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  • #8721

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    Hi everybody! This is my first fiddle tune. Until now I had only played classical pieces and I really liked it. But so, for the first time I am playing a fiddle tune and I really love it. I’ll sure be fiddling more in the future!! 🙂
    Please let me know what you think. I appreciate all feedback! Oh yes, I’ve started with vibrato a week ago and in the video you can see a first attempt to do vibrato on some notes…

    #8723

    Celia Levy
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    • Contribution Score 48

    You did well. I play in my family’s band and we perform this song a lot I love it. I play the violin too in this song you should check out the band Orthodox Celts on you tube who also do the song. The video is great.

    #8736

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    Hi Celia, thanks for commenting. I did search for that video on YouTube. It sounds cool indeed! Thanks for sharing!

    #8790

    margaretellen
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    • Contribution Score 98

    very nice! Keep up the good work! 🙂

    #8792

    Anteros
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    • Contribution Score 162

    Sounds really nice. Good job. 🙂

    #8794

    Suni Norman
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    • Contribution Score 15

    Awesome job! I love the work you have done! I love the video editing too! 😀 Vibrato is hard, and it looks like you are heading in the right direction with it! If I were to suggest anything to work on, I would have you try to make straighter bows (which is one of the hardest things to do in my opinion!). When nearing the frog of the bow, keep your right elbow back so it doesn’t push the frog towards the fingerboard. not only will this straighten your bow, but you will find that you have more control and even a better sound! If you would like additional help, you can find me here: http://violintutorpro.com/private-lessons/?show=details&performer_id=2693

    #8795

    thinkoutsidethebachs
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    • Contribution Score 41

    You’re getting better! Keep up the good work! 🙂

    #8800

    “Papa” Robert Hill
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    • Contribution Score 49

    Perfect tempo for a nice slow, romantic waltz!

    #8807

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks so much everybody for the nice comments!! Appreciate it very much! Also, thanks Suni for the tip about straightening my bow! 🙂

    #8812

    Joanna Johnson
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    • Contribution Score 28

    Very nice! You are getting a solid tone already so if you practice Suni’s suggestions for your bow arm, this will get even better! I would recommend practicing in the mirror and looking to see if your bow is lined up with the f holes and going straight. A tip for your left hand, try to keep all of your fingers very tall and bent. If you can keep your left hand pinky bent and on its tip, it will be all the more accurate!

    Great job! I am a big fan of playing classical and fiddling! 🙂

    Joanna

    #8875

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    Hi Joanna, nice to know that you love both classical and fiddling too! Thanks so much for the great tips! I will certainly work to improve my bowing and keeping my left pinky bent. 🙂

    #9370

    Nicholas Guess
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    • Contribution Score 30

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

    #9386

    Mona T
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    • Contribution Score 63

    Awesome job! I’m still so impressed that you are self-taught! Your intonation is great and you aren’t stingy with the bow. I see you adding a vibrato to some of your end notes. Keep practicing, it will get easier and become natural.

    #9390

    Mariko
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks Nicholas Guess!

    Thanks Mona T for your kind words! 🙂 And, well one can argue if one is really self-taught with all these great videos on YouTube that show you exactly what to do! I really love watching the classes of various violin teachers on YouTube. Comparing their different approaches and exercises is very interesting and helpful.
    I’m pretty sure that some day I will need more guidance than that, but for now the video instruction is sufficient for me! And it’s great to receive feedback here too. I always really appreciate it and start working with that immediately.

    #9544

    Nicholas Guess
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    • Contribution Score 30

    Such a pretty song! Fiddle songs are so fun! Good job keeping the tempo steady and staying with the piano!

    #9936

    suzettesmith11
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    • Contribution Score 4

    Kia Ora, From New Zealand. You played at the perfect tempo and I could hear the vibrato clearly. Well done!

    #10008

    Mariko
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks Kia Ora! I’m glad you liked my first vibrato. 🙂 I’m working hard now to improve it and be able to do it with each finger.

    #10285

    tiffanylynn2587
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    • Contribution Score 37

    That was amazing! Keep going!!

    #10293

    Mariko
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks so much!! I’ll sure keep going. 🙂 I’ll be recording two more fiddle songs tomorrow, I’m very excited!!

    #10565

    Johanne Aube
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 16

    Well done on your first fiddle song! Sounds lovely.

    #10602

    William Bickerstaff
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    • Contribution Score 290

    You’ve come a long way… and you are a purely VTP student!

    #10843

    Mariko
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks Johanneaube, thanks Will! Glad you like it 🙂

    #10876

    tfeldkamp87
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 26

    You’re doing so great! keep it up!

    #10910

    Mark Woodyatt
    Participant
    • Contribution Score 53

    Nicely done! Especially for your first foray with vibrato. That took some guts. You’ve got great promise and potential. Keep it up! A little feedback on your playing and video: Good intonation, perfect tempo, nice accompaniment (backing track?), professional presentation, great hat(; and fine video. Bravissimo!

    #10925

    Mariko
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    • Contribution Score 281

    Thanks so much Mark for your kind words!! I just woke up and your feedback is a wonderful beginning of my day :-))))

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