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Samuel L Boogie
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Well today's lunch time practice went a hell of a lot better than yesterdays. Mainly in that I didn't break anything!

 

I have a question though, I am still trying to get the position of my head sorted. Am I supposed to be able to see down the neck of my violin with both eyes? This will help me understand how far round to turn my head.

 

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Samuel L Boogie said:

..I have a question though, I am still trying to get the position of my head sorted. Am I supposed to be able to see down the neck of my violin with both eyes? This will help me understand how far round to turn my head.

 The key word is COMFORTABLE! You not only have to see your violin with both eyes (rofl), but have to be able to turn your head from side to side (slightly of course). Nothing in your posture must be solid (don't know how to say that.. unmovable?). Everything turns if you want, move, where you want. Be as much relaxed as you can.

And, please, watch this video on home page of this site "How to hold a violin"

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Thanks, with what you have said in mind I think I have found my comfort zone. I will spend a little more time making sure before I start bowing tomorrow. I have watched the how to hold your violin video several times but I find it hard to translate to my own hold for some reason. 

You may be relieved to see no video from me tonight as wife will get the hump but I will make one tomorrow to find out how I am getting on with these key things. I really don't want to end up teaching my self wrong.

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Maybe problem with "translation to your hold" will go away, if you use a mirror? I still use it sometimes too, if not sure, or to check something..

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I am using a mirror all the time, like I say I think I have the hold sorted now. Just wanted to check head angle a bit.

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Samuel L Boogie said:

.......You may be relieved to see no video from me tonight as wife will get the hump........

roflol Translation for us Americans? I don't think that you are saying what we think that you are saying.

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Comfort is important. That hold the violin video was one of the first I ever made. I think I'll make a better one. My list of things to do is long. Sometimes the equipment on the violin is the problem. First thing you need to do is find a fitting chin-rest. Next step is to determine if you need a shoulder-rest and what kind. Often a soft rubber make-up remover pad is perfect.

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I was just going to say the same thing FM LOL.

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Samuel L Boogie said:

You may be relieved to see no video from me tonight as wife will get the hump but I will make one tomorrow to find out how I am getting on with these key things.

Well, Fiddlerman DID say that comfort was important... heart

roflol

 

So, erm ... who's going to be the one to explain this to Sam? rofl

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Not I, I need someone to explain it to me!

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Don't worry chaps I follow you embarassed

 

There is no 'humping' going on in my house at the moment I can assure you, wifey is only interested in sleep. frown 

 

It does remind me of an amusing story about an american who while staying in England had picked up our slang for cigarette which is fag, and combined it with his mother tongues slang for asking for some thing. He was proceeding to wander around asking people in pubs if he could bum a fag. He got some funny responses! facepalm

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That is hilarious. But seriously though, what does it mean that the wife will get the hump?

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lol getting the hump means getting annoyed.

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So if you don't "take the mickey," she won't "get the hump?" cool

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Very good HC gold star for you. exactly

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HeadCheese said:

So if you don't "take the mickey," she won't "get the hump?" cool

now i'm totally confused duncecap. /went to read again all posts from "hump"/

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Samuel L Boogie said:

lol getting the hump means getting annoyed.  Yeh thats what it means at my house.frown

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Mad_Wed said:

HeadCheese said:

So if you don't "take the mickey," she won't "get the hump?" cool

now i'm totally confused duncecap. /went to read again all posts from "hump"/

roflol  I don't understand the "take the mickey" part though. Do you know what hump means in English Mad_Wed?

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Taking the mickey is equivalent to extracting the urine. 

 

Ribbing,

joshing,

making fun of.

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Sam, what part of Texas are yu from?surprised

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Ur, if I am in a part of Texas it's the part that someone pinched ages ago and deposited in Oxford England.

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