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January 12, 2015 - 4:42 pm
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I received a song book called "Liberace Big Note".  It has 150 tunes and I played them all yesterday.  Whew.  I think it was written for 80 year-old christian ladies with bad eyes.  The staff and notes are huge, which means not very many notes in a tune, but for me it was GREAT for sight reading training.  And my wife had fun trying to call out the name of the tune, though she did have some jokes at my expense when what she heard differed from what should have been played.
I was using one of my old bows because after 2 hours of practicing rudiments with my secondary bow, I was beginning to play my known tunes so was rosining my cf FM bow when the tip broke off.  Talk about shocked!  I talked to Mike this morning and he made it right. Ya know we here talk a lot about FM's great customer service and they continue to  re-prove themselves at every opportunity.  Thank you to Fiddlershop.

I have been working on single finger high on the e string(playing songs).  I think it is helping me hear tones...and it's fun.
I'm wondering if my Jargar e string is wearing out.  It started whistling so off it came along with the Jargar a and the prelude g and d.  I put on some old Huayin perlon which have sounded terrible in the past, but now they sound good.  I don't know why.  Maybe I didn't give them enough time to settle in.?????

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January 12, 2015 - 5:36 pm
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150 tunes!! and you played them all. That sounds like a lot of fun.  And with the wife playing name that tune, it sounds even more fun.  OUCH on you eyes for the quality.

I hope you logged it in for the FIDDLERMAN practice challenge. :)

Good news on the BOW front also.  Three cheers for Fiddleshop!!


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January 14, 2015 - 10:12 am
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wow thats a ton of tunes to play! sounds like a great time. and i must second (third?) the thanks to fiddlershop! they have been nothing but awesome when ordering anything and everything i need for my violin! 

now if i can ever get through 180 songs in one siting no matter how short they are i'll be extatic!! haha maybe some day!! 

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January 14, 2015 - 10:41 am
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 Here's a sample from the book.  Many tunes are not those that I would chose to play, but as an exercise for sight reading, it is a fun way to learn.

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January 14, 2015 - 6:18 pm
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Sounds great for me. I usually have to scan things and blow them up, printing them in landscape.

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January 15, 2015 - 9:11 am
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For me, it's the only thing to do. Of course we should provide you with a new bow when that happens. The good news is that it's extremely rare. :)

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