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Hi, Beth,
This is the piece that I played for the Dec. recital...I shook like a leaf and stopped 3 times which I know you are not suppose to do.
This Sunday I am playing it at church with my 15 year old grandson accompanying me on the piano.  (He does a great job!)
Any comments that you have would be appreciated.  Thank you.
Gwen
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Posted: March 23, 2012


Do you have any videos on 3 octave scales and arpeggios?
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Posted: March 22, 2012

Mary Reeley
Eileen     I have a google acct now and can sign in.  How do I get to the violin lab group?  If I try and send a message it comes back that the group doesn't exist.  Sorry I'm not very good at this.  I also wanted to tell you that sadly I fly home on Fri morning.  Hopefully I can get hooked into the google group.  Thanks  Mary Reeley    
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Posted: March 24, 2012

Ray


Hi Everyone,

While we are the topic of Suzuki's violin series- and Qwen what a fantastic job with a varitey of bowing techniques thrown in for good measure.  One problem I found by using youtube for examples is that you usually had little kids playing the pieces of a variety of skill levels. Beth videos not withstanding. 

I found this series which includes all the books and at least to my ears the playing is good.

 

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Question on Bow Hold

I've been watching your video on the proper bow hold. Frustrating to find that I have been holding my bow improperly for years. I have a question regarding where exactly the thumb is placed. The bow seems to have a hexagontal shape around its circumference. Should the right edge of the thumb be placed on the bottom flat side of the bow (the flat side of the hexagon closest to the bow hair)? Or should it come out more towards the corner of the hexagon, closer to the violinist. I hope my question makes sense! I just want to make sure I get it right this time. Thank you!

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The new mic sounds much better, nice and clear and crisp!!
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Posted: March 23, 2012

Mary Reeley
Hi  Everyone   I wasn't able to get on the Google group so I will use this community communication.  Anyway I will be staying in the Stanford house with Anne ,  Eileen, Robyn and Kathleen.  Found reading the threads on google I see that Robyn and Eileen are arriving early. Anne or Kathleen are either of you arriving Sunday?  Iam flying American Airlines and arriving at 2:45p  If you are we could meet at the airport if our times are anything close.  Also I would be willing to share a rental car..  I don't know  Eileen and Robyn , if you are renting a car maybe we could share the cost, and Anne Kathleen and I can get to the house by shuttle or taxi from the airport.   Also I wanted to share that I just got home from a little performance with my violin group, we played at a nursing home.  I did my first duet with my teacher  played minuet 3, boy was I nervous, but I got thru it and everyone said it was good,  all I could think of when I was playing was that my teacher was playing her harmony part too soft and everyone could her me. Let me know Anne , Eileen, Kathleen, and Robyn and plans you may have for our house in Austin.  Mary Reeley  
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Posted: March 22, 2012

Ray


Hi Beth,

Just wondering, to practice Ashokan Farewell, should we be using say about a 110 bpm?

Cheers,

Ray

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Posted: March 21, 2012

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Hi Beth, thank you for the tutorial on off-beats. It is very helpful.

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Hi:  I am a 57 yr old engineer who started playing the violin four years ago.  I recently joined Violin Lab and find the videos so interesting that I decided to view them from the very beginning.  After looking at your video on how to use a shoulder pad, where you mentioned that the feet are adjustable, I began to wonder if I was playing my violin at the correct angle, that is the amount to twist about the long axis of the violin with respect to the horizontal.  I play mine at about 45 degrees.  Is there a "correct" angle, or at least what do most of the great violinists use?

Gene Miller
Topton, PA
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Posted: March 18, 2012

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