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I just started paying the violin about a month ago. I love it so much! I've always wanted to play but didn't think I had the patience for it. I'm 33 now and definitely have the patience! I only get to practice for about 30 mins a day. I relish those 30 mins. It makes my heart happy. I'm currently renting an acoustic but want to try an electric at some point. <----- best smiley EVER!
Thank you Fiddlerman, for all your videos!
I hear ya wingspanbig > makes my heart happy when I play also.
Heya wingspanbig, grats on getting in to playing the Violin! It's definitely a pleasure to pick up an instrument you know that you'll really enjoy to learn how to play. 30 minutes in most cases is a great amount of practice time. Best way to get the most out of your time is to set up a great routine by practicing your essentials but remember to leave that time to 'fiddle around' and just have fun! Good luck to ya along your journey and hope to hear or see your progress in the future.
It took a month to learn the open strings without hitting other strings lol
I'm starting first finger and man oh man am I struggling. Natural E screeches so bad. The other 3 are fine but every time I hit that particular note my ears cry. I just watched a few videos to help. It's too early to practice since people are sleeping. I want to play so bad!
Hey, wingspanbig! Welcome aboard and happy fiddling! Wish You good luck with the E! Do You mean the open E or E on D string? If first - then You could try to replace the string, if 2nd - then check the other notes on D string - it could be string, or bad notch in the nut or something else, maybe others could tell
It's the E on the D and sometimes the E. It doesn't do it so much when I don't have my mute on. I also noticed my bow is moving the wrong way. So a combination of pressure, direction, and mute it seems. If I look away from the strings to the sheet music my bow wanders, so I need to work on remembering where my bow is when I'm not looking? I think i'll try playing the open strings with my eyes closed.