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Dianne
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Dianne
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Posted: November 12, 2017
Last Comment: November 18, 2017
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Maria
Posted: November 18, 2017


Thank you Dianne and hope to see more of your vid progress update...

Barbara thank you, when I come back after a week from Hercules's home I will try practice that piece before I present it to my teacher.

Dianne
Posted: November 16, 2017
Thank you, Beth! I'll put more power in it, and make it faster (which means keep practicing the fingering as well <gulp>!).

Thank you, Maria! Good luck on your trip!

Maria
Posted: November 16, 2017


Dianne,

Pardon my sporadic reply, busy working and prep- time...

 I was truly impressed with your bow hand action on this one, your hard work and diligent practice shows and shines. 

I'll be going on a short vacation in Europe and will def. miss my violin and sweet kitten Lily.

Wished I could bring my violin, I could but I don't want to disturb the hotel guests peace and quiet time :) 

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 16, 2017
Yes, it really is so close!! Just needs a little more power in the motion, I think. Also try it faster.

Dianne
Posted: November 16, 2017
Thanks, Jaime! It's a work in progress!

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: November 15, 2017
Well done Dianne! You are mastering Sautille so well, and on the insert video I am impressed with the bow hand control! Well done! :0)

Dianne
Posted: November 13, 2017
Hi Barbara, I'm guilty of that- I've been tightening more this week to experiment with how bowing feels. I do like it right now, maybe I will change it back later. Also, I'm in a non-air conditioned room right now (vents closed and it's 80s) so the hair needs to be monitored - good catch!

Barbara Habel
Posted: November 13, 2017
Dear Dianne

Thank you for changing the camera angle. And yes I could see the hand going up and down as it should. But my critical eye has spotted something else. Your bow is over thightened. The gap between stick and hair should only be about as much as the stick is thick in the middle of the bow.

I am glad I could see the up and down movement of your hand. Well done.

Dianne
Posted: November 13, 2017
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OP 13 3rd Mov. - Sautillé at Half Speed
Thank you Beth and Barbara - I forgot the most important thing - to show the hand.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: November 13, 2017
Dianne, I think you're very close. It started to jump more around the 3:30 on mark because your contact point with the bow was a little lower on the stick. I couldn't see your right hand very well, but I think your wrist is moving. I think that last piece of the puzzle is amplitude. Think of it in the same was as amplitude in a wrist vibrato. You need a wider, more forceful wrist motion. It takes a certain requisite amount of force to get the bow jumping and although you may be moving the wrist correctly, it just needs to be more.

Barbara Habel
Posted: November 13, 2017
Dear Dianne

I can not comment on your technique but I would like to ask you to change your video set up so that it is not high but wide setting. You just have to lay your cell phone on the wide side. I am assuming that you are using your cell phone here. The idea is to see your bowing hand as well as your fingering hand. For Sautille it has this up and down hand movement. And that is what I want to see so I can better learn from your attempts to play Sautille.

The fast playing in itself seems to be a challenge. So well done on this.