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Maria
Using Nena my youngest 🎻 violin and our baby kitten Ming-Ming a. k. a  as Tiger Lily ⛩🎻⛩🎻⛩🎻⛩🎻⛩🎻⛩🎻⛩
Maria
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Posted: July 16, 2017
Last Comment: July 17, 2017
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Barb Wimmer
Posted: July 17, 2017
If you know where all the notes are that is huge accomplishment.  You will get more in tune as you play more. I use a tuner I am working on deciphering your system on intervals Elke.  The steps I'm hoping will click soon. 

Barb Wimmer
Posted: July 17, 2017
So you write them out and are you memorizing all the scales? And do you have a system on how you learn everything?  I guess our brains can hold a lot of information- I think I understand major scales but need to play them backwards and forward per my teacher to have them known so well I don't have to think. My teacher says he has every scale memorized-that sounds impossible. But then I thought saying notes by letter instead of numbers was impossible and it is clear now although I could get faster.  

Maria
Posted: July 16, 2017
Her's the map for 3 octave

Maria
Posted: July 16, 2017
Barb, Elke...

It's quite hard and very tiring [and a struggle to slur 4 and change string within the group of 4 notes] to do this 3 octave scale up to 5th....at the end lifting the violin/fb up helped especially on 5th position with extended 4 th finger.

My daughter said I sounded terrible, she said I did not quite reach the F# lol :) ---she will do well than me plus she has perfect pitch! I sure would like to borrow it if it's possible!

Listening to me doing scale  triggered a spliiting headache or must be the heat...I practiced for 45 mins straight I cut off the begiining and left 1/3 near the ending.

Elke and Barb, try it please -start at open G on G string...you shift on 3rd position on A string [use all 4 fingers] then go E string still on 3rd position then shift to 5th position [using all 5 fingers- meaning 4th finger will be the 4th and 5th finger by extending it to reach the G or last note]

The scale notes melodic will be G to G 3rd octave- going up you will have F# and Bb the rest are natural...but going down you'll have Eb and Bb only the rest are natural...Don't forget to slur 4 notes! :) 

Elke Meier
Posted: July 16, 2017
I can't comment on the scales as such, but I observed you having the same problem I do with minor scales. If I loose my place in a major scale I can get back in from any place. I could always tell you exactly which is the base note (the tonic), not matter where I am in the scale. Somehow I "hear" the harmonies in my mind when I play a major scale. But when I started to practice minor scales I noticed that that is quite a different story! When I lost my place I always had to go back to the beginning to get a feel again of what the tonic is. I guess eventually this will change and the minor scales will become as familiar, but at the moment it is still a real struggle to "hear" the scale properly throughout all the way up and down.

Barb Wimmer
Posted: July 16, 2017
Sounds good and cute cat. I'm trying to say notes instead of numbers as I do the scales. Thanks for sharing and reminds me to get back to practicing my scales but in octaves

Maria
Posted: July 16, 2017
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Slurring 4 notes and 3 octave scale is quite a task but that's what I was ask to do prior any piece.

The 3's is less taxing so I did that but later on would do more of slurred 4 notes scale...

Maria
Posted: July 16, 2017
my practice video is still uploading