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Gail
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Toni, are you feeling more confident now that you've posted two videos?  It will just keep getting better.  Honest!  I'm rooting for you!

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coolpinkone
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Hello...I am back... Here is a partial view of me playing Twinkle Twinkle...(no make up and pajama day).  I can't seem to get it right for the camera... I am so ever aware of it's presence.    Here is my semi video of Twinkle Twinkle....  I don't see improvement.  I played slowing on  purpose to avoid the normal rushing that I do when the camera is on.

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coolpinkone
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I tried to post a video..but something went strange..... it won't do it like before??? (okay weird...now it works??)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....miMDTK3vmc

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Big improvement!  Good for you!

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coolpinkone
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Awh thanks Gail...blushing... :)

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Very nice!

Don't forget to watch yourself in the mirror to check for straight bow.

Keep up the good work.thumbs-up

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Coolpinkone, Very definite improvement! You've been practicing!

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Oh Man, I came to work and realized my reply on this topic did not post, I think I added wrong :-P

Anyhow, I had just said to keep up the good work, and as LB said work on keeping the bow straight. I bet this is one of the things I also need to work on, I really have not played in front of the mirror much.

Other than that, good job!thumbs-up

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That is a huge improvement!

Stable rhythm, proportional bow strokes! amuse

I'm REALLY glad that You showed your hands, especially the right one!

I'd just suggest that before You try to imitate the perfect bow grip You could relax your hand!

Your pinky and ring finger are too stiff - so trelax them:

Put the bow on the strings somewhere in the middle (of bow =)). Feel how light it is. Then relax the right wrist and start to take the fingers off the bow one by one, except thumb and middle finger. And when You are already holding it with only two those fingers concentrate on feeling of how light it is again. Wave the hand up (bow's tip down) and down (tip up). Only movement without a sound. Then put the other fingers back on the bow and do the same waving movements.

That's an easy excercise that shows that You don't have to hold the bow so hard, like if You were afraid that it will fall down- it won't =)

Nice job! birthday_balloon

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squashing bugs is still my favorite!!dancing

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coolpinkone
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Thanks everyone... so very nice and vital to get all this good feedback.  You all inspire me.....

 

Thank you

Toni

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I would like to add that your left hand, your wrist is bent and the violin resting on yor arm just below your wrist.  You have to straighten out your wrist and bring your arm more under the violin.  As for your right hand Mad_Wed said it all.

 

Keep up the great work

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Good advise above. Great improvement and the chosen note to improve for today is the third finger G on the D string. Listen to your video and you'll notice that it's different every time. Too low in the beginning and gets higher until it is almost spot on then at the end, slightly high.

This is normal (and good because you fix it) in the beginning but try to focus on the intonation of the G by playing open D and G over and over to correct it.

Right hand fingers would be more relaxed if you keep them more together. Curve that right pinky. Bend your elbow when bowing.

Left hand wrist should be straighter.

Great job and a lot of improvement,
Thanks for your post. smile

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coolpinkone
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Thank you Fiddlerman.

I do hear that problem with the g note on the d string. I just can't seem to get my finger to go in a consistent spot....I swear...I keep thinking.....Tape will help. But I am holding out to train my ear....and fingers.

I will have a good practice today with all your tips and everyone's tips. It is good to have the tips...otherwise sometimes I feel my practice sessions are just me making the same mistakes over and over.

Thanks again.
Toni

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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