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1 year on the violin!
Well a year and 2 weeks.
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Dom
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February 3, 2016 - 2:04 am
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I did it! I finished my first year on the violin! Well, January 22nd was a year, so I guess I'm a little late.

So to celebrate I thought I should post a video of me playing.

The pieces I played

Russian Sailor's Dance

Crystallize

Song of a Caged Bid

 

I also got invited to join my areas honor Orchestra as a 1st violinist. It was a great year! Hopefully this year will be even better.

 

(And maybe, just maybe I'll actually slide to the note I'm trying to get to)

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You have got to be kidding,,, One year ? Young man, all ll I can say is,, Awesome, excellent, superb, I really enjoyed that. Very fine playing.

clapclapclapclap1st-placehats_off

 

Ken.

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I, too thought your playing is EXCELLENT !!!  I only hope to play like that after a year- don't think i really have much of a chance tho.  anyways, 

CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!

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Awesome job! 

~ I'm not torturing cats... I'm learning to play violin! ~

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Well how encouraging is that!  Very very well done!

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One year?! Seriously?  Talk about an amazing ability!!!!  You've got talent !!! Congratulations on your well deserved spot in the orchestra!

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It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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Very nice!

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Dom
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Thanks for the compliments everyone! 

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KindaScratchy
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February 3, 2016 - 8:41 pm
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That's not just impressive for one year of playing, it's impressive, period.

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Wow! Very well played!

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Great job!! How long have you been working on that for? I really like that song, never knew what it was called before.

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Ohhh - 500Mb download....  it won't stream -  it's all breaking up ( it's my end - crap broadband... would love to hear this... hmmm shame...   any chance of you-tubing it ???  )

Nevertheless - big congrats on - quote - 

I also got invited to join my areas honor Orchestra as a 1st violinist. It was a great year! Hopefully this year will be even better.

  That IS impressive....   congrats, and, in spite of not being able to hear it,  it must be good work @Dom hats_off

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Very well done.  Keep it up and you will go far. 

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@Dom 

Well....  I finally let it download - I just had to hear it - 7 hours it took - no kidding - 

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NOW I get what the others are saying - impressive, and WELL DONE - you have a talent there ! Thank you for sharing that - and best wishes for your future choice of studies (as you mentioned in a separate post - absolutely well done  ) !!!!

BillyG

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I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes.  

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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Wow, you're like a prodigy!  Excellent playing.  I'm just now attempting vibrato.  

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madbill Wow, thanks for downloading that and watching it! 7 hours O.o

 

@Uzi Thanks for the encouragement 🙂

 

@Kim D Like a prodigy. I could get used to that lol. Good luck on vibrato!

 

@makinnoise Which song? I spent about 2ish weeks on Crystallize (All of it, not just the segment I played), about a month on Song of the Caged Bird, and a week on Russian Sailors Dance.

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oh yeah, guess I left that part out. Meant to say for Crystallize. I just found the sheet music for it. I think I will start working on it too. Great job on the bowing and string crossings, I could see that being a little tricky in the piece!

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clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap Holy cow-fingerscrossed

Happy Anniversary and the sky is truly the limit.

Cheers.

Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Awesome video! And congrats on your anniversary 🙂

I wish I could play just as great in a year!

 

-Jols

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Excellent  Very nice playing. Nice selection of tunes as well. 🙂

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