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JuanFiddler
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January 2, 2012 - 4:09 pm
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Hi everyone, here I am posting a short recording of me TRYING to play twinkle twinkle on my violin.

I encourage you to olease give feedback, any suggestions will do.

Thank you all very much in advance.

 

Juan aka: Violinist_Jviolin-student.

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Very nicely done.

As a beginner myself, I am not really qualified to give you any constructive feedback other than I thought it sounded pretty darn good, especially for only having had 3 lessons.

 You are obviously practicing. Keep it upviolin-student

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Thanks a lot buddy, it makes my day really. I try to practise several times a day for very short periods of time say 10/ 15 minutes each time. But still there lots of things to work on :).

My violin teacher is on vacations till jan 16th and on the 19th im going back to classes 🙂

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Fiddlerman
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January 2, 2012 - 9:34 pm
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Fantastic job for the short amount of time you've been playing.

Focus intensely on your intonation though it is great for the little amount of time that you have been playing, you have a tendency to play a hair too high in reference to your open strings.

Hear the piece in your head while playing it (as though someone else is playing). This will help you with phrasing. Start softer and grow to where the phrase is leading then phrase back down again. Follow the melody with your dynamics.

You play some slurs that are not normal or written. Is that intentional? Use slurs to phrase the way you want the piece to sound.

I hope that I am not too critical, but it sounds as though you really want critique. You are doing remarkably well for the short amount of time you have been playing.

Would be great if you could get a hold of a webcam or something so that we could give better advice on your technique.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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January 2, 2012 - 9:53 pm
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I feel flattered fiddlerman, thank you very much!

... and yes I am up for meticulous critique, it is what will help me build up good habits in the future.

When it comes to intonation, i believe i know aprox where my fingers should go. I am trying to follow your advice on keeping fingers close to the strings so that it is easier to find the right spot but may take a little while.

Obviously I need left hand technique and keep on working on my bowing.

Now, I learned about ornaments watching your videos, i know how to slur and how to do pizzicato. Now the bouncing bow effect that is done using the frog ... i dont dare to try yet hahahaha.

Maybe I am being to hard on myself, but this is the way I've learned everything I wanted to acquire.

I know i have to becareful with the angles where I'm playing, at times in the recording you may hear I hit the G strings a couple of times hahaha.

Anyway, thank you so much for taking your time to hear it Fiddlerman 🙂

 

Best regards,

 

Juan aka: Violinist_J.

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Fiddlerman
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January 2, 2012 - 11:15 pm
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Anytime smile

This is how we learn.

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but the one who needs the least."

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There is nothing there for me to watch.

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Kevin M. said

There is nothing there for me to watch.

No Kevin, it is just audio since i dont have a hold to a web cam yet. But I am working on that.

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Well done, play it over and over and over again, and then repeat.  I have gotten twinkle twinkle twinkle down pat and my Grand Children really enjoy it.  and Mary had a Little Lamb, soon I will play Ode to Joy, Beethoven, Oy~  Learn to listen and improve each time you play the piece.  Learn to listen and know when you make a mistake, and improve.  Sounded great to me for three lessons.  Well done.

 

Fiddlerman says play it a hundred times.  And then do it again, until you can't get any better!  

 

Shalom Shalom thumbs-upcoffee1

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BCShalom said

Well done, play it over and over and over again, and then repeat.  I have gotten twinkle twinkle twinkle down pat and my Grand Children really enjoy it.  and Mary had a Little Lamb, soon I will play Ode to Joy, Beethoven, Oy~  Learn to listen and improve each time you play the piece.  Learn to listen and know when you make a mistake, and improve.  Sounded great to me for three lessons.  Well done.

 

Fiddlerman says play it a hundred times.  And then do it again, until you can't get any better!  

 

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Shalom, thank you very much for your comment 🙂 Of course I am gonna keep practising it till my violin scream STOOOOPP b-slap

Then, I have two other songs to start out reading their music, lightly row and minuet 3 by J.S Bach. Lightly row does not seem to be very difficult to read unlike the minuet.

Let's what comes out of this hahaha, I'm sort of curious myself thumbs-up

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Nice done, Violinist_J! =)birthday_balloon

I'm just curious (and as FiddlerMan asked) about those slurs... i was so curious that went to play it the way You do and it was weird but fun XD, thanks!

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I don't know why but all I have on my screen is a big blank box with nothing to click on.  I have tried it on different computers too and it's the same thing.

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Kevin M. said

I don't know why but all I have on my screen is a big blank box with nothing to click on.  I have tried it on different computers too and it's the same thing.

Hmmm... I hear it loud and clear! Maybe You could try several browsers, Kevin? I have a PC and this is a Mac's application (QT which likes to coflict with windows OS) but still it's OK.. duncecap Or maybe You need update? duncecapdunno

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Kevin, Have you tried waiting a long time for it to load? Could be several minutes. Leave it open and look later. Everything else loads right away but the file is kind of big and can need minutes.

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Mad_Wed got it right.  It finally loaded on my wife's laptop which is windows 7,  It wouldn't load on xp or vista.  Most likely is not using updated QT plugin.

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Good call 🙂

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but the one who needs the least."

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