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Elke Meier
Hi Mary, I just noticed that you have taken down your post about the Bach Bourrée again. What a pity, as I just wanted to add a response... 

Beth had given you some tips and had asked whether you worked with the bow line. I have not prepared this piece with a bowline yet (I am still in Suzuki 2...), but to prevent you from having to cut and paste I made at least a quick version of the piece with an empty bowline so you can work from there. You find it in my Dropbox. This is the version just as it appears in the Suzuki 3 book.
Elke Meier
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Posted: June 10, 2018
Last Comment: June 12, 2018
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Mary Freeman
Posted: June 12, 2018
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Mary Freeman
Posted: June 12, 2018
I remember a while back when you mentioned my acceleration on the up bow for Ave Maria. After watching Beths bow line videos I finally understand what you are talking about. While  watching her very simply and elegently talk about the use of dynamics with the very even speed of the bow use, a huge light bulb went off. The beautiful flow of dynamics was astounding. I will post the video I am talking about.  feel like such a happy fool for figureing this out. It is funny how retroactive feedback can be ;-)

Elke Meier
Posted: June 12, 2018
Dianne, I take a slightly different approach: For a new piece I have started to work through the practice course from the beginning. But there are so many old pieces that could help in cleaning them up in one area or another. So, parallel to doing one step at a time for the new piece, I just go ahead and watch one video after another - and find tips for the odd problems of old pieces :).

Dianne
Posted: June 11, 2018
Didn't get a chance to see it. but glad you got help on the string crossings. The bow line and practice steps are in the sequence of building up the piece. Look fwd to your progress on this. It will take me a long time to take the practice course, but I know it will be worth it. I skipped around a little because there are so many good steps, but the course in sequence is what will benefit my practice the most going forward. Thanks for posting.

Mary Freeman
Posted: June 10, 2018
Thank you very much Elke
That helps a lot;-)