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After third violin lesson

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I can't find the video file locally,  but I did post this on Facebook. I don't know if it will be viewable here. Will Facebook permissions take over. I'm concentrating so hard, grimacing, as I struggle through "Twinkle twinkle little star."


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Diane G
Diane G


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Playing Since: 2011
Experience Level: Just Startin'

Occupation: fish biologist

Gender: Male
Age: 64

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Woodwinds, guitar

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Created 11/4/2011
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At 58, I finally got possession of my grandfather's violin from my sister. Built by my grandfather's brother in Clarksville, Arkansas, in 1922. My wife gave me some lessons for my birthday, so I have been playing since May 2011. I'm a welcome surprise for my teacher since I'm an adult, willing, and already play multiple instruments (woodwinds, guitar). However, this bowing is entirely new to me. Can't figure out why I can do vibrato on the guitar, but it's so hard for me on the violin. Part of my problem is keeping the bow moving steadily as I try to rock my left wrist. Now I'm enjoying playing some of the Irish tunes I originally taught myself on penny whistle from recordings.

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