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HotHands
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August 16, 2014 - 6:25 pm
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this is nothing serious, just bits of songs that i practice from time to time. I dont know any violinists in my area so I never have anyone i can go to for tips or advice so if anybody has any suggestions about correcting my form or technique im completely open for it

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@HotHands : I gotta tell ya,, you do have it all together for no lesson's under your belt.

Very creative. Nice vibrato, good left hand form and your bowing skills look great.

I read your original post and as @fiddlerguy suggested, you can spend half time on learning to read / study music and the other half on what you're doing now.

Great job, thanks for the video.

 

Ken.

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HotHands
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August 17, 2014 - 8:53 am
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much appreciated! I usually practice about 4 or 5 hrs a day so ill start learning some of the fundamentals. I do have a bit of a problem bowing straight i think since my bow has a bit of a side curve. thanks again for the suggestions!

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August 17, 2014 - 10:22 am
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Love the variety of sound effects!  Well except the hard rock stuff, [I am a gray haired soft rocker from wwaaayy back!!]  

I am just beginning to experiment with different sounds the violin can produce.  My goal losing up and creating and embellishing on the spot!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Fiddlerman
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August 17, 2014 - 1:32 pm
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Try to straighten out your left hand wrist a bit. Try not to lift your left hand fingers more than necessary, that will enable you to play faster in the future. Always focus on intonation. When practicing, it's a good idea not to use the effects all the time (don't know if you do or not) to be able to focus on sound production and details.

Keep up the great work.

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but the one who needs the least."

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HotHands
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August 17, 2014 - 2:39 pm
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Ah ok do you mean not lifting my fingers from the bow? i know my pinky tends to fly away, intonation has always been a little soft spot im always re-tuning every couple of days(i get used to a certain sound in a certain spot then it moves). the effects i do play with alot but that can be fixed, i'll use the looper for a metronome. I remember i got in touch with you last year i believe about pain in my fingers, i ended up getting a hand exerciser and changed my technique a bit. Much appreciated for the advice! I'll be putting it to good use!

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Fiddlerman
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August 17, 2014 - 10:26 pm
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I was referring to the left hand fingers. Keep the fingers as close to the strings as possible. :)

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