difference if it's fiddle music vs. classical violin music? I suspect that "slide" might be the country/bluegrass/Irish term for a glissando. Am I right?

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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Be it violin, Be it fiddle > Be it VIDDLE. > > Will you be blending it with your guitar work?

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That was great!! One month wow!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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@StoneDog Probably, yes. Once I get a decent camera. Anyone know how much a good camera (sans white noise / minimal white noise) costs?
@KindaScratchy I think it's easier to call it a slide too, honestly. Slide up to a B, trip and miss, hit a C and wonder why it sounds so bad.

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wow! you've only been playing for 1 month....geesh...i feel slow now. lol. i'm just getting good at string crossings and i've been playing for a good bit now. haha! good job! your sounding great. keep up the good work!!!!!

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Good job!
You are playing relaxed. There is no tension. Right hand wrist and left hand fingers are flexible. That`s a good thing.
I`ve spent 3 month to get a nice posture, you`ve achieved it in a month! Great!
Also, your intonation is rather good.

My advice - 1) use more bow (especially on long notes); 2) develop flexibility in your right hand wrist and fingers; 3) learn also slow pieces in order to improve your bowing.

Keep it up!

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@Hurton I know a few slow songs. I thought of doing a fast song and a slow one, but eh.
I'll do a slow one for my next critique video.

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Good camcorders vary in price tremendously. If you don't need a ton of features you may consider this one that we recently bought for our daughter.
Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder
I'm sure there are far cheaper and acceptable options but you almost need to be researching the subject to know. These type of products improve so quickly and you consistently get more for the money with time.

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Here's a slow(er) song, but I have a problem of overextending my arm, dangit.
Also, like many others, once the camera is rolling my technique goes down the drain.trumpet-1271

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@Panda-P: You may want to take a look at this video for your bowing arm, it may help.
This lady is very good.

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If you notice, when you are getting a bad sound your bow contact is too close to the bridge. Practice drawing a straight bow in front of a mirror from frog to tip a little before each session. Try to maintain a contact point that is between the beginning of the fingerboard and the bridge but not too close to the bridge for now.

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I usually do practice in front of a mirror. And I can make it sound really nice when I practice. But AACK I can't perform to save my life.

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Nice job on Yellow Rose, If you had not told me, I would have know what song...so that is a huge thing, especially for one month. Keep up the good work... like Barry said...in six months.. wow.. I can't wait.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Nice job. You need to bow with your fingers/hand/wrist not your elbow. Your wrist shouldn't be locked and your elbow should be down by your side. Your forearm should follow your wrist, not the other way around. If you can manage to do that properly you will get very good very fast.

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@Hman Thanks for the critique, away from the violin a couple of days, but I will work on it! Next month's video will be better!

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