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Everyone wants to learn vibrato - it's fancy and beautiful
Mary in Lebanon, Oregon http://www.thefiddleandbanjopr.....dpress.com
Searching YouTube for "fiddlerman.com" and sorting by view count gives the top five posts by 1stfiddlerman as:
1.) Cecilio Black Metallic Silent Electric Violin-- 52,864 views
2.) Learn Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the Violin-- 48,309 views
3.) Piazzolla Histoire du Tango- Violin and Guitar-- 33,718 views
4.) 99 Dollar Violin Test-- 33,098 views
5.) Violin- Hand and Wrist Vibrato-- 20, 666 views
So it's the second ranked lesson video that FM has posted which would fairly well support your hypothesis. You could do the same thing for other online violin instructors and see what their top-ranked videos are and if vibrato keeps coming up.
My guess is it would be a popular search topic because it is difficult to do on top of being a very nice ornament for a piece.
It's also a piece that is one of the first people tend to learn in any lesson book.
I loathe "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." I was quite thrilled when I learned that my fiddle instructor would not require me to play it. When I ran across it in the lesson book I was going through with my classical instructor, I zoomed through it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, she subjected me to a duet.
Twinkle , Twinkle sucks! Big time! I hate the tune!!
Well I do now since it was all I could play for weeks that sounded anything like a recognisable tune. I used to go to sleep at night with it ringing in my ears.
He's a Pirate part 5 is now coming a close 2nd.
Just jkg all!
It's a great beginners tune
I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!
The two octave C major scale lesson got about 3000 compared to 48000 for Twinkle Twinkle. This supports my personal befuddlement with why scales practice doesn't seem to work for me (or for most people which explains why Suzuki is so popular)
6 year old child: learns scales as a series of absolute pitches that are stored in long term memory...thus develops the *unusual* ability of "absolute pitch" recognition which is only possible during early brain development.
Adult: try to learn scales like the 6 year old child but the associations of pitch and name won't stick in long term memory. But the adult brain is good at storing and differentiating *patterns* of pitches which essentially is a strong melody like Twinkle Twinkle.
I suspect a similar phenomenon occurs with vibrato. The adult brain is hardwired and movements tend to be symmetrical. Move the bow faster and the speed of the vibrato wants to do the same. Vibrato brings into the picture the issue of independent control whereas simply stopping the string with a finger is more a coordination problem with the bow and it is much easier.
Ironically, I believe learning violin as an adult should be much faster if not easier than a child if certain methods are explicitly used to overcome some not so obvious problems.
when you learn on your own, you get to skip twinkle twinkle. however, learning those easy short songs helps you get more songs with more shapes. Even though they are easy and anoying, they do help.
i'm going for the harder songs and it takes me longer to learn them: thus making my learning curve more shallow. i think i'll learn some more of the short easy songs after this contemplation.
This is the best version
Well I think this song is worst than Twinkle Twinkle but gives me the same vibe....
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