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Alan Barnicoat
Sounding Point Boot Camp?

Are there etudes or exercises specifically geared toward  sounding point training?  Or is it a skill learned over time once you decide to concentrate on it -along with everything else and hope that you remember to include it?  Lately I have been experimenting with committing to particular sounding points while practicing scales, but in a rather arbitrary fashion.

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Posted: November 13, 2018

Ray
Day 13 0f 30 On working on Simple Gifts, Day 2 of  02 working on left hand finger placement, and Day 7 of 07 being sick.  But who is counting.  Need to work on stretching the 2nd and 3rd fingers so that they land where I want them to land.  I also need to stop my finger from flailing above the strings and often away from the strings.  Need to prepare for the next notes better as well.  Now I have my initial goals for the left hand.  I am also 'still' working on the right hand techniques as well.


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Posted: November 13, 2018

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Hello family!
After much busy busy times, I finally was able to meet again with local teacher. I confessed to him, not  enough time lately to practice... not at all, but wanted to make it to a class anyways, since next weekend visiting my son at college and the following (thanksgiving weekend) will be traveling. I just didn't want for him to forget who I am! hehe

Anyways, just stumbled with a very clumsy sight reading through a Wohlfart piece. Immediately he diplomatically pointed out.... I do need to practice some more... but the call this time.... TIP/FROG change. 

He states that for a fraction of a second...very slight... my detache sounds more like a staccato.... he says as I focus so much on intonation, my shifts at either end of the bow are ever so slightly INTERRUPTED...

Of course... as he had me play over and over the first few measures.... the more aware I became... the more stressed I was... .the more I was morphing my detache into a staccato.

I really tried, but was he was then observing is that when I concentrated and started the first few measures.... fine....as I went on... unconsciously I would go at it again!!.

Any suggestions aside from practicing... practicing....and practicing some more?

Thanks in advance! :0)

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Posted: November 11, 2018

Barb Wimmer
I have been exploring doing the Alexander Technique cycle, helps me relax.

It also helps me focus and figure out what I really need to work on.

Back to Beth's 186 video on rhythm and pulse. I am trying to think less in number notes and just play- and I think that is why I don't count real well 1 and 2 and. So I wrote out the counting but am glad by Beth's video I don't have to have all those numbers in my head.

I did play this before I rereviewed Beth's video and I think I will be pulsing with the bow and going slower but internalizing the beat I think I am starting to get clearer. I will be bobbing my head a lot more.  Hopeful but long ways to go on rhythm
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Posted: November 12, 2018

Ray
I seem to have slide backwards and not sure how or what to change to bring it back on track.  Any ideas?
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Posted: November 10, 2018

Mariska Pool
vimeo vibrato videos
Hi everyone,
I have a question about the accessebility of the vibrato-videos at the bottom of the resources page. I can acces the videos on soundslide, bur not those on vimeo. It has to do with the privacy settings it said. Do you have problems with this? Iím from The Netherlands, maybe that has something to do with it.....

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Posted: November 9, 2018

Ray
Hi Beth, faster fingers here I come.  Or at least faster than what I am playing now.



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Posted: November 9, 2018

Ray
Simple Gifts Day 8 of 30 Working on the Bow Line Rhythm
This is a first draft video without multible takes that I am posting for critique.

I will be waiting until tomorrow to have a listen and my own critique  of my playing.  I will watch the video in the morning, make notes, and that will govern what I will be working on tomorrow.  You all get a sneak preview of my video.  :))) 

 I am playing along with a recording of Beth, on violin, and a guitar accompiamant.  There is one obvious spot where I left the rhythm and did my own thing but later after a couple of measures I came back on track.  The focus of this video is of course the right hand rhythm.  Any and all critique as to is my bow straight, staying on contact point, quality of tone, consistant volume would be great.  I am presantly surprised that I continued to play and found my spot after I knew I was not playing in time any more.  So quite happy about that.  You all have a great day.
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Posted: November 8, 2018

Edgar N
Teaching my Son
Hi everyone,

I have been a member since June 2018. I am now really familiar with all the amazing resources this platform and community has to offer to learners at all stages. I am now in the mid of Suz B2 (Waltz) trying to master timing and bowing. I reviewed Beth's video on the mater in the video lessons, and it's been very helpful. Thanks Beth. 

I am trying to find violin resources for my 4-year son, who's now good on the piano, knows measures, beat, notes, tempo, timbre, has a good ear. I am trying to find ideas for pre-Suz1 etc. It would be great Beth if you can develop some material for 3-5 years old to help parents in guiding their children in the leap to Suz material. 
So far he's been listening to the Suz1 book recording and has developped a good ear the music, I rented for him 1/8 violin, and he's grown accustomed to holding it with the bow.

Edgar

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Posted: November 8, 2018

Maria
Beth's new tutorial...The "cherry"


Day 1...

Just getting myself familiar with the tempo first then I will learn the official notes/melody...

Thank you Beth, really love the melody, reminds me of cherry blossoms swirling with the passing breeze...So zen!
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Posted: November 9, 2018

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