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kevin knox
Nice Waltz!!! If you learn how to post the music or email the music I would love to have a copy!!knoxjk@hotmail.com

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Posted: March 9, 2011

Ray
Top of the Morning Everyone, In our collective pursuit in finding books on scales-seems to the topic of the day- I made a find a local thrift store. "The Violin by Berthold Tours and revised by Luigi von Kunits". It was reprinted in ? out of England. However, the original author, Berthold Tours lived in the 1800's. It's great historical instructional book that still has relevance today. It has a diagram of a bow from the 1800s. Beth, check to see if it is your library and if not I can make a zip file and send you a copy. Cheers. :)

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Posted: March 5, 2011

jojo
I didn't think of posting this video then 'someone' (you know who you are hehehe) told me I 'ought to post it on violinlab' hehehehe I went to an adult concert event and I was supposed to perform a baroque piece which my teacher suggested. I had 5 and a half weeks to learn it and bring it up to performance standard and I didn't even like it much.... also I went through nearly 6 months of agonising upper back pain whilst playing violin, my back was reducing me in tears after only 5 minutes of playing, I could not practice much for a good 4 months, to cut a long story short I RADICALLY changed my violin set up and saw an osteopath and an alexander technique teacher. The osteopath has totally fixed my upper back and I am now totally free of the back pain, the alexander technique teacher has worked on my posture and I am still seeing her (the back pain was NOT AT ALL due to posture by the way, but I still wished to see the alexander technique teacher anyway for other reasons other than the back pain). So anyway, while I was supposed to learn this baroque piece I was seeing the osteopath and going through this change in my back which was healing and half of the time I could not play/practice (he ordered me not to play half of the time to let my tissues rest), to cut a long story short: the performance time arrived and I was NOT ready to perform this piece, I was IN A PANIC! There was nothing else I could take out of my sleeve to play for this event! so the night before I tried a couple of the latest pieces: The Schindler's List Theme I could not play 'well' enough with my new set up so I tried Meditation and it was 'ok enough' but I had not played it for SIX WHOLE MONTHS! that night it was 2am and I was falling asleep, I played the Meditation for half an hour and went to bed! the next day no time to practice, went to the event and I only had 10 minutes to run it through with the accompanist and this video is the result!!! So I was quite happy with the result :) I pulled it off with just a few intonation slips and a few shaky bows ;) the shaky bows I think are because of my new set up my bow hold has started going a bit 'funny' and my little finger and sometimes my ring finger are coming off the stick, also the angle on A and E string may not be right, but I have changed bow hold since in the last 2 weeks and have now learnt the 'russian bow hold', I think it's going better now :)
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Posted: March 8, 2011

Eileen
Hi Beth, I just found your midi of the accompaniment for Sad Romance. It's not half bad for midi but it doesn't play through the whole song...at least on my computer it doesn't.

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Posted: March 8, 2011

Ray
Hi Beth, I'll be glad to send you a copy, however, my printer just sang its Swan Song. I'm off tomorrow to replace it and then send a copy of The Violin your way. Oh, on another note, what brand of violin strings would you reccommend? Have a fantastic day!

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Posted: March 7, 2011

Anita
I have only been taking violin lessons since the first of this year. I have been using Gustave Bernardel for rosin. I am finding that it is affecting my eyes probably because I am slightly allergic to pine. My eyes feel sticky. I have backed off of the amount and frequency of use. Has anyone out there used what they call dust less rosin. I would prefer to still use something that is natural as opposed to synthetic. Thanks.

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Posted: March 4, 2011

jack
Hello everyone!

Does any of you folks have used Barbara Barber's Solos for Young Violinists Volume 1 book? And if so, how do you like it?

I was recently asked to get the book, but I know nothing about it and was trying to get some more information from people who has actually used it.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.   ;-)


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Posted: March 3, 2011

Ray
Here's a question for anyone who has traveled, by air, with their violin. The case that I have measures: (in inches) 6 deep by 10 1/2 wide and 31 long, will I be able to carry this case on the plane or will it need to be checked in? The airline web sites are of little help. What have you found? I plan on travelling (from Canada) to Austin next year. I like crossing my strings well in advance. Cheers for the help.

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Posted: March 3, 2011

jack
Hi Beth!

I was wondering if you could do a Webcast or Tutorial on how to maintain one's violin?

I know that we should use a clean dry cloth to wipe our violin on a regular basis, especially after playing, but how does one actually keep the violin looking nice and shiny in the long run? After all, our hands and fingers do have oils that inevitably can accumulate on the surface of the violin. Is there any "polishing" or similar material that can be used without harming the violin's finishing?

I think it would be nice to know the dos and don'ts when it comes to maintaining our violin's vibrant look. ;-)


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Posted: March 3, 2011

audrey dixon
Hi Beth, How do you stop the violin from shaking while doing the vibrato?

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Posted: March 3, 2011

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