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Barb Wimmer
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Just practicing part of Gigue from the Sonata in D Minor. Some challenges.   I got new pegs put on my violin which are great and makes it so easy to tune now. Excited about that. Thanks for listening, suggestions welcome. I probably need to take phrases. My teacher suggested I play it backwards - that would make it  be interesting. I think I will work on the phrases and hard to slow down but gonna try 
Barb Wimmer
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Posted: July 15, 2017
Last Comment: July 20, 2017
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Barbara Habel
Posted: July 20, 2017
Dear Barb

Take it with a grain of salt. You can play bits very fast whereas my fingers are really slow. The playing fast is a skill you have.

Nice that you have a teacher.

There is a book that Beth recommends it is called "A rhythm a week". That offers easy rhythms to more complicated ones.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+rhythm+a+week+violin&sprefix=a+rhyth%2Caps%2C274&crid=LVOH30AXKW51

Barb Wimmer
Posted: July 19, 2017
Thanks Barbara and Dianne. Yes Barbara I have a teacher weekly and playing well with others we agree is my biggest challenge. I am starting out with metronome and trying to play each note with metronome and really looking at the beats of each note and am starting I think with scales first with different beats maybe like take a scale or even twinkle with half notes and quarter notes and metronome-just brainstorming 

Dianne
Posted: July 19, 2017
Hi Barb, I see you are working on a piece from Suzuki Book 5. It looks very challenging. I cannot offer any advice as you are way ahead of me. Good luck!

Barbara Habel
Posted: July 19, 2017
Dear Barb

I have been thinking for days what best to write to you. I have come to the conclusion, that the most helpful step at this moment for you would be to play the piece much slower and with a metronome. Because what shines though the piece now is the lack of continuity and flow. If you play it at a speed where you can play though without interuptions one can recognise the piece more easily. Maybe practice 4 to 5 measures only and when they are consistent go on to the next few measures. Hope this helps.