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First official violin lesson
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Christine (moonlitday)
PEI, Canada
October 23, 2014 - 6:23 pm
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Today was my first ever official violin lesson. It went really well - better than I anticipated actually! My teacher has his masters in music on the violin and he plays both classic and fiddle! My old girl apparently has a "really big sound", and my technique isn't that atrocious for a self-taught player. He gave me some tips and exercises to do. This should go well, I'm excited to get to be where I should be and make some changes to make playing easier - such as using my arm to get my fingers in position instead of keeping my arm stiff and moving my hand (I didn't even realize that is what I was doing). proper bow hold too (holy cow it feels weird though). 

My next goal  - learn to vibrate! 

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October 23, 2014 - 9:25 pm
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Vibrato will come in a year or two. LoL

Good luck on the new lessons... keep us posted thumbs-up

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Colorado, USA

October 23, 2014 - 11:22 pm
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Your teacher sounds great!

It's nice you found someone who's flexible enough to play in more than one style too.

Good luck, and let us know how it's going along the way.smile

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October 24, 2014 - 12:38 am
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how awesome! glad your first lesson went well. They sound like a wonderful individual :D  

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October 24, 2014 - 4:58 am
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Congrats on taking that step! its pretty nice to figure out something you are doing wrong and start working on unlearning it. I am still on my first lesson. Only been about 2 years and finally figured out the bow hairs face DOWN when playing. devil-violinfacepalm

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October 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm
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Sounds like a good deal. It's nice to have someone show you right from wrong, it saves a lot of time and energy later on.

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October 24, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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Very cool.  Enjoy! 


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October 25, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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Very very AWESOME!!!

Enjoy your lessons...sometimes  from what I am learning, there are pre-vibrato exercises and movements that the teachers have the student do and  the students don't even know it is pre -vibrato practice.  You  will get there soon.  Congrats!!! 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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