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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 

17 Responses
Posted: March 30, 2017
Last Comment: April 8, 2017

Posted: April 8, 2017
Thank you bro for your support

Thx for the link 
Much appreciated 

Elke Meier
Posted: April 6, 2017
Ayoub, the Yost book is not on the Resources page for download. On the Resources page you just find information on where to buy it. On IMSLP you find a link to the book for download.

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: April 5, 2017
Flawless performance! Perfect string crossings, impeccable vibrato, perfect bowing, so relaxed, so precise!!! BRAVO!!!! Truly an inspiration! THank you for sharing!!! :0)

Posted: April 5, 2017
Thank you Beth for taking the time to do a video response,

I'll definitely follow what you said, starting with Shifting, 
you mentioned that there is a downloadable copy of Yost's Shifting Book which i couldn't find in the resources page, so i would appreciate it if you could provide the link to it.

Again thank you so much for being an amazing teacher and always helping me to improve.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 5, 2017
This discussion includes members-only video content

Posted: April 5, 2017
Thanks a million for all that you taught me, I'm at this level thanks to you

I'm glad you liked it :) 
Thanks for commenting

Posted: April 5, 2017
That was wonderful 
I would love to hear you play with the piano part
well done

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 5, 2017
Wow, Ayoub. That was stunning! You're ready for the tiny nuances that will make your sound sparkle. I'll communicate those in a video.

Posted: April 4, 2017
You're exactly right, it's really really really difficult for me to make the vibrato continuous on all fingers and what you suggested ( the one octave scales ) is exactly what i'm doing and it seems to work Ok when i practice the scale using vibrato ( no finger stop) , but when i try to incorporate that into a piece, something changes and it automatically stops, So that's the what i'm trying to fix

As for the flatter wrist i have a question, you suggested that i should keep the wrist flatter, how can i do that ?  

Thanks Dianne for all your help, You're really Amazing 

Posted: April 4, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, 
as for the expressive taper it still needs a lot of work and practice to make it excellent, so wish me luck :)

I'm really glad you liked it, 
As you can see my vibrato isn't continuous on all fingers which is something really difficult to do for me
to be honest it was really hard to fit in that 4th finger vibrato lol, but it turned out to be ok 

Hope to hear from you again and see your progress in the near future :)


Posted: March 31, 2017
Hi Ayoub, really enjoyed hearing this piece with vibrato! Your vibrato is nice and even, and you have balanced fingers with the vibrato, so no finger seems weak. Some things I noticed in case they help, were that as you were getting ready to transition to the next finger, the vibrato would stop on the previous finger. What might help with this, is exercising continuing the vibrato through bow changes, and if that is fine, then exercise keeping the vibrato going through finger changes on a simple 1-octave scale up & down. The 2nd thing was, that it seemed like you may have been holding on to the dotted quarter (crotchet) notes too long as compared to the following eighth (quaver) notes, and some (but not all) quarter notes were short. This can be addressed if you count in 3, with or without a metronome. Lastly, I think because you may have been concentrating on your left hand vibrato, your bow hand wrist was bending alot on the up bows- if you concentrate on both hands, and keep the right wrist flatter, and your bow arm elbow in line with the flatter wrist, you will continue to promote healing, and still have good sound into the string. Bravo, well done- especially your vibrato! To have that opens up all kinds of expressive playing. What a milestone!

Posted: March 31, 2017
That was beautiful .  The slow movement suits you very well. Really Nice vibrato. I think I even saw 4th finger vibrato. If I were being extremely picky (because I have no criticisms here) I'd  love  to  hear  vibrato on that last note. You have the perfect speed for a soft melty finish. (OK I made up my own  word)
That was a fantastic performance . 

Mohammed Hajjar
Posted: March 30, 2017

The way you handle the bow is amazing. Really good! Your hand is very fluid and can move in steps as required. 

I think you need to focus a bit on the End of the phrase and use tapers, because I could sense that the last note in a phrase was suddenly stopped and a new one from the new phrase has begun. 

But overall it's a great performance. Keep going!

Elke Meier
Posted: March 30, 2017
Wow, Ayoub, how beautiful!! You really did this piece justice!

Posted: March 30, 2017
Thanks you guys <3 

Posted: March 30, 2017
That was very beautiful. 

Posted: March 30, 2017

Your playing is so impressive Ayoub!

Mesmerized by your bowing and bowing hand it's so graceful and effective...You deserve a medal from Beth.