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Fall 2015 - What are we playing?
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Fiddlerman
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October 26, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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Thanks Leana :) So happy now!!!

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@pky Did your teacher ever have you try some viola playing tricks for your fourth finger? I'm finally getting starting to get the hang of the trick my teacher has been showing me, and now I find myself actually hitting the fourth finger notes a little sharp, a nice little change, though I'd rather just hit the note right, lol. She has me use either the second or third finger as a pivot point (just based on whatever note is before or after the fourth finger) and lift the index finger from the string, and roll my hand towards me to land the pinky finger in its place. She has a short fourth finger (nothing like ours, though, lol) and does this to reach her notes, and picked it up from playing the viola.

@damfino I think I have already done that, my teacher showed me that trick as well, with short pinky and old age = less flexible playing on G and D with pinky is just difficult for me. You know the trick about using your fingers with pinky, ring, and tall man up-side down on your side of your face and with your thumbs and index fingers making a circle around your eyes with thumbs on top? I cannot do that. I bet if I could do that trick, I would have no problem with my pinky. I could do high 4 in tune though LOL probably cheated by doing a little shifting. My teacher was watching me closely and tried to figure out how I did high four so I could use the same trick on the regular four.

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Happy Fall.

I am a bit behind on the forum.

I loved reading... I play about 6 off the list @bluesviolin ... and work on several from the Christmas list. I am eager to pull out O Holy Night and work on it to see how Ming plays.  I am liking White Christmas... (fun slide in that one that is newish to me)..

We Can't wait for more Christmas music... every year it is a treat.

Cheers everyone. 

Toni

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Yesssssss: Glad to have it back. I even called Fiddlershop yesterday (and left a message) to find out if it was the server or my computer. Then I spoke with "RosinedUP" and he had the same problem.

It's fixed now,, so, Pierre, disregard my message.

Panic was settin in here too.

 

Ken.    violin-1267

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>>see how Ming plays. 

@coolpinkone : Re: Ming. Is this your made in China violin? If so, I got a China violin last march, because I lost my old German (and recently got it back) but I'm very happy with my China Fiddle. I've never named any of my numerous violins over the past 40 years, but I was thinking about naming the China. It would have to be a female name. It's a solid color, Red with an orange tinge. 
 

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I have currently moved on to learn the next song in my fiddle book, My Darling Asleep. I know I need to speed it up to jig temp, but I kind of like it as a slower tune, too.
 

@coolpinkone I love hearing my Ming play anything, lol :) It makes such a satisfying ring when I actually get the notes right, lol

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It's been so long, I think I need to go back to the scales... duncecap

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bluesviolin said

coolpinkone said
>>see how Ming plays. 

@coolpinkone : Re: Ming. Is this your made in China violin? If so, I got a China violin last march, because I lost my old German (and recently got it back) but I'm very happy with my China Fiddle. I've never named any of my numerous violins over the past 40 years, but I was thinking about naming the China. It would have to be a female name. It's a solid color, Red with an orange tinge. 
 

...after reading some other posts in some other threads, I've figured that Ming is the name of the maker, or probably factory made under that name, yes? and that @damfino has one also? I'm just curious, what is the full name of this maker?

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They are Ming Jiang Zhu - you'll find a number of them in the fiddlershop ....  I want, want !!!   LOL

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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@bluesviolin Billy is right, and they are such lovely violins. Toni and I both have the 905. I did name my first violin, Sherlock, and I keep meaning to name this one, but just calling it my Ming is sticking, lol. I'm sure something better will pop into my head someday.

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 Yes, I recognize the full name. Thanks for clearing that up for me. 

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@bluesviolin

Hi..

Sorry .. I was away.. but looks like you know now.

Both my violins The Ming Jiang Zhu and the Soloist (first generation) hail from China.

I like them both so much.

The Ming Jiang Violin exceeds my expectation week over week.  I start playing each night with the Soloist..and end with the MJZ.  

I call the Soloist Violin - Noelle as she was a Christmas present.  I was going to call MJZ Lily, but I mostly call it Ming.  I don't know if Ming is a boy name or a girl name.   :)

My first violin  a student violin is from China also.  I have always called her Violetta.  She sits tuned and in her case waiting for the perfect new owner. 

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