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My violin adventure!
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Great job, and congrats on reaching 8 months 🙂

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marikoli - well done at 8 months !  Sweet - I notice the "open" left hand with scarcely a hint of the thumb showing over the neck ( !!!! ) allowing vibrato - I still had the death-grip at that stage  ( well, that's a BIT of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean ) - yeah - well done, thanks for the post hats_off  Cool !

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Better every month.  Keep it up. 

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VERY VERY good.  So happy for your 8 months of SUCCESS!!

Great job.  I love that song and I love to play it on the violin.

 

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Bravo,
Keep up the great work and thanks for the post.

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BillyG said
marikoli - well done at 8 months !  Sweet - I notice the "open" left hand with scarcely a hint of the thumb showing over the neck ( !!!! ) allowing vibrato

I had the death grip too and I think I'm still holding too tight. But it's getting better. In December I had posted a question about this on the forum. And I received answers about how important it is to have an "open" left hand. I did try that and at first it was very hard and felt weird and my intonation was completely off. 🙁 But now, I think I'm pretty much used to it and it gets easier. Now let's hope my vibrato becomes more smooth and that I can sustain the notes more (longer/stronger).

Thanks everybody for your comments! It's really nice to be here and be able to share the love for the violin with others. 🙂 Hope you're all having a nice day!

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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That was beautiful.  I've been practicing the Godfather Theme, but I do not do vibrato, yet.  I've had the violin for a little over 4 months, but it's really day 83 of practicing.  

 

I love the tone of your violin! 

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Thanks @Kim D, I really love this song too. and the funny thing it that I also tried to play it when I was playing for 3 of 4 months, just like you. But I found it very hard still. Now, I've tried to play it again and it was much easier already. And I also recently started to practice vibrato. You'll get there soon too! 🙂

Keep enjoying and thanks for posting. By the way, what else are you practicing now?

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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I'm practicing easier songs like Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, Stars Spangled Banner, Star Wars theme (the ending is a little tricky), and Amazing Grace.  What violin do you have?

I just noticed a chin rest in the center of the violin.  That may make doing vibrato easier.  I will need to ask Pierre if that would be the case. 

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Hi @Kim D, those are great songs to practice!! I did practice Greensleeves, Amazing Grace and Star Wars theme too! Real fun to play! Good luck with your vibrato!!

I actually don't know much about my violin. a few months ago I did google a couple of hours to learn more about it, but I couldn't find much about it. Inside it says "Stradivarius Copy - Max Bruch" and it cost me about $300. I did put on better strings because it came with steel strings and I didn't like the sound much. I'm using Thomastik strings now. And I am using a carbon fiber bow. I guess some day I'll buy myself a better violin but for now I'm really pleased with it. 🙂

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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Marikoli great sound at a great price!  

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Hi everybody, hope you're doing well! 🙂

I've been playing the violin for 10 months now and it's more fun every month. This month I've practiced the Concertino in G Major by Komarowski. I actually didn't know Komarowski until a couple of weeks ago. I'm glad I learned about him because I really like his music. Hope you like it too!

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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I wasn't familiar with this composer but am glad you introduced him. Thank you!

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Hi @Fidelestre glad you liked it. 🙂 He composed several concertos for violin! There is so many violin music/composers that I have yet to get to know, all very interesting. 🙂

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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Very nice!! 🙂 

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You are coming along very nicely Marikoli. Keep up the great work.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Thanks @Fiddlerman!!! Glad to hear that! 🙂

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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marikoli clapclapclapclapclap That was great.  I loved your performance.  Thank you!!!!!! 1st-placethumbs-up1st-placethumbs-up

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laughsmilelaughsmile Thank you so much @coolpinkone!!!! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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Hello everybody! How are you all? I've been playing the violin for one year now!!! I'm so excited! Wanted to share this video showing my progress from the beginning up to today after one year. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Enjoying my violin adventure! :-)

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