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Ann Meeker
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Almost to the end of Suzuki Bk 2, woo-hoo!  I don’t think I’ve totally got the hang of the “scallop bowing” on this middle section, but it’s fun starting to learning that new technique.

Thx in advance for any/all critique to help in my journey of pursuing Playing Beautifully!

Ann Meeker
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Posted: January 28, 2018
Last Comment: January 30, 2018
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Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Posted: January 30, 2018
Ann, 
Your relaxed posture, your straight bowing, your excellent L hand position.... among many of the attributes that I admire in your playing! Well done! Thanks for posting! :0)

Dianne
Posted: January 29, 2018
Can hardly wait to hear them, Ann!

David Rowland
Posted: January 29, 2018
Good straight bowing as ever Anne. Long time since I have been in touch. Good to see you are making such good progress. I am still struggling along in Suzuki book 2 and trying to improve my vibrato.
David

Ann Meeker
Posted: January 29, 2018

@Beth, oh thank you for making a video for me, that makes me just wiggle with delight!  A straight bow arm, wow, a year ago that was my Waterloo, hooray for progress.  Appreciate the stylistic pointers, this is now MUSIC, oh I’m in love! 

 @Dianne, how nice of you to notice my harp pieces.  Yes, I play my harp & piano every week (just not near as much as my Violin), I should get around to throwing up some more utubes.  Those instruments are in my “comfortable” range so fortunately can survive some neglect while I concentrate on my new love violin-:>.  Isn’t making music just Wonderful!

 @Rustom, thx for the encouragement about incorporating vibrato.  I’m still in the Confused state about how to do vibrato and so have only dabbled with a few wiggles here-n-there.  Time for me to get serious and dive into the videos. 

@Frieda, thx for the encouragement, always appreciated!


Frieda
Posted: January 29, 2018
Well done Ann!

Dianne
Posted: January 28, 2018
Great job, Ann! I also just listened to How Great Thou Art again just now- just fabulous! Are you still playing?

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 28, 2018
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Minuet in G Suzuki Book 2


Rustam Gill
Posted: January 28, 2018
Great job Anne,
Your intonation was great and that upbow staccato was awesome!
Are you working on incorporating vibrato into your pieces yet? Because this song sounds great with vibrato and it seems like you are ready for it.

Ann Meeker
Posted: January 28, 2018
Thank you, Ayoub, Barbara, Mary.  I did find this piece to be more challenging than I had first expected, appreciate your encouraging comments.  

Mary Reeley
Posted: January 28, 2018
Nicely done!   I even see some vibrato.  The string crossings in this piece are very challenging, you are handling them quite well. Spiccato in this section can be fun too   Congrats

Barbara Habel
Posted: January 28, 2018
Dear Ann

Nice straight bowing and consistent sounding point. No fingering mistakes. Nice clear sound. What can I say? It sounds excellent.

Ayoub
Posted: January 28, 2018
You are doing so great, clear solid tone and intonation

keep it up :)