Jump to content
Maestronet Forums

tigger_1

Members
  • Posts

    30
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by tigger_1

  1. quote: Originally posted by Staccato: Just a little confused. When you say 'third position' do you mean D on the A string or do you mean much higher with the finger 'shifted to the third position'? Staccato, I mean the finger shifted to the third position.
  2. When is it too soon to learn third position? I am an adult beginner and I have been playing the violin for 10 weeks now. I already knew how to read music before taking lesssons so my teacher has not had to spend the time teaching me names of notes or how to count rhythms.I am her first adult student, so I believe she is not really sure how fast or slow to go with me. My teacher uses the violin method book by Mueller (and some other author whose name escapes me right now) and because I already new how to read music I started in the last 3rd of the book and finished it within 5 weeks. The second book in the series basically teaches new rhythms (16th notes etc) and she decided to skip this book and start book three which begins third position. I know all of my notes in first position and I play them correctly; however, my bow arm leaves alot to be desired. Unfortunately, my teacher cannot articulate in words how to improve my bow arm. (She can't articulate how to change dynamics with the bow or how to play stacatto either). She has the attitude that the bow arm will eventually fix itself and thus, since she doesn't know what to do to improve my bow arm she thinks it's time to move to third position. [Currently, this is the only teacher in the area that gives lessons that fit into my schedule so finding a teacher who can fix my bow arm isn't an option right now] My question is do you think it is alright to learn third position even though my bowing is still weak? Any suggestions on how to fix my bow arm?
  3. Thank you both for your help. I successfully changed the strings and very happy that I did. The instrument sounds and plays much better. You were right, it really is quite simple. Thank you again for your words of wisdom.
  4. Thank you both for your help. I successfully changed the strings and very happy that I did. The instrument sounds and plays much better. You were right, it really is quite simple. Thank you again for your words of wisdom.
  5. Well, I feel dumb for asking this question, but I have searched and searched in the archives and can't seem to find this topic. I've been playing the violin now for 2 months and I want to change my strings. The problem is I have never done it and after reading all of the posts about falling bridges and soundposts I must admit I'm a little wary about doing it. I bought a set of Helicores and told my teacher my desire to change strings, but all she said to me was be careful not to overtune them. She didn't even offer to show me how to do it. (She's not the greatest teacher, but that's another story). I was hoping that I could get some advice on how to go about changing the strings. I know that I should use a pencil to lubricate the bridge and the place the string sits at the neck, but I don't know how to take the strings off (the order and the actual way, do you just turn the peg to loosen them?) or how to go about putting the new ones on. Thanks for any help you can give me.
×
×
  • Create New...