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2nd Month's progress
Official months 2 video of learning to play violin
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Windsor Locks, CT
February 25, 2014 - 12:51 pm
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Hi all.  Once again here, uploading my second official video.  This is my official 2nd months progress.  I actually played two songs this time.  The first one is Bach's G Minor Gavotte. I was stuck on this one for about a week..... It's actually the musicmanship and harmony lesson on page 195 of Violins for Dummies, Track 44.  It woudve sounded beter if I recorded it after I learned the lesson a few weeks ago instead of using it as a warm up today for my double stops attempt.  The second video is Hunting Horn song from page 251 of the book, track 69.  I just started learning to play double stops YESTERDAY so yah I know I sound somewhere between nails on a chalkboard and broken bagpipes but please, I assume it only gets better from here..  This was the first lesson after all the reading and playing open string double stops.  Heck I tried but as I stated before I only learned this yesterday and wanted to show a raw uncut video of my day 2 of learning double stops. Either way, here it is.

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February 25, 2014 - 1:41 pm
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Wow... Two months.... And double stops!!! Good job on both songs... You are moving along well.  Congratulations!

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Windsor Locks, CT
February 25, 2014 - 8:28 pm
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All comments and critiques are welcome!!

February 25, 2014 - 8:35 pm
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Sounds and looks good to me, Soldier! If you're looking for a critique, here's my non-expert opinion: Although your bow strokes could be a tad straighter, I think they look remarkably straight for a beginner. Your double stops sound good to me.

When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.


February 25, 2014 - 9:52 pm
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Your there>>>!!! > SWEET > metronome & scales will rock your world.

February 25, 2014 - 10:57 pm
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something my teacher told me, the wrist should be straight- instead of moving the wrist and fingers to get to a different string, push your left elbow farther forward or backward, hard to explain, but its all in the elbow. A real pain for me to try to make a habit so far.

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February 26, 2014 - 8:46 pm
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Good job Soldier. Keep at it. I'm right there with you, I've been at it 1 month.  I presumed the violin would be a good deal easier to learn to play than it actually is. Like anything else though, patience, perseverance, and practice and a good attitude pays dividends.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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February 26, 2014 - 8:56 pm
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I reckon that your Dadarrio Preludes at 2 months are are sounding great thumbs-up

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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