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    hearthelionroar
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    Here’s Danny Boy! I played the entire song as I didn’t have any lessons today! ONLY free day I have this week!

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    Meg
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    Very good! You have good intonation, good pitch, and I admire your vibrato. I have trouble with vibrato myself. Have you tried putting in some of the slides and grace notes that Michael talked about? I am working on that part now. Meg207 (Maineiac).

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    hearthelionroar
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    It took me over THREE years to figure out vibrato! Then, my teacher told me it’s like shaking a soda can! I am working on the grace notes and adding in slides, but it’s difficult for me to do that! But, I know that if I keep working hard and keep practicing, I KNOW I’ll be able to do it!

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    margaretellen
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    I really enjoyed hearing you play! It was beautiful!

    #3266 Reply

    hearthelionroar
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    Thank you SO much! Whenever I play, I rarely smile… I just get SO into the music, I am focusing so hard as well!

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    benchanviolin
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    Great job!! The next step for me would be to connect your notes together more, focusing on a smooth bow change and vibrato that continues between notes. This will create more of a horizontal flow and direction rather than a vertically choppy presentation of the song. I think it’s kind of like the difference between formulating individual words in language and speaking sentences fluently. But you’re well on your way!

    #3299 Reply

    hearthelionroar
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    Thank you! I am working on making a smooth transition between notes! I am working on making a continuous vibrato!

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    warrenp
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    Very nicely done! Bravo.

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    Celia Levy
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    Nice job on Danny Boy, it was really nice. I love the song Danny Boy.

    #8892 Reply

    Joanna Johnson
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    Nice work! It looks like you are really starting to get the vibrato down! When it comes to vibrato in fiddling, think of it more as an embellishment. In classical music we use vibrato constantly on almost every note. In fiddling, we want to think of vibrato similarly to how we view grace notes. Use it to embellish certain notes or phrases. There are lots of different grace notes and embellishment we can add. If you would like more one on one help with that you can always find me here. One thing that will help your left hand be more nimble and accurate is if you keep your left wrist straight. Then as Ben said, focus on connecting your notes more. Try to think in longer phrases.

    You are definitely off to a great start! Keep it up! Let me know if you have any questions about my tips!

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