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Mad_Wed
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RP said:

…except Vibrato… all I do with that is slam the violin into my neck and my bow goes flying all over so you can't even tell what the heck I am doing…

YOU'RE FUN!! LOL!!! Sorry but i start laughing every time i read it…. ThaT is the sense of humor!!!

I dont know if it will be helpful for you, but it helped me to learn vibrato.. Slaming violin into your neck might be caused by squeezing violin's neck.

1) First of all, when you do vibrato try to touch your violin only with the left thumb but not with the palm near to 1st finger (i don't know how you guys name that place) So – 2 points of touch: fingertip that makes vibrato and the thumb.

2) Exercises for relax the grip :

1. SIREN: Put your 1st finger on G string in low Ist position (Ab = A flat) and slide it to the up on fingerboard then back again. You want to have an even sound without interruptions. Do that for every finger. (If you can make it sound like siren- success !!)

2. RUB VOILIN'S NECK: PLay [A B Csharp D E -> D Csharp B A] on A string and ALL the time you play it – rub gently violin's neck with the thumb.

3) Exercise for vibrato: HOLD THE BUG: Imagine a little cute bug on your table. Put your 1st finger on that bug (you don't want to kill it, just hold) and do slight movements in random directions (don't forget that when you do that movements on violin the direction is strictly parallel to the string!!). Try not move your fingertip on the table (or ELSE you will kill the bug =)). Your hand is totally relaxed… Do that for every left-hand finger.

Hope you have fun working on the triplets though 😀

Yep!! Well it happened that way, that even i couldn't tell "What the heck i am doing" LOL!!! 

 

I've just copy-pasted my post.duncecap Hope you guys don't mind.

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Here is the example of Hold-the-bug:

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Sorry i've listened to my voice on the video after i downloaded it. It sounds very indistinctly. So i hope you'll understand something though embarassed 

 

And that one i copy-pasted too duncecap

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I love the "hold the bug" demo. Thanks for sharing!

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You're welcome! I've never could imagine that i will post a video in that "Teaching the violin" forumduncecap LOL!

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You're moving on up..... exactly

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but the one who needs the least."

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embarassed

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Woa, thats awsome!

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LOL! Thanks, Superslinky =) I've forgot about this topic facepalm

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Has anyone seen/tried the left hand finger exercises in the last few minutes of this film?

feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Have I seen them? yes

Can I do them? no

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Mad_Wed said
You're welcome! I've never could imagine that i will post a video in that "Teaching the violin" forumduncecap LOL!

Naska,,, That's why you are a "pro" adviser. 

Great information, thanks.  thumbs-up

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lumpy-213425 minutes and no one even played the violin.  I couldn't imagine sitting there listening to him.

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Yeah, but those kids only paid £1500/hr to be in those classes.
You can't expect them to be allowed to practice for that price!

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TerryT said
Yeah, but those kids only paid £1500/hr to be in those classes.
You can't expect them to be allowed to practice for that price!

Nooo, theeeeyy, didn't..... their parents probably did and because of that act of parental torture and generous sacrifice, forced the kids to attend or else. LOLrofl

 

In the series of his teachings you do get to hear them play though... I can only wish to be able to play as well as those "kids" can in 5 yrs or so...crossedfingers

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Too right Denny!moony-2173

(sorry mate, could resist the 'moonshine'! Lol

Have to use that smiley if ever we get another KFc so we can all use it to show our displeasure!

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I had almost forgot about him... too funy... everyone line up and "moon" him and the post...

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"In the series of his teachings you do get to hear them play though... I can only wish to be able to play as well as those "kids" can in 5 yrs or so...crossedfingers"

 

WE all will be able to play this good...can you all imagine our five year FM reunion..... we will charge admission for the muggles...

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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coolpinkone said
..... we will charge admission for the muggles...

blurry_drunk-2127muggles?blurry_drunk-2127roflroflrofl Love it!

 

You're welcome, Fiddlestix! bagpipes-1254

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