Hi Gayle, you made a good point about getting someone else’s view, so you can always post in the video feedback section and get professional feedback. I’ll try to help you! Video-ing yourself can definitely be an eye opener with the right teacher led techniques in mind. Also playing in front of a mirror helps sometimes. Don’t forget Michael’s weekly live lessons. You can keep track of those from the homepage by clicking on the violin tutor pro logo at the top left of this page 😉 Finally, it’s true that the fundamentals and a lot of practice will get you a long way. But I always tell my students “Practice doesn’t make perfect. PERFECT practice makes perfect!” Good luck!