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Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Gavotte . LAST song on Suzuki 1 (song 17).... what  a challenge !!! ...
I think its more difficult ....way more than some of Suzuki 2 songs! lol
I went back to it after my local teacher requested we went back to these... adding a little vibrato.... trying to add a little personal touch...

Its much fun playing it... this one  wants me to speed up and go FAST.... I tried to do it with the metronome... but as you'll see I sometimes speed ahead.... many times!.... then I try to "push the breaks" and slow down! hehe

Sorry about the flats and sharps that shouldn't be there.... but like everything.... practice practice practice! :)
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Posted: March 17, 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

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

My favorite romantic Concerto

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Posted: March 24, 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

Sonia Lancaster
Recording on laptop and audio playback quality
I've finally bitten the bullet and bought a new PC (laptop) since my old one was over 6 years old and my iPad lacks functionality.

I did a small trial video to see what the video/audio was like. The video was ok but the audio was pretty tinny. What do people do re audio? external mike? Or does distance and setup influence it.


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Posted: March 19, 2017


                                       Another violin postings...

       Mostly songs, dedication,  earworms-compo, questions and other things...

                                   Please see videos and details within.

P.S. For my daily practice videos please see other posting with title "Today's Practice"

Thank you...

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Posted: October 2, 2015

Hi guys, I thought I'd share my experience on learning how to do vibrato on the violin..
still learning quite a lot of music for the workshop hence, the more chattier videos..

As I mentioned in the video, I struggled quite a bit with shakiness on the violin at first..
I'm really interested to hear what kind of issues you've encountered learning this technique and how you solved it.

I suppose this is a little bit of an update too on my progress with this technique.

Thanks for listening =)
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Posted: March 22, 2017

First piano-piece (without viola for now)
Heyho V-Labbers :D
After having shoulder issues for some time and not practicing very much :( I finally treated myself with a digital piano 2 month ago (Casio Celviano AP-700). It´s not as tiring for the shoulder and I wanted to keep making some music. This first song is "Dance of the Leaves" (Blättertanz) by Tatjana Davidoff, easy but beautiful :)
The goal is to combine the viola and the piano and playing my own accompaniment, that would be great :D
I struggled a bit to make the video for the ensemble but after a bit of practice it all came back (almost haha) and I want to slowly get back to regular viola practice.
The great thing about piano playing is that you just can´t play out of tune ;))
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Posted: March 21, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
So still wohlfahrt Op. 45..... as far as back in april, ive been working with pieces 1-4... just added no. 5 recently but we keep going back and local teacher introduces a different challenge. First we started slow, using full bow, then  paying much attention to intonation. He is allowing me to speed up some... cutting the bow a little shorter...but minding... intonation, sounding point... etc.

Heres my attempt at allegro no. 2, second song on the book. It is so crucial to have that L hand position spot on, even more if one is playing a fast paced piece...

I think I started quite flat, but then I tried to take it back... trying to return intonation! hehe
We keep constantly coming back to these pieces.... I guess teacher wants me to elaborate some on each learned piece, trying to bring something new to them each time...
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Posted: March 23, 2017

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