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I am uploading a version of the Love Theme to the movie "Cinema Paradiso" that will make your skin crawl :-) Now, seriously, it has many errors, in particular in the C G F Eb D C Bb sequence (twice) and I am pretty sure that 5th/6th positions are way off. Still, it is a good song to get feedback on from the community, hence the post. Best. Luis
Luis
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Posted: May 30, 2010
Last Comment: July 11, 2010
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Luis
Posted: July 11, 2010
Thanks for all the nice comments. I love this thing and I try to practice whenever I can. @FineTuning: I really do not do anything special with the bow arm, that I know of, that is :) I am a beginner in all aspects of music and so I do whatever the teacher and this site tells me. To my amazement, it works :) 00--- thanks again. Luis


Posted: June 20, 2010
Oh my goodness! I am blown away by your bow arm - I've been playing for 6 years and I can't get my fingers to switch at the heel like yours do. Your bow arm is so free, how do you practice??

jack
Posted: May 31, 2010
Luis, you sound terrific! You are certainly an inspiration to us all as you have progressed so far in such a short time. Keep up the great work.

I admire your concentration, especially when your greatest fans were bouncing all around you . . . lol. Nice group support and family too. ;-)


Eileen
Posted: May 31, 2010
BTW...your daughter is adorable....and very helpful I see....LOL !

Eileen
Posted: May 31, 2010
Wow...Luis, you've only been playing on that for about a year ? You sound better than me in a lot of areas and I've been sawing away on this thing for about 8 years now ! Keep at it....You're a natural !

Luis
Posted: May 31, 2010
Beth, thanks much for your comments. I will try to use vibrato in shorter notes, and see how it goes. Also, when there are long notes, I usually play the beginning of the note w/o vibrato and then I start to (try to) vibrate. However, there's also the school of hitting the note vibrating from the get-go and holding the vibrato for the duration. Are these two different approaches at the player's discretion? Or are certain songs supposed to be played one way or the other? I've been watching my teacher and sometimes he uses one approach, and sometimes the other. In response to your question, I started in May 2009. I was coming back from a business trip (I travel a lot) and my wife announced "this weekend we are going to a music camp". "A what?" I said... That Saturday the teacher coerced me to play with my daughter, as I was very apprehensive as I had never had any musical instruction whatsoever nor had I never been told I was ready for American Idol. In any case, I played that day (variation A) and then I started to accompany my daughter to her classes, and then I started taking classes myself. It is fun. Thanks again. Luis