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2nd day playing violin
Twinkle twinkle is the music being played.
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Scottishdude12
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November 20, 2012 - 11:24 pm
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Have mercy on me as this is only my second day playing the violin in my life. I do have stringed instrument experience however, cello 1 year, guitar 5 years.

I'm am up for some tips and tricks from experienced fiddle folk seeing as I am a noob.

Thanks for your time and help in this subject and may God bless you and your familys!

Practice makes perfect-Godliness with contentment is great gain!

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Your background in string instruments really paid off there.  For two days that was really good. 

Your intonation was incredible for how long you've been playing.  Your first and second fingers are pretty close on most of the notes. The only thing you need to watch out for is your third finger.  That is the only one that can seems to be a bit more shaky, but that is understandable since it is the first one back to the D string after playing the open A and there is no guide there to make sure you place it down correctly.  Just need to get used to where to put down the third finger for that G.

 

That may be one of the best 2 day of playing twinkles ever thumbs-up

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Thanks a lot for the encouragement! I know I need to work on my tempo as well, but I intend to practice until I reach excellence. I love my Violin and the sound she makes. I'm eager to learn her ways so I can produce original music at some point in my life. Any other comments feel free to leave them any and all are welcome!

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wow for two days its a big achivement i can say. for these reason

 

u can play the notes without sticking some tapes to identify the fingure board and u made  a perfect sound without making Screaming noise i can suggest to relax ur right hand bit more and use the whole bow

 

but its so superb improvement u have done the job 80% i think good luck and welcome to FM siteafrodevil-violinbunny_pole_dancerviolin-1267head_phones-1274trumpet-1271bagpipes-1254bass-1222crotchet-1218crotchet-1218

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I have been playing for less than a year myself, so tips and tricks I'll leave to those more experienced. 

But that is some fine playing for only 2 days!

Bravo!

"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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http://fiddlerman.com/tutorial.....he-violin/

Now watch and play along with FM! You did great, so the idea is to use more bow length without making the notes any longer. Relax, flex the wrist, bend at the elbow.

I think youve got it if you add more bow.

1st-place See ya in the chatbox!

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November 21, 2012 - 10:54 pm
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Welcome to the site Scottishdude12,

I guess you've heard that you sound great for the 2nd day. smile
Great job with intonation already. Always keep that in mind, especially when you are starting out since you will be engraving patterns in your left hand now that will stay with you for a long time. smile
I think because of your musical experience you should actually give playing with a metronome a chance to be a little more rhythmical.

Keep up the great work.

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Thanx Fiddlerman, I've been using my pianos metronome... Man that takes some practice! drooling

I intend to post an update every week as the good LORD wills, so you'll def see me around. Thanks for all your hard work in putting this site up, and Fiddlershop as well. also I'm looking into getting the Poehland c pad shoulder rest.... any thoughts? I know I will need a shoulder rest to practice my vibratos. Take care and Godbless you!

 

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The Poehland is what everyone used when I began playing the violin many years ago. It used to be quite popular and I still know a few professionals that use it. For the person with the right body shape it's perfect. The problem is that you cannot adjust the height. It just happens to work for me too but I guess if you had a super long or super short neck it wouldn't work for you.

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Wow. That's very impressive!! I've been around lots of beginners and very rarely have I seen someone make that much progress in only two days.
Cheers to you & congratulations. I'm probably not fit to give advice, but if you listen to what everyone else has said, you're well on your way to being a great fiddler.

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Jake, you are more than qualified to give advice in these forum's. Your word is heard here.head_phones-1274

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