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If the ring tone must sound the same as the open string, then why can't we just learn just one ?

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Posted: October 27, 2011
Last Comment: October 28, 2011

Posted: October 28, 2011
thanks for the reply, i think the more i practise i understand better.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 27, 2011
Hi Julie,  I might not have clearly communicated what the "ring tone" is in that video. I'm not sure I fully understand your question, but these notes on the violin: A E D G, no matter where they are played or on what finger, have a "ringier" sound because those are the pitches of our open strings, and therefore excite the open strings to vibrate sympathetically. It is something we can hear in our own tone, and the more we practice being consciously aware of the nice reverberant sound when we play those notes, the better our intonation will be. Also, Lesson 31 is on ring tones.