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Hello there,

Here's my latest video – I spent a long time without doing any

https://drive.google.com/file/.....sp=sharing

I'm just sharing, but feel free to criticize anyway ; I'm aware that it's not anywhere close to perfect - and my intonation is not what it should be (after 5 years). I'm having fun with that tango-ish sort of music, though.

[P.S. This will self-destruct in a few days]

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@wtw -

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Hope you don't remove your nice video. 

Don't think many members have heard Passo Fundo and nobody's perfect - well, except maybe Fiddlerman! (lol) 

I've seen Fiddlerman recommend marking on your music where you think your intonation might be off - as a reminder to pay closer attention in spots. 

Most of the time I play by ear, so when I think I'm off I slow down and/or check against my tuner. 

I think if you leave your video you can revisit it in 6 months to see how well you've improved! 

This is such a pretty piece - I don't speak Spanish or Portuguese but I looked up "Passo Fundo" and it's a large municipality in Southern Brazil named after a river!  Common to see Gauchos walking the streets sometimes in full costume - the "Cowboys" of South America! 

Thanks for sharing! 

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fWu5cpaBk-M/WaiduZtakRI/AAAAAAABobQ/-hBQGjESQxYiEFYw5tQMAtrFguYM0Fo4gCLcBGAs/s1600/AW518633_16.gif

 

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November 14, 2020 - 10:58 pm
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WTW,

 

Emily was correct I had never heard that song before, I enjoyed you video, I enjoyed you expression as it looked like you were having a good time playing it.

 

Thank you for posting that,

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@Mark Yes it was fun and that's what matters the most 🙂

@ELCB I play by ear too, so I can't mark the sheet music ; but I should try to pay attention and see if my intonation is off always on the same notes, or not. I think that mostly not, but that I should work on the shifts (that's the drawback when playing violin things on the viola - got to shift a bit more on the A string 😉 ).

However probably in 6 months I'll be tired of this tune and not play it anymore. I had been trying it for a week or so when I made the video, so not long enough to be bored with it.
Generally speaking, there are a few pieces that I enjoy going back to regularly to see if I play them better, but not all of them – and if I force myself to play something I don't like too much anymore, the result is not quite good. I suppose the same goes for everyone, there's no playing the violin/viola/cello/whatever half-heartedly 🙂 .

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@wtw -

Bright Blue Yes Smiley 

I think it's VERY important to love what you play! 

Especially at my age (lol) - life's too short. 

I need to have pretty much instant gratification, too (I'm shameless) - been known to change the key of a piece, if just slowing it down/simplifying it doesn't help me start to learn fast enough! 

One good trick I found that helps me with intonation is looping a recording of how I want to end up sounding... for hours... days... what ever it takes so I hear it in my head crystal clear with no music (I have to really love a piece to do this). 

Lol Laughing EmoticonsI just gave away all my secrets! 

 

- Emily Eye Alien Walking Caterpillar Monster Emoticons

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I liked it, you have a nice sweet vibrato. I wouldn't worry too much about intonation, joy in playing  is what matters, and besides not many en up as soloists, I have seen excellent violinists busking on the street, a lot of people think playing violin is just hard lol they have no idea of the real difficulty in just getting a sound out of it, well done on the vid.

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What a fun tune @wtw - thanks so much for sharing that!  clapclapclap

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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