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Violin Day 2
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Faithfighter
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You're hitting the right string pretty much without bothering its neighbors, so that is good. 

I would have you try to turn your head more forward and hold the knob of the chinrest under your chin instead of putting your chin on the cup of the chinrest.

You are bowing from the shoulder a little.  Try bringing your elbow and wrist into action instead, to keep the bow basically perpendicular to the strings.

Your timing is great.  Good rhythm.

Your intonation is off pretty much.  Try playing the notes slowly into the tuner to see that you are playing the pitch you are supposed to be playing.

I think you're doing well.  I hope you keep at it.

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March 9, 2013 - 8:15 pm
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Congratulations on your second day-iversary, Faith! And good job!

How do you like playing the violin, so far? Do you play any other instruments?

Please keep us posted on your progress. Looking forward to seeing more videos from you!

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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I think her intonation is really good for only two days. I've heard worse from 6 month player's. 

Good job.   smile

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Have you played any other instruments before > cause you seem to have the ear and timing down pretty good there for only two days> Keep at it > your gonna ROCK!!

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Faith, congrats on getting the violin and starting your great journey!  Not doing bad at all for your second day.  Definitely want to watch posture a bit as it can come back to bite you in the long run from a sore neck, back etc.  Intonation will come with time and practice I think but your timing like StoneDog is saying is great!  Keep at it, the more you practice the better things will get.  Remember the tutorial vids that FM has here, they will help a ton as you continue on and all of us will be more than happy to help ya along too :) .  

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Great stuff. Sounding really good.

 

Myself, I'm at about day 365. You have some great days ahead. Practice every day wheather you feel like it or not. Playing the violin is not a hobby. It will become part of your every day life. 

 

Well done. Keep it up banana

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Great start Faithfighter. Thanks for posting

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks everyone :) And yes, Ive played a few other instruments  But the most recent was drums, thats probably why I seem to be on rhythm hehe.

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Wow, have you ever been called a "natural" as it applies to music? You sure have that smooth relaxed manner about your playing.

All those other details will come together in time..

You've done 2 tunes in 2 days!!  Few on this forum can match that!thumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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This is fantastic for just two days! Keep it up!

 

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That was just great Faithfighter....keep up the good work!  gold_star

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Well done! clap

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Faith... very nice work on your violin.  You must have some kind of inner confidence and strength... the violin is such a great instrument, and you have clearly made a great approach.  You are playing it, and it sounds great.  Do you like the way it sounds?  If you do, your efforts will continue to pay off each and every day you play.  Do you have a goal to reach, or are you trying it out, or??

 

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