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Approx 3 1/2 weeks of practice. Amazing Grace w/o vibrato.
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May 10, 2014 - 11:42 am
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So now I'm at your mercy. This is approx 3 1/2 weeks of learning violin. This is my Go-to-song-Amazing Grace. I've been using YouTube tutorials. I can tell first off that my wrist is a little stiff, so I will work on that, but please let me know if you see anything else that I can improve on.

Patience is necessary to learn the violin: But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.-James 1:4
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May 10, 2014 - 11:57 am
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Excellent work for the time you have been learning, Intonation is very good, keep it up. Have a look at your right hand little finger, maybe try to keep it from being too straight. Gil.


May 10, 2014 - 1:05 pm
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Sounds and looks good. Doing great for the amount of time you have been playing. Your a bit stiff and the left finger board hand needs to be a bit straighter. Mostly need to relax a bit more. This is a very interesting instrument to learn. Takes a lot of patience and the love of playing it. > you are well on your way. Keep at it > it will bring you much pleasure.


May 10, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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Really good job Delight! Keep going!


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May 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm
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Elbow height on string crossings lthumbs-up

Using the forearm instead of shoulder: thumbs-up

Intontation: thumbs-up

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You're doing great. Just keep it up and you'll get better fast.

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May 10, 2014 - 4:24 pm
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youre doing great !! Your biggest issue right now is youre still thinking about where youre going as you play the tune. And theres no way around that but to practice. Before you know it you'll know that tune by heart, thats when you start adding the feeling. I want to hear you do it again a month from now.
PS. Thats one of the ones I played alot when first learning also


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Fort Lauderdale
May 12, 2014 - 8:05 am
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You sound great especially considering the amount of time you have been playing.

The great tips given above are intended to make your playing easier and will be considerably more noticeable later when you play more advanced music.

I want to discuss the issue that is most bothersome for me which is your rhythm. Are you able to sing while playing? If so, try singing at the same time you play this. Or, sing in your head which is probably better anyway. :-)
The second note and then "Grace", should be much longer.... If you count 1, 2, 3 you should play the pickup on 3 then the next note for the entire duration of 1, 2, cutting off on the next two eighth notes on 3..... I think you'll know exactly what I mean when you listen to your recording.
In any case, fantastic beginning to your journey and you should be proud. :)

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