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JuanFiddler
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January 14, 2015 - 9:08 pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfmieFnfgNY&spfreload=10

Hi folks, I leave you with the short video on vibrato practice. I used a tune we all know which is Ashokan Farewell. Actually they are bits of the tune because I was playing by heart lol. Anyways I tried to angle my violin so that yuo guys can see my hand while vibrating and so i can get some tips on how to keep on working on it. I know that towards the end I got a little flat. Sorry about that, I just realized right after I played it lol.  Hope you guys enjoy it.

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Fiddlerman
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January 15, 2015 - 9:54 am
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Your vibrato has improved immensely. I would normally say "Keep up the great work" but I already know that you will.
You leave me thinking "What will he be doing next???"
The sky is the limit.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thank you Pierre. As you know I do not have that much time to dedicate to violin playing. However, I try to practice intelligently and make the most out of each practice. What will I do next? Well I have to get my spiccato going but I don't have the feel neither on the bow nor in my hand yet to do it. Thanks for the support bro, makes me wanna keep on trying even when I feel I'm sounding my worst.

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Sounds great Juan.   I am hoping for a little vibrato action this year.   I feel it.. I really do.    Love you Ashokan.   You know there is a little thread on here ... Where we are posting our versions of Ashokan...  :). Just saying...  Good job... The sky really is the limit.  I love that for you!  Thanks for sharing!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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@Juan:  You've really  picked up the vibrato thing nicely.

Must be the youth.

Great work.

 

Ken.

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@coolpinkone thank you so much Toni. I've been working on vibrato a lot. It doesn't come easy at all but when you least expect it, your hand begins to do the motion of the vibrato. It requires time and perseverance. Take it from me, I get really impatient lol.

@Fiddlestix thanks Ken, I appreciate your words. I guess it might have something to do with me reaching my 30s LOL.

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Juan.. whatever it is.. I hope it happens to me.  I spent time trying vibrato over the years.  When it finally sunk in that I had to have a relaxed left hand, I began working on that mostly.  I still grip.. certain times worse than others... sometimes it is an old song that I learned when I had the bad bad grip... so old habits die hard... or when I am playing from sheet a new song.

Lately I am learning a bit more about my posture.. things I should have learned more diligently... and my palm facing the fingerboard more... and loose thumb... just a lot of things.   Fingers crossed that diligence and some tips and advice I am applying will pay off.  

I kind of bang my head on the wallfacepalmbunny-headbangbunny-headbangbunny-headbang when I think of all the practice .. practicing the wrong way... BUT Let's keep it positive.. .THE bowingviolin-student is a bit better.. intonation a bit better.. ears are a bit better.. 

It's all good.  bunny_pole_dancer I am glad you posted here on the forum.  Nice to see you here...  you old coot!! LOL  birthday_balloonbirthday_balloon

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Very awesome. I love the last note hanging there in a fading vibrato. I am just now to the point of realizing that you need to keep the left hand loose. I can start to hear a warble now that doesn't sound painful, but its just starting. I am happy that I can tell the difference in the arm and wrist flexibility. I hope in another few months it starts to sound even in the ball park of what you demonstrated.

Thanks for that video.

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I was doing arm vibrato. The arm and the wrist move as though they were one. If my hand happened to be loose that would be more wrist than arm vibrato.

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Very nice vibrato @JuanFiddler.  How long have you been playing the fiddle?

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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@Uzi thank you very much for your comment. I've been playing for 3 years now violin-1267

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