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miguel on March 6, 2017 @1:36 am PST
hi william i am amateur violin player and i would like to ask you something about the left hand pizzicato of the 24th caprice .I can play the first part of the 9th variation but i dont know how to play the the second part .can you give me any tip? .thanks in advance
Marvin Conrad * VSM MEMBER * on February 1, 2017 @10:31 am PST
I love your videos. You have helped me step over plateau after plateau in my increasingly impassioned journey to learn how to play the violin --at least well enough to not embarrass listeners. In a few weeks, I will play "Panis Angelica" with piano accompaniment for my church. I would love to have your input on posture, how to enhance, and not to detract from the effects of the introductory 10 measure piano riff. I will greatly appreciate any thoughts you might have on this, even though it seems such a trivial matter.
Billie Nenninger on January 4, 2017 @12:51 pm PST
Hi, first thank you for your videos. I am 73 years old and started playing violin last year. I have a question about finger placement. I was trying to locate the video you mentioned in your video of 01-04-2017 about Scales of Violin. I cannot find a link to that video. Can you please help me? Thank you, Billie
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on January 5, 2017 @2:17 pm PST
Billie, I think this is the video William mentioned:


I hope that helps!
Elvis on November 17, 2016 @4:40 am PST
I have been seeing various experts doing a kinda butterfly type of bowing pls it would b nice if u did a video explainin dat typ of bowing
Cheryl * VSM MEMBER * on October 12, 2016 @9:20 am PST
need some advice on how high the left thumb should be, I notice you have larger hands and your left thumb is quite far above the fingerboard. is this all just relative to the size of player's hand?
Mina on August 23, 2016 @7:02 am PST
I want to ask what is the main joint for string crossing...is it the wrist or the elbow or both of them
Barb * VSM MEMBER * on August 9, 2016 @7:44 am PST
Music theory. I liked your video on how you have to pay attention and you can't just close your eyes to feel the music. I had hopes I could memorize sounds instead of numbers running in my head and now am learning letter notes. How much music theory do I need to succeed and not lose the passion
Sandra Boyne on June 6, 2016 @5:08 am PST
Hi William, I am an intermediate student. I have been playing violin for just over 5 years. I discovered your videos just last night and I am so happy that I did. Thank you for sharing your skill and experiences.
rondo * VSM MEMBER * on May 3, 2016 @10:33 pm PST
Do you have a video on how to play Beethoven's Romance in F.
How do you make the high notes e.g. top B and C ring brilliantly ?
William - host, on May 4, 2016 @9:53 am PST
Hi and thanks for the question! There are many interesting aspects in this and the other romance so I should make a video about it in the near future! Thanks again!
rondo * VSM MEMBER * on May 4, 2016 @4:13 pm PST
Thank you for your prompt response. I shall look forward to your videos.
Julia Dream on April 13, 2016 @5:10 am PST
Hi William. I am an advanced student (college level) and I really enjoy watching your videos. My biggest weakness is that I am a very shy player which manifests itself in my body language when I perform. My teacher informs me that playing confidently itself requires practice - would you have any tips on practicing this? Thanks again for making these wonderful videos!
William - host, on May 4, 2016 @9:55 am PST
Great idea for a video! Will work on it! You see I was very shy as well when I was young, so I would really enjoy speaking to this ...
Julia Dream on May 7, 2016 @8:35 am PST
Hooray I look forward to it!
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