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Your 'troublesome' note?
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Byron Bay Australia

April 28, 2013 - 7:44 pm
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Is there a note/string that gives you consistent trouble?

I have. For me its the G major D on the A string. I consistently get it a bit off and sounding a bit weak.

How about you?




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April 28, 2013 - 8:49 pm
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Right now it's low C (G string). Just never sounds right. I also have a hard time reaching the high B on the E string in first position (though tonight, for some reason, I was hitting it well).

Some notes that were my previous worst notes are now my best notes, so I hope these, too, will pass.



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April 28, 2013 - 10:23 pm
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Anything on the pinky finger when playing in anything but first position. Although I have been practicing lately moving the bow more toward the bridge every shift...

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April 29, 2013 - 2:19 am
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For me it's playing Bb,B and C. Seem's i'm alway's at some interval between those three note's.

I guess I'm tone deaf to those. 


April 29, 2013 - 7:08 am
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Pretty much all the notes above the octave point of the string.  I haven't really practised in the upper half of the fingerboard at all yet, so any notes I get up there are pretty much attributable to luck rather than skill.  Large hands are definitely not any advantage up there, since the notes are so close together.

If you meant notes down in "first position", maybe C# on the G string.  I've been getting better with that one, but I still consider it a bit dodgy.


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April 29, 2013 - 5:59 pm
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F# and Eb in III pos. And lately i have some difficulties with D in IIIrd pos. (first finger) eitherdunno

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