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Itsy Bitsy Twinkle
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Almandin
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The other day, my sister and her two-year-old son were coming over for fika (Pierre will know what that is, and for you non-Swedes I can put a definition below wink) so I decided to learn Itsy Bitsy Spider for the occasion. It's my nephew's favourite, he does the hand motions and hums along.

So that's my "progress video" for this week: two songs (one in two different keys). Hopefully I've improved a bit since my last vid. I've been working on the things you guys suggested: bowing with my elbow and longer bow strokes, and keeping my left wrist straight(er). It's still far from good, and I also noticed that I tend to lift my fingers about a meter off the fingerboard after use... so that's on the work-list too.

Please comment and give tips. I always listen to what you think!

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Fika (n,v): Afternoon get-together with coffee/tea and often also biscuits etc. coffee

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September 22, 2012 - 10:45 am
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Hello and thanks for posting.  Good job and you got better take after take.

 

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Well done! clap

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sent you another email for your spam filter! has links in it for your itsy bitsy spider.

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Fiddlerman
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September 22, 2012 - 10:18 pm
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Great improvement. I'm glad you discovered that D major would be easier.
It's good that you force yourself to use the fourth finger already now to build some strength.

Keep up the good work and great attitude.thumbs-up

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Thanks, guys! (Especially to Robert who gave me a Skype lesson after talking on the chat!)

And yes, I was quite pleased with myself too for figuring out that transposition. cool The sheet music I found was obviously written for piano (where C major is always the easiest key because of the complete lack of sharps) and like the piano pupil I am (was), I just went with it at first because I'm too used to that key to question it. Guess I learned better! Violin ≠ piano.

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Sorry, I have no broadband at the moment, only 3G on my iPhone so I cannot watch and therefore cannot comment. I look forward to seeing your progress though, soon I hope!

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