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My First Video from Essential Elements 2: Song 124 May Time
So challenging for me
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Shell
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January 16, 2014 - 9:28 pm
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Well here's me taking on my biggest challenge in week 5 of playing...I don't have the dynamics right and there's a bow bounce and another mistake or two.  I had to practice this song for a few hours to have anything post-worthy-ish.  I'd be grateful for any/all feedback to help me imrpove.  The feedback from last videos (use more bow, relax left hand, etc) has already become a big part of my technique practices and hopefully it's paying off a bit. 

 

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Very nice job Shell!!! I felt a lot of confidence coming from you. The only thing id tell you is to keep the pink on the stick only when necessary. Personally i keep my pink on a down bow. Now that is what i do lol. hope it helps :) Keep playing :D

 

Juan.

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you looked good. I'm only on EE200 book 1 so I'm not sure all that the book has taught yet but you looked really good to me. As far as what juan said about the pinky, i keep mine on the bow at all times, im not exactly sure what role it plays in the balance of the bow but hopefully fiddlerman or a more expiranced player will help with that. over all you looked and sounded great! that sounded like a really fun piece to play  and i can't wait until im into book 2 :D

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Nice job, Michelle:  You had some backing track or something going and it was kinda hard to separate you from the backing track, but from what I could hear and see you played very smoothly and I like the fact that you used your left hand pinky finger.

As for the pinky on the bow, it should remain there at all time's. Here's a video tutorial how to do it and the reason for keeping the pinky on the bow. He gives a pretty good explanation.

Great job, keep it up.

 

Ken.

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Ferret
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Nice playing for 5 weeks. Looking forward to seeing more :)

@Fiddlestix 

Ken

That's a good vid on the bow pinky. I've always had a problem with mine. Will have to work on it

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APPPPLAAAUSE!!

I am so happy for  you. Very good.  I can see patience and precision coming from you. Very very good.  As Juan said, some confidence too.  Good job.  Nice time.. five weeks... get outta here.....  🙂  Congratulations.

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Really good Montreal for just 5 weeks. You are well on your way.

Great vid on the pinky Fiddlestix.

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Thanks for the encouragement everyone.  This community is a big part of what keeps me motivated and connected :)

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Very nice MM!  

We should remember this song and find others for a May celebration!!

This is May Song from my Suzuki Book 1.

http://musescore.com/user/1977.....cores/2010

 

 

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Schaick said
Very nice MM!  

We should remember this song and find others for a May celebration!!

This is May Song from my Suzuki Book 1.

http://musescore.com/user/1977.....cores/2010

 

 

Great idea Schaick!  Let's start a thread in April :)

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Very good, Michelle! 5 weeks huh? duncecapdroolingsurprised

About pinkie discussion: I don't keep mine on the stick everytime, no way (can't imagine keeping it on the stick when playing something like "Elves dance"). It's meant to be supportive and flexible. Use it when You need it and it's up to You if You're gonna use it or not, when You don't need it ! =) My point is: use it definitelly when it's necessary, and all the other time do with it whatever You want. LOL! But that's my piont of view... I'm almost 3 years with the violin and my bow hold is still changing from time to time, hahahahaa! Maybe someday i'll be able to say: "Do definitelly that and don't do this..."

Good job! Keep it up!

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Wow, I can't wait to hear you post with your MJZ :-)

Great job! Only 5 weeks. Keep it up and you'll go far.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Nice job Michelleclapclap

 

Nice bow grip also..Just watch Fiddlermans videos and you will be a pro in no time..

 

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