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@Fiddlerman Thanks :) I think I look completely awkward, perhaps bordering on creepy, lol, but I thought it would be good to stop watching my fingers so much.

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@damfino ,

Old Joe's is your best video yet - you seem very comfortable and are playing the tune without any hesitation. Nice job with the slides too!

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@Fidelestre Thank you :) I really enjoyed learning this one, and have been doing extra work to get my fingers where they belong. 

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@Fiddlerman Thanks :) I think I look completely awkward, perhaps bordering on creepy, lol, but I thought it would be good to stop watching my fingers so much.

I don't lie. ;)

Not at all Mandy. You look comfortable and not creepy, though, maybe you want to make a Halloween video :) That could be cool. I was going to have a best Halloween video contest like we did in 2013 but I forgot.

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Haha, that video is great :)  

When I get comfortable enough to play outside, there is a neat little museum town of a few houses and an old church in our local Metroparks... it's only open a couple times a year, so the rest of the time you can just walk around the buildings, and usually nobody else is around. It would just be an interesting setting to make a video, and this time of year it would be good for a spooky one. They usually have it all decked out for Halloween with a haunted trail in the woods around it, which is usually left up for quite a while. 

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Perfect. It's a deal. Next year ok???

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I totally agree with "FM",, I like that you look away as if to say, "hey ma, look what I can do".  So cute.

I think you are doing so well on learning violin, I'm impressed with your progress.

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@Fiddlerman Sounds like a plan, if I ever get brave enough to play outside, lol.

@Fiddlestix Than, you :) And I think that's kind of how I felt, i was happy my fingers were behaving for so many notes in a row, lol. They normally don't like to behave when they know they are on camera, haha :)  

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Wooooow @damfino that is really great for only playing 3 months!!! Really enjoyed your video! You look so relaxed and happy when you play!

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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@Marikoli Thank you :)  

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So it's been 4 months since I first picked up a violin :) Next weekend I will do my first recital, where I will be the oldest person by way too many years. That doesn't bother me (I joked I'll tell anyone that asks that I'm 19, but didn't start playing the violin until I was 35), what is psyching me out is that I'm being lumped in with the advanced students.... it was that or play with all the little kids where I'd stand out like a sore thumb, lol. That's a little bit intimidating, lol.

Anyway, my teacher and I decided to do Harvest Home, me on the fiddle, her playing the guitar. I've got it up to a tempo I like, but listening to this video I can see I need to work a little more on my rhythm when not using a metronome. I should have tapped my foot or something to keep some kind of time in this, lol.

So yes, another video from me of Harvest Home, lol.

At the end is a little snippet of my homework song for this week, Jackie Tar, which I'm having fun learning :)

 

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You are improving fast Mandy. Bravo. You would be the perfect person to make one of those progress videos showing a bunch of small clips as you learn. I love following you progress. :)

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WOOOOW damfino!! Well done!! Good luck with the recital! thumbs-upthumbs-up

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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damfino,

Well played!!

 

Mark

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@damfino ,

Very nice Thanksgiving treat - thank you for sharing!

The piece will sound great at the recital.

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@Fidelestre @Mark @Marikoli @Fiddlerman Thanks so much :)

And it would be fun to do one of those videos eventually :) I have some videos I made that have never seen the light of day from my first couple days of playing that would be fun to look back at when I reach a year of playing :)

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Sorry for the belated response - nice work @damfino - you're making great progress !  Well done thumbs-upthumbs-up, and good luck with the recital !

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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@BillyG Thanks! Every time I start playing it I picture my neighbors sighing and turning up their tv, lol.

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Very nicely done on the Harvest Home.  You nailed it. You've definitely got the feel for the bouncy rhythm of a hornpipe.  Are you of Irish/Scottish decent perhaps?

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Thanks @Uzi :)  My fathers side of the family is mostly Irish :)

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