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Hey everyone!

 

So, I am feeling a little sick today, and my baby has an ear infection (hopefully, not from hearing me play), so we stayed home and did not make it to church. So, I was going to record a video of me playing Twinkle Twinkle, but while I was tuning my violin, the E string snapped cry

 

So, I have to wait until noon and head to Guitar Center, and hopefully they have Violin Strings, since the stringed instrument shop where I got my violin is closed on Sundays. If I get the strings, then I will post the video later today.

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The guitar center near me doesn't carry any violin strings so you may want to call before going unless you just want to get out of the house.

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Kevin you are right, they don't. I swinged by as I was heading to the grocery store. So the video will have to wait until tomorrow, as I don't think i can find string anywhere today. I have learned my lesson of always keeping a spare pack.

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SirRyu said

Kevin you are right, they don't. I swinged by as I was heading to the grocery store. So the video will have to wait until tomorrow, as I don't think i can find string anywhere today. I have learned my lesson of always keeping a spare pack.

At the same time you don't want to have very old strings. As they deteriorate at a frightening rate :3 Find the balance^^ 

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Well, I just got the Violin, and pretty sure the strings on it were pretty new, it snapped because I probably tuned that E string a little too high. I am so used to tuning a guitar...but like I said before, I have learned my lesson. I got to treat the violin gentler.

Now am seating here, wishing I could play, but I don't want to play it without that E string. It Sucks!

I will be buying three packs tomorrow, just in case...

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I have quite a few sets if strings here but when I need them I can't find them. We have been moving everything into my new shop and things are all over the place.  I broke a string the other day and have a new set of zyex to go on it but I have a few things to do before I put them on and don't want to put the good strings on just to take them off again.  Today I found a set of strings but they were 3/4 strings.

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I looked for my box of chin-rests today for 2 hours. It was among my empty boxes. LOL

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Well, I got the E string today, put it on, and recorded me playing Twinkle. Here is the link. Please tear me apart! (in a constructive criticism way, of course :-))

 

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What a beautiful tone!  I really like the sound you produce.  Is your violin built for left-handed playing, or is it a right-hand fiddle that you reversed the strings on?  Very good playing.  Congratulations!

 

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Thank you Gail. Nah, it is a right-handed Violin. It just appears am playing left handed because of the webcam. Next time, I will point it at a mirror 😛

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roflol

It occurred to me that you might have been shooting into a mirror.  Well done!  The only suggestion I have is to keep your left wrist straighter.  Very nice.

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Nice start, SirRyu!

Agreed with Gail, very confident sound! 

I would suggest You to play the same with full bow length on long (half) notes and a half-bow on short (quarter) notes birthday_balloonI think You can manage it blink 

//I just now suddenly thought that it by itself can help with the bow grip..//

Also try to keep the bow straight! I think, You remember about intonation. 

 

Thanks for the post! I really liked it! dancing

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Thanks! I think I will start looking at the sheet music pretty soon, I am just playing from memory right now. I do want to learn to read music correctly, so I can play more advanced pieces and get the timing right.

I will put it on my to do list, to print the etudes and songs at work tomorrow.

I am also trying to focus on getting the right tone, as after watching my own video, I can tell I was off in a few notes. I can get pretty picky on myself. I will stay on Twinkle until I am fully satisfied with it.

Also, what do you guys think about the Suzuki method? I am, of course, learning most of what I already know from this site, but I got the Suzuki volumes from a friend, and wanted to compliment.

Thanks again for your advice!

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I'm not familiar with Suzuki.  I'm just a beginner.  My cello teacher is going to switch us to Suzuki when we finish book 2 of the Hal Leonard series.

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Lot's of good advice above. Thanks for the post. My suggestion is besides what the members talked about above that you listen to this recording and see if you recognize whether some notes are too high or low. It's a good way to improve as is recording yourself and watching in general.

Great start.

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Thanks FM! Yeah, I can totally notice the notes where am a little off. I have actually spent the past few days practicing the G-String etude, trying to learn the natural notes, and I can already tell that my fingers are hitting the right spot almost 99% of the time. Am gonna make them finger muscles memorize them spots :-P! Then, I'll move to the D string and do the etude for it.

 

I have also started learning the Happy BDay song, just to give me another tune to warm up to.

 

Again, thanks for the advice. My next video will include, hopefully, an improved Twinkle Twinkle, and I will throw the BDay song on their for free birthday-cake

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