Well let me have it people.
Been playing just around the one year mark.
I have been trying to work on mostly bowing, straighter draw, more wrist, less shoulder and postion shifting with proper intonation.
There is a lot to this Violin thing!
Let me know what you think, I am no fiddlerman!!! I love how he plays this song.
Dark Waltz is also in the works.
If you switch it from "private" to "unlisted" then only people who you share the link with will be able to see it. It will still be hidden on your youtube page, if that is what you wanted to do.
World's Okayest Fiddler
And no worries, I'm still learning my way around youtube, as well The video will show up in the post just by copy and pasting the link you get in the "share" box, so you did it right. Super easy
World's Okayest Fiddler
You guys are all too nice lol! Thank you @Fiddlestyx
Does anything stand out that I should focus more attention to?
One thing I know, is my hold on the chin rest is a little tight and needs to be worked on. It is difficult to find a good ballance point to keep tension away from your left hand and keep hold of the violin.
makinnoise, you play with much feeling, and skill. I have been playing [trying] longer than you, and I can tell you that is the hardest part for me. Are you getting instruction or self taught? Whatever you're doing, keep it up. I am really uninspired by the Suzuki songs I'm working on, would love to have a nice, simple piece with which I could concentrate on the emotive part of playing. Let me know if you found this piece you are playing online, I'd like to try it (but don't hold your breath on a video from me! not after yours!!)
you might want to consider a name change, for eg., makinmusic or something like that
First off, Thank you!
I would say that I am self taught. I taught myself to play and read music at the same time. However I have taken one 30min lesson after 3 months of playing, Just to get an opinion of how my posture and technique was.
He gave me a few tips but nothing i didn't really already know and was working on, so didn't continue.
For song choices, I have never tried the suzuki books. I will just find a song that moves me and inspires me to learn it, however long it takes. for example Ashoken farewell, and Sad Romance were two of my first choices and have been working on them for 9 or so months. With every month that passed was able to add a longer bow, or smoother ornament, slide, or slide to double stop with proper intonation. etc...
This piece I found on this site of fiddler man playing it, there is also sheet music. However he plays it different, by playing bars 9 and on in second or third position. I just stuck with first for this part.