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Starkle 3
trying to post 2 videos of Twinkle Twinkle on acoustic and electric fiddle
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October 14, 2012 - 4:45 pm
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I  have been working on Twinkle Twinkle on both of my fiddles.

I carved a new bridge for my acoustic so that bowing angles

are not very different between the two instruments. Correct tones 

seem elusive on the D string and come out different when the note

sequence begins from the third finger or from the forth finger.

Audio for the electric is coming from a small 2 inch USB speaker, the kind with a speaker at each end of a short tube. Not HI FI

Comment Welcome


Sorry for the false starts with this posting

Is there a way for me to delete the failures?


October 14, 2012 - 5:14 pm
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Hi Ray, nice going!!!

I would suggest you bring your left elbow more under your fiddle so your left hand can reach the strings better.

For your right hand, try to keep your fingers flexed .. very hard to do I know, but you will see how gradually it will change your playing.

Then for intonation, I'd say play the scale first before playing the actual song. Twinkle is in D major so it means that you play an F#. Basically you will go GG F#F# EE D.

G and F# are close together. Hope this helps, keep up the nice work.



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October 15, 2012 - 11:32 am
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Ray keep going you are getting there. I like that you reshaped your bridge. I have to ask. What are all the accolades on the wall?

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October 16, 2012 - 10:28 am
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But the bow i guess is too tight... Maybe i'm wrong but it seems that the arch is going to bend the opposit way dunno If so, please, be careful - don't ruin the stick occasionally. Don't forget about the intonation. I'm not an expert, but it looks like something wrong with the key, You play in. Work on it and it'll be fine soon. Nice sound, btw!

Good work! 


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October 16, 2012 - 8:20 pm
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Big improvement Ray,

Keep it going. Let's get that 2nd finger F# quite a bit higher and it will be a big improvement. The third and 2nd in this key signature should be glued together.

Thanks for the post.

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