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Thank you all for yaour concern, I am really not that bad, not yet anyway, hopefully wont get any worse than it is, sense of smell gone and a bit of a dry cough, was very tired the other day, but I will be back in work monday.
@Gordon Thats not a bad idea about the armpits;)
Greg thanks for the comment on the articulation, I have been putting in a lot of effort on double stops lately, I am trying to learn all the chords on fiddle off by heart, I must be mad.
ok, somebody asked for this! Cringeworthy, but here it is -- I could just NOT get down one measure, but got so sick of practicing it I figured I would just go with where I was at. Maybe down the road I will finally get that one measure some improvement and I will record again. Funny, my transitions from one string to another are far from perfect, but for some reason this one, from A string (first finger - 'B') to D string (first finger - 'E') just seems impossible. I think I am supposed to be able to keep my finger on both strings and then just bow each string, but I could not do that at all and get a reasonable sound. Oh well, for now, it is what it is...
ps. First time I put a video on youtube - took almost 30 minutes to download a one minute video ! Hope that is not always the case. Have put a video or 2 on my FB page and they did not take that long...
Thats really good for a couple of months, you should be proud of yourself.
Seriously, you've only playing for 2 months and you're already able to play a piece with good intonation and rhythm. That is an amazing accomplishment.
Uploading to youboob can take longer depending on the time of day, day of the week, connection speed, etc. I also know that uploading on my PC takes longer (by a LOT) than when I'm uploading videos with my phone.
I like the way your violin looks too. Very good looking and it shows the care it's received over its lifetime.
Now, isn't there a Mouse around here who knows how to play a cello?
@Mark; JohnG; SharonC; RDP; ABitRusty; stringy; ELBCK; Katie M -- Thank you ALL for your kind words and encouragement! I know you all look at my efforts through your own journeys to learn these wonderful instruments. Truly made me feel good about my sharing my music (such as it is ).
@JohnG - if I am remembering correctly, I saw your first effort of 'Ode to Joy' and you had only been playing for like a week! AND it was pretty well done.
@RDP - thanks for the compliment on my violin - I cherish it! Some time I am going to tell you all about it, but it is kind of a long story. Suffice to say it did have to have some repairs done to it. It is hopefully well cared for now and will be from now on.
@Emily - your posts always are so much fun - thanks for the extra effort you put into them!