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Maria
Day 3 -Trying my own shifting/finger placement on the Chorus or Second part of the piece

Gounod Bach Ave Maria
Third version of series of Ave Marias I am trying to learn.

Day 2 was spent plotting finger placement on part 1.

Today...Day 3 was spent  on plotting finger placement on the chorus or second part of the piece.

For sometime, I just sat there looking at the blank piece, meaning just notes but no fingerings...I just felt so lazy and wishing it would just happen without me making any effort or lifting a finger.

But then I told myself how can I play this second part, no one else will do it except me ! lol 😆

So hereís the end/second part of me trying the finger placement that I created/plotted. Itís a mixture of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th...Itís quite a journey!

Please excuse my playing 🙏🏼🎻 
Thank you

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Posted: April 22, 2019

Susan Hollister
Question on the Capriccio
Thank you for the tutorial on the Capriccio by Banparti! It is a lovely piece! 

 I look forward to working with it. My question is what does it mean when there are 2 slurs over the same group of notes? as in the second measure? 

3 Responses
Posted: April 22, 2019

Cayla Grobler
Hi everyone,
I am rather new to ViolinLab and I have a question regarding the bow hand:
Whenever I am playing my right hand tends to move a little bit up and towards the tip of the bow. I really don`t know what to do! 
Any help will be really appreciated.

Thank you!


8 Responses
Posted: April 22, 2019

Bart Meijer
Telemann practice
Happy Easter, everyone.

I joined Violinlab the day before yesterday; that was because the vibrato video on Youtube really helps!
This is take 1 of my Telemann Siciliana practice. I would be grateful for feedback.
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Posted: April 21, 2019

Lesley McCubbin
Pepusch
Pepusch, who knew? My big revelation du jour. A friend who does the Royal Conservatory exams is working on this sonata for her June exam. It's drop-dead gorgeous (if like me you love Baroque music).

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Posted: April 19, 2019

Maria
Ave Maria Series- Version de Caccini


Here's the second version of Ave Maria de Caccini I'm learning...The 1st version I started learning was by Schubert and currently I started the 3rd version by Gounod-Bach.

Next will be Ave Maria by Robert Prizeman and I think there's 2 more...


Thank you...
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Posted: April 22, 2019

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Play with (the other) Ray
I wonder if any of you are participating in the Play with Ray competition for amateur musicians. The task is to submit a video of the first movement of the Bach Double (Violin 1) and to write a short essay. The prize is a performance in LA with Ray Chen and members of the LA Philharmonic. Here is the announcement: https://playwithray.la/

I have decided to stand by my dream of playing solo with orchestra and to participate. I am doing a series of practice sessions on YouTube at gong play with ray.

Beth has a wonderful tutorial on the second violin part, with many insights that are valid for both parts.

I would be happy about some company in this project. I feel that our voices of adult amateur musicians need to be heard more.

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Posted: March 31, 2019

Maria
Ave Maria- it was a month ago last time I practiced this piece


Short impromptu  practice...It was time to go to work.

Will practice again tomorrow when I get home after a 9 hr shift.

Good night and thank you.
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5 Responses
Posted: April 20, 2019

Dianne
Reviewing Old Pieces
I started a review of Book 4, and do not like how I am playing the pieces, so I am going back through Book 4 again. In the 1st piece, I ran into an old problem of putting a 4th finger down on the A string 1st position, followed by a 3rd finger, and getting tension in the top of the hand. Can anyone give me help on this? It has to do with the hand setup, and the space btw the 4th and 3rd finger descending. If you have book 4, look at m.68 of the 1st piece. Maybe you can try it, and tell me what you do to make it comfortable, repeatable, and with good intonation, like an exercise.

6 Responses
Posted: April 13, 2019

Lesley McCubbin
why do you play
in 50 words or less!

me: because when I hit the right note and the whole violin vibrates -- well, there is simply nothing more magical in the whole world!

18 Responses
Posted: February 27, 2019

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