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Maria
Dissonant notes


Playing random dissonant notes yet it somehow blends in with a totally different song/accompaniment.

It started because I was looking for the right key accompaniment for the piece I was practicing but can't find a match Bb major.

How is that and kindly explain please?
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Posted: November 12, 2017

Maria
LYRICAL playing trial


I'm off tonight so I have the chance to practice, this time lyrical kind of playing...

This piece is a much beloved song I tried to play from my head, initially they were all in 1st position but it's very awkward from low Gb to high F. So I mixed/added shifting on the second repeat and 3rd and 4th so on and so forth. I preferred low E on D string sliding briefly to 3rd position F on A string etc. etc, etc,

Some intonation problem here and there trying to remember the melody from deep within my hippocampus.


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Posted: November 12, 2017

Maria
Simple cradle song but really hard...


It was supposedly a very simple melody but turned out really challenging especially on my 4th finger, it got quite sore from stretching/reaching.

Besides left finger practice, I tried traveling on the middle of the bow concentrate playing near the frog and upper part of the bow.
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Posted: November 11, 2017

Dianne
Fun Improvisation for Violin - Alice Kay Kanack
Has anyone used this book and can tell me if it was helpful? I read one review for the cello version that said it was hard. Also, it says Book 1 but I am unable to find a Book 2?

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Posted: November 11, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
VIOLIN search continues! :0)
Hellooooo family!!! So-- had the opportunity to meet an outstanding gentleman who collects and sells vintage violins. Not only he gave me a great didactic experience on violins, but he allowed me to play several, and even to take home my 3 top picks!

I am posting 4 videos including one with my original violin... please bear with me as I'm practically an illiterate on the computer! :0). Please allow for the 4 vids, before posting. I would like to know WHICH ONE YOU LIKE BEST! (see inside)

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Posted: November 9, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Berceuse... beautiful lyrical from Beth latest tutorial series!
Once start practicing, couldn't stop! Just so "amateur like me" friendly! :0)
Hope you enjoy as much as I did!
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Posted: November 10, 2017

Dianne
Wohlfahrt OP 45 No 17
This is a very long recording.... and was played at an excruciatingly slow speed of 44 bpm. The someday goal is 84 bpm.

I found the rhythms in this piece to be an excellent sight reading study. And then when I repeated the etude, I still had low C#'s on the A string, and was consistently caught off guard with the quarter note in measures 21 & 25. The F natural in m.31 came too early, and then there was just general fatigue at the end. :) This is a work in progress, and I like the swing feel of this etude. Any comments are welcome.
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Posted: November 4, 2017

Ray
HI Everyone,

Just completed my first run through of Beth's Finger Flexibility.  The exercises are set to Pachelbel Cannon and played wonderfully by Barton Strings, Austo, TX.

There are a series of about ten or so exercises specifically for right hand finger flexibility.

Two things I have initially discovered:  I should found where my base knuckles are.  In that I can certainly feel my first and second base knuckles more than my third or forth knuckles.  And second I needed to constantly check in on what was happening with those second and third finger pads.  While I had them in right general area of the bow the pads of the fingers did not want to stay on the frog.  The three of us will have to have a discussion that they need to stay put where I want them.  :)))

Wish me luck in my pursuit of finger motion.

May The Beat Be With You.

Ray

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Posted: November 9, 2017

Regina Robinson
Hi Guys!

I don't know if any of you guys remember me, but I hope to be a part the community again! My family has endured a tragedy that has left my family run business understandably in great turmoil. So that's where I've had to turn my focus for the last year or so. But I hope to be able to get back into my practice at least a few times a week. SO, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, here I come!

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Posted: November 9, 2017

Elke Meier
Wow, if you want to see harmonics in action watch around the middle of this clip. My favorite violinist amazes me with each video she posts! Especially that a child at this age would play such demanding music!
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Posted: November 9, 2017

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