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Nachtschall
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September 27, 2014 - 3:50 pm
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Hi!

I've been reading on this forum for a while and like the way that people here help each other so I thought of joining you.

I`m 20 years old and from Germany, Black Forest. 

I've played the piano for about 10 years now and the pipe organ for 2 years. I accompanied a violinist on weddings for a couple of times and fell in love with this instrument :)

So I've started playing the violin in July with the help of youtube videos like fiddlerman's or professorV's with this cheap instrument: http://www.thomann.de/de/thoma.....set_44.htm After changing the strings to Pirastro Tonicas I like it a lot.

Here are two mp3s of my playing recorded with my phone. I don't know if that's the right place for that but here we go:

No.1: An Irish Song "Down by the Sally Gardens" here is a youtube version so you hear what it's supposed to sound like: 

No.2: "Unravel" by Björk. I made a very simple backing track and tried to play with it 

I'm not happy with neither of them but I hope to improve. Btw I'm also sorry for odd grammar mistakes. I am sure they happened/will happen ;)

 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

I am multitasking now so I can't view the videos. 

It is good to have you.  Take a look around and post a lot ( that is how we get to know each other). :)

 

Best of playing to you.

Toni from USA 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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September 27, 2014 - 5:57 pm
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Welcome, @Nachtschall ! That's cool that you play the pipe organ. And I am very impressed at your violin playing after only a couple of months. Your intonation is very good and I think I heard some vibrato. Very nice!

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Uzi
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September 27, 2014 - 9:03 pm
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 Welcomen.  Your playing sounds very good. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Welcome @Nachtschallsmile!  I have a friend who is in Germany right now and is posting lots of photos on FB. Looks like a beautiful country. Welcome to the forum. I LOVE the pipe organ - how awesome an instrument. Good luck with the violin - I think you will find lots of help on this forum.semiquaver-1214

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
~~Albert Einstein

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Hi, NachtSchall!! Welcome to the forum!birthday_balloon

Very good done! You sound beautiful, i like the dynamics and the intonation is good too!

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September 28, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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welcome aboard !!

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Nachtschall
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Thanks to all of you for the nice welcome. That's very motivating. :)

And yes, I worked a little on vibrato but can only do it on first and second finger. I will give it some time and focus on other things first, probably Suzuki II, because I think the vibrato movement doesn't really come from my wrist/arm at the moment.

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September 28, 2014 - 1:45 pm
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Hi Nachtschall, welcome to the forum!

I really enjoyed your playing, and it's very good for such a short time. smile

"Music is what feelings sound like." ~ Author Unknown

 

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September 28, 2014 - 4:55 pm
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Thanks for your introduction Nachtschal,

Not only are you advancing quickly but you are creative. Keep up the great work. We look forward to reading your updates.thumbs-up

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but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome to the forums Nachtschal! I am new here too and look forward to reading about your progress! :)

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Welcome Michael! :)

Good to have you here. I am sure you will continue to find lots of help here and lots of good advice.

Kiara

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 Hi Nachtschall,

Welcome and well done!

Considering that you have only been playing since July you are showing real promise.

Keep up the good work.

Remember if you want help just ask.

Pop into the chat room sometime.

 

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