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The Fiddler’s Forum (Podcast) – Season 1, Ep. 02 – DIY Violin! “The Pinky Exercise” Tutorial

For THIS one, you will need to have in your hands, your favorite violin! We will explore an area of technique development often found deficient within the overall technique for many violinists, from the beginner, and believe it or not… all the way into the realm of those professional violinists, sustaining their living as such.

As violinists passionate about what we do, this area of progress and growth on the instrument, is VITAL for your own independent success!

By the end of this workout, assuming you follow the rules, and play along with the tutorial, you WILL FEEL THE BURN. You will feel the muscular strengthening of that bulbous part, at the base of your left pinky, which dictates whether or not you will obtain the strength needed to implement a nice, curved pinky, each time it lands on you fingerboard.

There’s no easy way out… oh, wait. Yes there is?!

It is by following along with this video! One week, with this at the top of your practice routine? And then YOU will be the proud owner of a new and improved, STRENGTHENED left pinky! Essential for correct technique, which enables the student / player, consistency, accuracy, and dependable pinky prowess!

Just watch and listen the first time, from beginning to end. Then, and for the next week of your own private pinky training, begin the video / podcast at 12:20 in. From there, and for a good WEEK, play along with the video, giving 100% effort at keeping up all the way through, and by the end of the week? NEW VIOLINIST. (You)!

I want to hear the success stories which are inevitable should you follow these directions for that one week of intense and laborious focus on that muscle. It will tire, you will feel the burn… let that muscle repair itself, and then go right back at it!

Start with the “easy” string, (the e-string) and, along with proper adjustment with each new string, from the effort of the left elbow, allow each progression to challenge you further, while conquering each step of the process along the way.

Remember, know when to walk away! Leave each practice session feeling like the superhero you ARE, vs. waiting for too long, mixing up your personal mood to the point of that feeling of defeat before putting the violin back in its case.

Instead, CELEBRATE the VICTORIES, and then begin one step back from where you ended your practice the day before, and conquer on that new day? NEW GROUND!

Go git’em.

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    AWESOME! This guy right here, Jake Allen, who Alex so MIGHTILY believed in, just won a Listeners Choice Ovation Award in Michigan! And check out his speech (esp pg. 2) written out below... Alex would be overjoyed and so honored. Keep CRUSHIN' it Jake!!!! #JakeAllen #alexdepue #ovationawards ... See MoreSee Less
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    1 week ago

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    I will be announcing the line up, location, and time soon for the first annual (just decided it's gonna be annual, right now) Alex DePue Tribute Concert, this July 16th, his 50th birthday. Please keep an eye out, and if you are anywhere within driving range, you won't want to miss this special night of music and honoring Alex. It will be followed the next day by his hometown memorial service, so please come to both if you can!Much love, The Mrs. ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Alex DePue
    I love this moment between brothers. ❤️ Alex and his unabashed laughter was one of my favorite things. Bowling Green, Ohio friends and surrounding areas, can you please leave a comment so I can remember who we have? I am looking for some local help with some details for the hometown memorial coming up in one month now, AS WELL AS the Tribute concert we are organizing on his birthday, July 16th! Nothing back breaking, and no pressure, but I would appreciate running some things by those who are in the area. Much love, thank you! -Mrs. DePue ... See MoreSee Less
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    2 weeks ago

    Alex DePue
    A fun relaxing night of music, under a Palapa on the sea of Cortez, in the beautiful peaceful little town of San Felipe. Alex jamming with Jake Allen whom he believes is the next great of the greats! Do a favor to Alex, follow Jake's page and just... enjoy! The music gets deeper with every listen. For now, enjoy this invigorating rendition of "Eleanor Rigby". ❤️🎶 - Mrs. #AlexDePue #TheFiddler #JakeAllenMusic ... See MoreSee Less
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    3 weeks ago

    Alex DePue
    Mrs. Fiddler here - I was able to attend one day of NAMM, and got there pretty late, about an hour before they closed for the day, and the first and only person I happened to run into as we entered the convention floor was Alex's band mate in the Steve Vai band, Bassist Bryan Beller! He had been there doing a signing earlier that day, and I had no idea. He still tours with Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats and more, and is just an all around bad mamajama at what he does!He was still there with his girlfriend and her brother, and we all got to chat a little bit. What a crazy bit of synchronicity. Alex would have been just tickled, I wish so much that he had been there. ❤️ Made me smile, though. Great to meet you, Bryan! (Well, again, but I doubt you would remember me at the Wiltern meet and greet or the "Where the Wild Things Are" premiere. Many moons ago. 😊)#AlexDePue #LegacyLivesOn #ModernPaganini ... See MoreSee Less
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