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Maria
My 5 minute practice...

Since yesterday I am doing just a 5 minute practice as encouraged by Barbara, Dianne and Barb...Thank you much for the idea and support.


So today my practice only consisted of basic bowing and of changing direction of the bow at the very tip and lowest point of the frog as I change the note. It sounded simple but it needs concentration at first to get my left and right hard work in harmony= coordination.

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Posted: September 22, 2017

david wayne
working on Bourree
where is Bourree book 2 number 6

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Posted: September 22, 2017

Dianne
Harmonic Minors
I've read the archive discussions on the Harmonic Minor scales, but there is still a question I have on them: Why would the 7th be raised on a descending harmonic minor scale, since it is not being used as a leading tone? Does it just then serve as a passing tone or as part of an inner harmony? (Reaching beyond my knowledge of music theory here.)

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Posted: September 21, 2017

MsPolkadotz
Wohlfahrt etude #5-8

Hi guys,


I am continuing with the Wohlfahrt etudes and today Iím sharing with you no.5-8 from the series. I find it a little bit challenging to keep a steady tempo but I think Iím getting better at not speeding up. Other than that, I notice how my mind tends to wander a little bit with these etudes and I have to concentrate a little harder and think about what I am trying to accomplish when I practice them. 


Thanks so much for listening and happy practicing ^_^


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Posted: September 21, 2017

Dianne
The new string crossing and left hand videos are so good. They seem like they were made just for me. :)

In 3rd position, my string crossings are just awful. What would make 3rd position so much worse than 1st? Many things:
1. Possible setup problem
2. Hands coming closer together
3. Sounding point issues
4. Elbow levels not changing

I vote for #4.

Time to go to work on this!

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Posted: September 20, 2017

Ayoub
Seitz Concerto 2nd Week
Hey Guys :)

Here my progress so far on the Seitz Concerto in G major, I played to measure 83 right before the Sautille Part.

hope you'll enjoy it.

Any remarks or advices will be appreciated 
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Posted: September 20, 2017

Mimi
Right bow?
Hi, I'm an absolute beginner and I bought a violine set Yamaha V5.
Looking at the video about bow holding I saw that I should put the tip of my thumb in a place of the bow between the pad and the frog.
If you look at the picture of my bow you can see that there is no empty space between these two parts. Is my bow defective? Should I claim? Thanks for your help.

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Posted: September 20, 2017

Maria
Choking sound...Awful!

Culprit: Tension, lack of timing -practice etc...

It was said that to get a great sound and technique one must practice minimum of 3 hrs a day and maximum 5-8 hrs.

I got 5 minutes only and time to go to work...

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Posted: September 19, 2017

Ray
Just a philosophical question.

I am in the shop, working on the profile for a new violin top and listening to Vivaldi and I suddenly could have sworn (and those of you who know know I do not swear) that I heard Bach.  Or at least shades of Bach.

So the question is how much influence did Vivaldi have on Bach?

Just a question from a curious mind.

Best,

Geppetto

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Posted: September 19, 2017

Dianne
Memorizing Music
This is the 1st time I've memorized music since one piece in 2014 in this same book. I've got about 1/2 of it roughly after about an hour. One benefit is that when I go back to the music, it seems easier than ever to play the piece while reading. It's like anything else- you do something harder and the original task somehow seems easier. I trust that memorizing will benefit me in some way. Right now it feels difficult to pull it all together. I wish I had a teacher who asked me to memorize every piece, etude, or exercise that they wanted me to present to them the following week. That way they could tell me why it benefits me. Right now it is a mystery to me. I am doing this because I have read that it gets easier to memorize the more you do it, and I am very curious if it will help me with my technique in any way. Feedback is welcome.
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Posted: September 15, 2017

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