Intonation, the elusive violin-playing element for me so far (along with bowing, etc. etc.)
Although my instructor will tell me things after I play a piece, like, “That was better, but your intonation was off a little here, here, and also here” as she points to various passages on the sheet music. I had been concentrating most of my efforts on the bow technique and posture. My left hand I felt was good - after all I am an experienced mandolin player. Right? Wrong. The mandolin has very little to do with the fiddle. It has been helpful in some aspects, but the fiddle doesn’t have frets, those 23 handy-dandy metal things, that tell you exactly where to place your fingers. On the fiddle I have to learn those locations while looking at a black blank piece of Ebony. I know approximately where to go, but not exactly. Big difference.
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Playing Since: 2009
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Although I can play the violin, my primary love is playing classical music on the cello. I spend most of my time making violins, and doing a few rebuilds/repairs. In my spare time I farm and have goats and chickens - two greenhouses.
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