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Hello Everyone,
I want to share my first video practice since I started in Violin Lab last may of this year. As an adult beginner I have encountered more difficulties specially with my right hand but everytime I watched Beth with the lessons I get encouraged to practice and learn more. She is an amazing teacher.

Please feel free to critique my video, I really wanted to learn the right way at abn early stage. I am glad that I enrolled in this lessons and became a part of this community.


5 Responses
Posted: August 20, 2016
Last Comment: August 22, 2016

Posted: August 22, 2016

Thank you very much for the responds. I will follow all your suggestions. It is a big help in my learning and practicing.  

God bless you all.


Posted: August 21, 2016
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Playing along with this video should help
Good luck
Welcome to violin lab

Beth Blackerby
Posted: August 21, 2016
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Clifford Green
Posted: August 21, 2016
I think you are progressing very well for a few months of practice.  Your tone is good and your posture/ set up is good.  You miss a note or add a note here and there but that is just an easily corrected detail.
The biggest improvement would be in straightening your bow which tends to point back as you progress to the frog.  more flexibility of fingers 3&4 on the bow would help.  Beth has great videos on bowing straight.  On the video page look at the bottom on bowing straight.
Good job.

Posted: August 21, 2016

I really like this piece, i don't actually know why... Maybe it was the first piece for me that felt like a 'little' violinist, with all the string crossing and creating a nice healty sound. :) You sure did all this things! Bravo. 

There are some things that I would like to suggest. While on the D (on the A string) and going for an A (on the E string) you should be faster. Not now, but it will benefit for the future for sure. To do that (I was struggling myself with that too, actually i sometimes still do) try doing tappings by going to all the third fingers on the strings, then seconds, then firsts. (I think first fingers are the hardest.) 

Another little thing is that maybe you can relax your pinky a little bit. It was very stiff. I think you can avoid this by practicing the piece with staccato, it gives you time to really think about what you're doing.

Hope this helps! :)