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Fiddlerette's first piece
I play Fiddlerman's easy G pieces music sheet. I play lighly Row on the video
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May 17, 2013 - 10:14 pm
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Enjoy my vid of my first song. I believe its been two weeks since i purchase the violin and now i'm already playing a song. Comments are welcome and I know goofed on a few things so please let me know what you see that I can improve. Thanks!


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May 17, 2013 - 10:38 pm
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Hi, Welcome to the forum!

Your violin is on the wrong side. Just kidding.

You produce really good tone. 1st-place


Bow with your elbow not you shoulder and it will be easier to bow straight. 


May 17, 2013 - 11:32 pm
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Was that > Soft kitty, warm kitty > little ball of fur???

Big Bang!!! > ROCKs!!

SOooo you want to resurrect your musical oneness with the Universe >> SWEET~~~~!!!!

This is the instrument to do so with.

With your musical background > my thoughts would be > Scales\Metronome >> Learn the fingerboard > then let it ROCK!!!

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May 18, 2013 - 8:46 am
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Good playing.

Gosh, I don't think it's been close to two weeks since you got your first sounds out of it.  Not a week ago we were telling you on chat how to rosin your bow, unless I am wrong.

Your G string is tuned a half-step low.

You have finger tapes but don't seem to be looking at them, ha ha.   But your intonation is good.  Better to use your ear, as you seem to be doing.  So that part is very good.

I would say that the biggest problem in front of you is your hold.  As I understand things, you basically can't expect to do vibrato or play outside of first position unless you can hold the violin with no hands.   So I would recommend attacking that problem right away and perhaps ongoingly by trying different chin rests and/or shoulder rests/pads etc..

I think you are off to a good start.

May 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm
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Thanks everyone for your comments so far. It is much appreciated.


@RosinedUp - I bought the "dont fret" sticker thinking I would need it in knowing where my notes are, it was a waste of my four dollars. Yes, i'm using my ear to tune from the very beginning. I do need to get a better shoulder rest. The chin rest isn't too terrible its underneath that i need some better cushioning. My violin is out of tune because of the pegs not staying in place. I need to work on it. (never have time) and I'm trying to save my bucks for better strings. All in due time right?



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May 18, 2013 - 5:46 pm
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Nice job, Fiddlerette!

I could not do that in the first 2 week of learning.

Good start and keep up the good work.



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May 18, 2013 - 11:23 pm
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Great start,
Start with learning to bow using next to no shoulder movement and mostly elbow. Also check my pictures on how to hold the bow for more flexibility.

Try to keep your left wrist straight instead of resting on the violins neck.

Keep up the great work.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

May 19, 2013 - 1:34 pm
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Thank you Fiddlerman!

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May 19, 2013 - 3:32 pm
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hehe. I'm having that problem with the left wrist as well ;) seems to be common.

doing well there though.
and likewise, I'm finding my strings pulling out of tune rather easily, but nowhere near as badly as when I first got the instrument. but then mine is just a £30 kit, so to be expected really.

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