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first off i want to thank Fiddlerman for all the time and effort he has put into the videos and learning tools. I do pretty good with the first 2 octave scales and twinkle twinkle little star and row row your boat.
now for the problem when i start going farther up the neck say in the first position 4th finger and further the violin starts sounding scratchy, the violin in question is a skylark mv005, that i inherited about 3 weeks ago, i had to move the bridge up to the notches in the f-hole, it was buried all the way down to the colored windings at the tail piece and i got a tuner to get it in tune, so how many different things could be wrong or do i jusst need to get it to a Doctor LOL
It could be something as simple as your bow going crooked while you are concentrating on using new fingers. If you post a video we could give you more help 🙂
That said, if the violin hasn't been to a luthier in a long while, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get her a tune up to make sure playing is as easy as possible 🙂
Welcome to the forum! Have fun with your journey!! 🙂 Hope to see you around 🙂
TY both for the input i'm thinking it has to do with the shorter string length and my bowing, as soon as i can work on these 2 things i will post back so y'all will know whether i crossed this little bump.
Damfino, i watched your progression video, i hope to do as well as you in your 6th month, but i think that kind of progression will take me a year or more, i'm quite a bit heavy handed and thick fingered, when i finger a B note and put my 3rd finger down tight against my middle finger i get a C# or worse...i'll get that worked out too not that much of a problem just have to lift the middle to get the 3rd in place.
oh yeah i got er figured out. this might sound bat**** crazy, but with my first finger i barred across the CGDA notes and with the middle, ring and pinky fingers started playing twinkle twinkle, was pretty rough to do, but i went slow with it and fingers started cooperating was still scratchy so i set the bow down and plucked the notes, the plucked notes were clear ( not accurate just clear lol) picked the bow back up and started again still scratchy with the bow, i thought ok not enough pressure ( i was making sure i was not sliding the bow across the strings) added more pressure and no change well that only leaves 1 more thing for me to try so i took all the strings off and plucked all the hair out of the bow and no more noise... no just jokin, i was actually applying too much pressure on the bow, i was able to make it sound decent at about 1 1/2 inches from the end of the fingerboard with less pressure on the bow...baby steps baby steps lol.
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