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Ayoub
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Hey dear VLabbers

After 3 months of hard work, i finally i'm able to play it this concerto from start to finish, i tried playing with an accompaniment track (slowed down) to help me keep track with the rhythm.
as you can see i still have a few hiccups here and there and i'm doing my best to practice the detaché, martelé, and the legato with vibrato bow strokes in my scales

i still have along way to go in terms of playing it at a higher rhythm, but it is a start :)

i hope you like and i look forward to see what you guys think

Much love,

Ayoub
15 Responses
Posted: September 11, 2017
Last Comment: September 14, 2017
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Janice Branley
Posted: September 14, 2017
I enjoyed listening to this so much, thank you for sharing this singing interpretation.  It also led to us all getting to see Beth's great video response, which is much appreciated.

Maria
Posted: September 13, 2017
resp. # 14 for goodluck...

Maria
Posted: September 13, 2017
wow, the best tutorial or video response ever!

not in that level yet but great, great info...it's golden!

Ayoub
Posted: September 13, 2017
Thank you Beth for taking the time to make a video response, i now understand the idea of Style, i thought at first that am playing a separated detaché, but i'll have to correct it 


Thanks again for your help :) 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 13, 2017
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Barbara Habel
Posted: September 12, 2017
Dear Ayoub

Thank you for sharing your practice experience. You are certainly putting in the effort and technique to make it work. Something I strive for now that I have taken up practicing again. But I am happy to make it work for 1 hour practices. 3 hours of practice on most days is quite a feat. Congratulations to your hard work and to your good results.

Ayoub
Posted: September 12, 2017
@Barbara
Thank you for your kind words,
and as for your questions, i divided the piece into 10 measures and kept on repeating until i got decent results, and for the tempo i started really really slow ( 50 Bpm ) , and my practice sessions usually take 3 hours and i spend one hour on it for almost everyday.


@Dianne 
i truly find your comments very helpful and always supportive 

thank you so much :) 

Ayoub
Posted: September 12, 2017
Thank you all for taking the time to comment, i feel so grateful to be a part of such an amazing community :)

Dianne
Posted: September 12, 2017
What I like is that Ayoub performs at a tempo that really brings out his playing skills and allows them to flourish and build a solid foundation- speed can always be built up later. What I do is practice at slower tempos, with only 'in progress' practice up to CD tempo, and then perform with the CD tempo, so that my fast runs are not articulated. You are setting a good example for us, Ayoub!

Barbara Habel
Posted: September 12, 2017
Dear Ayoub

I like the tempo at which you are playing this. Personally, I always find professional players play this too fast too be enjoyed.

Very nice performance. And, I too am amazed at you playing mostly at the tip of the bow, instead of the middle. Your´s has the advantage, that you can take a long bow without running out of bow. And your technique shows this advantage.

You did well with this despite it being a very long piece. Congratulations on time well spend practicing.

Can I ask how you practiced this? Slow speed? A few measures repeated endlessly? ......? How many minutes a sesson did you spend on it? Every day? Please tell me all about it, because your results are good. Thank you.

Frieda
Posted: September 12, 2017
Ayoub,
Very nice sound and vibrato, beautiful and expressive playing and yes, playing a piece from the start till the end (and recording it!) isn't easy!


Ann Meeker
Posted: September 11, 2017
Ayoub, beautiful!  I'm intrigued that you play most of the piece in the top part of bow.  I've usually been playing in the middle of bow and bottom third, have just recently been concentrating on getting control/sound detache in the top third.  Very impressive!

David Rowland
Posted: September 11, 2017
Looks like it was 3 months well spent. Great tone and bowing. Sounds great. Well done.

Dianne
Posted: September 11, 2017
Vivaldi A Minor Concerto 1st movement
Hi Ayoub, I agree, nice tone at the upper part of the bow, expressive playing, vibrato, string crossings- all really nice!

Maria
Posted: September 11, 2017

excellent! 

beautiful crisp notes...

10 stars!