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I tried to do a vid to show off my new gear, but my camera keeps shutting off!
Anyway, I gave up. Here is the best I could manage with a bit of Ode to Joy thrown in for good measure.
[it may not show up right away - youtube is slower than molasses in January today]
Looks like the chin and shoulder rest are fitting you great. Keep practicing. You'll get it. I'm not sure what that is covering on the neck on your violin is. I suggest taking that off. Notice your comment under the vid says, January? Then I go back to listen to you and got a Tears For Fears song instead of your video??? What's happening?
Update: then after I post your video is back as normal. I really think my computer has bee hacked.
Fiddle looks like a comfortable fit. Keep at the tune, you're getting there 🙂
Are you doing scales too?
LB, I will try to post a picture of my garden, but after the rain today the grass will again have the upper hand Besides grass, we have planted peas, green beans, radishes, bibb lettuce, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, dill, basil, rosemary, potatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peppermint, marigolds, fuschia, pinks, and violas. It remains to be seen how much of that will actually produce, but the kiddos had much fun digging in the dirt. No fiddleheads, though - wrong climate.
MGN, "Slower than molasses in January" means REALLY slow! [Well, at least I think I'm funny]
Naska, I will try to lift my arm more next time, no hoeing beforehand!
Jim, I don't have patience for scales - Ode to Joy is as close as I can get to a scale Fortunately, my only ambition is to please myself, and to maybe someday not send people screaming from the room when I play. Oh, and to play Speckled Bird someday for my grandpa... http://100fiddletunes.com/fiddletunetabs/great-speckled-bird
Brigitte, thanks for the encouragement. Maybe someday I will have callouses like you!
That's very interesting. Some of my favorite music and singer (Kitty Wells).
Turns out that "Speckled Bird" also was "I Am Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" in 1920's and "The Wild Side of Life" in 1952.
Of course, Kitty Wells could not be popular today because a person can actually understand her lyrics.
When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
As promised, here is a picture of my garden:
The white things all over the ground are the blossoms from the catalpa tree [as seen in my previous picture of the garden].
Now, I have to get back to work!
I am only guessing that the version of Speckled Bird that I posted is the song my grandpa liked... I don't have any recordings of him playing to be sure.
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