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Soph
practice course
I am in love with updates. I was always felt so overwhelmed by the endless list of things I should know but not anymore!  I wonder if we are expecting a similar update for Practice Course as well?? I really wish there is reminder function for the practice course.
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Gail Dymling
How do I report a problem? I can’t find contact info.

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Posted: November 11, 2019

Vicky
Buffalo NY
It is currently snowing in the Buffalo NY area, a lake effect generated snow fall, not a big deal.

And my thoughts are actually focused on August and the Violin Lab 2020 Workshop. 

I am grinning just thinking about it!
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Posted: November 11, 2019

Mike
Vibrato Exercise 11 Question
Hi -- I'm working on exercise 11 in the Vibrato tutorial.  When I play the SoundSlice, I hear the violin played as the notes read -- with rests.  (Though it's much softer than the piano that's playing for the piece.)  Beth's bow however is moving steadily without any pausing.  I'm wondering...

Am I supposed to be lifting my left hand fingers for the rests? I've been keeping them down the whole time -- which doesn't match the rests.

Thanks for the help...
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Posted: November 6, 2019

Gregory Gillis
Respighi Aria
I decided to record using my iPad. I think my Galaxy 10 Plus Smart phone has better audio quality but using the selfie mode makes the video mirror image. Using the iPad I can better see my bow arm, also the bow as it contacts the strings. I experimented with using various contact points playing Respighi Aria. I am still working on refining my sound. There's still much work to be done but I see some improvement.
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Barb Wimmer
Happy Veterans Day



(The first is by ear - the second reading notes. I think I am starting to play better by reading notes. Used to always be the opposite. More out of tune than I thought, and rhythm a work in progress.)

Thank you to all veterans for your service 


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Posted: November 11, 2019

Sonia Lancaster
Sautille question
I'm currently working on sautille bowing and I usually play with a carbon fibre bow which I've read is harder to do this stroke with. Comparing wood to CF it is more difficult. I find when doing the stroke my pinkie tends to lift off the bow rather than perch on top. Is this an issue? Should I carry on trying to get the pinkie to stay in place?

Thanks
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Dianne
Sound of Sautillé
Beth and VLabbers, can you help me out to work on the sound of a clean sounding sautillé (bow pressure/bow tilt/sounding point etc.)? It tends to sound quite mushy and I cannot find any information yet on the bow articulation, if there is such a thing. All I know is that a professional sounding sautillé is crisp and clean sounding. Just watching video performances seems like a quite elusive way to try to learn this.. Thank you,

Any idea or tips?
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Posted: November 7, 2019

Gregory Gillis
Bach Partita No. 2, in D minor
I think I mentioned I am trying to learn to play all 5 movements of Bach's Sonata IV (Partita in D minor). It's hard work but I can play through the Allemande and the Corrente. I have not looked at the Sarabande, Giga or Ciaccona other than just to try them for fun. I hope by August 2020 I will be able to play the entire Sonata. Here's where I am at so far.
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Assumpció Segura
Dear Beth,
Congratulations! The renewed website is fantastic! You have done an excellent job! I want more time to see everything!
I only have a small problem: from my mobile phone I can access the Community, Resources etc ... but from my computer I can not because the icon does not appear on the computer screen ... and I can only access Video lessons, Organizer Practices and Favorites .. Does anyone know how I can do to access?
Thank you very much!!!
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Posted: November 10, 2019

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