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Barbara Habel
Feedback to Beths sight reading course

I am impressed how useful simple steps as outlined in the Practice Course are - and I am thinking, that maybe the sight reading course has similar gems in it.

Is this sight reading course still helpful to someone with good sight reading skills? But not perfect reading ahead skills?

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Posted: February 14, 2018

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Hello family!
Happy Valentine's Day! 
In honor of this special occasion I tried to play for you a very romantic song dear to my heart, since it is one of my parents favorite "boleros", SOMOS NOVIOS by Armando Manzanero.... pardon for the "flats" along the way. I try to perform the song in its entirety at the G string, to give it a "soft - low tone" quality! Hope you like!
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Posted: February 13, 2018

Dianne
Recommended Sheet Music Library
Hi, I just noticed that the two videos for Introduction to Violin Literature are not online anymore. Is there an alternate page for this? If not, no worries! I had not gotten a chance to see this in the past. Thanks!

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Posted: February 14, 2018

Courtney
Ahhh staccato fail :(
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Posted: February 13, 2018

MadBadTrad
String Skipping?
Greetings, great to be here!  Joined in August and I've learned a great deal poking around in this forum :)    

Re:  string skipping:  it seems to me that there must be quite a number of ways of executing this, depending on the context? 

I'm wondering if anyone knows whether Beth has produced a video that addresses various methods of skipping strings?  

Thanks!  

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Posted: February 13, 2018

Elke Meier
I have a fingering question for Beth (or others who are familiar with this). As I said, I will use Beth's new practice instructions on a piece that is a bit over my head. When she introduced the second step I noticed two things:

1. I definitely need to put in finger numbers over the notes - not at some point, but now!
2. This step looks like it can be a real help in one of my long time problems: bad coordination between left and right hand. At one point not so long ago I noticed that the coordination normally suffers because the left hand is not quite sure what comes next. So there is this split second of hesitancy between looking at the note and translating it to left hand action - whereas the right hand is much surer of itself and its tasks and jumps ahead. 

So I really, really look forward to delving into this second step! However, as I put the finger numbers over my piece (second movement of Telemann Fantasy #9) I noticed just how much this actually is over my head: There were many places where I wasn't even sure what good fingering would be. Could you please look at my shifts. Do they make sense? Here is my reasoning for some of them: 
Measure 10: I do not want to have an open string at the end of the measure. However, I cannot imagine jumping from a first finger on the E-string to a fourth finger on the G-string.
About measures 52-55 I feel very insecure. The reason why I even need to shift there is that those stretches kill me: first from G# to A# (I just can't do that stretch in tune), then from A# to E (I don't want an open E there - or should I just put up with this?). 

Since the image here is normally quite reduced I placed a scan of my fingerings in my dropbox: Telemann Fantasy #9 2nd movement



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Posted: February 12, 2018

Rustam Gill
Kayser Etude 13
Hi,
Is anybody working on the Kayser studies? I have been working through the etude book with my teacher and they are tough! Here is number 13!
Any critiques are welcome!
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Posted: February 12, 2018

Rustam Gill
Seitz Concerto in D: Rondo
Hi all,
Here is the Seitz Rondo (#3 in Suzuki bk 4). Im pretty happy with it apart from the hiccup at the sautille at the end and that last D being out of tune (shifting from an open string is a pain).
Anyway, enjoy and any critiques are welcome.
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Posted: February 12, 2018

Barbara Habel
If you ever wondered how much "handywork" goes on within a violin "factory" - then here is the answer.

I was surprised to see so many women do the carvings. Does this have practical or economic reasons?
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Posted: February 13, 2018

Ann Meeker
Boccherini Minuet (Suzuki Bk 2)

This is last piece in Book 2, ya-hoo!  Time to celebrate Progress!  Itís a little over a year ago I had started posting to VL with the 1st piece in Book 2.  What a host of basic issues Beth and others have helped me address over the year.  Progress feels slow when I look at it from day to day but when I look back at the year Iím feeling Happy Zone-:>.  Thank you so much, every one of you that have contributed to my learning over the past year.  Of course keep the advice/critique coming, there is still much to learn indeed.  My project for this next year is Book 3, shifting, vibrato; hmmm, should be an interesting year-:>

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Posted: February 12, 2018

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