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One month fiddle playing
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Fiddlestix
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That's quite a medley, Joey...... Great work after one month.   clapdancing

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Woot Joe! That was great cheerleader all those hours of practice per day sure a paying 1st-place I enjoyed the video and love the puppy and rosters lol heart

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Yay Joe! You finally posted a vid, and a good one too!

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Wow, you've had a busy month. Sounding good.

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Can the false modesty, Joe.  You sound good and you know it. 

But since you asked for some "substantial criticism", I'll see what I can do.  I think that if you relax your bow arm just a little and take longer strokes with the bow, it may smooth out the tone of your notes a bit. 

I think you also may be doing something I have to work on myself, which is using more pressure than you need with your fingers on the strings.  A tense left hand can't move as well as a relaxed one.

Sounding good though, and it definitely was not a wasted month. 

Lovely sounding violin you have there, too.  I like the tone.

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Great job Joe,

After just one month you can play 8 pieces and even spiccato. smile
Bend your fingers on the right hand a bit to get more flexibility and experiment with using the whole bow.

You have a good ear Joe. Congratulations on learning so much in only one month.

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I failed to read the cautions in your preamble and thought my computer audio  was broken dazed

 

(Just kiddin' smile)

 

After one month I was still figuring out how to keep the bow from hitting my nose.

 

Most excellent for openers, Joe.  1st-place

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Oliver said
After one month I was still figuring out how to keep the bow from hitting my nose.

LOL Oliver - I can't imagine the fiddle hold you were using!

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Nobody told me I couldn't play on the back side of the bridge !

(See, this is what happens if you don't have a teacher.)

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Fiddlerman said

....Bend your fingers on the right hand a bit to get more flexibility and experiment with using the whole bow.

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Can't add anything.. =)

Very Good Job!

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Oliver said
Nobody told me I couldn't play on the back side of the bridge !

(See, this is what happens if you don't have a teacher.)

 

I just tried playing on the back side of the bridge.  It sounds better than my usual playing.

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Good job, Joe. Good for just one month. The thing that stands out most is - control. You have good control on bow, timing and everything else.

 

More happy days to come, dude 🙂

 

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