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Wii be working on this impromptu violin part composition

"Manga Bulong (Ko) Sa Hangin" or "Whispers In The Wind"

A new impromptu violin part composition that I'll be working this month...Mapping and jotting down all the notes and eventually able to play/replicate it again minus the unwanted extra sounds while  i was note hunting and playing along with the piano background.

Thank you classmates and wish me luck! Good night...

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Posted: November 1, 2018

Very Interesting!
Well through necessity, I am back to revisiting the fast playing in practice and rehearsals. I know I have reached my limit in playing fast 16ths, so I thought I'd try something different to see if I could move on. I placed a paper towel roll using elastic bands onto an inexpensive beginner violin I have held onto, grabbed an old inexpensive carbon fiber bow, and by removing the sound of the intonation errors which stop me in my tracks, I worked on left hand/right hand coordination.

Very interesting results when things are sped up! First, I found that I had a mirroring problem. Whenever I would cross over the to the E string, the bow arm would 'reach and crash into the side of the roll. This would be hilarious if it wasn't for the fact that this has obviously been going on and taking time away in the string crossing and affecting the coordination with the left hand. And there are other fascinating things going on as well!

The silence is just a way to further break down the pieces to get this hand coordination going. Remember, I have started slowly and worked for months, following every conceivable tip, and have reached my limit as a player at this time. But I need to play these areas the best I can starting in 3 weeks, so I thought I'd try this for fun. Who knows!

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Posted: November 3, 2018

I have four main technics that I am working on, there are others but these four take up the bulk of the technical studies of my practice time.  They are:
string crossings
slurs, and
quick finger action

When it comes to quick finger action I needed to quantify the upper limits of how fast am I am to play and still have control.  You must have control.  I found an exercise that Beth had made up back in 2013, called Exercise for Quick Finger Action.  So what I have found out is that I am able to play eigth notes at 65 bpm, sixteenth notes at 33 bpm, or quarter notes at 130 bpm.  This  is important for atleast a couple of reasons.  

For the moment, when I am looking at new piece of music for me to be able to play this piece it needs to fall within these pariameters.  

The other reason, finding out this information, is that I am able to methodically and accurately push these boundaries for how quickly I am to play a piece of music.  This information gives more information as to why I shied away from certain pieces of music and not from others.  

I need to set realistic achievable goals to push past these limitations.  Tonight I will go through the pieces of music that I wish I could play and sort them out as to this present upper limit to my speed.  So this is a very good thing and something that I can hang my hat on.

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Posted: November 3, 2018

Barb Wimmer
How do you count
What is your system? Iím overthinking on counting. I know when I do rhythm right or wrong. Iím just overthinking and find rhythm challenging. 
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8 Responses
Posted: November 3, 2018

Valerio de Franchis
Hi everybody,
I'm Valerio. I am 26 and I live in Rome (Italy).

This is the first time I post (I'm quite shy),
but it's been a year since my first subscription.

So I've been playing for almost a year,
and I would like to have some feedback to my violin and bow holds. So I'm attaching some pictures.

thank you in advance,
hope to hear from you soon!

11 Responses
Posted: September 15, 2018

Arthur Mendez
first attempt at recording sorry for off notes

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Posted: October 31, 2018

Simon Fischer postings
Interesting reading here for folks who enjoy Simon Fischer's discussions or books

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Posted: November 1, 2018

Day 01 of 30 Learning Simple Gifts at 50% Tempo
Hi Everyone,

Today was a rough day at practicing but improving is not dependant on whether you feel like practicing or not.  You just have still put yourself in the practice room and do at least some work.  

So towards that end I tried to play the bow line, for Simple Gifts, at 50% tempo.  It really was not working after about a half hour.  So I changed tactics and went back to clapping out the rhythm.  My thinking is that this will at least start establishing those neuropathways that will make using the bow, in rhythm a lot more feasible.  

My goal is to be able to play Simple Gifts at 50% tempo with the right and left hands by the end of the month.  So I have attached the first video of me learning the bow line by clapping out the bow line rhythm.

Thanks for watching and critiquing 
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Posted: November 2, 2018

Keep Trying
This was posted the other day, and it reminded me of exactly how I feel right now! This is so cute!
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2 Responses
Posted: November 1, 2018

Barbara Habel
Canon by Pachelbel measures 3-14

Here is the beginning of the Pachelbel Canon.

Some notes have dodgy vibrato. Maybe you can help me there of how to get it ok?

Please take a look and give your comments......
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4 Responses
Posted: November 1, 2018

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