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  1. ... no i dont think so its straighter actually im pretty sure i am playing correctly but whatd your opinion ???
  2. sorry i just wrote that wrong i make sure that im in the right posture when i play i ment by right posture is that when im done playing i walk with my back straight (the right posture) and it doesnt hurt Oh and shirley, thank you very much yes i brake it up i play 2 hours then 2 hours then an hour but every hour i stop for about 5-10 minutes and my back starts to hurt after about an hour and yes i had an audition i got 1st chair second violin because i was ofered 2nd chair 1st violin but i lyk to lead so unless i deserve first chair 1st violin i lyk to lead the scond violins but besides the audition its also that i use to hate playing the violin but 3 months ago i heard a concert by joshua bell and it really inspired me so now im trying to make up for lost time! i want to be amazing so i have to practice alot And tank you skiingfiddler
  3. yes the sarasate yea i high positions help in that aspect but im always worried that if im nervous ill get my fingers just a little to high or to low and the whole thing will sound off
  4. hey everyone i don t know maybe its just that ive never practiced so much but lately ive been practicing violin for like 4 to 5 hours a day i use to only do 1 to one and a half hours a day so lately my back has really been hurting When i stop playing and standing in the right posture i feel fine but during practice my back really hurts is this normal when you practice so much or is it not suppose to do that!!! Thank you everyone Jairo
  5. hey every1 im playing the playera a spaniard peice and if you know it then you know that it has very difficult fingering. i have tried both ways of fingering, doing what the music says and going to 5, 6 7, 8 or just staying in 1,2,3,4 its alot easier obvioulosy in the lower positions and i dont think that the higher postions make enough of a difference it is good for practicing fingerings and shifting but i rather not perform with these figering risky!!! whats ur opinion thanx jairo
  6. WELL strings might help but i think its just a matter of practice when my teacher told me a year ago i was going to be doing the entire first part on the g string i was like whoo i cant do that !!! i practiced and practiced and then it came easy to me and i rather do it on the g then on any other string but i agree its also just personal preferance
  7. quote: Originally posted by: DutchViolins quote: Originally posted by: Selim If the violin is not good at upper G, no matter how good you are in bowing or vibrato, all may end up with an unpleasant sound. Even very good violins have troubles in this range of G, wolfs I mean.. So, D seems more safe and easy.. No, I disagree. The whole thing is: the beginning must be played it on the G-string to be able to produce a sound that lives and has character corresponding with the 'Gypsy sound'. If the instrument doesn't allow than select an other piece of music or wait till you have enough experience to play it in the higher positions. This piece looks easy but you must have developed a good tone on the higher positions. Wolf notes do mostly appear in the C-region and the Czardas does not reach that in the first three or four bars. Although some excellent violins may have Wolf notes a good player also knows how to 'treat' them. Thats very true i did the first part on the G-string and it had a very nice sound thanks !
  8. Sorry i looked all over the internet i found many Jules violin makers but not a single Jules Pierrotte sory
  9. quote: Originally posted by: yuen What are the differences between Conservatory and Diamond (lower end)? I have one Conservatory Coda bow. I wish they will be lighter in feel and thiner. I have a diamond and it is exactly that feels lighter and thinner its great for bounce bowing but unlike other bows i own it also has an awesome sound when it comes to long slow romantic notes it has a wide rang that it can play and it works great i will be using this bow for a very long time!!
  10. quote: Originally posted by: Selim I liked the image and the work on it. It looks complimentary of the state in which the player is. It is hard to say what kind of state it is, looks neither belonging to this world or any other, probably some where in between. I also liked the the sayings on it. Beautiful picture,.. Self explanatory. Thank You i got the qoute from a violin maker PAblo Alfonso who was talking about his work he said that he has never worked a day in his life because he does what he loves and loves what he does !!
  11. Dont waister time with all those weird ways ... its so simple to put a dampit!!
  12. quote: Originally posted by: Demi-Swan A knife is definitive, once you have marked something with a knife, it is exact, and there is a definite and prominent place for it in violin making. The awl tends to bruise the wood for marking across the grain especially on spruce, but for marking say the placement for the peg-holes, in other words a piercing action, it is great. And of course the pencil always has a place everywhere. well but there are pros and cons to what Demi - Swan says .. .yes its true that it its definite its exact but if you mess up and you cut a small line down a peice of the violin wouldnt that be an obvious scratch on the violin when its done with???
  13. This was made by one of my friends we have a program called gimp and with it you can take images and use them as backgrounds and so forth but you can add all kinds of effects theres to many to name This is a very simple example of what the program can do but just thought i would show the picture its one of my favorites
  14. Hi i was just wondering As violin makers for those of you who are violin makers ... do you make your own bridges from pieces of wood? or do you by them from aubert or some company and then just fit them just curious
  15. quote: Originally posted by: Bob A We speak of Italian violins, English violins, Hungarian violins, and so forth. But are there any defining characteristics of any use, or is this just convenient locational shorthand? Given the variations that exist even in one maker's output, to say nothing of the wide disparity I've noticed in assigning possible origins of instruments on this board, is it safe to conclude we're just kidding ourselves? Are you saying that the only difference in violins that are made around the world is just that , were they come from everything else is different for any maker???