June 2012

I'm LOVING this violin playing!

June 30, 2012 12:39

Having loved the violin since childhood, I finally took the plunge and began lessons as a 40-year-old beginner. That was a little over a year ago.

I'm now in Suzuki book 4 and am LOVING it!

For the first time, just a few moments ago, I was playing a line in first position and realized that it would be easier to play the notes quickly in third position.

I was pretty excited.

The fingerboard was so intimidating at first and the idea of the positions was really scary. I just didn't get it. Fort this to happen for me was a big transitional step.

I love getting to know my instrument.

Just tootin' my horn because I'm so PROUD OF MYSELF!

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Can I play Bach's Sonata #1, "Adagio" with only 1st - 3rd Position?

June 26, 2012 05:05

Before you tell me it's too advanced, please don't.

I love it and I want to play it.

I'm somewhat self coached and I know up to third position. Can I play Bach's Sonata #1, part 1 for solo violin with only up to 3rd position?


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My Review of the Carlo Lamberti LV11

June 23, 2012 08:56

When I was shopping for a good student violin at a good price, I was discouraged at the lack of reviews I could find on the "big name" brands. A lot of people were strictly of the opinion to buy from a local shop, but I have issues with my local shop and I don't think their student violins sound very good. I didn't have much to spend and had heard or read about "The Best $500 Violin Anywhere" advertised by Shar.

I decided to go for it and bought it.

Not being a professional player, I didn't trust my own opinion about how good this violin sounded until my own teacher, who is normally prejudice against Chinese violins, commented on how good it sounded. When I told her I only paid $500, she said it sounded "pretty good for just $500.)

She even wanted to borrow it to show another student who was violin shopping.

Per her suggestion, I put Evah Pirazzi strings on it to bring out its full potential and that made it sing even more.

Now that I've thad this violin over a year it has opened up quite a bit and don't plan on trading up for a very very long time, if ever.

Anyone wondering about this model and trying to find information should take my word that it really IS the best $500 violin.

You won't want to give it up - ever!

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