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Bach Gavotte (Suzuki)
My first video :)
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Raef
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This is one of my favourites from the Suzuki book I am currently playing. When I get a little better, I am hoping to be able to do a video playing first and second violin together.

(By the way - I have no idea why my pinky looks so tense. I am going to have to work on that, haha!)

 

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That sounds great! I just started working on book 2. Book 3 pieces look impossible right now. Your bow control looks really good too.

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@Raef, the Gavotte sounds fantastic 🙂 I like the trills too. Keep up the good work.

Bob

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Thank you so much @bob and @ryonass 😀

I have to admit that it was rather daunting to upload this first video.

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Doing good! It is hard to share the first video, isn't it? It'll get easier 😀 Your pinky might have just been tense because of recording the video. It'll get easier 🙂 

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It is indeed @damfino 

Actually I find it quite usefull to record videos of myself practising and watching them. Suddenly I see things that look strange or wrong in some way. It is much easier to focus on all and find the mistakes when I am not playing at the same time. 🙂

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Great job Raef and congrats on your first badge. 🙂

You may feel that your pinky is tense but I like the fact that you keep it fairly close to the strings. If it was tense you would probably feel it.

Thanks for the post

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@Raef Fantastic! I need to know, is that your altered violin that used to be right handed? Sounds fine if it is!!

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@Raef Very nice! I was thinking, what is wrong with this picture, and didn't read your earlier post about left hand violin. Interesting! It certainly sounds the same. Do you have a teacher, and if so, do they show you anything left/right specific, or is the translation fairly easy? 

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@Cearbhael this violin has been built as it is (left handed). As Fiddlerman mentioned above, there are reasons why "turning"  a violin doesn't work in the long run. For example the pegs are positioned so that there is not so much space for your string hand and also the inside of the violin is constructed in a ceratin way which does not support this "turning". The violin I play now (and in the video) is built left handed. I only played the turned violin for a few months before I found a "real" left handed violin.

@intrepidgirl I do have a teacher and he a "normal" right handed player. However, I do not see that as a problem. He will show me on his own violin, and I copy his instructions on mine. It is just like looking into a mirror really. Once or twice he wanted to try my violin and that is quite amusing. Also he sometimes forgets that things are the other way round for me - but generally I don't see it as a problem. the translation between left/right is no problem at all in my opinion.

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Raef said
It is indeed @damfino 

Actually I find it quite usefull to record videos of myself practising and watching them. Suddenly I see things that look strange or wrong in some way. It is much easier to focus on all and find the mistakes when I am not playing at the same time. 🙂  

I recorded my playing a lot in the beginning for the same reasons. I could look at what I was doing easier than watching myself in a mirror, and also listen to my notes more carefully. Recording ourselves is a great learning tool. I still do it, but not nearly as often as I used to.

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