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Ode to Joy attempt after 3 weeks!
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I'm working on keeping the bow parallel to the bridge, and using my upper arm only to cross strings, so it's a little faulty. Any help is welcome! :) Enjoy!

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Hi Christopher @RosinGecko 

You are doing really great with the bowing, especially for 3 weeks. 

It just takes practice, practice, and more practice.

I reckon that you will advance very quickly thumbs-up

Keep posting your progress

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I am not competent enough to critique. I just wanted to say I liked it.

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Very good. I noticed your musicality right off the bat!  Awesome... you have a way of playing that a lot of newbies don't have.  I mean you seem to know it is just not sawing back and forth  you are connecting it to make a song.

I think like Feret said, you are doing great and will do really well.  Hopefully some of the  "pros" will come a long and get you some more useful information to help you knock you next one out of the park.

Congrats to you. Thanks for posting.

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That was well done. You did a great job for just that much time into it. More wrist bowing will come with practice.

Keep up the good work, @RosinGecko.

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I was impresses that you repositioned your bow with no bounce.

 

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A gold star for you!  Wow, that sounded pretty dang good!  Gives me something to shoot for.  

Just out of curiosity--what made you decide to record in the laundry room?  

 

Keep up the good work!

Diane

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Ferret said
Hi Christopher @RosinGecko 

You are doing really great with the bowing, especially for 3 weeks. 

It just takes practice, practice, and more practice.

I reckon that you will advance very quickly thumbs-up

Keep posting your progress

Thank you very much, Ferret! :) I'm pretty much practicing every night at the moment, and I'll keep updating!

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A gold star for you!  Wow, that sounded pretty dang good!  Gives me something to shoot for.  

Just out of curiosity--what made you decide to record in the laundry room?  

 

Keep up the good work!

Diane

Thanks Diane :) I hope it inspires a little, even though I'm just starting. 

To answer your question: I first learned how to play guitar in the laundry mat of my home town after dark when nobody was around. I call it my "crossroads". It's just quiet and roomy, so I can walk and think and play and learn :)

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I first learned how to play guitar in the laundry mat of my home town after dark when nobody was around. I call it my "crossroads". It's just quiet and roomy, so I can walk and think and play and learn

Neat!  It seems to work well for you judging by the results.  🙂

 

 

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Your hard labour is fetching results.  Keep it up.

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If I recorded something, I would rather do in the laundry room, which a lot cleaner than my bedroom.

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Super job for three weeks. What gives????
Use the elbow for straighter bowing. :-)

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Fiddlerman said
Super job for three weeks. What gives????
Use the elbow for straighter bowing. :-)

Thanks! (Also for your post on "The first two weeks"). I've since been working on that, and it's becoming more natural. I'm practicing it as well as my music theory by transposing scales and then playing them, paying close attention to the elbow and getting the feel for how the correct contact point feels! I Should have another video in a couple days, or at the start of next week.

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Excellent job man.

 

One thing I would suggest, that may incidentally help with the parallel bowing, is to keep even pressure across the entire bow. I think you may be apply more pressure to the A/E strings which can make the sound different for the lower and upper strings respectively.

 

If that made no sense, then ignore it xD I am not good at explaining things.

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