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Beautiful Skies
5 weeks self taught, about 2 weeks into Suzuki and O'Connor method books.
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JamesRSmithJr
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Thought I'd post what we all wish for our friends in Florida.

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wow doing great ūüėÄ I wasn't wanting to tackle the E string at 5 weeks. The only thing I see is relaxing you're right wrist a bit so it you have a bit more movement in the wrist as you move your arm back and forth. This will ensure you bow straight along the strings and don't have the subtle (or not so subtle depending on what your playing) ¬†arc along the strings. Over all I say great job. Once you get comfortable and relax a bit more in your body you'll be fiddling with the best of them ūüėÄ

Lead me, Follow me, or get out of my way!

             ~General George S. Patton

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Ty @RockingLR33 .  

 

Rightside in total (straight, bow bouncing), works well when I don't try to get the left working, when the left comes into play, ehh.  Getting there.

First thing in Suzuki is Twinkle, on the A and E, so I didn't have a choice. ¬†Sometimes, when changing to the E, it just squeals (teeth hurting squeals, like Sweet Tea ūüôā ). ¬†I attribute that to the... right hand.. ¬†Gotta just....

Relax...  Yes mam, I have to learn to play it like I stole it...  

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intrepidgirl
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@JamesRSmithJr 5 weeks, that is great! Agreed with @RockingLR33 , my bow also wanders by various angles on the strings as I play. I find a mirror helps me to choose the right line. Great start!

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Jamesrsmithjr,

your doing great for 5 weeks! Keep up the good work.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Cearbhael
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Very good! I think this guy deserves a critique badge! Who gives them out?

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BillyG
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Well done at 5 weeks in @JamesRSmithJr !

I make no critique other than you have got off to a great start hats_off- you will get better and better as you become more-at-one-with-the-instrument, and you will LOVE the results...... ( it's a never-ending journey of improvement, technique, new tunes to learn etc etc... )

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Very good! I think this guy deserves a critique badge! Who gives them out?  

Yes, well deserved critique badge !  Pierre's the man for that - @Fiddlerman

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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@Fiddlerman Hey there Pierre! We have a fellow here who goes by the name James R SmithJr who truly deserves a critique badge!!

edit: I apologise for the Bold, it was accidental but maybe fitting here?

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Ty for all the kind words.  Actively now pursuing lessons...

 

@Cearbhael I do think he may have other things on his mind...    But thank you..

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Once Irma is past, he will catch up and I am sure he will give you your badge! I am still way far away from any badges! I have to give you a tip of the hat for your courage!

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@Cearbhael   Not sure who I heard say it (maybe Heifetz), but it is true;"We all make mistakes, revel in them" 

We all sound terrible at times, especially when we begin... ¬†Heck I have heard Perlman squeaking away ūüôā

Play it like ya stole it....

Love your profile pic, but I am a cat person at heart...

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@JamesRSmithJr Thank you! She is a little Lilac Siamese that weighs 5 lbs soaking wet! She is my sweetheart, my lap cat and my sleeping companion! She basically is my shadow and has me wrapped around her paw!

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@JamesRSmithJr - Good job, keep up the great work!!! That's the way to learn quickly.

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@Fiddlerman Hey there Pierre! We have a fellow here who goes by the name James R SmithJr who truly deserves a critique badge!!

Appreciate the message Cearbhael, I need the help. No system installed that can help me with that.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@Fiddlerman 

TY Pierre, yup great journey we are on...

 

Glad to hear you came through the big blow relatively unscathed...

 

@Cearbhael Ty again (wrapped around her paws ūüôā ¬†Yup, same here, they have seemed to figured us humans out)

Journey began on Aug 3 2017

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@JamesRSmithJr Yes, I agree, it is a wonderful journey of strings we are on! Congratulations on your badge

@Fiddlerman Glad to see your back and weathered the storm with family safe and unharmed! Hope the shop weathered the storm well too! I am sure I speak for everyone here! Huzaah!

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