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Jaime - Orlando , Fl
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Hello family!
Wohlfahrt Op. 45~ etude no. 8; often skipped by many... its a small lyrical I think.... GREAT etude to practice bow distribution, intonation and most of all... PATIENCE... Beth tutorial as well as others agree.... take this one slooooowwww..... practice your bow distribution , MIND your intonation... especially on measures 20 and 21.... harder said than done! hehe

I had to take the vibrato attempt away for this one, and have yet to add EXPRESSION....
Jaime - Orlando , Fl
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Posted: December 5, 2017
Last Comment: December 6, 2017
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Dianne
Posted: December 6, 2017
Nice!

Ray
Posted: December 6, 2017
Well done with staying in time.  You are well on your way.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: December 6, 2017
Wow, Jaime! What amazing bow control that was! And on top of that you were right with the metronome! That was really great. I noticed the little jerks at the tip of the bow as well :)

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: December 6, 2017
Thank you Barb and Elke! Indeed I see what you mean Elke! Bow distribution can be so challenging, especially when playing SLOW melodies... it accentuates the little jerks , if one is not careful! THANKS again! :0)

Elke Meier
Posted: December 6, 2017
That is a very beautiful little etude! Well done for VERY smooth bow strokes! Just watch out at the tip. There is still often the little jerk before you change bows. 0:55 is very beautiful (:15 also)! Compare :24 or :34 with this. The tone quality is very different when you give this little jerk. This is an etude about bow distribution and bow conservation. Make sure you don't miss out on what your bow CAN offer. Your down bows normally seems to start at the end of the wrapping and the up bow about two inches from the tip. Those extra four inches would make it easier to keep a beautiful tone (not that your tone wasn't beautiful...). When I tried this I found it very helpful to have the quarter marks on my bow. That way I can really watch that I AM using a quarter bow for each beat. It is a good prevention for this jerk at the end. Sometimes I have the feeling that the jerk happens the following way: "I need to preserve bow, preserve, preserve, preserve, preserve, preserve, preserve - puh, it worked (=jerk)! Now: change direction, start over: preserve, preserve (= slow down)."

Barb Wimmer
Posted: December 5, 2017
That is great Jaime. Great bow distribution and I noticed how smooth the melody was. I guess that is the purpose of the exercise.    Well done