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I tried to do a vid to show off my new gear, but my camera keeps shutting off!

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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]

Denise

 

shoulder rest:    http://fiddlershop.com/accessories/shoulder-rests/wolf-forte-secondo-violin-shoulder-rest-4-4-3-4.html

chinrest:    http://fiddlershop.com/accessories/chinrests/wittner-hypo-allergenic-plastic-violin-chinrest.html

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Showing as unavailable from here Dionysia. Is it on Youtube yet?
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Try again Terry - it should work now

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I'm old and tired and my eyes play tricks but I'm curious as to in what position this song is being played ?

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D major she said on chatbox! Keep the G close to the F# Didi! Attagirl you can play it cheerleader

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Supposed to be first, but my form is absolutely suckish! My only excuse is that I was hoeing the garden today and I am really tired. Other than that, I know my form is very very bad.

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In fact don't listen to me I'm not even sure I named the notes right LOL but I know where they are on the violin.

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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.

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Got it!

That's looks a lot more comfortable.

"look mom, no hands!" roflol

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Fingering layout it's what's on her neck.

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Sounds pretty good for a start,  keep it up!

What do you have growing in that garden? 

 I have always thought fiddling and gardening  go hand in hand  thumbs-up

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she's growing fiddleheads of course  tongue

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fiddleheads, hmmm that sounds good!  cheers

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Fiddle looks like a comfortable fit. Keep at the tune, you're getting there 🙂

Are you doing scales too?

 

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That's nice posture, Dionysia! SR and ChR helped it very much! And your left hand is much better noW! Congrats! birthday_balloon

I can suppose, that it could be more comfortable to hold the bow if You lift your right elbow up a little higher - there will be less strain on the wrist. 

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Thanks guys.

 

LB, I will try to post a picture of my garden, but after the rain today the grass will again have the upper hand frown 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! rofl[Well, at least I think I'm funny]

 

Naska, I will try to lift my arm more next time, no hoeing beforehand! tongue

 

Jim, I don't have patience for scales - Ode to Joy is as close as I can get to a scale embarassed 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!birthday_balloon

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They are only baby callous Didi lol need more hand lotion!

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@ dionysia...... I just listened to "The Great Speckled Bird",  Roy Acuff, and it is the same tune as, "I Didn't Know God Made Honky Tonk Angles"... I've never heard, Great Speckled Bird before.    dancing

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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.

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As promised, here is a picture of my garden:

http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/camilla_the_chicken/Gardenpicture.jpgImage Enlarger

 

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!flag_usa

 

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. cry

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