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Fiddle Log Week 48: New Strings/Anniversery
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February 18, 2015 - 3:00 am
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So...  I got new strings today (yesterday technically) and immediately made a video after getting home...  unfortunately I assumed the strings would stay in tune between being tuned at the store and getting home (with lunch in between)...  nope!

Also, as of this week, I've been playing a year!  Why Week 48 and not Week 52?  Because someone stole my first fiddle and I went about a month without being able to play. red_cursing


So to celebrate I got the aforementioned new strings. 

@Fiddlerman also mentioned that my bridge was leaning a little and I had that fixed too. 

I thought about just remaking it once I had time, but honestly when I started doing these I said to myself I'd post them even if they sucked hard, so this wiill be an eternal reminder for me to be careful.  Although, I do think I did an alright job making up for the wildly varying strings in some parts :D.


Please hit me with any critique you have, please keep in mind though, that the strings are very out of tune >_<.  I was also in a rush to get the video done.  Its horrible all around.


Thanks everyone for all y'alls help!  I'm very glad I found this site.  Everyone's very friendly and helpful and I seriously appreciate anything anyone has to say.

Ponta Grossa, Paraná - Brazil

February 18, 2015 - 7:41 pm
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Hey @SecondFiddle ! You improved a lot since the last video of yours that I watched. Keep it up!

As you said, the violin is out of tune, and it shouldn't take too long to tune it up - specially if you have one of those cromatic tuners.

I think you could work a bit on your right hand's wrist - it seems to me like you are moving your arm instead of your wrist. If you move your wrist instead of your arm, your bowing will sound a lot smoother. Take a look at this video:

Hope it helps.

And keep it up, you're doing a great job! violin_girl

Skype: augustoad Email: [email protected] Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)


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February 24, 2015 - 4:33 pm
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I can't believe someone stole your FIDDLE!!! OMG!!!!! dazeddazeddazed

Happy Anniversary to you.  birthday_balloontreble-1226birthday_balloonsemiquaver-1214birthday_balloon

I am so glad you have your violin back and are working hard.    There is progress.

Keep up the good work.  

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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