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Gregory Gillis
Hungarian Concerto take 1
I like this fun piece. Not complicated but very pleasing.
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Posted: November 12, 2019

Lesley
What is the best way to improve sight reading? My sight reading skills truly suck. I tend to memorize easily and then it's as if the sight-reading part of my brain just shuts off (I'll be looking at the music and not seeing it). I'm wondering if a good strategy to get around this would be to try to learn a new piece every day, purely as a sight-reading exercise (as in, not actually learn it in all the nuances and details, just play the notes). Thoughts?
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Posted: November 12, 2019

Beth Blackerby
Practice Revelation #1

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Posted: November 6, 2019

Beth Blackerby
Practice Revelation #2

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Posted: November 6, 2019

Urban Kristan
Finger motion exercise blues
I'm trying to do the flatten/curve finger knuckles exercise to develop flexibility. As you can see, I struggle quite a bit - especially when you add the pencil. It just keeps falling, the damn thing!!

The object of the exercise is to move the pencil up and down using the knuckles. 

Any tips? 
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Posted: November 12, 2019

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 canít 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

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