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BaldBeardedViolinist
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BaldBeardedViolinist's very first performance. ;-)
I'll be using this for a reference for when I improve.
I got the violin a couple days ago, and so far I'm pretty much guessing on the finger placement. I haven't compared the tone of any of the notes yet.

My first official lesson will be this Sunday, after my daughter's lesson.

 

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Enjoy! (and cover your pets' ears) ;-)

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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Bravo! x) Do you and your daughter share the violin or do you both have your separate ones? If you both have your own, you can post videos of you playing together and learning together.

Anyways, very good job on your first performance. Continue playing ! 

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Thanks. :-D
Right now, we share the same one. I will most likely be getting my own eventually, and also a viola.

Since our lessons are one-on-one, and I don't have the money for another one yet, this will have to work for now.

We can sit in on each other's lessons, but each lesson has to be separate, and they are going to try to schedule our lessons back to back.

Good idea though. I will definitely be making videos of the two of us in the future. The ultimate goal is to be able to play stuff together. :-)

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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well that's what got me back into playing after an almost 40 year hiatus. My daughter has moved on to Cello, no Piano, no wait, Flute.. Ooops no It's guitar. Yup Guitar and Ukulele, but I stuck with the Viola.

 

Great job for the first time on the strings after so many years. 15 

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That's great.  You're a natural.  Keep the videos coming as you move along.  Nice table, btw.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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You may find that the tune "Love me Tender" is a good piece to help with finger placement.

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Ripton said
well that's what got me back into playing after an almost 40 year hiatus. My daughter has moved on to Cello, no Piano, no wait, Flute.. Ooops no It's guitar. Yup Guitar and Ukulele, but I stuck with the Viola.

 

Great job for the first time on the strings after so many years. 15 

Yea, I'm waiting to see if/when my daughter won't want to continue with the violin. She's really into it now, but I know that can change. I just don't want to let her give up too soon, but also don't want to keep pushing her to do something she'll end up not enjoying.

I'd like to keep her into at least some instrument, for the overall benefits from helping with math (which helps with everything in life, despite what 98% of highschool students believe) ;) to having another opportunity to socialize, among other benefits.

I'm hoping she stays with it, but I don't want to push my wants on her if it ends up being something she's just not into.

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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Uzi said
That's great.  You're a natural.  Keep the videos coming as you move along.  Nice table, btw.

hehe, thanks. It's funny, my wife said "ooo, our table looks good at that angle" when she saw the video. lol
I just had my phone propped up with boxes and a book.
I'm thinking of getting a GoPro in the future, for anything from putting videos on youtube to recording hiking trips, etc.
The smartphone just isn't cutting it, but it'll do for now.

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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MrYikes said
You may find that the tune "Love me Tender" is a good piece to help with finger placement.

Sweet, thanks! I just looked it up, and I like that it's a slower song to practice with. thumbs-up

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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Great start BBV :)
I'll give you your first badge.....

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but the one who needs the least."

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You might want to write a note to yourself to be able to play "Wish upon a star" by July 4.  As a goal setting measure.

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Fiddlerman said
Great start BBV :)
I'll give you your first badge.....

Awesome thanks!

"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be."

~Marcel Pagnol

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Great start!!!!! Bravo bravo bravo!!!!!!

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Yeah!!  Twinkle!!  I love it.  Quite useful as you progress!

http://teachsuzukiviolin.com/t.....e-rhythms/

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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Great start > good vid. I play Twinkle just about every time I pick up my Viddle. I play it to warm up, jump to different scale positions and shifting > Its a GREAT tune to learn with.

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