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Here is where I am in practicing this piece. I have alot of work to do. There is so much going on in this piece! This takes the piece up through measure 83, right before the 1st sautillé section. The last section of this video (m. 68-83) especially needs work. I hear noise in the string crossings and uneven fingerings. It took me forever to get something I could post on that section. I concentrated on the rhythmic challenges, and now need to go back and clean it up, except it is exposing two of the areas I struggle with (string crossings and evenness with 16th notes). This is the perfect piece to concentrate on working them out. Comments are welcome.
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Posted: November 13, 2017
Last Comment: November 15, 2017

Posted: November 15, 2017
Thank you Frieda, very helpful feedback! My intonation is atrocious in the 1st section- I was concentrating on the off the bow techniques and the intonation went out the window. It was all over the place. My rhythmic problems in section C are well noted- I need to use the bow division instructions in the tutorial video. And strong fingers will get the rhythmic pattern even. This is definitely a work in progress- a project well worth spending time on, as all the pieces have been so far for me. Patience, patience.... Thanks again.

Posted: November 15, 2017
Hi Dianne,
I think you already figured it out nicely… I know the piece, studied it with my teacher, so I know the difficulties!
That’s why I should like to give you two little points…
-watch your intonation on the C natural’s (for ex. measure  11)
-you are not exactly following the right rhythm pattern (starting measure 68)
Challenging pieces… good luck!

Posted: November 14, 2017
Hi Barbara, thanks- yes, slow practice is a good idea.

Barbara Habel
Posted: November 14, 2017
Dear Dianne

I liked the first part where you "slowly" play the music. In later takes you play faster and you are not quite ready for it. I would go back to playing those sections slower. Perfect them and only then speed up the tempo. If you speed up straight away you practice your imperfections and they become engraved and become hard to unlearn. Go slow.

Congratualtions on playing in book 4. And you are doing well.