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Warm ups/tone production practice

Second run, from measure 1 to 8 and repeated...

Still on key of Bb major...

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Posted: March 28, 2017

Building speed
Hello dear family, 

I have one question, What techniques do you guys use to build up speed into your playing ?

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Posted: March 28, 2017

Ann Meeker
Finger taps
In going systematically through Beth's Beginner tutorials, have just encountered first video about finger tapping.  I tried the tapping and was surprised to notice an immediate difference in playing a piece afterwards, I'm sold!  Adding this to my Daily Practice list.  Feels a bit awkward but surely it will get better as I get stronger.  Please advise if you think I'm doing something not right on it!
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Posted: March 22, 2017

Mohammed Hajjar
Critique of my performance - Gavotte of Martini
dear friends, 

I have recorded Gavotte of Martini from Suzuki Book 3. Please give me your feedback 

I have noticed that I have issues in the following areas:
1. Music expression where sound is still flat
2. Missing the notes in certain areas. 

I'm not able to embed the link since I'm using an iPad and can't figure out how to do it. So here's the link.

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Posted: March 25, 2017

Recital - Viola duet
This year's recital.

Hey, good evening everyone! It's been a while since I posted - but I thought I would put this video of tonight's recital up for you. My teacher and I are playing a theme from Verdi's Aida. I think it's a very pretty song, & I hope you enjoy it !

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Posted: March 19, 2017

My favorite romantic Concerto

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Posted: March 24, 2017

On Tuning Our Instruments

Hi Everyone,

I woke up this morning and while tuning my violin, trying to play a consistent A, D, G, and E.  I knew, by watching the app, that I was close.  At the same time, I remembered watching Beth demonstrate the app I was using and of course tried to obtain that level.  Like climbing Mount Everest when you are first walking.  But we all need goals.

So anyway a third thought occurred which I want to run past you all.

When I am that close that either the tuning pegs or fine tuners brings me 70-80 % to the target, is it then my skill or lack of skill that I am only now hearing that will bring me even closer to being in tune?  I guess what I am comparing is when I vary the bow pressure, bow speed, and bow placement to tune the instrument the same as wiggling my left hand finger to be in tune ?  Should I not stop and try placing the bow at the 'right' sound point, wth the 'right pressure and speed I order to obtain the best possible result of having my instrument in tune?

Perhaps this could be a transferable skill to be applied for all the notes.  

What do you think?  Or maybe I just need to drink a cup of coffee first before practicing.

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Posted: March 27, 2017

Beth's Note Reading curriculum
Hi Everyone,
In Beth's note reading curriculum she mentions going for a walk and practicing your rhythm lessons.  Brilliant.  But while stuck in traffic while it was raining I realized that the wiper blades could be used as a metronome.  You can see were I went with that.  Have some fun the next time you are stuck in traffic.  ;)))

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Posted: March 27, 2017

Elke Meier
Traveling with an instrument
I just found an article from the Musician's Union which rated airlines according to their policy regarding instruments on flights. I thought this could be interesting to you.

The full list can be found under this link.

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Posted: March 21, 2017

I was about to practice and saw the A string broken,apparently the end ball broke. I have no spare so I took my beading box and flier and fixed it until I get a new one...

Is this okey? 😅

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Posted: March 20, 2017

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