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makinnoise
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January 16, 2016 - 1:57 am
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Well let me have it people. 😉

Been playing just around the one year mark.

I have been trying to work on mostly bowing, straighter draw, more wrist, less shoulder and postion shifting with proper intonation.

There is a lot to this Violin thing!

Let me know what you think, I am no fiddlerman!!! I love how he plays this song. 

Dark Waltz is also in the works.

 

 

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Can't watch it,,, says, "This Video is Private"  sorry about that.  frown

See if you can fix it please.

 

Ken.

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If you switch it from "private" to "unlisted" then only people who you share the link with will be able to see it. It will still be hidden on your youtube page, if that is what you wanted to do.

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makinnoise
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Oh i didn't know that, I don't post much of anything to youtube.

Make the change, thanks!

I also don't know how to attach the video link so it shows in the window.

Sorry about the link.

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Excellent job!

And no worries, I'm still learning my way around youtube, as well 🙂 The video will show up in the post just by copy and pasting the link you get in the "share" box, so you did it right. Super easy 🙂 

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Well thank you, on both counts!

yeah that is pretty easy.

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Great job..... Nice use of your right arm and wrist, nice use of your left hand and your posture is excellent, + I like your vibrato.

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Ken.

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makinnoise
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You guys are all too nice lol! Thank you @Fiddlestyx

Does anything stand out that I should focus more attention to?

One thing I know, is my hold on the chin rest is a little tight and needs to be worked on. It is difficult to find a good ballance point to keep tension away from your left hand and keep hold of the violin.

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Good work, @makinnoise - great progress for a year in to playing - well done hats_off

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Keep up the good work makinnoise.
Thanks for the post. You get a badge for your post. 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Yeah another badge! The feed back is great. Thats how we get better.

Thank you everyone for the encouragement!

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Makinnoise,

 

Very well played, keep up the good work

 

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makinnoise,  you play with much feeling, and skill.  I have been playing [trying] longer than you, and I can tell you that is the hardest part for me.  Are you getting instruction or self taught?  Whatever you're doing, keep it up.  I am really uninspired by the Suzuki songs I'm working on, would love to have a nice, simple piece with which I could concentrate on the emotive part of playing.  Let me know if you found this piece you are playing online, I'd like to try it (but don't hold your breath on a video from me!  not after yours!!)

you might want to consider a name change, for eg., makinmusic or something like that 😉

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micra 

First off, Thank you!

I would say that I am self taught. I taught myself to play and read music at the same time. However I have taken one 30min lesson after 3 months of playing, Just to get an opinion of how my posture and technique was.

He gave me a few tips but nothing i didn't really already know and was working on, so didn't continue.

For song choices, I have never tried the suzuki books. I will just find a song that moves me and inspires me to learn it, however long it takes. for example Ashoken farewell, and Sad Romance were two of my first choices and have been working on them for 9 or so months. With every month that passed was able to add a longer bow, or smoother ornament, slide, or slide to double stop with proper intonation. etc...

This piece I found on this site of fiddler man playing it, there is also sheet music. However he plays it different, by playing bars 9 and on in second or third position. I just stuck with first for this part.

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