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Bonbonmon
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June 3, 2016 - 11:40 am
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Hi everyone! Just started playing about a month ago and am brand new to the forums. Looking forward to garnering some collective wisdom from the veterans here (and contributing of course)

I also have a query: This morning I saw a video Pierre did for a Lord Wilton (for John) and was wondering what the second tune he plays is. I tried recording it and doing one of those "enter the notes" deals online and it's not showing anything. It starts with a G-D double stop into a B-G DS on the A and E strings. I want to hear the rest of the piece of course, and also get the sheet music for it as it doesn't seem too far-fetched to learn at this stage. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.

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pj1968
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June 3, 2016 - 1:43 pm
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Hello and welcome!

He's playing an excerpt from the first movement of Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G Minor.

Criticism does not disturb me for I am my own severest critic.

- Jascha Heifetz

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Thanks for the welcome and tip pj

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Enjoy!

Toni

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Fiddlerman
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June 15, 2016 - 4:38 pm
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Welcome to the forum Bonbonmon,

Though I read all the posts, I can be a bit behind at times. I'm so happy my wonderful forum family has my back. 🙂
Hope we can help motivate you as much as possible.
Looking forward to getting to know you and exchanging words/posts in the future.

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but the one who needs the least."

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KindaScratchy
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June 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm
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Welcome, @Bonbonmon !

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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Bonbonmon
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June 17, 2016 - 11:06 am
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Thanks everybody!

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June 17, 2016 - 4:08 pm
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I'm also new to this site this month which I found when I googled violin. Used to play decades ago in school orchestra and now this month taken it up again.  My question is is it usual to go 3 steps forward 2 steps back?  I hope so. 🙂 I'm using beginner books to relearn but am having trouble bowing smoothly. Thanks for any  input.  I really enjoy reading these posts.

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Fiddlerman
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June 18, 2016 - 7:29 am
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Perfectly normal. Hopefully sometimes that and sometimes 2 or 3 steps forward. 😉
The important thing is all the forward progress put together. Think of it like building a house starting with the plans, the foundation..... You may have shelter by the time you get the roof on but it takes time to get to the finishings.
Welcome to the forum. Look forward to motivating you and reading more posts.

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Thanks @fiddlerguy! I really love the violin!  How does one know when strings need to be changed?

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It's hard to know but when you change them you realize right away that they have more response, power, quality. That is of course if they were old.
If they are really bad they can make some strange sounds and vibrate for much shorter periods of time. They are more vibrant when new.

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