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ok, this is the uggliest version of paganini's caprice no. 24....and it's only the theme!!!!
i've procrastinated the piece after a week of practicing....some parts are hard....actually, everything is hard
but please, don't throw that tomatoes yet! i'm only a month old beginner, give me years and i'll finish it (yes that's "years" with an "s" ) and i'm currently practicing paganini's cantabile...yay!
here's the vid(note; side effects on watching are: bloody ear, popping eyes, nausea, and howling like a dog in pain(yikes) etc. and ad infinitum....:
farewell, and thanks for all the fish
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wow fiddlestix. you really are a hater(you've even wanted me to leave this forum just because i'm having fun chatting with fellow fiddlers and teaching a friend on how to play the violin? a friend?!!), you know......."give up"??? it's like saying "stop dreaming of becoming a doctor, just be mortician!".....and you don't trust that that's me on the video??? what the bloody hell(ier stradivarius ) is wrong with you???!!! it took me hours to re-take this one!!!! and that's yer reply??!! this "friendly" forum has one flaw!!!! if you were a friendly fellow, you shouldn't do that, you should encourage more!!! twinkle twinkle???!!!!! you are like..what?!!! i'm ashamed of you! "start from the beginning of the book" that's yer freaking philosophy? you know my philosophy? it is "if you want to be successful, do the craziest thing! and don't believe crazy old guys" that's my philosophy....
you know...i feel sorry for you
and i'm sorry for saying those things...but you really hated me!!
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and just so you know...i've posted a vid because you've pushed me! you've wanted to see me play...and that's yer reply??!!
i'm being very very friendly to you, and that's your reply?.....
(lol, it didn't really took me hours for this...this was my 2nd take )
oh, btw, with yer philosophy, you might want to read this if you have time:
Do you believe in yourself?
-oh yes, that's why i started from hard pieces, and end up mastering them...
Is there anything that leads you to believe that you can’t be great?
-oh, yes...and that is you, fiddlestix!
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To begin with Oz...I'm not a hater and I don't hate you and I don't want you to leave this forum. You say you have been playing for only one month, you should start at the beginning instead of trying to play Paganini stuff. Personally I don't think you are ready for that yet, although we'd all love to be able to do that.
I'm sorry if you took offence to what I said, I didn't mean to sound cruel or mean, I would love to see you progress from the beginning. I think anyone in this forum would say the same thing. When you start school, you don't start in High School and then go to College, you start in 1st grade and slowly progress from there. If you read a book, you don't start at The End and work back to the beginning. You are young, you have plenty of time to learn.
I wish you all the luck in the world.
Hey Oz, I think Fiddlestix had good intentions and didn't, in any way want to put you down. No-one on this web-site is like that. Sometimes it takes a while to gauge other people, just like learning a violin.
I'd say, if you like the piece, keep practicing it.
But also have patience with yourself.
Learn as a beginner, but keep trying the piece you like. It will be a great way for you to measure your improvement.
As long as we all remember, everyone on this site is here you improve and help others improve, Our differences are what make us all stronger as a group.
Now I'm off to listen to your video........
I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!
OK, here's my take on it.
Like many classical pieces, there are "reduced" or "cut-down" versions. Actually, that Caprice #24 has been done so many times, not only by violinists and fiddlers, but by harpist and brass players too. I have a "reel" version of it as well.
As originally written, it's a piece which has some serious technical demands (fingering, bowing, position-changing, double-stops etc).
As a reduced version, as done in the video, it is well within the capabitiles of a learning violinist. It will still need to stay "reduced" until more technique is gained.
When I get the time, I'll show you my version of it, which really is not a lot different to this - and does not require advanced technique.
It's important to remember that as a reduced version, it's not really fair to try to compare it to the original.
@Terry and FiddlerMan, thanks
@Oliver, i'll try...as long as no one's judging my work(that's why i didn't even wanted to post videos in the first place...)
@Worldfiddler, i would love to hear yers .....
and finally......@Fiddlestix, I'm very sorry that i've said those words to you....
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@Fiddlestix, i'm truly sorry, peace
@cdennyb, thank you very much , i don't think that my fingering is great, since my intonation is not that great as well, i'm practicing vibrato as well, and i have manage to add vibrato on some of my practices(i don't even know if it is a correct vibrato, and it's only the finger vibrato....wrist vibrato is very hard), oh, and yeh, i would practice my bowing as well, i'm not even sure if my bow hold is correct ( i just copied it from pictures ) anyways, thanks
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The description under the video:
please don't criticize my work....
Ok. No critique.
But without a constructive criticism the progress could be slower. And that's the point actually to show the video, listen to advices and fix the problem.
Pointing out the problem is critique (in a narrow meaning). If You don't want criticism -> You believe You don't have any problem (or You know everything about the problem You may have). Good point. =)
So: No problem = no advice.
Good ambitions, i'm agreed
You must be a teenager. Even more than your playing, I would probably critique your attitude. I think I'm in a good position to do so because 15 years ago, when I was first learning guitar, I was very arrogant as well. I didn't listen to the advice of more experienced players because I was too ignorant to realize the value of their wisdom. Because of that, I have poor techniques that I have practiced for years... to the point that they're very limiting to my playing and hard to fix.
What kind of a reaction were you expecting when you posted the video? No matter what, you need to be honest with your own assessment of your skill. Sometimes that's hard to do without some third party comments. If your technique is wrong and you don't realize it, wouldn't it be better to listen to some advice rather than get 15 years down the road and get stuck?
I'm not picking on you, just being practical. You can meet any goal you set for yourself so long as you go about it intelligently. Keep playing!
ok, ok,you guys can critisize my work, but....please don't say stuff luck..."quit" or "give up" or "play something easier"........
just that, playing something like "twinkle twinkle little star" is like...not a thing for me, even in playing the piano, i didn't like to play those stuff, i.e "happy birthday".....as they say in the robotics forum....."lol, they expect a robot monkey maker to play twinkle twinkle??"
well, thanks again
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