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Cynthia Alpers
VL Workshop Pieces & Travel Plans
I have a couple of about the pieces that we are practicing:
  1. Fantasy on Simple Gifts - Measure 50 this becomes a Jig!, Measure 75 it becomes a Reel.  I know that the time signature changes to 2/4, but how fast should we aim to play these sections at in terms of BPMs?  I tried typing 120 BPM into my TE Tuner and added the 16th note subdivisions and oh my...no one can play THAT fast. :D
  2. I'm not sure that I will not be able to play the new pieces that were sent over more recently. Between spring chores and all those puppies, I have not had as much time to learn them, as the other pieces that were sent over earlier.  I'm making headway on Cavatina, but the No. 9 Fantasie and the Mozart Sonatina #2 are a bit beyond my reach.  Are we expected to know these well, or will we be going through them at the workshop?   
  3. Canon D was mentioned several times as a "maybe" piece.  Will it be on our schedule?  (I'm not so hot at that one either...LOL.) 

I'm getting so excited about the trip!  We've just finished all of our travel plans.  My husband and I are staying in a vacation home in Hitchin, instead of the Benslow music conservatory.  We have an extra bedroom available in our little house, in case someone wants to go, but can't get a room at Benslow.  It's walking distance to Benslow and close to town and we'll have a car too. 

~ C


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Posted: April 9, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Elke , Maria Diane and Katja, I just wanted to say thank you for your encouragement on my last post without bringing the whole posting up again! hehe. Diane, GREAT  idea to re-visit those tutorials now. I will. Thanks again! :0)

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Posted: April 10, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Hello family!!!
So..... teacher locally still wants me to "clean up my act"! hehe

He wants me to mind tempo, intonation, string crossings.... aim for flawlessness, for precision, for clear crisp string crossings.... he even said... no class next week, skip and then will see  how it goes in two weeks. One week down, meeting next Saturday.... sigh.... very frustrating....

I am really trying to listen to the metronome.... my speeding "foot to the pedal" keeps kicking in .... loosing many of the above! I guess speeding up is a BAD habit I picked up and now I have to "un-learn"..... but when I slow down, then my bouncing returns, my lack of aim accentuates with intonation.... hmmm... a slow process... patience I guess.... here is Suzuki 2 Hunters chorus. Still struggling with string crossings in measures 15 and 19.... along with everything else!.....Grrrrrr!!!!!

Well....thanks for listening.... sometimes is nice to ventilate a little! :0)
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Posted: April 10, 2017

Katja
Two years 'violiniversary'

Today it is two years since my first violin arrived and I have been playing (almost) every day since that. It has been such a fin and fulfilling journey that has given me so my much more than what I could ever have hoped for.

All feedback is welcome to the video - I know that my intonation, especially the towards the end, should be much better. I also struggle a lot with triplets (in general, not only in this piece).

But this is such a fun piece! My teacher would like me to take a violin exam and this is one piece that we are considering for the exam.

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Posted: April 9, 2017

Maria
Canon, measure 1 to 18


This is where I am at with this piece, measure 1 up to 18 is what I practiced the best I could today. It may sound awful but it's the best I could do at the moment :)

I know I missed something kindly point it out to me -thanks much.

Measure 19 to 22 I need to place some markings and learn the slurred bowing but it is best to practice 1st with separate bowing then slur I think...
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Posted: April 8, 2017

Maria
Reading notes...


How do you read notes?

I mean do you say/read it as C-D-E-F or do-re-mi-fa-sol or both?



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Posted: April 8, 2017

Ayoub
Yost


Hello VLabbers 

I've started this week with Yost shifting Book, and i have a question on how to practice it correctly, should the shift be audible or not?  

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Posted: April 8, 2017

Maria
Rewatched Beth's Pachebel Canon
Yes,  I was intently watching the video and i felt a sort of light got turned on inside of my head one compartment after another...It must be my brain opening up to learning, rewatching video lessons again and again really do help s and so with practicing the violin. My Pachebel sounded awful but with repetition it will probably sound not too offensive to the ears 😅 

Listening  to Beth's beautiful tone makes you  aspire and get inspired... Have to remind ourselves again and again how fortunate we are here to have a dedicated teacher and all of these resources/lessons just with one click. 
A million thank you from all of us here 💕🌺🌷🎻🌸🌺💕

P.S. I took the Pachebel Canon manuscript with me at work so I can practice oral reading/ recite the notes ---surely it will help for faster note reading.

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Posted: April 8, 2017

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Best ressources for online violin lessons
This ranking of online ressources for learning violin is a few months old, but came to my attention today. Has it been discussed before? Congratulations, Beth, well-deserved!


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Posted: April 5, 2017

Ayoub
2nd Movement in B minor
Hello Dear family

Here is Oscar Rieding Concerto in B minor, 2nd Movement

Tell me what you guys think
Any comments or help is welcome 


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Posted: March 30, 2017

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