Nov. 14th, 2008 01:01 pm
tcepsa: (JuggleGeese)
The only problem with learning to play an awesome song like The Wind That Shakes The Barley (the fast version) is that it has been on short loop in my brain all morning. When I say short loop, I mean that it would probably take even me (I'm still relatively slow) about 30 seconds to get through the whole thing without any repeats, and the first half or so is really good at splicing its ends together and just going and going and going.

For those of you who either enjoy such loops, and those of you for whom getting stuck with the earworm is an acceptable price to pay for satisfying your curiosity, here's a version that I particularly enjoy ^_^
tcepsa: (I'll fix it!)
ViolinWithShoulderRest >= 1000 * ViolinWithoutShoulderRest

And all that time I figured I was just doing something wrong by not being able to hold the violin up without my hands. Apparently what I was doing wrong was trying to make that work without a shoulder rest ^_^

Long neck is looooong.
tcepsa: (JuggleGeese)
I picked up a violin awhile back with the intention of actually learning how to play it an not sound like nails on a chalkboard, and every resource I've looked into for learning has strongly recommended that I find a teacher (something about posture and holding the instrument properly... ;)

So... anyone out there know of any good violin/fiddle teachers in the NOVA area? Or have recommendations of where to look, what to look for, what are reasonable rates, and what I should expect? ^_^


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