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The Wedding Rehersal take Three.. And Two Years at it
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Byron Bay Australia

March 29, 2014 - 3:07 am
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Hi All

This is "The Wedding" rehearsal Three

I hesitated to post this video as its not as good as I would have liked.

There was no 'warm up', I just hit the button on the camera, sat down and played. And this was the one and only 'take'

I know that there are still issues but I'd like you guys to tell me what they are. so that I know if I'm seeing / hearing the same problems that you are.

I've still got about 20 days before the wedding.crossedfingers

This month is also my 2 year anniversary of starting to learn the violinviolin-1267

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

March 29, 2014 - 8:42 am
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Sounds very good, Ferret. Nice confident bowing.


Oh and happy anniversary! 1st-place

Pullman,WA, USA

March 29, 2014 - 12:29 pm
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I thought your playing was great, John!   The only thing I noticed was a little bow-pressure issue at .21-.22 and that was only because I was looking for the flaws you claim are in there (like playing Where's Waldo). I don't think the audience would notice it. I think you are ready and any improvements you make between now and then are just more icing on the cake.  

(Of course you have been at it twice as long as me so I don't know that I can be much help compared to the more seasoned players around heredunno.)    gws

"Make every note beautiful", Ivan Galamian

“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!” , Ludvig Van Beethovan

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March 29, 2014 - 6:04 pm
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Nice done, Ferret! I love your ability to "Just grab that violin and play" without a warm up! BTW, this smiley looks just like You ->violin-1267LOL!



March 29, 2014 - 7:30 pm
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@Ferret  Very nice!  You have improved the flow, it is more natural.  Cool!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

March 29, 2014 - 8:45 pm
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Very nice, John @Ferret ! Sounds like a nice tune and I think you're doing well.

The only thing that I noticed -- because I think I do it, too -- is that you tend to vary your bow speed a lot within single bow strokes. In other words, I see you starting fast, then slowing down, and vice versa, in a given stroke.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else thinks that's a problem -- or if it's actually a good technique. I was thinking that it might be better to be more consistent, but it might not be an issue at all.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.


March 29, 2014 - 10:10 pm
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Been watching this thread @Ferret > you are an inspiration!!! > ROCKS!!! > Seems you gots all the notes > 20 days left > HOLY CRAP> breath INOUT > Sounds really SWEET!!! Ferret > just needs a little bit of you to cap it off. > from an audience kind of perspective.


April 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm
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Yes!  It's obvious that you've been practicing and it's sounding very smooth now.  If you get anxious playing in front of others, now would be the time to start practicing on that so you don't get nerves at the wedding. 


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