Great improvement and fantastic that you are showing viewers around the globe that they can learn to play the violin online without a teacher and expect to be able to play and enjoy themselves after a short amount of time.
@Fiddlerman it's what started me playing violin! I saw someone (french guy) recording himself each month, he was autodidact and I was so impressed at seeing him play after only 2 months I told myself I can do it also! Then I found Fiddlerman.com hehe. I did not even had a violin when I registered here. you guys!
@ Springer, 30 min in the morning, 30 min in the evening. With my studies and kid I cannot put much time on violin and anyway I am tired after 30 min lol. I know more time = more progress but I'm fine with my hour.
You are doing really well! Your intonation is good, and you are showing good control of the bow. I think you are making really good progress, considering you have only been playing for just 2 months.
One little thing I noticed, and it wasn't hapening a lot, but you need to watch your bowing when you move to another string. You occasionally are moving to the next note on the higher string, while your last note is still sounding on the lower string. So, sharpen up your string crossing. Just a little tip for you
Wow..you did so great. I am so proud of your tenacity to play well and keep on making better music all the time. You are adorable to watch on top of that. Congratulations!!
I had my first lesson today. Somehow I needed a push. I am not sure what it is. I love my teacher. She is an angel. She gave me the choice to work on what I wanted or to go onto her beginners program. So I said…start me from scratch. It was great. She said we sailed through 2 months of lessons. She gave me so much information and help with my bow hold, and posture, and yes.. I am even plucking…and I don't like pizzicato! But it is all good.
And after we would learn a little piece she would accompany me on the piano…it feel so real. I feel like a violinist today.
Opps…I didn't mean to thread jack your post of your glorious wonderful progress.!!!
Sounding good NV and I would suggest if you are not already, work on some slow slurs. I think you are going to be great real soon.
I do have to make a comment about the birds… I lived in a big attic with a band and we had a cage full of Finches. I would let them out a lot to fly around cause I would tell the guys that it's just wrong to keep a bird in a cage when they can fly. One summer day I had the window open next to the cage and they all flew out. Luckily they all just landed in a tree right outside the window and we just put their bird food right inside the window and they all flew back in. TRUE STORY
Same here. One of the only pets we ever had was a parakeet that a neighbor gave us cause he was moving and couldn't keep it. We didn't like to keep her in the cage so we always had the door open. One day the outside door was open as well and she flew out. Well, a few hours she came back to eat. I guess they feel safest where they have their homes.
And let's remember that they do have "Bird Brains". LOL
"Home is Where You Hang Your Hat"
Jim thanks for the tip! It's what those video are for I never notice I was doing that will try to pay attention now!
Pink, I'm super happy for you! It looks like you found the right teacher for you
Slurs and coming in a couple lessons lol I'm following my n00b method.
My budgies are very new, we started with one but he was like traumatized without his flock so we bought him a little brother from same flock and now both are super happy. I always let my birds out in the past, budgies love to explore. I have 2 cats though so it must be done with supervision. My female, Minuit, never hurt a bird but the kitten Kimoo (who is big as a tomcat already) is acting very predatory near them. We just started to let them out in a closed room.
Have to comment again. I live up high on Laguna canyon now with two cats, Diva and Dillinger (both rescue cats when there was a huge California fire a few years back). There is a red tailed hawk that seems to want to lay her eggs in a big plant on my deck… for 3 years in a row now so we don't let the cats on the deck. It's pretty cool to see how she raises those little birds, they hop around on the deck then this hawk (very big) Just nudges them and they fly away. I love the wild life
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