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7 month of violin play ! report
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April 6, 2013 - 8:11 am
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we have a new year festival on 27th of April so i choose this song to sing .but i havent done any videos recently on my violin so i tried that song on my violin first so many mistakes its my first attempt to play it on the violin hard to play it to the ear i did it liek this

please correct my mistakes errors etc

here is the song

 here is my violin playing :(


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April 6, 2013 - 8:15 am
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here goes-

try lowering the camera so we can see more of you playing, including the bowing.

try adding more rosin to the bow. No basis for this just throwing it out there.

Slow down and learn the song and notes at a slower more manageable speed. focus on good tone and bow control. when you are good at a slow speed try speeding up but dont lose the good tone and control.

Keep at it and you will eventually saw clear through that log!

I like that song by the way, the "key" its in sounds amazing.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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April 6, 2013 - 10:41 am
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Lot's of good stuff there Vib.

First of all you have some equipment malfunctions. The buzzing sound should be found. It could be that your bridge is too low and the string is vibrating right on the fingerboard. It could also be a loose fine tuner or something. Very hard to tell from our end.

Try pressing a little less with your bow arm. The scratchy sound comes from pressing with too little speed so when you aren't moving the bow anymore you should be releasing the pressure.
It's great to have a powerful sound but also nice to play soft as well. Figure out when you would want to climax and how you want to start and finish each phrase.

I like your project and the piece. Look forward to the next post. smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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April 6, 2013 - 6:20 pm
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Overall, I like it a lot, Vibavi.

I am sensing a spontaneity in your playing---that you haven't planned exactly what phrases you are going to play.  I think that is a good sign, although you seem to have some stops and starts that are a little distracting.

There were some parts where you sort of "lost me", meaning that I couldn't follow the melody.

I think I can say you have a very good ear for pitch and for rhythm, and an ability to get the pitch and rhythm you want.

From the way your bow moves, it seems you are bowing too much from the shoulder rather than the wrist.  It will take some work to correct that.

I would say we have a diamond in the rough.  This non-expert gives you four stars.

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April 17, 2013 - 12:41 am
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Anybody else notice any similarities with the following?  If so, please try to describe the similarities.

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April 17, 2013 - 10:49 pm
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April 18, 2013 - 1:39 am
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oh goodness..I have to comment tomorrow..this was a blast from the past...and I just need to think...

Back know..just excuse me...I get that way.




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