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Eileen
What fun is !!! I'm working on this technique as it's so much fun to do this and I love the effect ! Tremolo is also one of my favorites.... I recently posted a vid of Itzhak Perlman playing Bazzini's "Dance of the Goblins (I think that's what it was)... on my facebook page and in the vid Perlman is obviously enjoying himself as he plays this. The coolest part is when he's doing pizzicato as he's spiccatoing ! What an amazing instrument and I'm always fascinated to watch and listen to those who've mastered it sharing their skills with the rest of us. Thank you Beth for your inspiring and helpful vids ! I'll have to see what I can do with this !

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Posted: January 15, 2011

Ray
Just discovered Dr. Colleen McCullough's video Part:9 Invaluable Lesson in Recording Yourself. Thanks Beth for including the video, it just answered my last posting.

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Posted: January 16, 2011

Ray
I listened to: Dr. Paula Bird, part 1: Awareness of Tone 1 with interest. Especially when, at the beginning of the tutorial when she describes what the violinist hears compared to the audience. I'm wondering if setting up a tape recorder (remember those) and after practicing rewind and press replay. What do you think?

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Posted: January 16, 2011

Ray
I can't believe what fun I'm having learning something new! Even though I've just completed my first week of practicing (you just have to love newbies) each time I pick up my violin there is something else to explore. I have found that the violin has an immediate response on G,D, and A strings. Which means I've lucked out on making the base bar. The E string not so much. I'll have to research this-perhaps its nothing more than adjusting the sound post. Wish me luck.

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Posted: January 16, 2011


Something tells me I might want to spend a buck and buy a stick rather than using my bow?

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Posted: January 15, 2011

Eileen
LOL....Beth, I have another one for you....it seems I'm from Texas and there's absolutely nothing I can do about it ! In the members list I've tried to list CT as my state but it keeps setting me right back to Texas. It's a grand state, I've been there a few times and I do have some relatives who live in the San Antonio area, but..... X-D I'm going to have to change my avatar to something else....getting sick of seeing my face staring back at me here....lol

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Posted: January 15, 2011

Eileen
Hi Beth ! When you and Colleen are discussing the "death grip" in this video, you mention how a lot of students have a tendency to grip and want to "push" the violin "UP" to counteract the pressure of the fingers on the fingerboard. I find that what I do instead is to grab and "pull DOWN" on the neck of my violin without realizing that's what I'm doing. I notice it when I take my left hand off the violin and the neck moves upward. Why do I do that....and....how do I make it STOP ?

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Posted: January 14, 2011

jojo
Hi Beth, I can't find how to look at member's profiles anymore, how do I do that? in the old site I just clicked on their avatar/photo or name, what do I do now? thanks :)

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Posted: January 14, 2011

Beth Blackerby
The IE bug is fixed. I love my web designer.

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Posted: January 14, 2011

Fazia Rizvi
The new site looks great! I like the organization of the video lessons and the quick way to search through them. Thanks!

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Posted: January 14, 2011

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