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Dick Stanley
Is there a general rule on how to bow a quarter note? One stroke or two? Half note? Whole note? Etc. 

I'm an old (literally) trumpet player and without a mouthpiece, well... I've searched here for a general rule and also on YouTube but so far have encountered only a lot of seeming contradiction. I can copy the videos on a particular chart, of course, but when I encounter something new that's not on the videos...
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Posted: January 15, 2012


HELP!!!!  I am trying to watch some videos but it says that the video is Forbiden/Private...what is happening?!
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Posted: January 17, 2012


 Happy new year to fellow Violin Lab friends!  Yes, it's been that long since I last posted as I've been relocating 300 miles north due to work.  As well as a new job and finding a new house, I now need to find a new teacher!  Here in West Yorkshire there seem to be two groups of teachers: those who earn a living by teaching and do amateur or semi-pro playing on the side, and those who play regularly in professional orchestras (there are at least 4 in the near area!) and do teaching on the side.  Although I realise a lot depends on the individual teacher, I'd be interested in hearing who you think, in general, would give the 'best' musical training and have all the tips and tricks?

Thanks!
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Posted: January 16, 2012

Beth Blackerby
Aaargh!!!!   Turns out Viddler, the site that hosts my videos is undergoing a major interface/website change. The window I get when I try to log says it's "Down for Maintenance".  I hope it will be resolved very soon.. I will be trying like crazy to get someone on the phone.

I'm so sorry for the inconvenience. I'm sure it will be fixed soon. They really are a great company.
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Posted: January 17, 2012


My parents bought me the Basics by Simon Fischer book on violin technique for my birthday and, wow, there is a lot more to playing the violin than I ever thought!!  It is a great resource...I recommend it! :-)

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Posted: January 14, 2012

Dick Stanley
Is there any extraneous reason why I should get a squeak bowing C sharp on the A string? Am I pressing the string down too hard? I am having trouble keeping from gripping the neck. Do I need to bear down more on the string with the bow? This is very annoying.
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Posted: January 14, 2012

elizabeth
Hi Beth, Just tried to order "A Rhythm A Week-Violin" by Alfred through your website. It is currently unavailable and they don't know if and when they will have more in stock. However, "Rhythm A Week for Strings: Rhythm Units in Unison Using Major and Minor Scales" by Anne C. Witt is available. Will Anne Witt's book match the audio sounds that you have loaded into the Rhythm A Week video? Thanks.

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Posted: January 15, 2012

Eileen
Hi Beth,

I checked out the practice rhythms for the rhythm a week project and some of them are not working...at least on my computer. 

BTW....this is "great" and just what I need.  I did purchase the book and have been looking through it the last couple of days.  It didn't look too terribly difficult until I tried playing through some of those rhythms around the middle of the book...haha.  This is going to be very helpful...and fun besides !  Thanks !  :-)
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Posted: January 14, 2012


Has anyone tried Perfection Pegs?
They are a geared tuning peg that replaces a normal tension peg without damaging the pegbox or peg hole (you can replace them with your existing pegs if you want afterwards.)

Being used to playing guitars/banjos I find the tensions pegs very annoying, both to tune and the way they occasionally slip. I'm thinking of changing them over (my husband is keen on a set for his cello as well) and wondered if anyone had any experience.
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Posted: January 11, 2012

Eileen
Everybody's got this right... ? 

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Posted: January 14, 2012

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