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  1. Can you help me get back online? I am really KenN. I can't get on as KenN. Was always on, now it wants a password. Password doesn't work. Said they would e'mail password, didn't. The e'mail I used for this user name is the correct one if there is a problem with the other. Don't really want to be known as bozo. Thanks.

  2. Trying to upload new profile pic. I've followed instructios about size to no effect.

  3. Trying to upload new profile pic. I've followed instructios about size to no effect.

  4. Though signed in, I'm getting this each time I click on a topic. Am I just being (somehow) dumb?

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  5. Oh, and maestramusica, I very much agree.
  6. Oh, no, Austen, you're not saying that in a derrogitory manner...how do you know I don't have the experience? And what, you have all the experience? You are very stuck up, you know that? Acting like you know EVERTHING. (And yes, I am saying that in a derrogitory manner) ...you know more than anybody here, is that what you're saying...
  7. Austen, I'm not saying they're garbage, I'm just saying their quality could be much better. Yes, there are good chinese violins out there, but it's very rare to find one. I've played so many of them, and I hated the tone quality. NEver had I played a decent chinese violin. Basically what I'm saying is if I had $1000 to spend on a violin, I would definitely get a German made or Romanian made violin, considering their reputation is much better. But, you know, if you're on a tight budget, about all there is are chinese violins for you. But if you want a decent violin and you have money, then it's common sense to go for a German made violin. And that's all there is to it.
  8. Austen-well known fact, not an opinion.
  9. Oh, and nickia, why don't you go compare those and maybe you'd think differently...
  10. Yeah, Austen, I mean the fine tuners are actually working on them...barely...that is if they don't break off right when you touch them. It's not only me who has experienced the worst of quality of chinese violins, my teacher has, all of her students have, all of my friends hate how chinese violins always fall apart, so it's kind of common sense not to buy a chinese violin unless you're on a tight budget. So Austen, this isn't so much a steryotype as it is a known fact.
  11. Ehhh, I would give the violin a second thought. I was looking at the Shar catalog, and noticed it was a chinese made violin, and the qualities most likely aren't too great. If you really want a good baroque violin, I would suggest getting like a German made violin, their quality is usually pretty good.
  12. Some people online asked me to record myself play a piece and post it on the Internet, but I don't exactly know how. Does anybody know how to record yourself playing and post it on the Internet? I'm not very good technical wise. Thanks!
  13. I'm learning classical at the moment, but I also really like jazz or swing. Can you recommend any good music or methods for it? Thanks!
  14. It's a great method with great repertiore, challenging the student way more than other instructional books. The skills and level increase a great amount from each book, and the repertoire keeps the student's focus, instead of having boring exercises and little songs. The Suzuki method just basically consists of advanced repertoire, which is why it's not a bad idea to get supplements along with it. It is not only great for young violinists, it's great for everyone learning the violin. Hope this helps...
  15. You probably already know this, but play something solo. I heard that when auditioning, you shouldn't play like duets or anything. And I second all of what DR. S said.