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Week 1 of playing
Prepare your ears folks...
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Princeton, MN
November 21, 2012 - 7:23 pm
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In my first week I learned Twinkle Twinkle, Somewhere over the rainbow and some scales and bowing stuff... Here is Twinkle Twinkle

November 21, 2012 - 9:25 pm
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Bravo!!!! I think you did very well my friend! Your timing was wunderbar!! Bravo, I can't really give alot of advice seeing as I'm new to violin myself only 3 days into learning it. Take care and may God bless you!

hats_offto you my friend, continue to practice and do not be discouraged! Endurance is key!!!!

Practice makes perfect-Godliness with contentment is great gain!

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November 21, 2012 - 9:36 pm
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Great job!

One thing to work on that may save you a ton of grief down the road.  Watch the video and see how you are using your shoulder to move the bow with a relatively stiff elbow and wrist.

On just open strings first, and then on twinkle or whatever, try keeping the shoulder still and moving the bow by opening and closing your elbow and keeping the bow straight by compensating for the arm angle with your wrist.

This is coming from experience, if you develop the habit of bowing with your shoulder, it takes a huge amount of effort later to learn to do it right.

The reason this is important is because, as you will notice in your video, when you bow from the shoulder, the bow does not stay perpendicular to the strings and this results in degraded tone.  You may not notice the difference now, but in the coming months you will.

You are off to a fantastic start!


Princeton, MN
November 21, 2012 - 9:40 pm
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Why thank you sir! I guess 6 years of playing the trumpet in school helps with the timing issues :) ! And you will get there my friend! Practice practice practice! I do for at least an hour every day.

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November 21, 2012 - 10:46 pm
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Great job Killerkhezu,

Keep up the work and continue to post your progress for us to get involved in. It's a great way to improve.

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