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coolpinkone
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http://fiddlerman.com/tutorial.....he-violin/

Thanks .. I like this video.. Two years ago I was like WTH??? 

This is a great exercise for me to add to my bowing.

Excited for more focused productive practice!

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I just started doing these last week! i find it a lot of fun, and just to play around with different notes and to see what clashes and what doesn't. It's helped me a lot with string crossings to! because the transitions also help me not over correct when i'm changing strings!! :D Good luck learning those double stops!!! 

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Thank you. I am adding this to practice today.  I will keep you posted.  I didn't think of just doing the simple open strings first as Pierre suggests. Watching his video seemed to give me a better perspective.  I don't know why I always think certain new things are so hard.   :)  

Thanks,

Toni

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I think its natural to see something new and have it seem so foreign and hard! then when you have a good teacher, or at least good references and the "light bulb" goes off it makes sense! 

I always look ahead in the EEbooks and think "oh man, i don't even know what i'm looking at!" and then by the time i get there, and with some help here and youtube, its like "OHHHHHHH, I get it hehe....I got this!!!" *brush the shoulders off and strut around a bit* 

And then my violin reminds me of how much i still have to learn and any cockiness i previously had is quickly diminished. violin_girl

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Howdy Folks ,

Happy to see y'all are having fun with double stops ...here's a couple of pages from Mel Bay's Deluxe Fiddling Method by Craig Duncan ...comes with a CD and a DVD is available as well ...

Ya can memorize the shuffle bow first and then add double stops if ya want ...lots of fun ....there is tab under each line to help if needed ...vertualy any skill level can do this fun , lively tune ...IMG_2601.JPGImage Enlarger

 violin-1267Have fun    Be happy

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@Tucson1

Mate

Am about to show my ignorance but.

On the right hand page, third line down, first 3 1/2 bars, how do you play that???

Edit: Just worked it out. E on on the A string and the open E :)

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

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Hey Ferret ,

Good work mate ...the text at the top helps alot when getting started ....just need to listen to a recording of this tune as well and yer good to go ...have fun ...thanks fer yer interest and input ...violin-1267Have fun  Be happy

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Thanks for posting the video,  Toni. I've been working on double stops. They're not easy! 

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 know I've mentioned this before, but since we're on the topic, one of our members World Fiddler said that double stops can be more easily played if you think of playing an invisible string that lies half way between the two strings that you want to play.  It seemed to help me quite a bit. Just play that invisible string and you'll hit both of the other strings evenly without even thinking about what you're doing.  

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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"without even thinking about what you are doing"

Hey, I can do that part.

 
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It's my belief that playing double stops is great practice for reducing bow bounce, because it forces you to control the bowing angle precisely and keep it consistent.  You can't do either if you're shoving the bow into the string(s) or lifting the bow off the string(s).

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Hi Toni! My suggestion for playing double stops is to start with a tune the notes of which you are familiar with.  Let us assume that you are good with 'amazing grace".

Play the notes keeping the lower string as your drone; after you familiarise with the lower string, have the higher string as the drone.

This is in addition to the normal open string double stop practice.  Hope I am clear.

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Thank you .. I will give this a chance and get back to you suresh.  I love when I have new things to try.

I have a question about DS .. Will do some  research .. Then come back if I can not find it. Nite!

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We love answering questions Toni. :)

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