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  1. Hello,

    I am arriving San Francisco on Thursday and I just noticed I need some rosin etc. violin stuff.

    Can anyone recommend me some violin store around the city of S.F.?

    I tried to find the information from archive but at least with a quick look I didn't find.

    A huge thankyou in advance!

    Kath - a bit in trouble now frown.gif

  2. quote:

    Originally posted by wolfnote:

    All right, now I'm confused. I don't understand the concept of relaxing my arm. If my arm was to relax I wouldn't be able to 'pinch' the fingerboard/strings between my thumb and fingers. I know I'm not supposed to apply weight to the neck so I have to keep my arm somewhat neutral which makes it somewhat stiff. HELP!


    I think people are saying that you need to be relaxed and string should be a continuation of your finger.

    If you try to do vibrato like forcing it won't work.

    But of course you need to feel the fingerboard :-)

  3. Hello,

    I am interested in to know is here anyone who has started violin playing as adult? I started violin playing a bit over year ago, I was then 22 years old.

    I have learned quite quickly and I am able to play quite well simple pieces. I have played piano 18 years now and been familiar with music always.

    What do you think, do I have any kind of possibilities to join orchestras some day although I have started violin playing this old.


  4. quote:

    Originally posted by Mu0n:

    I noticed the music faculty of my university has scheduled several "master classes" for different instruments, violin included. Who can tell me what they are, who can attend, personal experiences, etc.


  5. quote:

    Originally posted by Violina:
    Originally posted by Kath:

    The concert was in Tampere. He played Bach and as great as usual! In fact I know Pekka, we have some common friends.

    Joo, olen suomalainen


    Iiik, tunnet Pekan? No onneks olkoon! Varmaan hauska tyyppi:-) Ainakin mimiikasta ja liikkeistä päätellen;-)

    Huomasin just että se on "Kokkisodassa" tänään, ehheh!


    Hei, jatketaanko keskustelua privaatimmin?! Löydät mun sähköpostiosoitteen tuolta profiilista. Joku kohta hermostuu suomenkieliseen keskusteluun, kun ei ymmärrä smile.gif


  6. quote:

    Originally posted by Violina:

    Yes, I have heard him live!! And in fact I am going to go listen his church concert today smile.gif


    Oooooo!!! Last time I heard him live was at the Sibelius Academy in April:-) He was marvellous, as usual!

    Where was that church concert? What did he play?

    Öhöm, taidat muuten olla suomalainen? ;-)


    The concert was in Tampere. He played Bach and as great as usual! In fact I know Pekka, we have some common friends.

    Joo, olen suomalainen smile.gif


  7. quote:

    Originally posted by Toscha:


    But please don't get discouraged by my comment! As long as you enjoy playing the violin and the sound you produce makes you happy, isn't that the most important thing? I have known some professional players who do not particularly like playing their instrument, although they play well.

    So, happy practicing! Don't compare yourself with others. Enjoy your progress and playing your violin. That is the most important thing.

    Best wishes,


    Toscha; no, I am not getting discouraged by your comment!! I love violin playing - it is not so easy all the time (but what new thing is really easy all the time?? smile.gif ) but anyway enjoy it.

    Although every tone is not perfect, it is not so dangerous. Some day I can do it!

    I have decided to learn to play violin as well that I can join at least city orchestra some day.

    So nothing can not stop me practising, practising and practising!! smile.gif

    I have encouraging, nice and talented teacher, she has done long career as violin teacher. And I think I have learnt quite many things when I have been her student.

    So I think I have quite good possibilities to learn to play well - I just have to work for it.

    Thanks for great comments!!


  8. Andy,

    in fact I have done that - and in fact when I play the scale before starting the "real playing" I get the better result!! And not so much those awful tones smile.gif

    I was just curious to know how quickly beginners learn to play quite well smile.gif

    Thanks for advice! It is just most difficult to try to play the scale first, I just would like to rush to piece and start practising it smile.gif


  9. Hi!

    How long does it take to learn play violin properly - without those bad tones?

    I have played just a few months so I have quite bad days - quite often still ... smile.gif

    But I just would like to know how long has it taken to play better?

    Kath who is practising very hard wink.gif

  10. Hi Pete!

    Welcome to discuss about violin playing. I am sure that you get good answers here. I am quite new violinist as well. I have played just a few months and I am 22 years old. I have played piano for several years and took singing lessons too.



  11. Thanks for comments!

    I bought Eudoxa's G, D & a and E string is Obligato.

    That seems to be very good solution and I think I have wonderful sound in my violin now.

    I am relatively new in violin playing - I have played just a few months but I have been moving on quite quickly (in my opinion, as well as my teacher's) so I have some kind of touch of sound of violin and so.

    I try to remember check the humidity that it stays on same level all the time.



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