FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Hello again it's been a long time!
Might as well start off with a critique video!
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
rockinglr33
Members

Regulars
November 13, 2015 - 8:46 pm
Member Since: September 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 321
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey everyone,

It feels like ages since was last on here! Life has been a little crazy for me in more then one way but I guess thats the way it goes sometimes 😀 The violin has definitally helped me out way more then I probably care to admit. Since It's been so bloody long since I last posted I figured I'd start with a critique video. Oh and sorry for the weird face. I have no idea why I decided to make such a weird face while i was playing. hahah

I'm not playing anything in particular then what pops into my head and it sounds alright. Do you guys see or hear anything that i should fix or see bad habits I should nip in the bud? The angle is kind of weird since i'm sitting on the floor and my camera was on the chair but I hope it doesn't hinder much.  The sound is a tad off. I think my violin was a bit loud in the room I'm playing for the mic but well I'll stop blabbering and making excuses and just post the video now! Glad to be back with ya'll!!  I  didn't upload this to youtube so let me know if you have issues viewing it as I just uploaded it to this site. 

sp_PlupAttachments Attachments

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

             ~General George S. Patton

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
November 14, 2015 - 8:52 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

Don't worry about the face. I think it looks like you are closing your eyes and listening. Also, you have the look of concentration. We all think we make strange faces when we play but usually you are the only one concerned.

I love that you are just playing what comes into your head. 🙂 Keep it up!
Your left wrist could be a bit straighter. Also, I believe you need more rosin and more pressure at times. I'm all for soft sound but at times it feels like "Sul Ponticello"

I'll give you the critique badge.

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

Avatar
rockinglr33
Members

Regulars
November 14, 2015 - 9:33 am
Member Since: September 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 321
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks fiddlerman!

I probably do need more rosin. I had just cleaned my strings and didn't add any more to my bow 😀  I'll work on more pressure and straightening my wrist to. Thank you so much! 

I find just playing around I actually relax more and my intonation really seems to improve. When I try to work off sheet music I get tense and frustrated. haha. I still love learning new songs but I try to only use sheet music until I know a tune.  Now if I can master the 3rd position I'll try to do some transitions....and vibrato.... and lets not forget double stops....maybe someday hahah. Thats the best part of the violin there is always something to learn and work on! 😀

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

             ~General George S. Patton

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
November 14, 2015 - 10:10 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

Always something to work on is right. 🙂

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

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
November 14, 2015 - 10:11 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717

Just added your badge. Sorry for the delay.

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

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
November 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3767
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Great to see you playing.  Congrats for posting.

I have no critique... Just so happy to see you.

Cheers.  🙂

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
rockinglr33
Members

Regulars
November 14, 2015 - 4:11 pm
Member Since: September 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 321
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Good to see you to Toni! 

 

Thanks for the badge fiddlerman! 😀

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

             ~General George S. Patton

Avatar
coolpinkone
California, the place of my heart
Members

Regulars
November 14, 2015 - 11:39 pm
Member Since: January 11, 2012
Forum Posts: 3767
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I forgot to say that I enjoyed you .. "Just playing."  Violin and mic sounds good.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Avatar
Marikoli
Paraguay
Members
November 15, 2015 - 12:59 pm
Member Since: November 10, 2015
Forum Posts: 79
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So cool to see you play what comes into your head! Enjoyed listening! smile

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

Avatar
rockinglr33
Members

Regulars
November 15, 2015 - 7:02 pm
Member Since: September 21, 2013
Forum Posts: 321
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

@Marikoli  Thank you 😀 I just wish playing actual songs was as easy! hahaha

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

             ~General George S. Patton

Avatar
Mark
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
November 15, 2015 - 11:46 pm
Member Since: September 30, 2014
Forum Posts: 290
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Rockinglr33,

Welcome back,

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
31 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming Mad_Wed, Prudence, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3562

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6446

Posts: 80405

Newest Members:

EKBanjo, charlieD, Folky fiddler, Morgenes42, stringo, sexymom04

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651