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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!
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.
"I find your lack of Fiddle, disturbing" - Darth Vader
Very cool. Enjoy!
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.
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