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myguitarnow
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Thanks Chinny, I have a real problem with proper violin vibrato though. It is so different from the guitar. I've seen on your videos that you are pretty good with violin vibrato and looking forward to see more of your playing. I don't even try to play vibrato on the violin but playing guitar so long it is hard not to. jimi-hendrix

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Lovely cat! Your phrasing is really improving - I can see that this will become a very haunting tune. Can't wait to see more!

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Up until that last little bit, your intonation sounded fantastic! Good vibrato takes time. You're very ambitious to be working on vibrato already.

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Hard to believe that you have only been playing for 4 months. Fantastic improvement.

About your vibrato. Try to focus the movement on the finger that is on the note and make more of a forward backwards movement than a sideways one.

Your first finger has a tenancy to be low and that is unusual. It's harder to get it all the way back like that. I know you hear it though.

Looks like you have some real impressive hair but we only get to see a little of it. Wish I could grow my hair like that. jimi-hendrix

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

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whoa. i like the slow vibrato! :D

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Fiddlerman said:

 

Looks like you have some real impressive hair but we only get to see a little of it. Wish I could grow my hair like that. jimi-hendrix

Wish I had hair at all...

 

Nicely done, MGN. clap

Nice kitty, too...cool

I almost wish in all the videos people post that there were multiple angles, so we could see your fingers from the other side, too. Coming from a guitar background myself, I'm having a difficult transition to the new angles for everything.

As for the look on your face as you go to turn off the camera, I know it all too well. Mine is even less satisfied, though...

Thanks for sharing. It takes courage to post a video.

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Thanks for posting this video. Great video and I love to watch people's progress. I hope to see more videos soon~wink

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myguitarnow said:

Thanks Chinny, I have a real problem with proper violin vibrato though. It is so different from the guitar. I've seen on your videos that you are pretty good with violin vibrato and looking forward to see more of your playing. I don't even try to play vibrato on the violin but playing guitar so long it is hard not to. jimi-hendrix

no probs man. my friend plays the guitar, he told me that for a guitar vibrato you move your finger along the width of the guitar neck pulling the string as you go.

 

Picture a guitar and a violin upright side by side then impose 2 dimensional x-y axis on them. For guitar you pull the string back and fourth along the x axis. For the violin we dont pull the string. we need short fingernails and as much flesh as possible, and we rock our finger back and fourth along the y axis.

 

Hope I didnt lose u there! But yea when you first start out it will probably feel like you're mass multitasking so take it easy and dont be too harsh on yourself.

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I understand Chinny you didn't loose me even though I hate math ;-)  

My hands are just so trained for guitar it's hard to switch styles. It just takes practice....jimi-hendrix

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I like that!! =)))
Like your right hand and your straight bow! also the CAT! i have two!
mine don't like me playing and yours seem to be a musical one =)))

aw! about the left hand- vibrato needs practice, just do it and IT will be done =)

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LOL Mad_Wed. I have 2 cats too. That's why I had to post that video. My female cat Diva sits right by my feet when I play guitar and now violin. Dillinger my male cat always try's to play the guitar with me and he goes nuts when I play violin and try's to play too. Dillinger actually uses his paws and plucks the strings. I'll get that on video. And yeah I'll get that violin vibrato down, been working on it all morning today. Will post another video later today.

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Wow, MGN, that sounds great for only 4 months time!

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myguitarnow said:

LOL Mad_Wed. I have 2 cats too. That's why I had to post that video. My female cat Diva sits right by my feet when I play guitar and now violin. Dillinger my male cat always try's to play the guitar with me and he goes nuts when I play violin and try's to play too. Dillinger actually uses his paws and plucks the strings. I'll get that on video.

 

 roflLucky you! My female cat Vilka (Вилка-Fork-in English) used to bite my legrofl And my male cat Perez (Перец-Pepper) sticks up his nose and goes out of the room (like "i sneeze on your violin!"). But both love bass guitar- chewing stringsrofl

 

And yeah I'll get that violin vibrato down, been working on it all morning today. Will post another video later today.

 

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