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I'm with you Robyn...(not the cutting off heads part) The more we share the better we will get.

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violinnewbee24 said:

 i have trouble using my pinky too it is way to short. hope i can play like that eventually!cheerleaderthumbs-up

Mine are too short, too! Fiddlerman said move your elbow to under the violin, I'm not sure if I did that, but my thumb was definitely under the neck of the violin when I play somewhere over the rainbow to get the pinkie on note C on G string. I'm trying to post my video when you see it tell me what you think. My pinkies are really short, about 1.69 inches long only. 

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Can't wait to see some video pky. You can adjust your hand to get the pinky involved. Shapes and sizes are all part of it. None of us are the same.

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pky said:

violinnewbee24 said:

 i have trouble using my pinky too it is way to short. hope i can play like that eventually!cheerleaderthumbs-up

Mine are too short, too! Fiddlerman said move your elbow to under the violin, I'm not sure if I did that, but my thumb was definitely under the neck of the violin when I play somewhere over the rainbow to get the pinkie on note C on G string. I'm trying to post my video when you see it tell me what you think. My pinkies are really short, about 1.69 inches long only. 

Hi, Pky!  It is not C but D for which you have to use your pinky.  Correct me if I am wrong.  Have patience.  It needs some stretching.  Size do not matter.  You can do it.

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Awesome!!! I loved it heart. It was really great and welcome!! laugh

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Great job Naosunflower. That's a heck of a lot better then what mine sounded like when I tried this song. Yikes! You should work on your bowing directions though (as I've seen some post about already). I can't wait to see another video.

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Hiya!!

So it has been awhile but I have not forgot about violin!! Finding bits and pieces of time here and there and at last, I'm ready to show my progress :)   I have fixed my left hand to "curl under the neck" and now I can do my pinky move!!! Bowing is still unstable and sometimes slides on the string.

Here is my new video playing "Concertino in G, op. 11 by KüchlerConcertino in G, op. 11 by Küchler". I only recorded the first 1/3 of the music.


 watch naosunflower's video #2

Your comments are welcome. You are my violin instructors, and all your words are jewels for my progress :)

 

Naonao

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Wow, you've made big progress! That was so great!

I only have one thing to comment about -- your bow hand: it seems like your fingers on the bow are pretty tensed and pretty spread out. If you take a look at the fiddlerman's video "holding the bow," you could see his fingers are very relaxed and they are closer together.

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suresh said:

Hi, Pky!  It is not C but D for which you have to use your pinky.  Correct me if I am wrong.  Have patience.  It needs some stretching.  Size do not matter.  You can do it.

yeah, it's D, it was a typo. Sorry! 

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That was a great video of your progress. I liked the way the fingers of your left hand remained curved and ready to move into position. I agree with pky about your bow hand. It looked a little tense. wink Keep up the good work!

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Good! I like that "bowing..bowing" part clap ! Your fingers are really quick. That is definitely a progress! birthday_balloon

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Great progress and happy to see you back again.

Check out this link and see how I hold the bow. I would like your fingers a little closer together and more flexible.

The fourth finger on your right hand is not coming down at the optimal angle. Try to apply more pressure to the left side of the fourth finger to give it a better angle.

Your intonation is not bad but listen to your recording, mark the part with arrows up or down to perfect it for another recording.

Great job. Lot's of nice things.

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Yeh! Our headless player is back! Your on your way, keep it up!

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myguitarnow said:

Yeh! Our headless player is back! Your on your way, keep it up!

I saw her chin so she is definitely not headless. exactly

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weeee! thank you everyone for ur comments.  I'll need to modify my recording environment so that I can show my head next time ;)  

My right hand had been telling me "awkward" for all this time, haha. Now I have read this a few times and practiced, I think I got it. Thank you Fiddlerman!! With the new right hand, the sound seems to be louder and clearer too.

Looking forward to practicing more for my next progress video!!

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pky said:

Wow, you've made big progress! That was so great!

I only have one thing to comment about -- your bow hand: it seems like your fingers on the bow are pretty tensed and pretty spread out. If you take a look at the fiddlerman's video "holding the bow," you could see his fingers are very relaxed and they are closer together.

The only comment I have is that when you are bowing the bow is not staying perpendicular to the strings.  Flex the wrist and watch yourself in the mirror.

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