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How to play-Glissando
Hi everybody,
It's my first message to this community. I have a question and I wonder if you could help me with it.
I try to play a reel melody and I don't know how to play the glissando that appears in the last bar of the second line. I mean, how to go to the A coming from E, which finger should I use?
Thanks in advance and regards from Barcelona (Spain),

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Posted: April 23, 2017

Robyn Stirling
Hi all, just a quick question. Where does everyone stand on practice mutes? I was considering getting one for the England workshop for evening practice (possibly wishful thinking:P). Some of them look quite industrial and heavy and I really don't want to damage my bridge.
As ever all advice and comments greatly appreciated.

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Posted: April 6, 2017

Betsy Crumly
A newbee here!
My name is Betsy and I consider myself a beginner. I played the violin when I was in grade school, many many years ago! I had always wished that I had stayed with it. So as a gift to myself I bought a violin through Shar Music and started taking private lessons. I did that for a year and then my teacher started full time college work, so her schedule is limited. I thought maybe I could follow these lessons and then have a lesson when I could get with my teacher.
I've started watching the videos and have enjoyed  them so much! 
So hello to all and here's to the the joy of playing!! 

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Posted: April 20, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Traveling with the violin
Hello family! My trip to Puerto Rico have been so much fun! And brought my violin overseas for the first time! 

Had no problem whatsoever with JetBlue! Brought it with me, placed in overhead bins, no problem! No questions asked! Been able to practice the songs for church for 4/30! Tomorrow returning back to the states. Will see how it goes once more with the violin. Thanks Elke once more for the link to the airlines and their music instrument policies! :0)

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Posted: April 22, 2017

Jiaming Guan
Can I ask what Piece/Study is played in this video, thanks for your time.

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Posted: April 21, 2017

Elke Meier
My very favorite violinist has posted a new piece (well, I guess it was her mother...): Csardas by Monti. I have been following her since she was four. She is seven now and I am just amazed when I watch her playing. The audio in this one is not so very good, but still you can see what incredible coordination she has between left and right hand even in the very fast sections. And for a long time I have marveled at her tone: consistent over a whole bow stroke, from the tip to the frog! And she produces this kind of music on a 1/4 violin! Just amazing! I wish I could express a piece as well on my full size violin!

And if you want to see something really heart warming, go to their Youtube channel and watch her recital after finishing Suzuki 1 when she was 4 years old :) :) 
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Posted: April 10, 2017

Composition 📓 4-15-17 

🎶The Day After...🎶

A new creation.,,

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Posted: April 17, 2017

Free Copy: Dowani Scales Book 2

Through a set of circumstances I've somehow managed to acquire two copies of Dowani Scales Book 2, alas the cover is a little tatty but the insides are fine.

I'd like to pass it on (free to a good home) ideally to someone in the UK as it would be cheaper for me on the postage. If you'd like it, please post below, so that I know you are a Violin Lab member, and send me your address:

All the best, Chris

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Posted: April 16, 2017

Katherine Schell
New Here
Hello Everyone, 
I just wanted to interduce myself, I'm Katherine, and very new here. I've always wanted to learn to play the violin and after my husband gifted me one for our anniversary I tried learning on my own but haven't really gotten anywhere, so I am really looking forward to getting started here and getting to know the community!!


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Posted: April 12, 2017

Hey guys! So the 3 types of violin fittings, ebony, rosewood, and boxwood. Is it true that boxwood sounds the best, rosewood just looks  nice, and ebony is the hardest wood? If I am purchasing a new violin, what's the difference in the sound quality of them?

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Posted: April 4, 2017

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