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Violin Progress 70 Hours 1.5 months self-taught
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BautyCoot
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March 7, 2018 - 9:15 pm
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Hi, I'm Brahian, 21 years old.

Due to bad luck I start the violin without a teacher and this is my current progress.

https://youtu.be/DN82vFcTdQg

Hope I can get a violin teacher soon and any feedback would be great ๐Ÿ˜€

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Mimi Aysha
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BautyCoot

Well how much fun did you have, just diving in like that.... it's awesome. It takes a while to get into the flow, like any instrument, I can see that you are really enjoying it. You just beginning and it sounded way better than I did when I began, good luck!ย 

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Bella86
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I don't know to what extent you want critique,as you just posted it in share a video. But it's alwas helpful right?? ๐Ÿ˜€ I laughed when you said you have no f***ing idea, I felt the same when I started out!ย 
I like your bow hold, you are keeping your pinkie so curved despite having long fingers. My fingers are long and even when I'm relaxing and curving my pinkie it still looks quite elongated.ย 
You are letting the neck of the violin slide too deep into your left hand, so you're gripping it and tensing your hand a lot. It almost look like you are cramping your pinkie+ring finger. Having the neck rest higher up on your thumb and index finger will make it so much easier to put your fingers down.ย 
You're on the right path though and seem to be enjoying it! What resources are you using to learn on your own?ย  And is that a fiddlerman violin? ๐Ÿ˜€

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AndrewH
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March 9, 2018 - 8:32 pm
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To add to that: try to keep a more consistent hand shape. Right now, I see you either rotating your fingers away from the string, or pointing them upward. It helps if you keep your fingers curved and hovering above the string, because it's best to minimize the distance they have to travel. You'll also be more in tune that way, because you don't need to keep re-finding where your hand should be.

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Fiddlerman
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March 14, 2018 - 5:56 am
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Thanks for sharing this video BautyCoot. Great to see your quick progress.
Looks like you had fun making the video as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
Goals make everything more fun.

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