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Music lessons for Baby
Video of 20 month Abigail, learning violin with Nana. (Coolpinkone/Toni)
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coolpinkone
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Here is one of my very very short music lessons with Abby, my 20 month old grand daughter. (Hard to teach and film..so the camera is wonked out).

 

 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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June 23, 2013 - 5:34 pm
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Very intelligent kid :-)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks Pierre.:) 

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Wow, so cute.

You're such a great grandma, Toni.

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Adorable!  You've got a little musician there!

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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THAT is just toooo cute! 

You're a great "role model", you keep doing what you're doing.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Heee-heeee =3 =3 =3 CUUUUUTEEEE! She's awesome and smart!clapclapclap

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Awh... Thanks Ratvn, Ginny, and Naska.... And Den too!

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How Adorable!   It took me a minute to realize CPO was playing another violin, I thought li'l Abby was playing 3 notes in succession with excellent rhythm.  cheerleader

 

I wish I had had a 'Nanna' to teach me music.

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I see that she's on her way to mastering pizzicato. :)

Abigail is very cute and lucky to have you for a grandma.pink-violin-girl

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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That violin is just a tad too big for her. She needs the 1/8 violin.

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@Kevin M.  I totally know it..I thought about it.. I want to get her one.. I just never want to put it in her face..like you know before she is ready..

 

I am secretly shopping for them... I have always wanted one anyway..  squee..

 

:)

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Kevin M. said
That violin is just a tad too big for her. She needs the 1/8 violin.

I think even 1/8 would be too big for her. She needs a 1/32 or even a 1/64 (which is hard to find, there are some on ebay but pricy). The best thing is to measure her arm length.

You could also used cardboard practice violin with her then you don't have to risk having a violin get smashed.   Here's a link of how you could make one yourself.

 http://www.fiddleheads.ca/shop.....mplate.htm

(you could shrink the template to a desire size) I'm thinking about making one or some for the babies I work with. I have a baby (15 months) who is particularly interested in violin playing.

or you could buy a 1/16 size from sharsmusic

http://www.sharmusic.com/Shop-.....nd-Bow.axd

 

The only thing with these cardboard violin is they don't make sound. So may be you could make a box violin?

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aww! so cute!!!! 

cheers! - ⁰ℨ

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And there's people that talk about those thick coloured finishes like they're *always* a bad thing.  Just the ticket for being able to wipe off anything sticky a little kid might get on a violin, with just a damp cloth.  No worries.

I don't know as cardboard violins would work as well, since one of the things little kids love about musical instruments is the interesting sounds they make.  When my kids were very small, every one of them went through a stage of wanting to mess with my musical instruments a bit.  Other than having to clean the instruments a bit more thoroughly sometimes, and occasionally having to remind them "careful..", that never resulted in any serious damage.

After all, musical instruments are one of the coolest toys in the world.  Can't blame a kid for wanting to try and play them a bit.

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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I know that you guys are joking but she is really too young to play.....
Also, Kim is right but I know you guys are joking. :-)

However, she is not too young to do what she was doing on the video and to listen to others play, or to listen to LOADS of great fiddle music on your home audio equipment..... What small children hear grouping up affects their musical taste a lot.

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