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Ashokan with shiftings
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JuanFiddler
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I know I've made a post in the past about this tune, yet I believe it is sounding better although shifting makes me quite nervous. This is an improvised version of it. Soon I will get my metronome to play it at the right time. Anyway my main point to is to show how nice the concert master violin is sounding in almost its 5th month :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....q1gBWcVfDI

There's nothing better than a cold beer and the warm soothing sound of a violin.

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Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was outstanding my friend!!!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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That was SWEET!!!! JuanFiddler. You play nice. > Is that concert master violin from the FiddlerShop? I have been window shopping over there. > Your instrument sounded very sweet > you made it sing.

 
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Thank you guys, still I am working on lots of things one of them staying relax while playing. Yes StoneDog, this is a Concert Master from fiddlershop, it has a real beautiful sound :D

Thanks for the support, it's always good to have a pat on the back especially when you are learning on your own :)

 

Juan.

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That sounds great, JuanFiddler. You're doing so well, especially with vibrato it's sweet.

Great job!

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I've played that one off and on without shifting and have never made it sound that good. Very nice Juan!

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KindaScratchy
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Very, very nice Juan!!!

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I just started working on that one tonight, inspired by your video. I hope to be able to play it as well as you some day.

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very nice Juan!! sounds reallly familiar!.. keep it up  and work those slides in there!! the rest sounds awesome!!

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Fiddlerman
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February 12, 2013 - 11:55 pm
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Great job Juan. You are seriously improving. :-)
And yes, your Concert Master is sounding better and better.....

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but the one who needs the least."

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Sounded real nice, Juan, I wish my Concert Master sounded that good. Maybe it's time for another set of string's and adjust the sound post.

I know this isn't Critique Corner, but I was watching your bowing wrist, not a lot of flex, it seems a bit stiff.    

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That was beautiful!  Well done Juan! clap Bravo!

 

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When it comes to the sound of any particular instrument, remember that the acoustics in a particular space play a large role in the resulting sound.

We actually put Zyex on Juan's violin when he was here.

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Thank you fiddlestix and fifi :)

As a matter of fact fiddlestix, last night i was doing some retrospective watching all of the videos i've recorded with the concert master and in this very last one my wrist is a loose as it can be, still working on that though :) but i felt no tension whatsoever, if you look closely, I was rocking my body to help me deal with angles and partly to stay relaxed. I've noticed that if i play standing still on spot, tensions of any kind start to show. But thank you for the critique, it's always well received.

There's nothing better than a cold beer and the warm soothing sound of a violin.

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Great video and playing Juan!  Thanks for sharing this.  It's funny though, for the longest time I was starting to think that I was the only one who would move around a bit while practicing lol.  I find the same true here as well, a slow rocking or moving a bit around the room as I play helps not only relieve tension but the acoustics sound different in certain areas so it becomes a dual purpose practice incentive/scientific audio experiment haha.

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Great tune, great playing, great version... Great everything! Keep up the good work :) you're doing really great. I love that song.

-Jake

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Nice play Juan. You had a great vibrato working its way in there too.

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Thank you guys very much for your comments, it really is a pat on the back to come back and read all of your feedback.

JuanFiddler.

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Very nicely done thumbs-up  Thinking that I might need to find my music on that one and pull it out again.

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another fine one, JUan.  I liked the slow lead up to the notes and some interspersed increase in speed on some of it.  Sounded your intonation was perfect.

 

That's ready for professional performance, man.

 

Mt. Fiddler.

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