I've been reading on this forum for a while and like the way that people here help each other so I thought of joining you.
I`m 20 years old and from Germany, Black Forest.
I've played the piano for about 10 years now and the pipe organ for 2 years. I accompanied a violinist on weddings for a couple of times and fell in love with this instrument
So I've started playing the violin in July with the help of youtube videos like fiddlerman's or professorV's with this cheap instrument: http://www.thomann.de/de/thoma.....set_44.htm After changing the strings to Pirastro Tonicas I like it a lot.
Here are two mp3s of my playing recorded with my phone. I don't know if that's the right place for that but here we go:
No.1: An Irish Song "Down by the Sally Gardens" here is a youtube version so you hear what it's supposed to sound like:
No.2: "Unravel" by Björk. I made a very simple backing track and tried to play with it
I'm not happy with neither of them but I hope to improve. Btw I'm also sorry for odd grammar mistakes. I am sure they happened/will happen
Welcome @Nachtschall! I have a friend who is in Germany right now and is posting lots of photos on FB. Looks like a beautiful country. Welcome to the forum. I LOVE the pipe organ - how awesome an instrument. Good luck with the violin - I think you will find lots of help on this forum.
"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Thanks to all of you for the nice welcome. That's very motivating.
And yes, I worked a little on vibrato but can only do it on first and second finger. I will give it some time and focus on other things first, probably Suzuki II, because I think the vibrato movement doesn't really come from my wrist/arm at the moment.