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What are the downsides, if any to precision (perfection) pegs?  I am considering the investment.

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Posted: August 16, 2011


Hi Beth, thank you so much for up loading the last 3 songs from suzuki book 2, it is really help my son. I really want to upload his video, and have some comment from you and community, but I dont know how to do that. Please advice:)
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Posted: August 17, 2011


I've been taking lessons and teaching myself for about 5 years, so am, according to one teacher, about 2nd level in my playing. My question is this: How can I find an amateur group to practice and play with? Anybody know anybody in the Los Angeles area?

Thanks for all responses.
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Posted: August 13, 2011



Hi everyone, this question is not exactly about any issue with the violin lol.. i've been having problems uploading a picture of mine on my page; it suppose to be a jpg* file, but I don't know why I can't upload it.When I press "submit changes " button. The pic just doesn't appear.

Does somebody have  had issues about  this?
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Posted: August 16, 2011

KarenJ
Is it possible for a tuner to be out of tune?  when I play along with videos, the pitch is a lot higher than what my tuner says my violin should be. I would think it was the computer but it would have to be 3 computers and an MP4 player.  How do i verify this or fix it?
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Posted: August 15, 2011


Hi Beth, I want to practice this very nice small part (first very slowly). Sad to say, i don't know the name for that classical Song you played at 1:00. I only understood "Opening G-Minor" ? Thank you !

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Posted: August 13, 2011


Hi Beth,
I have posted the National Anthem of India. I have a program on 27th of August. I have to play the song in that program.Could anyone play this song on violin for me. 
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Posted: August 14, 2011


Hi Beth:

In order to get familiar with shifting and the violin fingerboard, I’m practicing G Major scale in 3-Octaves using Ivan Galamian “Contemporary Violin Technique Volume One of Scale and Arpeggio Exercises with Bowing and Rhythm Patterns”.

Beth, I have the impression that I saw an invited teacher in VL using Galamian’s scales. If I’m wrong, Do you have a good fingering and shifting for the above mentioned scale?

Galamian’s indications of fingering shows to do the shifting to 3rd position in D-string finger 1 for G-note at the beginning of second octave; then shifting to 5th position in E-string-finger 1 for the C-note; ending with finger 4 for the F-note and extending the same finger 4 for the top G-note.

Now, the only indications for descending are: finger 2 for B-note on E-string 3rd position; and then, finger 2 in F-note probably on D-string 1st position. In his video cassette of a G Major lesson to a boy, I try to pay attention when he does the shifting, but always miss it.

Do you think I’m interpreting his notations correctly?

Maia Bang (student of Leopold Auer, same as Galamian’s teacher) instructions about 3-octaves scales are a “Combined Paganini - Schradieck Fingering” as she mentioned in her book. Her indications are similar to Galamian when ascending except that the shifting to 3rd position is in A-string instead of D-string, and descending in the same way.

There are many different fingering for scales as books in the field. Any suggestion, will be appreciated.

Thanking you in advance for your outstanding job, I remain cordially yours,

Tricia

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Posted: August 11, 2011

Ray

Hi All, In the spirit of telling stories about our violins, pull up comffy chair and your favorite hot/cold drink and I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours. My story is about the country mouse coming to the city when compared perhaps some of your violins which has a rich history of ages gone by or of  violins handed down from a master violinist.  Having built furniture without electricity and interested in music I somehow got it in my head to make my violin.  Little did I know either what I had gotten my self into nor the pull of violins would have on me.  Is it a very nice violin-no but the colour did come out exactl y what I had in my mind.  There are many mistakes on this violin not the least of which in the curing stage of the varnish blackflies and no-see-ums decided to land on the violin for a breather.  As it turned out a long breather.  Yes, there are plans for making another, perhaps before coming to Austin for the gathering of the clans.  For all it's mistakes I am glad that I made this violin.

 


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Posted: August 11, 2011


oooops the 'violin stories' thread disappeared right after my story, maybe I said something I should not have said or maybe it was a really boring/bad story :(

Sorry, pity though as I enjoyed Eileen's and Allan stories and I was looking forward to more.....never mind :(
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Posted: August 10, 2011

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