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not surprised you are having trouble with song from a secret garden, its got three flats and goes into third position. It would be difficult for someone who has been playing a couple of years, very challenging.
Ah...didnt know you were playing it in c. If its any use to ýou, I find counting quarter notes in eights is useful, for example, one and, for a quarter note, in the same way as one and, for two eigth notes. I also use ti,ri,ti,ri , to count 16th notes.
So a dotted quarter would be, one and two and, 3 eight notes, hope thats of some help
I'm really interested how the Musescore site works for you. I'm always on the hunt for sheet music, but I can never find what I'm looking for in the key I want. Then, if it's a different key, I can't find the right backing track. I'd like something where I don't have to join, be able to pay with PayPal instead of giving my credit card, and not having to download their software.
Does Musescore work good for you? Any other members have a good resource for sheet music?
(p.s. John. Accordion??? I started accordion when I was about 10 years old, had an excellent teacher, and was playing in country bands through my teens. Fun, but not a popular instrument anymore. That's why I'm fiddlin')
Violin ---- the most human of all instruments
A soloist on another forum told me to play each bar note by note very slowly, this helps intonation, fixes it in the memory and helps with timing.
Keeping a straight bow, is a combination of practice, looking in a mirror as you bow, the fore arm moving, rather than the entire arm, and the position of the violin on the shoulder.
If the enire arm moves you saw, and the bow slides across the strings from the bridge to the edge of the fingerboard.
Not that I am qualified to give advice, as i suffer from the same things, but I have been told that these are the things to practice
If you are having problems with Sailor's, just save it for later.
Do you have any beginner books with a hornpipe?
You'd probably want to transcribe this, but doesn't have all the string crossings that Sailor's has.
Northumbrian Hornpipe (Last of The Twins)
If you don't want to play a hornpipe right now, you might find another Party you can join in with one of your favorite tunes.
Or, you can start your own Party with whatever you like - I'd join in!
I've just bought half a dozen of this series of books.
I know them as Boosey and Hawkes, but I see from the link that maybe Hal Leonard market them in America, and you are already talking about that edition.