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Dont get discouraged Scotty. It sounded to me to be a little sharp but the notes had the proper relationship to each other. My teacher told me the most common reason for the squeelly scratchy ness is too slow bow speed which seems a common problem with learners. That doesn't mean playing faster just moving the bow faster. Be sure to check your tuning before each recording session just as before starting practice. It is recognizable as Canon
It is a very difficult piece for beginner level players. I have been playing just over 10 months and am still having a difficult time with this. For one, I don't really like it and two, I don't know the melody in my head. So, like most people not really experienced, I am not able to read and play a tempo or beat. It sounds like a string of notes. I am not even sure how long I personally will keep at this one.
Your play seems to be hindered by possible your violin not being tuned. It could be the recording, or my speakers. The squeaky scratchy is due to bow drift and not playing it perpendicular to the strings. Its not too bad though. Work a little bit on finger placement and tone. Try also using longer steadier bow strokes. You have a great start for sure. Keep up the good work. These types of vids can be an inspiration to people who think they are the only one struggling on a new piece to learn. Thanks for sharing your progress.
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