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Barry
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I sure like your video Barry.     It is inspiring and useful!!! 

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Nice! Helpful hints to Newbs like me.

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Yep, couldn't agree more with that!   Especially about breaking the piece into small parts and learn it slow first.   Works for me !   Thanks for the tips @Barry 

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Thanks for the video.  All great advice and practice strategies which are working for me (as a relative novice in my first year of playing). 

The use of a tuner is an interesting topic.  I've tried using a tuner to check intonation but only had limited success.  I seem to get better results by playing along to recordings/videos.  I suppose this requires the ability to 'hear' if the notes are in tune.

I think my strategy was -

Use a tuner and the visible feedback it gives until I learned to tell whether two notes were in tune by ear, then move to audible feedback by checking intonation by playing against a recording or drone.

I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of others about this, as I'm self taught.

Kim

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Thanks for the video Barry. Good advice. "Learn to hold your instrument correctly", "Always warm up", and "practice slowly", I especially like those. :)

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Good going, Barry!  Great stuff.

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Great tips Barry. 

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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All so true, good stuff Barry

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Thanks for the video! I'm going to need all the help I can get, and appreciate that you took the time for this.

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This is a fantastic video. Just a short clip but very informative, I learned a lot. Thank you! ^^

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