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Hi guys :-)

Here's a video of me getting back to the Suzuki literature to explore articulations on the violin - specifically staccato. This was a really fun piece to learn. In the last two years of violin study, I have not made much effort learning different bow strokes (other than legato). Over time, I hope to build up my technique in this area. Thank you so much for watching.
Happy practicing^^
5 Responses
Posted: July 13, 2017
Last Comment: July 20, 2017

Posted: July 20, 2017
Hi MsPolkadotz, In this piece you have a warm tone coming through your bow arm. Everyone's tone is individual, and it can be heard in this piece. Bravo!

Posted: July 15, 2017
You're doing a great job, your off string staccato sounds clear, keep it up :)
i have a question, do you practice it separately without the piece first or you practice it with the piece ?

p.s. My favorite Suzuki piece is Vivaldi's A Minor 2nd movement

Barbara Habel
Posted: July 14, 2017
Just a note on the side.

Staccato is ON the string playing.

Spiccato is OFF the string playing.

What you do is mostly SPICCATO.

You played this piece quite well. I enjoyed listening to you playing.

Posted: July 13, 2017

Great rhythm you have there and you played it with so much ease...Excellent as always Cyril.

I really admire your sikap and everything, I was thinking no wonder my late mom used to call me ningas-kugon because I start things with much fire/gusto and then ebb down quickly :)) lol

Looking forward for more of your upcoming practice vid...

P.S. I went for my lesson last 7/7 and will go again on the 17th, I have not practiced since my last lesson. I need to go through G minor melodic scales and harmonics up to 5th position on E string. 

Ted Adachi
Posted: July 13, 2017
Hello MsPolkaDotz
Thanks so much for posting this. This is one of the pieces I am struggling with and it is illuminating to hear it finely played with no accompaniment. Very helpful.