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  1. one that we did in high school was gymnopede (not sure of spelling).
  2. wow...very interesting...thanks for the info Tom!
  3. Quote: Why ever would one want to practice with ear plugs??? To me, it kind of seems a bit like eating without any tastebuds or going to an art gallery blindfolded. I totally agree.
  4. I was looking at the Comford shoulder rest that they have on the Shar website and was just curious to know if anyone had it and how they like it.
  5. I'm sure this has been asked before ...sorry to ask again...but what's the difference between light and dark rosins? I've heard you're supposed to switch during different seasons or something...could someone please clarify? thanks!
  6. Hey, I am in the same situation as you are except I don't think I will be majoring in music. I'm going to be going to Minnesota state university-Moorhead in the fall and I was wondering where I was going to get the chance to practice as well! thanks for asking the question!
  7. Well I'm glad to hear that it is something I should look forward to! I will definitly let everyone know how it goes! thanks!
  8. well this year I'm going to be participating in Amahl and the Night Visitors. It's put on through my church, I've never heard of it before so it should be interesting!
  9. well when I was in 5th grade i started off with my grandfather's full size violin so maybe it just depends on the kid.
  10. Hi! most people on here are saying that you should get a teacher or whatnot, but I have had a teacher for years and play in high school orchestra and I've been told many times that I shouldn't play with my arm but my wrist, but it has never seemed to help. I know it is not a good way to play but even when I've had a teacher they haven't made a difference and I don't think it really even makes that much of a difference in how well I play. I think it is something you need to be determined to change because once you're used to playing a certain way it is hard to break the habit. Whether you have a teacher or not, it doesn't matter, it needs to be a decision from you on whether to change or not.
  11. wow that's cool! how heavy is it?
  12. Quote: If it's with the left arm, then you're just pressing down too hard with your jaw (do you use a shoulder pad?). yeah it acctually is my left shoulder and I do use a shoulder rest that is very comfortable, so maybe I'm just putting too much pressure on my shoulder or something? I don't know if it would do anything but I'm considering getting a chin rest that is higher up, just trying to think of more ideas. hmm not sure. thanks!
  13. Quote: Next, you ought to follow the advice of a trained specialist--not a bunch of self-proclaimed experts on an internet music forum who have not seen you, examined you, taken your history, tested your range of motion, and so on. J. I'm not asking for people to diagnose me, I'm just curious if anyone else has had this problem and what they did. Thanks to everyone who has replied so far! some great advice!
  14. Hi, I'm seventeen and already have tendonitis in my shoulder near the base of my neck, I think this is from playing the violin and I was wondering if anyone else has this problem and how to take some pressure off of my shoulder when I play. Thanks!
  15. yet another interesting find on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...;category=10180
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