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Hi  Beth,

An attempt inspired by your suggestion to play the composition i had posted earlier.
Thanks a lot for the continuing help.

Bonny.

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Posted: September 5, 2011
Last Comment: September 7, 2011
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Posted: September 7, 2011
Thanks for the encouragements.

Beth, thanks a lot for the suggestion. Now, started practising with the lower part of the bow to play, and am waiting for the magic! :)

Simon, your observation is right. now I see that both pinkies are stiff!! lol. Need to work out something to relax both.

Beth, your comments on how to tame the pinkies please.

Thanks Ray.


Posted: September 6, 2011
Just wanted to echo the other comments and say that I enjoyed both the composition and the performance - it's clearly not taking long for it all to come back to you!

One thing I did notice was your bow hand pinkie - it looked quite straight and 'locked' most of the time.  I think in Beth's bow-hold videos she talks about trying to keep it relaxed and curved for most of the time.

Thanks for sharing.

Simon

Ray
Posted: September 6, 2011

Hi Bonny,

Since your skill level is way beyond mine there little for me to say except to say well done.  The skill techniques mentioned by Beth, sound pretty good to me, after she has pointed them out. 

I look forward to your next performance.

Best,

Ray


Ray
Posted: September 6, 2011

Hi Bonny,

Since your skill level is way beyond mine there little for me to say except to say well done.  The skill techniques mentioned by Beth, sound pretty good to me, after she has pointed them out. 

I look forward to your next performance.

Best,

Ray


Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 6, 2011
Thanks, Bony. It's up now!

I think your bow pressure and placement is pretty good. I noticed, at times, the sounding point could be higher (closer to the bridge), on the E string. I also noticed that the bow speed slowed down a little too much when yo approached the frog.  I think you have a good concept of tone.  I would just recommend doing more exercises and training you bow technique at the frog...that is to say, develop the smaller muscles of the hand. The more sensitivity you have in your hand and fingers, the better you will be able to control pressure/placement..etc. You can force your self to play everything for a whole week only using 5 inches of bow at the frog. You will be amazed what that will do for your overall bow technique.


Posted: September 6, 2011
Hi Beth,

Thanks for the comments.
(I've sent the pdf file.)

Aware that, am still too far from perfection. Struggling to keep bow on track as it tends to slip away from producing the right tone. Is it due to not applying the right amount of pressure on the strings, obviously, among other things?

Cheers.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 5, 2011
Bonny,

I thoroughly enjoyed that! Your composition is very melodious, with nice modal sections to spice it up. Your performance was even better than your last post too! Great job.  Send me a pdf file of your piece, and I'll post it under the new "members' page" in our Resource section. Thanks!