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Frieda
First upload
Hello,
working on Schindler's list...
Feedback is very welcome, thanks for listening !
Frieda
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Posted: August 20, 2017

Dianne
You may have seen this this week...
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1 Responses
Posted: August 21, 2017

Dianne
Spare Parts
I've been meaning to post this picture for a while. Do you have a box of chin rests and shoulder rests/pads that you've gone through, trying to get your setup right? Perhaps each one of us has a box, or a bag, sitting in storage. Think of the hundreds of thousands of chin rests and shoulder rest/pads that may be potentially in players' possession. Chin rests can be relatively inexpensive, but the more expensive chin rests & shoulder rests may be more of a concern. That is why I think the advice of trialing violin accessories before buying is very, very good advice. But if you have accumulated various rests/pads, you may return to them in the future when you make adjustments. There have been times in the past where I have re-installed the Wolf Forte Secondo for instance, just to check if I needed more support for shifting or vibrato.
Pictured: SAS chin rest, Wolf Forte Secondo shoulder rest, various Guarneri chin rests, Ohrenform chin rest, Berber chin rest.


2 Responses
Posted: August 21, 2017

Dianne
Carbon Fiber Bows
Hello, I am starting a savings for a new bow in the future to replace my $300 Chinese bow (that has that fabulous sound under the ear but slightly strident to the listener and hard to handle for off the string bow strokes). It was suggested to me to purchase a $500 Chinese bow from another maker that would be a much, much better bow. However, I am thinking of looking into a carbon fiber bow at this price point. Inside this post, I will list the ones that look like possibilities.

19 Responses
Posted: August 16, 2017

Urban Kristan
Judas Maccabeus
Hi everyone!

Finally renewed my membership, so here's another video from me after quite a while. Critiques very welcome. 

I can see that my pinky still probably isn't sufficiently bent. Also the winding on my A string came loose. 
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7 Responses
Posted: August 20, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Hi family!
So still working on Fifth Pupils concerto slow...
But one thing my local teacher wants me to explore is actually some SPEED with the Wohlfahrt etudes I'm familiar with! Yes... I think its been about a year .... and STILL WORKING with the first few etudes. Local teacher wants me to feel CONFIDENT in my first hand position. As we are also exploring second and fourth hand positions , he particularly wants me to speed up on some of my etudes, he wants me to be able to hit my BASIC notes... sharp and clean and precise... so here's etude one .... once more ... from Wohlfahrt. Metronome set around 150bpm :0)
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16 Responses
Posted: August 17, 2017

Frieda
Introduction
Hello,
My name is Frieda and I live in Belgium. I'm 54 years old and I've been playing the violin for 4 years now. After one year of playing/trying :-) by myself, I discovered ViolinLab and I was immediately blown away... so much information, so much fun, ... so many people who are dedicated to play this beautiful instrument...
After 1 year I got myself a private teacher (about 1 session every three weeks).
Visiting and consulting ViolinLab mostly every day, I learned a lot from the site and from you all!
And Beth... what a teacher... inexpressible!
I hope the day will come that I have the courage to post a video of myself... playing but I am 'video-shy'... maybe I start gently with a mp3... :-)
Kind regards,
Frieda



7 Responses
Posted: August 19, 2017

Maria
Reversed piece & 4t finger buster


I somewhat reversed my practice piece and turned out as good 4th finger buster...

Not perfect so, practice, practice, practice as recited by Jaime :))

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Comments to postings:

Barb, you are absolutely admirable! Don't ever give up, you are almost there. One tip that I hope will help you with the metronome's beat is to think of it as a dance music -you sway along with the beat and feel it. If it helps sway along as you play/practice with the metronome. Try not to wait for it nor race after it. 

Jaime, your metronome practice always inspire us...You are the metro king!

Dianne, you off the string up bow strokes was spectacular, I still can't forget it...

Anne, your Mignon was impressive especially that clear resonant pizzicato  and fun to watch. Very confident performance and playing.

Cyril, your Air in G string tone is golden! What rich sound you created, you're def. the adult vio beginner prodigy...

Elke, you 're absolutely the winner for you've achieved a nice solid vibrato, be bold and use it confidently on your pieces.





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2 Responses
Posted: August 19, 2017

Dianne
G String 3rd Position F#
Can anyone suggest hand or elbow position to comfortably play F sharp on the G string in 3rd position w/o really swinging the elbow- I don't think it should require it' s own elbow positon just to play that note. Try it and see what you think. Play a one ocatve D major scale starting in 3rd pos. on the G string and play both up and down the scale a few times, not just once. Take it slowly so you don' t hurt your hand. What helps you? Everything else is easy for me except the 4th finger F sharp.

2 Responses
Posted: August 19, 2017

Ann Meeker
Mignon Gavotte (Suzuki Bk 2)
Hello VL Family!  I've been practicing this for so long its just time to bite the bullet and get 'er posted.  Someday I will play this beautiful piece faster but it doesn't work out too well at this point in my learning curve-:>.  Appreciate any/all critique, you guys are my wonderful teachers.
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8 Responses
Posted: August 17, 2017

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