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Maria
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It was supposedly a very simple melody but turned out really challenging especially on my 4th finger, it got quite sore from stretching/reaching.

Besides left finger practice, I tried traveling on the middle of the bow concentrate playing near the frog and upper part of the bow.
Maria
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Posted: November 11, 2017
Last Comment: November 12, 2017
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Frieda
Posted: November 12, 2017
Maria, beautiful sound, also very nice piece...
Thanks for posting!

Maria
Posted: November 12, 2017
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Good morning Elke,

Thanks much, I love lullabies and you're spot on that my wrist is bent. I noticed it become obviously bent when 4th finger was reaching and I did not return to previous position on B note on A string.

So here's another video I just recorded 10 minutes ago, feel free to comment...

Elke Meier
Posted: November 12, 2017
Yes, that is a real lullaby, Maria - beautiful! However, I noticed the same as Dianne. Your hand seems rather stuck to the neck. I wasn't aware that you would have problems with squeezing. Do you? But watch the shape of your hand and wrist for example at 2:08: The wrist is bent, the thumb and first finger seem rather tight, and the contact point is way below the first knuckle. You get loose from the finger board when you vibrate, but I think it could help a lot and prevent soreness if you were a bit looser even in places like this.

Isn't it interesting how different camera angles can catch different aspects of our playing :)?

Maria
Posted: November 12, 2017


Thank you much Dianne for the suggestion, at some point I was trying to do that but the string action on Angelina's was higher compared to Nena.

BTW, the melody was a Chinese lullaby I heard from a Chinese drama I was currently watching. It would sound nicer if there's a piano accompaniment but there's none in YT. 

Dianne
Posted: November 11, 2017
Hi Maria- Pretty piece! For 4th fingers, you could try bringing the hand just a little more upright. Hope this helps.