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rockinglr33
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hey guys :D

Its been ages since i've been able to get back on the site and interact with ya'll. I thought with the beginning of 2014 might as well start off with a video to get critiqued. I haven't been able to practice as much as i would like but i'm slowly progressing. This piece is from EE2000 page 13 Dreidel...I've got tons of mistakes but this piece has been fun and has really helped me try and put some stuff together. though switching strings and still learning innotation has been a challange (obviously im bowing instead of plucking for those following the book. I don't seem to learn as well plucking the strings) My bowing still needs ALOT of work lol and obiously my innotation but please let me know what yall think :D

oh n just as a side not my computer that i took the video with mirrors the image for some reason.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

 

 

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I like it. You are well on your way for sure. What I don't get is the lifting of the bow after each set of notes. That may be the way it is done on this piece, others would know cause I haven't done much book work. I keep my bow either on or very close to the strings when changing groups of notes. The notes you are playing sound very clear. > Have a rocking New Year and bring more playing.

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Thanks @StoneDog ! I tend to lift my bow when there is a pause or if i get confused with my notes because if i leave it on the strings i have a tendancy to squeek when i go to play another note. I'm sure as i get better and more confidant in my playing and it becomes alot easier then i will probably leave it on the strings :D

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@rockinglr33: I think you did real well. Your intonation was pretty good and in time you'll keep your bow to the string's. At least you're not bouncing it when you return it after the lift, it's smooth.

Good job and Happy New Year.

 

Ken.

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Welcome Back! What ever the reason its good that you have come back and have kept progressing! Congrats!

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

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Fiddlerman
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January 1, 2014 - 4:26 pm
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Thanks for the post rockinglr33.
If you feel like it maybe you post a copy of the sheetmusic here for those who also want to give that piece?
I like the way you carefully place the bow on the strings after lifting. Shows a good sense of control.
Keep up the good work.

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I think you are awesome.  I am so filled with stage fright I can't video myself yet.   I am a beginner 7 months but your tone sounded good to me!

I found the book mentioned, Essential Elements for Strings 2000:

http://instruction.manorisd.ne.....lebook.pdf

The whole book can be downloaded!!

Yeah I am a sheet music hoarder!!

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Sounds good @rockinglr33 ! I also used EE2000 and remember that tune.

I'm actually amazed at your bow control in that, as others pointed out, you don't bounce it when you put it back on the strings. That bodes well for you as you progress.

I think all you need is a little more confidence in the song that you're playing and where your fingers are going to go next, then you'll be rockin' the Dreidel song and everything else.

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@Schaick  That is awesome that you found the whole book for people to look at! The piece i played is number 36. 

 

I have also attached a picture of just that piece in case someone wants just that and not the whole book. 

 

Its so nice to hear the feedback. some days i really think im skrewing things up but when i post a video it helps remind me of how far i've come. thank you everyone! keep those critiques coming :D IMG_20140102_080840_917-1.jpgImage Enlarger (it says image can not be found but if you click on the image button it should pop right up)

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What you were doing with your bow resetting looked like a great practice for bow control.  I actually did that on a few songs to get to the point that my bow didn't bounce when I set it back down on the strings.

My question is in that piece aren't there a few bow resets?  Could someone draw or explain where they would typically be [to make the bow come down on the first note of the measure]?  My teach said that usually, but not always the first note of a measure is a down bow and with all the rests in that song....

I am thinking that at the rests there would be resetting of the bow.

Thanks!

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obviously im a newbie so i don't know a "correct" answer but thats what i used most of the rests for in the pieces i have practiced so far. Why not? my pieces that im playing arn't that complicated and it gives me a chance to re gather my position and thoughts before continuing. plus i find it easier to start with a down bow after a rest and at the beginning of a piece. I don't always do it but 95% of the time unless im practicing something else its my go to thing. hopefully a more seasoned person will come along and answer. 

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Not long ago i was right where you are at..

 

Watching Fiddlermans videos and practicing every night really made a difference..

 

Things will just fall into place after a while..

 

Good job

 

Blaze

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