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    Justin Breese
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    Here’s a video of myself (Justin) and Becky playing Ode to Joy from the beginner materials on your site. We have been learning for approximately 6 months from books and videos since there is little violin instruction available where we live in Alaska.

    Justin:

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    #3915 Reply

    Elizabeth Davis
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    Justin:
    Just a couple comments. One – see if you can get your bow to roll over a bit more so the hair is closer to your nose than the stick. Right now you have it almost straight up and down, and you’ll (hopefully) find it easier to get good, smooth tone with the bow more at 45 degrees than 90 degrees to the string.

    Two – listen carefully to your intonation. It sounds to me like your second finger and fourth finger were consistently a bit flat. It’s not a lot, but enough to make it not sound quite on.

    Becky:
    Do you hear the “galump, galump” that happens sometimes, like at :07, :10, and other spots? That happens when your right hand gets to a note a little sooner than your left finger is ready. One way to get rid of that is to actually practice a little slower, or even literally stop before each note, set the left finger, then bow the note, and go on to the next, one by one, and then do the same thing a little faster, then try to do it without the break. You can always work it up a little faster, but slow and clear is better than fast and galumpy.

    Both of you:
    For six months, you’re doing great! Especially nice left arm/hand position.

    #3956 Reply

    Justin Breese
    Participant

    Thanks Elizabeth! It’s nice to know I am on the right track.

    I’ve been working on my intonation because I can hear it’s sour, avoiding strangling the neck with my left hand, and turning the bow as you suggest. I’ll keep at it.

    #4030 Reply

    Mariko
    Participant

    Hi Justin and Becky, thanks for sharing your video. I liked listening to you guys. Must be great that you are learning together! Keep up the good work!

    #4053 Reply

    Belinda
    Participant

    Bravo!

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    Lnphappy
    Participant

    I’m at lesson 6. Looking forward to lesson 9 cause this is a beautiful song!! I can’t give much constructive criticism ’cause I’m new too, but keep up the great job!!

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