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The first two weeks.
My progress after two weeks of learning the violin!
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RosinGecko
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October 30, 2013 - 3:08 am
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So, coming from a background of seven years of guitar that I muddled along learning; I've decided to learn to play the violin. I never learned music theory or notation/sight reading until this instrument, and after two weeks, I'm able to write, transpose, read and play the violin. Much of what I really need now is to work on my technique. My first video here is a small run in the G major scale that I wrote down (maybe it's not original, but I know not.) and played. Any insight is welcome! Thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._7etLDkpoM

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RosinGecko > you are well on your way. Good form, you look relaxed, a little vibrato. >> Holy Crap > two weeks!!! > your gonna ROCK!!! I will let others fine tune your playing that are more experienced but from my perspective your doing great.

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Pretty darn good for two weeks, if you ask me.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Quite lovely.  I noticed your vibrato. Very nice. I normally would be jealous but I am being zen right now..so jealousy is not allowed... ha ha..

Keep up the good work.. I liked you G-scale, tune.  Thanks for posting.  I am not one to give a lot of advice just yet, but I will tell you that I would have loved to play something so pretty my first two weeks.

 

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Looks and sounds like it's going well. I haven't even been playing a whole 2 yrs myself, yet, so I'll leave actual critique to those with enough years to know what they're talking about. 

But you look relaxed and at ease with the instrument and like your attention was well focused. 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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Sounds like your off to a great start. Are you doing lessons or learning alone ? Keep up the good work,

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Very good for 2 weeks!

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Fiddlerman
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Anxious to follow your progress in the future.
Thanks for the post.

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