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Took my fingerboard tapes off
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Today, halfway through my practice session, it was time for them to go.  So, with some care and a thin knife blade, I peeled them out from underneath the strings and tossed them.  Then I cleaned the fingerboard with rubbing alcohol until I couldn't see any marks where they'd been any longer.

I only "looked" for them a couple of times to be sure of my 3rd finger placement because I have a tendency to "walk" down the neck half a step while playing, and it felt funny on the tips of my fingers for a few renditions, but after that, no big deal.

 

They're gone.  For good.

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RDP

Grats,

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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congrats RDP !

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I'm actually very pleased with myself over this.  I can actually play a violin!  It sounds horrible, but it's still playing, right?

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Absolutely YES!!!!!!

Mark

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@RDP - Congratulations. That must be a relief. It basically means that you can grab anyones violin and play. ;)

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

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Fiddlerman said
@RDP - Congratulations. That must be a relief. It basically means that you can grab anyones violin and play. ;)

  

Hmmm, I think there's a Strad down at the museum.  You think they'll let me just 'grab' it?

 

My fingering went all to heck after I took off the tapes.  It's improving and I've got good intonation again half the time on A3.  The other 50% of the time it's still so horrible that I'm amassing quite a collection of old worn out shoes from people tossing them into my yard.

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They may not let you at the museum, but I would have. 🤣

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