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Today's practice: Josefin's Waltz (ver. 1.0)
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KindaScratchy
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June 22, 2012 - 1:57 pm
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Here's my first public attempt at Josefin's Waltz, a song that I really like and hope to be able to play well some day, with all proper embellishments. So, I'm calling this version 1.0. With any luck and a lot of practice, I'll post a much improved version 2.0 in the future.

 

 

BTW, if you're not familiar with this and want to hear it played properly, this young lady does a really nice job with it:

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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A very respectable 1.0, definitely!   Sounding good!  thumbs-up

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It's sounding really lovely so far. Thanks for providing the other girl's performance as well. I wasn't familiar with the tune. You've got a really nice tone when you play, and a good sense of rhythm as well. Your right elbow (bowing arm) looks a bit high throughout your playing. You can let that drop a bit unless you're playing over on the g string. It can help reduce fatigue in that arm.

I can't wait to hear more!

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I felt like clapping at the end!!  Thank you for sharing. I like the sound when you play the violin. cheerleader

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Fiddlerman
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June 22, 2012 - 8:06 pm
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Great job.

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Can you hear my applause.cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleaderbananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabananabanana

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Really nice job, KS. you've come a long way.    clap

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KS you sound great.  Must be the years of playing other instur. dancingdancingdancingdancingdancingbananabananabananabananabanana

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KindaScratchy
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Thanks for all the positive comments, everyone. You do know that my video was the top one, right? 🙂 Seriously, though, I appreciate the support.

And thanks for the constructive feedback. I'm working on lowering my right arm.

I also noticed how my pinky keeps popping up, like I'm having afternoon tea. 🙂 Working on keeping that down, too. At least, my posture seems to be better than in  previous videos where I was leaning way over.

Thanks again!

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Wow, you only  peeked at your hands once! dancing

I wish I could play without peeking. I can't even type without peeking, as I'm sure you've noticed on the shoutbox.tongue

You even look more relaxed than in your last video.

Good Job!

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