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    Claudio Freire

    I believe this space should also be used for very beginners to share their experience, so I got brave enough to post this video of me playing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from lesson 04. Please close your ears and bare with me :-). I neve touched a violin prior to those last two weeks.

    “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – 15 days

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    William Bickerstaff

    It’s a good thing to get used to being recorded early on. I am more nervous playing before a video recorder than I do in person, but I can imagine that if you get rid of the recorder jitters, then in person would even be easier.
    Your intonation (playing in tune), after so little time playing, in short, excellent. I am sure that this will only get better with time.
    Why do you use the mute?

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    Danny Block

    Great start ..but I was wondering about the mute too. If you can do without it do so its not good training.

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    Claudio Freire

    Hi, I really appreciate that guys, thanks a lot for your feedback.
    The reason for the mute is that I was practicing after 10 PM and I live in an apartment building. The mute helps to keep it down a little.

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    Dianne Adkins

    Great start Claudio, really! I agree, no mute when you can, so you can work with actual tone. It looked like maybe you could tighten up the bow a bit. Nice independent fingers on the left hand and bow grip looks good. Use the bow fingers to ‘squeeze’ the bow for more weight into the string. It doesn’t take much. Experiment with how much ‘weight’ you need to make a good sound. Last thing, what kind of strings are you using? They sound like steel, and maybe a new set of Red Label Super Sensitive strings would be a good investment. Thanks for sharing!

    #8588 Reply

    Claudio Freire

    Thank you for your tips Dianne, they are all noted. Yes, I also agree with you all…I will use the mute to the minimal. I am not sure which strings I am using, it is a brand new violin and they are the originals strings. I will check the strings you suggested out.

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    Everything that I would have said is already covered but I thought I’d say good job and keep it up. 🙂

    #8618 Reply

    Claudio Freire

    Thanks Anteros, I am working hard to improve myself each day.

    #8740 Reply


    Amazing, keep it up!!!

    #8764 Reply

    Joanna Johnson

    Very good work! Your bow strokes are sounding very consistent and smooth. Just watch the placement of your 3rd finger. Aim for it to be right next to your 2 for this piece. Otherwise you had great intonation on all other notes! Keep it up!! 🙂

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