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KarenJ

There is a new link in the video list regarding fingerboard workshop.  is this from Diane's workbook site on vokle.com? I have the 3rd position workbook.  will this help me work through it better?  its easy to follow, but i may or may not be missing things.

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Posted: September 27, 2011

Sean
Hey Violin Lab community,

I thought I'd share a couple things and ask a couple things.

Do you guys ever have those bad days? Because yesterday I had such a terrible music day, it was unbelievable. Violin, and even piano, seemed very difficult... More so violin because I recently bought the first Suzuki Book as I want to learn all of those songs, and after trying out the first three songs (Twinkle, Twinkle, Lightly Row and Song of the Wind) I learned something - I cannot do staccato bow strokes! I suppose I can do them to an extent, but I found that my arm would like, tense up and not come to a complete stop. It's as if my arm wants to do long, seamless bow strokes because those are the kind I love.
Thats why I found the first few songs and some of the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star variations surprisingly difficult... The ones without any staccato were very easy for me, but its just those staccato notes that threw me off  :(
I briefly watched the video on staccato bow strokes, and I never found that the speed technique worked too well for me. Maybe with a couple of tries I suppose (I need to stop expecting results with one try lol...)
But my main question is: what sort of videos on the site or exercices would help with staccato noes? Anything would be greatly appreciated and very awesome! 

Sean

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Posted: September 26, 2011

Bruce Finney

Everyone,

I picked up "Basics" and it is a ponderous tome!  A quick complaint:  why don't they bind these books with spiral bindings so that we can lay it flat?  Now I have to take it to Kinko's and pay for it to be done.  Anyway, I digress.  Would someone please let me know how this book is to be used on a day to day basis?  I started at page one last night and was considering using a different part of the book tonight and so on keeping a log of what I've done.  Thanks.


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Posted: September 20, 2011

Marie Laframboise
Could a beginner on double bass profit from your website?

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Posted: September 25, 2011

bm
Can someone help me find the sheet music of 'Vivaldi four seasons - spring' ?

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Posted: September 26, 2011

Lori Grant

Hi Beth and Violin Lab community,

I have been doing self study (due mostly to financial issues) and am really struggling with setting up my daily lesson plan. I have lots of books; method, etudes, technique, etc. But my lessons feel scattered even when I plan them carefully. I'm also finding that there are so many little things that I need help with as I practice. I plan on getting a teacher again as soon as that's feasible, but in the meantime, any suggestions?  



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Posted: September 22, 2011

tomi
Hi Beth!

Have you shot anything on fast bowing? I couldn't find myself.

I was just youtubing around for some fiddle tunes and found a simple and fun tune, but to play it properly, it's going to take some serious speed practice.
The tune is Irish washerwoman, here's one sample I found from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aZJtmJkAFQ

I also found free sheet music for it and already spent a couple of hours memorizing it, now all I need is "some" practice and speed ;)

If someone is interested, here's the sheet I found:
https://www.petecooper.com/cifptunes/irishwasherwoman.pdf

Like I said, very simple, but fun!

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Posted: September 23, 2011

tomi
Hi!

About switching rosin from brand A to brand B... should I clean the bow hair of the old rosin somehow or just start applying the new rosin on top of the remains of old rosin?

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Posted: September 23, 2011

bm
My composition. Don't really know if all these notes really exist!!! your comments plz
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Posted: September 22, 2011

Shelly ~ South Carolina
So I put Obligato strings on my violin today.  They really made an amazing difference!  My violin seems to have a MUCH richer tone before.  My teacher even commented on it so I don't think it's just my wishful thinking...lol!  Now to get used to playing on them. 

What brand of strings do you all favor? 

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Posted: September 21, 2011

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