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Some progress and new strings!
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Love the "reports" you add on to your videos, @thegael !

If you've seen any of my videos, I keep letting a lot of encouragement to use more bow. The first couple of notes of each of your two takes were the best, IMHO. I think I've figured out that fiddlers often use shorter strokes than classical players (maybe because the music is often so fast?) But try just a little more bow and see if that gives you a better ring on those nice, new strings.

Holly

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bocaholly said
Love the "reports" you add on to your videos, @thegael !

If you've seen any of my videos, I keep letting a lot of encouragement to use more bow. The first couple of notes of each of your two takes were the best, IMHO. I think I've figured out that fiddlers often use shorter strokes thank classical players (maybe because the music is often so fast?) But try just a little more bow and see if that gives you a better ring on those nice, new strings.

Holly  

Exactly, easier to play shorter strokes because it gets fast quick with the fingering in that song. Plus I have a beginner cheap set up and the rosin is not so good.Thanks for the imput. I will find your videos and watch too.

Just bow it.

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bocaholly said
Love the "reports" you add on to your videos, @thegael !

If you've seen any of my videos, I keep letting a lot of encouragement to use more bow. The first couple of notes of each of your two takes were the best, IMHO. I think I've figured out that fiddlers often use shorter strokes thank classical players (maybe because the music is often so fast?) But try just a little more bow and see if that gives you a better ring on those nice, new strings.

Holly  

Thrilled to read your grandma's violin got ya. I know where my family fiddle is but am not able to use it. Lucky for you!

Just bow it.

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I know this may seem awful but I actually traded in "Nana's" violin (albeit with my mother's permission.) 

Besides the fact that her violin has a very big projection and is bright and clear, it was also on the big side for me, the beginner with small hands. I didn't want to start shaving down the neck and shortening the string length on an antique. Fiddlershop was able to do those things for me on the 2017 violin I got from them.

You could also say that I'm from a culture where we tend to revere memories of people more than their things. 

Just for yucks, here's Fiddlerman playing a few scales on Nana's Heberlein:

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It is a beautiful violin. My great-grandfather died before I knew him so his fiddle is part of how I remember him. I have no other way to remember him.

Just bow it.

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Sounds like your great-grandfather gets remembered by a lot of people and I'm sure that's a great feeling!

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bocaholly said
Sounds like your great-grandfather gets remembered by a lot of people and I'm sure that's a great feeling!  

Yes he does, he is a part of the musical history of the Appalachian Mountains and his recordings are in the Library of Congress. I am VERY proud of this and would have loved to have had his fiddle which is now at the Mars Hill University in NC awaiting restoration. 

Just bow it.

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That is awesome. What a great memory. My great-grandfather was a fiddler. I never met him. After I had take up playing the violin, members of that family always wanted me to play fiddle songs. One of the cousins was going to get me one of his fiddles. Unfortunately that never happened. I used to have a recording of his playing, and hope that I can find it again. How cool would it have been to have that fiddle...

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@thegael - I couldn't see your video cause it was removed.....

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

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Scrap said
That is awesome. What a great memory. My great-grandfather was a fiddler. I never met him. After I had take up playing the violin, members of that family always wanted me to play fiddle songs. One of the cousins was going to get me one of his fiddles. Unfortunately that never happened. I used to have a recording of his playing, and hope that I can find it again. How cool would it have been to have that fiddle...  

Cool, we have the same music gene!

Just bow it.

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Fiddlerman said
@thegael - I couldn't see your video cause it was removed.....  

Sorry about that.

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No problem 🙂 I was not sure it was intensional.

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