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I discovered I can read and play double stops! (Sorta)
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th replied to outofnames's topic in The FingerboardI've found a good exercise to ingrain double-stops "melodically" is to practice your scales with a 3rd, 4th, or even 6th above the scale degrees. 5ths are easy, just a "barre" finger, but they are a little too strident on the ear. This helps learning the finger "forms", or patterns, since they repeat. Definitely installs muscle memory for genres like jazz, country, bluegrass and folk. Beware, once you start playing double stops, it's hard to stop (no pun intended)! But, as a comparison, a harmonized vocal duet is so much prettier than a solo. Good luck...
Practice in other areas could improve your bowing.......
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th replied to Violadamore's topic in The FingerboardWell, a wizard should know better...
CF Violins: MezzoForte, Luis&Clark, Gayford, Glasser, Elena
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th replied to 2blink's topic in The FingerboardIf I planned on performing, I would use the best-sounding instrument I could. Right now, that's a traditional wooden instrument. I view buying a Glasser because I want to carry an instrument while on vacation, etc and it might have to be left in the car while on the road while we site-see, hike, and so on. I don't want to get out of practice when I get to my destination--I would still like to have an instrument to practice on.
Pinky Locking up
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th replied to PaxDomini's topic in The FingerboardI've found I need an arm vibrato to make my pinky bend...too much scroll shake using my wrist.
Shoulder Rests of the Future
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th replied to Bill Merkel's topic in The FingerboardI realize this is bumped up, but I still wonder--has anyone actually played a Viper, and how do you think it compares to a traditional violin--transfer of technique, etc, not electric sound. I have not, so I'm curious...
Flat_the_3rd_n_7th posted a topic in The FingerboardHello all, obvious new guy--hope to be able to contribute, though... But, a question: from descending a phrase of notes on the same string, as in a scale, my pinky and ring finger seem too sympathetic, or linked, with each other. Seems a finger should remain the same height above the strings independent of the adjacent fingers. But I think it's physically natural for one finger to follow the other. Ergo, pinky wants to do a 'tea-cup' point when ring finger comes off the string. It doesn't affect speed or intonation, just kind of looks like flailing. Should it matter, you think? If it does, can you suggest exercises that might suppress this and keep the ring and pinky down low? Sorry if this topic is too miniscule...I'll figure the board out as we go...thanks