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Thanks PF!  Here is the sheet music for the start on A string:my-warm-up.jpgImage Enlargermy-warm-up.jpgImage Enlarger

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I have that in my book as well, can you do the double note version? Also encourage you to follow and try to play along with this guy, caution he is quick.
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I can hang with him up until the Gavotte. lol.

If you need any help or advice we can google hangout sometime, I am pretty much always available.

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The Ninja VIDDLE dude. > SWEET!!!!!!!!!! > this is how one obtains perfection. > If ya want it you can have it.

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Hey PF that fiddler is great!  I have not played with him but I have the Suzuki cd that I play along with.  I can do the double note version but not very well with the cd, but I am able to play with the cd up to the Etude.  That one had been difficult for me to memorize and just last week I finally made it through. 

I need to try the Etude with the cd- maybe this week.

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FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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I finally got around to this.  Been putting it off for months!  This is from EE2000 book 1, Exercise 193.  It is J.S. Bach's Minuet no. 1.  I definitely made a couple of mistakes, but I wanted to go ahead and post anyways.  Maybe it will motivate someone to do better!

 

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@Schaick- memorization is great, and its good you can play with the cd. I think cadenzastringsnc does play it a bit peppier than the cd does.

@wookieman- That tune is also in the Suzuki repetoire.

Great Job you guys, keep at it!

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OK so a couple of days ago was my 'monthiversary' with a violin.  I started exploring EE Book 2 today.  Apparently there's a rite of passage to post a little recital at the end of a method book, or at least that's what Picklefish convinced me of :)  So here goes my smiling nervous attempts.  All constructive criticism from this great community is very welcome to help me improve.  

I'm still playing an unplugged electric for now and I'm playing to SmartMusic in the background for the fun of it. 

The vids are unlisted

Song 155 - Monday's Melody  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....OXTZsCwV14

Song 182 - Surprise Symphony Theme (Just starting to try staccato.  It's fun!  and probably poorly done)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....nQCbbuc9OM

Bonus Track - Pedal to the Medal - I forced myself to use 4th finger and not cheat.  My first 'rocker' type song :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....O3TPvmj7bw

 

 

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Song 1- the squeeks I believe come from uneven bow speed. Try to keep the bow moving at a consistent speed through out the tune rather than allowing it to slow down. The bow distribution exercises really helped me with this. In other words, dont create a longer note by bowing slower, rather use more of the bow to hold the note.

Song 2-I think if you try to do staccato using more of a wrist and finger thrust rather than from the for arm it might go better for you. Pierre would know better than I.

Song 3-Pedal to the Metal definately has the Deep Purple "Smoke on the water" vibe to it. Maybe variation on that theme.

Congratulations on completing book 1!!! You are doing fantastic for only 1 month into it!

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My method book is the Scottish Folk Fiddle Tutor.  This is a compilation of some beginning tunes that I use for warm up.

Failte Rudha Bhatairnis (Welcome to the Point of Waternish)

Lovely Stornoway

Coulter's Candy

Twa Craws

 

http://youtu.be/NH9f7RRAaMc

 

 

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I love the Scottish sound > I'm Scottish and that is probably why > there is something about Scottish Viddle that just ROCKS my Spirit.

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@Georganne That's really lovely.  I might buy that book and try to learn some of this. 

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Great job everyone.
@ Michelle,
Did you remove your videos? I can't see them and this message pops up:
"This video has been removed by the user."

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but the one who needs the least."

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StoneDog said
I love the Scottish sound > I'm Scottish and that is probably why > there is something about Scottish Viddle that just ROCKS my Spirit.

I love the Scottish sound > I'm Scottish and that is probably why > there is something about Scottish Viddle that just ROCKS my Spirit.

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@Georganne That's really lovely.  I might buy that book and try to learn some of this. 

 

 

Thank you both.  I apologize for the video quality.  We were on our way out the door when I saw this so just handed my daughter my phone and said "Here, record this for me." 

 

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Oops!  Thanks for pointing out Pierre @Fiddlerman.  Here they are again but I rerecorded the Bonus Track moments ago as the violin was too soft and the music too loud last time.  The other two are same as yesterday that Picklefish commented on.  

I'm going to keep reviewing EE book 1 even though I'm letting myself start a bit on book 2 for the variety :)  I have a loooong way to go to make it sound good and have good technique for the book 1 stuff!

Song 155 – Monday's Melody  (I'm working on slurring and what feels like playing fast even though it's not)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....8Uuu7QOknY

Song 182 – Surprise Symphony Theme (Just starting to try staccato.  It's fun!  and probably poorly done hehe)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....57TatiMiJU

EE1 Smart Music Bonus Track – Pedal to the Medal – 4th finger practice.  I forced myself to use 4th finger and not cheat.  My first 'rocker' type song :)  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r8OQpiKQws

 

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@wookieman Hey great job on the minuet!  I'm actually just starting to work on that piece too!  I really love your bow control and how you use so much of the bow.  It's something I really have to work on.

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MontrealMichelle said
@wookieman Hey great job on the minuet!  I'm actually just starting to work on that piece too!  I really love your bow control and how you use so much of the bow.  It's something I really have to work on.

 

I appreciate it!  Have fun with it.  Hope you do better than I did!

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Great job and you're learning so fast. Anxious to hear you play the Ming Jiang Zhu later. :-) I didn't realize that you had switched up until Michael told me.
Yeeeee Haaaaaa!!!

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Thanks and I can't WAIT to get it.  Counting the days till I return from Spain and experience acoustic for the first time, and not just any but my own cherished acoustic!

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I am just starting that Minuet 1 today also!!

 

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I really don't want this thread to die. I just signed up after lurking for a week or two. My concert violin from fiddler shop is on the way, and this stuff is keeping me excited to start playing!

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