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@Taper123 Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give it a listen :) My teacher has me starting to go through the Complete Irish Fiddle Player, and my homework song right now is The Walls of Liscarroll, and beginning to work on vibrato. But I always like to find something else to work on along with my homework, and she encourages me to move ahead on things when I want to, to challenge myself. The first few songs in this book she wants me to go through one by one to learn their fingering and bowing tricks, and then I can start skipping around again, lol.

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Sounds like you have a good instructor that your in tune with.  

There are lots of gems to find on the internet... and this is one of them.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....l0e_9abIn8

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@Taper123 That song is lovely :)

I do like my teacher a lot. I think she likes that I search YouTube for new songs to learn, and I could tell she was excited when I came in the one lesson after learning Harvest Home, that's what made us quit using Essential Elements and move on to the Irish fiddle book.

I'm on vacation from work next week, so I'm skipping my lesson, so I'd like to pick an extra song to work on so that I don't look like I was slacking in my practice when I go back, lol.

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@Taper123 

That Metallic violin is good stuff.   I sure love that Electric Violin.  She did a nice job with that. ;)

Oh gosh.. Morrison's Jig is awesome too... That just makes me happpy!!   I like her dress too. :)

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Ok, watching this video  I am totally jealous of the reach she has in her fingers. My teacher has been teaching me viola player tricks for rolling my hand to reach my stubby fingers, especially my pinky. I wish I had longer fingers, lol.

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Thanks for post that, really fun tune!  Yes, she sure does have some reach with her pinky, wow!

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A few more minutes and It'll be Friday here :)

Time for some more electric violin, with a touch of pizzicato playing.   Late at night I use the electric violin  but in the mornings I open the doors and windows and use the acoustic.   Hopefully the neighbors no longer think someone is performing unmentionable atrocities on cats anymore as the sounds have improved :)

 

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@Taper123 

Oh.. good stuff.... I sure love that blue violin.  And I'd love to play outdoors more often...  It's a happy song too!!!  And I forgot to say.. "nice Pizz..."

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@coolpinkone 

If you thought the blue violin she was playing was nice....  then this version of it is on a whole different level...

http://www.bridgeinstruments.c.....OLINS.html

I gotta stop looking at electric violin videos, or I'm gonna end up getting an effects pedal...  Uh oh... I hear amazon calling my name...

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Been on a electric violin kick lately, but time for my lesson in a few hours...  so needed some acoustic to get motivated to practice.   Lately it's been all Martha, Martha, Martha on my video's...   so let's play some more Martha  :)

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Here is one for ya @Taper123     

and of course this is my morning pleasure.... Friday Motivation...

http://youtu.be/hEbPIGHrsEA

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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The pope looks like he's falling asleep. I wonder what music he likes. Beatles ?

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Friday morning and a cup of coffee.   This is the song I've been attempting to play lately... 

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Here's an interesting video...  She recorded  herself at various times of learning and pieced them together for a two year progress video.    

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How neat to watch :)  

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She seems familiar. Does anyone recognize her from here on the site?

Also, appears to be a Lindsay Stirling fan. :)

Great idea with the video.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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I don't personally recognize her, but she does list your tutorials as being one of the ways she has learned to play, so I wondered if she was around on here, either now or at some point.

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Yeah, I don't recognize her either, but I like the progress she's made. Got to be practicing a good deal. I really liked her bow work at 1 year, 10 mos.

Awesome video.

 

Ken.

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I like the response to this video... it reminds us all all of our progress in the first years.

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It's a great video for showing new players that they can be playing well after not way too much time. Happy she did it. :)

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