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Hello everyone! Hungarian Dance no.5
Attempting to play Hungarian Dance No 5
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January 31, 2019 - 6:10 pm
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Hello everyone, it'snice to meet youI! My name is kirkand my violin partner I named Lydia. We just joined today and figured I'd introduce ourselves and share a video at the same time. 😜 I've been learning violin for 3 years at the end of March and I have been learning via YouTube videos and other online resources. I know I have a very unorthodox bow hold as I was injured in the military so I have nerve & muscle damage from shoulder down in my bow arm. I'm still playing in first position and starting to learn 3rd position. I am looking forward to learning and growing with you all. Thanks in advance for the help and guidance! 😊

January 31, 2019 - 9:12 pm
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@Kirk Welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing the video. Very much enjoyed it. I liked that Hungarian sound it has. thumbs-up

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January 31, 2019 - 10:40 pm
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 @kirk hi!! Welcome to Fiddlerman 😎 I liked your video very much. Personally I see practice as the ideal place to make mistakes, to understand why they are mistakes so we can fix them. I would suggest playing the scale the piece is in. So your fingers have time to get used to the distances they have to reach. Then, play the piece very slowly so that your brain will grasps the mechanics and will be able to increase speed with time.

Good luck and keep posting.


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January 31, 2019 - 10:50 pm
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Welcome, Kirk... and keep yourself and Lydia warm up in Illinois these days!

February 1, 2019 - 8:41 am
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@Mouse Thanks, it was my first day learning the piece. I figured it was time to start trying to learn more difficult pieces. 😊 @JuanFiddler Thanks for the advice! I have been practicing the G minor and F# minor scales to try to improve it. I also got the sheet music for it last week. I didn't realize how many notes I wasn't even attempting. That's what I get for trying to learn something by ear.😓 

@bocaholly Thanks, ilI' try! Luckily I work indoors. Looks like the polar winds are over with thankfully! 


February 1, 2019 - 8:56 am
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Welcome Kirk.
Yes some of the notes are missing, but still that's quite a good job of learning by ear :) . Don't let a few missing notes deter you. And well, you're note going to get that piece in just one day ;) .
I hope your injuries won't be a problem. Seems you're doing good up to now !

The Netherlands

February 1, 2019 - 9:31 am
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your video. First day of playing this song and playing by ear, well done! Hopefully the injuries doesn’t cause pain. 

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February 1, 2019 - 9:47 am
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@wtw Thanks! I won't I challeges motivate me to practice more. For the most part having the injury hasn't been making too much of a difference other than learning to hold the bow and bbowing. I also will never be able to colle but I don't ever plan on playing professionally so I'm not worried about it. The downside is I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to bow I ignored my left hand so now I'm trying to whip it into shape especially the pinky. I'm struggling using it without doing weird things with my hand and other fingers. I've been doing exercises to try to improve it's coordination and strength but considering it hasn't really done anything for most of its life, it is going to take a while. 🤣 

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February 10, 2019 - 9:21 pm
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Great having you here Kirk.
Looking forward to seeing you grow as well. Thanks for the sharing your video.
Welcome to the forum!!!
You get a badge for sharing your video.

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