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Mouse’s Violin-Viola-Cello Blog
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April 16, 2022 - 11:28 pm
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Woops, forgot to mention. I played my violins and viola today.

I couldn’t fo my cello. My older daughter put in request for a couple sympathy cards to have on hand, so I made her a couple and then made a couple to have on hand for myself. I also looked through my supplies to see what I have for a couple mermaid cards for my little girls. They requested mermaid cards when we visited them a little over a week ago. So, I ordered what I needed to stamp some mermaids to color and the die to cut them. Now, I have to decide on a design for the card. I have some ideas and will work on deciding in a final design over the next couple days. Therefore, it will be cello or viola or violin for the next few days, not all three. I have to finish a sweater sleeve, also, but that won’t take but 45 minutes to an hour, only about 15 minutes if I knew what I was doing! LOL Time will come when I will be that fast. So many things to get caught up with after the down time.

 

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April 16, 2022 - 11:31 pm
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@JohnG Did the Holstein Freedom chinrest surprise you as much as it did me as to how comfortable it is? I am still amazed and so happy I tried it. I love it.

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@Mouse - I had great hopes for it, and it exceeded them all! I wouldn't use anything else, now! dancing

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April 19, 2022 - 10:25 am
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Ms Blog,

Yesterday I practiced my violin. I did Fiddlerman’s D string exercises. I am still finding those exercises to be great, and this string, for some reason, extremely challenging. I can’t seem to memorize it so that it is more fluent. I have no idea why. 

I also used my instrument with the Holstein Freedom chinrest. I had purchased it earlier for my viola and love it. I find that I am also loving it on my violin. 👍

I am hoping to get back to my instruments later today. 

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April 21, 2022 - 3:37 pm
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Ms Blog,

I have been a little slacked the last couple days, but I almost have the mermaid project figured out, and I almost have the sweater done. I have to try the mermaid project in scrap cardstock. If it works, I need to do two with good cardstock. The sweater is almost done. I need to do the neck and collar for the sweater and stitch it all together. I think that they are the last of the really need to get done things I need to do. 

I did, however, play my cello briefly yesterday.

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April 25, 2022 - 3:58 pm
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It has been hard getting back into the swing of things, but I did manage to get a violin off the rack yesterday afternoon and this morning and play a few songs. I really have more trouble with the violin than the viola and cello. Cello is, by far, what I am suited best for, followed by the viola. 

Last night I was able to play the two sings I am working on and then play around. 

I just do not seem to get a grip, not talking about a physical grip, with the violin. My bow, although rosined well with a tried and true rosin, slides all over now. The strings are clean. I am thinking the strings need changing. They felt a little slippery. Maybe they are not allowing the bow hairs to grip, even with the rosin. That is all I can think of. I will try changing them out in a couple of days. 

All cards are done, for now, I do have some to make in a week or two, but time should not have to be taken away from playing.

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April 26, 2022 - 4:09 pm
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Today was a violin and cello day.

I spent the violin time with my bowing and fingering accuracy. The cello was for,fun, but paying kore attention than normal. I am also working on bowing with my cello.

I think my violin bowing was improved by the end. I did switch bows out and found one that I am more comfortable with. It made a big difference.

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Mouse said
Today was a violin and cello day.

 Perfect sentence!   I dont know about you but only if they all could be!!

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April 26, 2022 - 6:47 pm
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Love your comment, @ABitRusty

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May 2, 2022 - 11:20 am
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Ms Blog,

Sorry to have been absent or little show-up times of late.

I did play my cello, viola and violin yesterday, for a little while.

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May 11, 2022 - 12:43 pm
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My cello went well this morning. I got a pretty good sound from him this morning. Paying attention to my bowing and bow arm more really seems to be helping. I will continue with slow and working in the pieces I am now working on.

I can’t wait until I can bring Ol’ Michael G in for a checkup and make sure bridge is where it should be, most likely is. I am still thinking about a magnetic wolf tone eliminator to replace the one on the string.

I am also going to have them put a new set of Evah Pirazzi green label strings on. Michael G seems to really like the green label Evah strings. I might as well keep my set and let them put on the new set. This way I will just keep my set as a spare. I was going to change them, but if it will be getting a check up soon, might as well let them do it.

Things to look forward to, new strings and a check up for Michael G.

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May 13, 2022 - 12:23 pm
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Bummer, I tried to do my cello this morning. My bowing arm is stiff, therefor, it was a no go. Maybe, tomorrow.

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May 19, 2022 - 4:14 pm
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Was able to play a few runs through with my cello pieces the other day. I paid close attention to the bow arm joints and intonation. I tried to play them all slower than normal. It is actually hard to do that. I also played a little on my viola and violin.

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