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Hi Beth!

Have you shot anything on fast bowing? I couldn't find myself.

I was just youtubing around for some fiddle tunes and found a simple and fun tune, but to play it properly, it's going to take some serious speed practice.
The tune is Irish washerwoman, here's one sample I found from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aZJtmJkAFQ

I also found free sheet music for it and already spent a couple of hours memorizing it, now all I need is "some" practice and speed ;)

If someone is interested, here's the sheet I found:
https://www.petecooper.com/cifptunes/irishwasherwoman.pdf

Like I said, very simple, but fun!
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Posted: September 23, 2011


Hi!

About switching rosin from brand A to brand B... should I clean the bow hair of the old rosin somehow or just start applying the new rosin on top of the remains of old rosin?
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Posted: September 23, 2011


My composition. Don't really know if all these notes really exist!!! your comments plz
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Posted: September 22, 2011


So I put Obligato strings on my violin today.  They really made an amazing difference!  My violin seems to have a MUCH richer tone before.  My teacher even commented on it so I don't think it's just my wishful thinking...lol!  Now to get used to playing on them. 

What brand of strings do you all favor? 
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Posted: September 21, 2011

KarenJ

I have a silly question.  Has anyone out there in cyberland ever played violin with acrylic nails?  I want to try them but i'm not sure if they will be too long or get in the way.  I wouldn't get them very long, biut I don't know how long is too long.  My natural nails don't grow very well.
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Posted: September 20, 2011


Oh boy... I think I'm addicted! :-)  I should be working on editing the images from this past wedding and high school senior shoot but it is raining... and I really don't feel like working.  Soooo..... I am having a very nice cup of hot tea and am practicing my violin instead.  Good thing I'm my own boss.... lol! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day no matter what the weather is like in your area!
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Posted: September 20, 2011

Eileen
Oh THANK YOU Beth for printing the note names on the notes !! I'm just going through your explanation of your scale rounds and liking very much what I'm hearing. One thing that has been difficult for me is to remember the note "names". I know where to play them but most of the time I don't know who they are. First position I've got but anywhere else and I get lost...so...thank you ! I'll be printing all that out when I get on my other computer and tomorrow morning I'll take a good look at what you've got there. :-)

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Posted: September 18, 2011


Hi Beth. Finally able to get some time for violin learning after soooo long. This is a great tutorial on how to do finger spacing. I have one request. Do you have a video or mp3 of you doing the entire finger scale with you bowing on the notes for 3-5 seconds? I know you have the tumbra links for intonation, but they don't have the same sound as the violin and I noticed that my brain and ears prefer hearing the notes on the same instrument. Thanks!

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Posted: September 19, 2011


OMG!!! Look what came today!! My mother (god bless her) sent me her father's (my grandfather) violin.  It's been in our family for about 50+ years.  It is in excellent condition.  It is a Stainer (copy, I'm sure, though the handwritten label says Jacobus Stainer 1659) and it's sentimental value to me is beyond compare.  I never thought my mother would part with it. 

I played it a bit and I can not believe the difference between this and my cheap Chinese violin.  Night and day!  I hope I will eventually do it justice.  My grandfather played with various orchestras through out California until right before his death 20 years ago.  Sorry for the cruddy pictures - just took them with my phone.  Ok - back to practicing! :-)  Thanks for letting me share.


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Posted: September 14, 2011


Beth, I started practicing the Scale Rounds this morning. For some reason on the "D" string when E flat is played followed by F sharp it just does not sound right. I wonder if you could make a video of the scale so we can hear how it is suppose to sound? I think you did a great job with this scale series! Thank you!
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Posted: September 18, 2011

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