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I did it - Be kind - Toni aka Coolpinkone
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coolpinkone
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Hello friends.

I kept waiting until I did my hair or lost weight to make a video...I haven't done much of either so I just got in out of the rain... had a moment and here I am playing.  Nerves really played a factor.  Mostly in that I kept forgetting.  I  know these songs really well..but I choked on most of them.  I decided to play through the mistakes and just jump in...  Nerves also really had me loose composure with my hands and bowing... and of course the not straight wrist again....

 

I know I need longer bow strokes and I can do that... I choked with the camera on that too...and I rushed a few parts. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....WjVdgJM%3D

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You did a fine job, CPO.  Three songs, great.

 

dancing   I have a slow cooker which is identical to yours, and fridge looks the same too.

Keep up the good work.

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Thank you Fiddlestix.  I think my fridge is about 15 -20 years old... omg... I think it may quit anyday now.  ha ha... . The slow cooker well that is only a few years old. Thank you.

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YES!! Great stuff CPO, well done . First public performance done, and tbh, why were you so worried. On the whole your intonation seemed good to my ears, (and IPhone), the others can give you more substantial advice than moi, so I'll leave it to them.
I have the music to "ode to joy" in my beginners book called Team Strings (violin).
If no one else has it, I'll take a photo and message it to you.
Congrats on your first video cheers

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Impressive and nice tone from the violin.

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Oh thank you kind Oliver. 🙂  How very kind.  🙂

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Thank you Terry.  I have the Ode to Joy off FM's site and I have it almost memorized.  I just did not have it handy.  Thank you very much.  I had to have a celebratory glass of wine for posting that..  haha.. thank you again.

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Toni!  I'm so proud of you!  Now you know nothing bad happens when you post a video.  You did great!  And you already know what needs working on.  I hope we don't have to wait so long for the next one.  Keep up the good work.

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oh Gail thank you..you have given me such inspiration and positive energy.  It helps.

hugs...

Toni 🙂

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Yay!!! Way to go CPO! I am glad you shared the video with us! Your intonation sounds good, and guess what, it only gets better from now on! Also, don't worry, we will both get vibrato down one of these days 😛 Again, well done, keep on practicing! thumbs-up

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Oh thank you Sirryu....I hope I can be posed and professional like your videos. Thank you.. I do think it is only going to get better.....and better ....woo hoo..

 

Thanks again.

 

Toni

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That was great, CoolPinkOne!  I'm proud of you and I look forward to next video! 🙂

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Nice video and Much improvement, coolpinkone. Congratulations!thumbs-up

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Toni,

I can appreciate your reluctance to post a video but it was a job well done. You are so full of life, just go for it and keep posting the videos.

I could see you were so nervous that you had a little vibrato going on there from shaking. Bravery is being scared to death but getting into the saddle anyway.

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That's pretty darn great for just a couple months of playing. I can tell you have a pretty good ear for hearing the notes. I would just say, straighten out your wrist more and go for some longer bow strokes.

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Great start, CoolPinkOne! coffee

I like your intonation!

Try to keep the left hand more straight; and fingers - closer to the strings, don't lift them so high (that's my problem too actually and i wish You to avoid it) =) 

Right hand: try to put on the stick only the pinkie and the ring finger will feel itself better somewhere near the middle finger =) Relax the right hand and try to use more bow, maybe You coud spend several minutes and play full bow strokes as a warm up excercise before  playing some tune? 

I believe, You have a big potencial!!

Keep on the great work!!cheerleader

BTW: i don't know why You worried about your hair or something else- You look very pretty =)

Nice to meet You too, Toni =)))birthday_balloonbirthday_balloon

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More humble thanks Sdsalyer, Mad_Wed, Kevin M, Dee Major, and  Myguitarnow,  I will get that wrist straight and longer bow strokes.  Thanks for all the support.  What a great group of support.   Thanks so much.

 

Fiddle on and Have a great week.

Most humble thanks and appreciation to Fiddlerman Pierre for making this site and providing the music and tools to learn what I have so far.   I just don't ever want to stop playing. 

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GJ getting the video up, you are learning all the same pieces as me!

 

Actually that's probably not that surprising thinking about it. rofl

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Good sound ! Nice straight bow!thumbs-up

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