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Posted: March 10, 2012


Hi!

I'm starting to work on a (unknown) polka, which has a few places in it where I have to "knock" my violin with the bow stick. 
Question is, what is the correct place to knock on? I don't want to beat the varnish off of my violin :)

BTW, what's the correct term for that knock, or is there one?
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Posted: March 9, 2012

Dick Stanley
Maryland's Elke Baker's fiddling isn't haunting, except when it ends and you find you foot still tapping. I listen to this four or five times a night lately. Love to be able to bow like this.
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Posted: March 10, 2012

Ray


Hi Everyone,

I've been watching Beth's videos on expressive phrasing to at least aim to make my playing some day sound like a good orator or listening to good reader's theatre performance.  Anyway, while listening to especially #4,5,6, and 7 as Beth had suggested I came upon a piece written by George Haendal in 1711- "Lascia chi'io pianga-from Rinaldo.

This song seems to me to scream for tapers and small cresendos and decrocendos.  Have a listen on youtube and see what you think.

Cheers,

Ray

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Posted: March 11, 2012


Rivinus - ergonomic violin

Has anyone been playing / testing an ergonomic violin made by David L. Rivinus?

Greetings from Austria / Europe,

Robert Neunteufel


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Posted: March 10, 2012


Hi everyone,

I'm a new and excited member to Violin Lab.  I hope to be able to record myself soon so that I can get some constructive feedback.  For now, I have a question that is somewhat unrelated to playing. I am playing at an outdoor wedding tomorrow. At the rehearsal today, I had my music in a plastic sheets in a binder. This prevented the music from flying everywhere, but the wind was still turning the pages everywhere. I've thought about using those bag clips you use on chips to clip the music to the binder, but thinking I won't have time to re-clip in between some of the songs.  Any advice?  Also, any quick tips on ways to battle performance anxiety?  Thank you!

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Posted: March 2, 2012



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Posted: March 10, 2012

Eileen
I sent Beth an old Irish tune in 3 part harmony that I thought might be fun for folks at the workshop to fiddle around with during the downtime (if there will be any..haha)...or even a lesson in keeping rhythm/timing when playing with others.

She posted it in the Member's page in the resource section.  It's called Wild Rose of the Mountain.  A very pretty little tune that I hope I'll be able to sit in and play along with you guys in July !   ;-)
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Posted: March 4, 2012


Red, Red Rose Sheet Music second violin duet part

Thank you so much Beth!  I just saw that you added the music for this and I am so excited to try it with my daughter!  And the audio example is just so incredibly beautiful I could cry! 

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Posted: March 9, 2012


Hello :)

I am working on whole bow strokes down to the frog and I am finding that on the E string my thumb knuckle at the hand keeps bumping the side of the violin and bouncing the bow ...if I go as close to the frog as demonstrated in the videos...am I doing something wrong or how can I improve that?
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Posted: March 8, 2012

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