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wco1968
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January 24, 2012 - 7:39 pm
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well tomorrow Jan 25 my violin will be here. i am so existed i fell like its christmass.i suppose after rosin the bow first things i should practice is straight bow draws and the scales as in your videos.if any thing else would be good to know. tryed reading sheet music. but note under and above the normal  bars confuse me.i do the f.a.c.e and e.g.b.d.f but when i hit the note i think it should be, i get the buzzz your wrong...but if its in the normal 5 bars i get it right..but i suppose some work on that will be on going.thumbs-upviolin-student

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Fiddlerman
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January 24, 2012 - 9:50 pm
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Exciting for sure. I hope that it's a good one. We know that the price was right 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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Hey 1968, you'll get reading notation down. Besides thinking of the notes within the staff bars as "Every.Good.Boy.Does.Fine. - F.A.C.E." Just look at the notes on the sheet music and know there are just 7 letters in music and they are always written in alphabetical order. So the notes on the staff lines are E.F.G.A.B.C.D.E.F. (read in order on the staff from down to up)

&______________| F

                             E

&______________| D

                             C

&______________| B

                             A

&______________| G

                             F

&______________| E

 

So when you go above or below the the staff lines keep all the notes in alphabetical order. Example. the highest note on the staff is an F so the first space above the highest staff line is a G, next up with a little staff line A and so on. Same as below the staff lines. E is the lowest staff line so the space below that would be a D then C then B, A, G, F. (my insomnia kicked in tonight - Time to play my e-fiddle at 2:15am).

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January 25, 2012 - 2:44 pm
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thank you for that. that will help.its a beauty. now going to practice bow strokes.noticing having a hard time with fingers on the g string from the short fingers think that will come in time.violin-student

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Wco...
Congratulations.

I have only had my violin a bit over a month. It it a Franz Hoffman, concert violin. It is a rental....but I really don't think I can ever give it back. I love her so much. I will be buying this violin.

I still will buy a cheap pink one also...simply because I must. 🙂

Happy bowing......

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Fiddlerman
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January 26, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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LOL coolpinkone,

I can get you the pink one too. I just didn't put them up on Fiddlershop.com yet. Let me know if you are interested. Which one are you considering?

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ty cool pink one.ya it harder then i thought it was going to be lol.trying to figure out whats best for me my short stubby fingers..no chin rest or no shoulder rest fingers have a hard time on g string. there's no way my pinky will ever hit that string.

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I am not sure the brand.... I will have to check.... It is on my list on Amazon.....I think it is the brand that you sell....but not the pale pink one.... This one is darker pink. I will keep you posted. It was really cheap... Like 59 bucks........hubby thinks I am nuts...

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Fiddlerman
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January 26, 2012 - 6:21 pm
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Great idea. Just buy it and put it up on the wall with one of my wall hangers. That is cheaper than most artwork you can buy today. smile

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but the one who needs the least."

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I am buying a new violin. I will get either the Fiddlerman Master or Soloist violin. I think that they sound really good. I currently have a Gliga Gems 2.

Playing a piece is easy... Playing it right is not...

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Hello and Welcome..

I can't wait to see what violin you get.  Nice to have your here. Welcome.

Toni... (love my Soloist Violin)

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I've tested and played a Soloist and I can certainly tell you they are a quality piece. You won't be disappointed with that violin.

The other one I'm not familiar with and haven't done any testing on so I can't give any input for it.

Welcome to the family and I hope everything here is of use to you. There's a lot of us here that were beginners just like you, so feel free to ask anything...we've all pretty much been there-done that so we can easily help.

 

congrats on the new violin, whichever you choose.

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