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Marissieviolissie
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January 15, 2013 - 7:19 am
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Hey there,

 

Since I haven't posted much in the forum, most probably won't remember me. Some might though :)    

Things are going pretty well with my violin, I seem to be able to make a decent sound now, with nicer onsets and more steady notes.   I'm really happy with that and surprised to find out that I can now start to play songs from my Harry Potter book that I couldn't play before. 

I might be putting up another vid one of these days.

 

My teacher said it's now really time for a better violin.  I'm pretty excited about that. Not sure to buy or hire, but that's not the biggest issue for now.   I have time to think about that still.

 

I'm not sure how things will be violinplaying and Fiddlerman-posting wise... I'm going into a major surgery in a few weeks (hopefully soon, I'm not good at waiting...) and I may either be spending more time playing and reading, or none at all during the first few weeks.  

It's one of the reasons why my playing has suffered for a few months.  One bodypart has gone a little haywire and gave me a lot of cr*p.   While playing gave me comfort and made me happy, I couldn't play as much as I wanted to. I've gone weeks without it, I just couldn't do it.

I've picked it up now, and as negative as the above may sound: it does seem to have worked out for my sound to let it rest for a while. So it's gonna be fine, in every way. 

 

I didn't want to pop up just like that right now, with videos and stuff like that, when no one even knows who I am anymore ;)

Hope this post is a sort of re-intro.   I didn't know where else to put it, which is why I put it in this section.  It can be replaced if that works out better :-)

 

 

violin_girl

 

Mariska

 

 

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Fiddlestix
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I certainly remember you, Mariska and welcome back.

I wish you the best of luck with your surgery, hope you will be well soon with a speedy recovery.

Sometime's when we don't play for awhile, thing's just kinda sound better after a pause. It's good to hear you are progressing well with your instrument and good luck with a new one.

 

Again, good luck with your surgery.   crossedfingers

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Welcome back, Mariska!

Wish You good luck and hope to see You soon here! =)

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Fiddlerman
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January 15, 2013 - 10:28 pm
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Welcome back Mariska,

Hope to see you here more often now that you found your way back. smile

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Marissieviolissie
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January 20, 2013 - 5:00 am
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Thanks all :-)

 

At this point I can't play my own violin, I was nerdy enough to break both the bridge and my e-string when tuning yell  (bridge snapped in half, I still don't know how that happened, but I could guess. It was my first ever try at tuning and not a good one, obviously....)

I just ordered a new string, but the bridge will have to wait. 

 

I do have an electrical violin 'stored up' that I bought in an impulse... I never really used it though, but I suppose it does come in handy right now.

I need to see if it's tuned, but erm.. a little more cautious this time facepalm 

 

 

MV.

 

 

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Marissieviolissie said

Thanks all :-)

 

At this point I can't play my own violin, I was nerdy enough to break both the bridge and my e-string when tuning yell  (bridge snapped in half, I still don't know how that happened, but I could guess. It was my first ever try at tuning and not a good one, obviously....)Add Reply

I just ordered a new string, but the bridge will have to wait. 

 

I do have an electrical violin 'stored up' that I bought in an impulse... I never really used it though, but I suppose it does come in handy right now.

I need to see if it's tuned, but erm.. a little more cautious this time facepalm 

 

 

MV.

 

 

Hi MV,
I have had the same thing happen. Mine breakage was caused by using the tuning pegs more than checking the bridge angle.
When you tune a string it pulls the top of the bridge forward (toward the fingerboard) friction keeps the bridge feet in the same place so eventually it "topples"forward, quite violently. This is what snaps the bridge.
Next time, after every few adjustments of the tuning pegs, check that the bridge is still vertical. If, and it will, the top of the bridge has angled. Use thumbs and fingers to 'gently' move it back to vertical. Fiddlerman has a video on bridge setting and I suggest you watch this before tuning again. http://fiddlerman.com/2012/09/.....-or-viola/
Saves a lot of tears!!
Good luck

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Fiddlerman
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January 20, 2013 - 3:05 pm
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I could sell you a bridge with adjustable feet and if you measure the hight from where the bridge should sit up to where a cut off yardstick laying flat on the fingerboard, both on the far left side and on the far right side, I would add the necessary hight and cut and shave the bridge for you. On Kevins "How To" you can see how he measured both sides though you would not do exactly the same thing. Just give me the true hight and leave the rest up to me.

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Marissieviolissie
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January 22, 2013 - 2:55 am
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Thanks for the replies!

 

TerryT, I was glad to see I wasn't the only one. I couldn't figure out why it happened.  Bridge fell of first, but then when I tried to put it back on it snapped.   I'll definitely try to pay attention to that next time.

 

@Pierre: thanks for that :)    For now I'm good: my teacher has an extra bridge that her boyfriend's going to try to shape. Otherwise she'll order one for me.

She has the violin at her place now so I can't measure it up.   But, it's a good thought to keep in mind when/if I'm going to get my own violin!

 

Well I have one, but I didn't mean my electrical one, that's just 'for emergencies or when it's 3 am and still can't sleep...pink-violin-girl

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Welcome back!  

I know exactly how you feel!  I try to come on as much as possible, even if it's just to read everybody's posts!  But sometimes, I can't always comment or I'm having a bad back day.  

The one thing I learned this past year is that music and violin make for great physical and mental therapy!  After dealing with so many problems and stress from an injury, you really do need something to help ease all your tensions.  

If memory serves me right, Larry of the Three Stooges actually learned violin to help heal and restrengthen his are from a severe childhood accident!  🙂 

 

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin

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