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2 years for me !
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Leana
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I just got back from vacation, and decided to record- I was surprised !  Not nervous much. LOL. The following video is excerpts from my first practice since I have been back.  (would have been a half hour long- you are very welcome !!)

FEEDBACK- YES !  (Please)

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Fiddlerman
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You have made great progress. Did you imagine that you would be playing these pieces 3 years ago? Also, it looks like you're having fun.
Keep up the hard work!!!
Thanks for sharing.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Great job, and congrats on your 3 year violinaversary!! cheerleaderdancingdancinbunnyhats_offclapbanana

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Thank you for sharing, it sounds great to me.  Your tone is very nice.   I'll be coming up on my one year violinaversary (to steal a phrase from damfino) serenade and we'll see if I'm brave enough to post a video for critique!  

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Thanks, @Fiddlerman ,@damfino, and @CharlieStrings !!

Charliestrings-  I know what you mean, but it's not that hard to post here. LOL- see how nice everyone was to me ?

I have not practiced much over the last year- thought I was dying, it turns out I'm not.  I think I am back to feeling motivated again.

Minuet 2 was the hardest piece I have worked on so far- Minuet 3 seems like a piece of cake in comparison -  we shall see.  

BUT !!!   I got out my old sheets of music that I tried to play in the beginning-  I'll bet they are a bit easier now. :). 

I really want to work on something that I can play without the background- even if the sound is wired to my ear. Then I will know for sure what I sound like- but I am scared. 

Also- at the advice of a friend, I started recording my practice sessions- all of them (cuz u just never know. LOL)  For this recording, I was focusing on getting my fingers, my bow, and most of me in the video- which causes my posture to fade- must do something about that !

so- thanks, guys !  

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Really nice @Leana. I'm also a couple of months past 3 years now. Some progress has been made.   That's a really good idea -- playing with backing tracks.  I'm sure that really helps with intonation.  You''re sounding great. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Thanks, @Uzi 

Actually, playing like this is a double edge sword.  It is fun, that is why I do it- mostly, but I have found two things (at least) about it that might be harmful.

One- I am not really playing, but more playing along side. It's not creative as I am just trying to copy someone else's paper so to speak.

and, Two-  The music is keeping the tempo for me.  I probably haven't learned a darn thing about keeping time for myself in the whole three years.

I chose this method because I really want to play the beautiful music.  I am completely self taught- so.......... so far this has been my path.

I really want to learn something to play on my own.  That is a goal of mine.

🙂  (congrats on your 3 years--)

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Happy violin anniversary.
I have always loved your playing. You have that great personality that shines through.
Congratulations on a successful beautiful journey and I am so happy that you have shared with us along the way.
Cheers.
Toni

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awe....... shucks, @coolpinkone (CPO). 🙂

THANKS !

I really do believe that a lot of my practice choices reflect my personality directly. 

*rainbow connection

*theme from godfather

*etc.    

My selections tend to make me giggle. LOL

next up- actually smiling while playing-  (doubt it)

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Just catching up on some posts - great work and mix of tunes - well done @leana - I can tell you are seriously enjoying the journey !

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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There is a new bird in the area. It used to be that the frogs laughed with me- now they laugh at me. The new bird however, was singing along with me today, and that made me laugh !

yes, @BillyG - I am enjoying the journey. 🙂 

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That is cool. It reminds me of when we would wake up to the doves close by with their rhythmical gargling.

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but the one who needs the least."

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The time of my life is confusing the crap out of me this year- apparently the title of this topic should be TWO years- not 3 !!  LOL

and on another note I ran into a video of crickets slowed down so much that they sounded like God's chorus- I don't really believe it.........., but it might be true

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Leana said
The time of my life is confusing the crap out of me this year- apparently the title of this topic should be TWO years- not 3 !!  LOL

  I wouldn't worry - I scarcely know what day of the week it is, let alone the year....  roflol

and on another note I ran into a video of crickets slowed down so much that they sounded like God's chorus- I don't really believe it.........., but it might be true  

   Can I have some of what you're on please.....   ( j/k )

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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LOL- whatever it is, it's free for the taking !

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Leana said
The time of my life is confusing the crap out of me this year- apparently the title of this topic should be TWO years- not 3 !!  LOL

and on another note I ran into a video of crickets slowed down so much that they sounded like God's chorus- I don't really believe it.........., but it might be true  

You want me to correct it for ya???

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Fiddlerman said

You want me to correct it for ya???  

wow- sure !  If you could do that, that would be cool- cuz as the years go by, I don't think my sense of time is going to get better- and changing it will help my memory for next year !  LOL

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Done. I can delete all references to 3 years including replies but I think it's fun too.

Just let me know. It's the typical mistake that I would have made as well. LOL

I like to say, "I have a great memory, but it's very short."

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but the one who needs the least."

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LOL !!  Thank you !  It's all fun...... so leaving evidence of it is cool !

I have lots of thoughts about my memories, but I forget......  🙂

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Exactly. So do I but I can't remember. LOL

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