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This is a song that I think this community will love. It is a beautiful piece of music.
thought I would make my first suggestion =] 
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Posted: March 8, 2012


Heimholtz motion of a violin string
It's not at all the way I visualized a string vibrating.
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Posted: March 4, 2012


Hi

I'm new here and really just getting started.

I've been playing the twinkles.. slowly.. without marking my fingerboard. (I can't keep up with you in the performance video yet, Beth.) The reason I've been playing without marking the board is that I'm short and short armed and I ended up purchasing a 7/8 size violin (which is much more comfortable for me than the 4/4 that I was trying to play). But.. I'm not sure if the spacing of the tape should be spaced differently. If the note I play is horribly off I like to think that I can hear it. But, I suspect that I can't hear it if it's only a little of pitch and would like for it to be right-on. Thoughts?

Thanks,

Naomi Anderegg
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Posted: March 7, 2012

Dick Stanley
Got a question regarding the metal practice mutes sold on Amazon. Are they prone to damage a violin's bridge or what? I have need of some sort of mute, as I am often inspired to practice late at night when everyone else is asleep but I have heard that only the metal mutes are capable of sufficiently reducing the sound so as not to bother others in adjacent rooms.
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Posted: March 7, 2012

Eileen
Robyn,

Do you have facebook ?   If you do could you get in touch with me ?   I have a link to my page on my members "about me" blurb  (yes, it IS all about me isn't it...haha)  in the "current members" tab list.  
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Posted: March 8, 2012

KarenJ
Do you have any videos with pizzicato holding the bow. and maybe faster?

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Posted: March 8, 2012



Question regarding String Crossing:

How do you make a smooth transition when you go from one string to another, when the notes are played by the same finger?  For example, I came across this as I tried to play Vivaldi's 4 Seasons Winter Largo. The first two notes have to be played by the same finger, but different strings.  I sound choppy, especially if I try to do vibrato. Beth, have you already done a video on this?  Also, on a secondary note, my version is in D Major... is that original?  Doesn't seem so from some youtube videos... Thank you!

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Posted: March 5, 2012


I recently started playing the violin again after a 45 year hiatus.  When I was young and playing the violin I don't recall ever having any numbness or tingling or even having developed callouses on the tips of my left fingers (probably because I didn't practice like I should have).  Now I notice that I have developed small callouses on the tips of my fingers and a little  numbness/tingling as well.  I assume this is normal.  Has anyone else experienced this and is it a problem? Good or bad?  Does it affect intonation?  Any comments?

Thanks...John

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Posted: March 7, 2012

Eileen
Beth,  what do you think of starting a "file" for tunes that members who will be at the workshop can share with one another before the event ?

I'm thinking that we're going to be very busy at workshops and performance events and the like....which will be absolutely "wonderful".....but there may be some downtime in between, or at the beginning/end of the days when we'll have time to just "hang" around at the house or elsewhere.   It would be fun to pull out the fiddles and "jam" and even more fun for everyone if we have tunes that we've had a chance to go over and practice a little before hand.

If folks could post tunes here that they'd like to share, then we can download/copy them and have a chance to work on them a bit so we feel more confident come July.  It's a lot more fun and less frustrating to playing along with a group when you're somewhat familiar with the music.

I don't know about anyone else, but I don't think that a full day of playing music, going to workshops and playing more music.....will keep me away from that thing during the times I get a chance to just sit and vegg...lol.    I could be wrong about that.....but I don't think so <:-\
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Posted: March 6, 2012

Kenneth Ozimek
Hello Everyone,
   Heres a new topic as far a I can tell. The infamous dreaded "bouncing bow" any thoughts, resources on its cause/method of eradication? It is much less frequent than when I started 3 years ago, but every once in a while it will rear it's ugly head and destroy the beautiful melodic line I'm trying to create.
 Also does anyone know of a way to search more efficiently for topics covered in this websight. I hope to meet some of you at the workshop this summer.

Ken Ozimek
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Posted: March 6, 2012

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