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Elke Meier
I think I have said it here several times already that apart from joining Violinlab in the first place purchasing this practice course was probably the second best decision for my journey with this beautiful instrument. 

When I started with it, sure enough, I started at the beginning, and in the beginning I thought I would just go through the videos one by one and apply them. But pretty soon I realized that if I did that it would probably take years to get to the last video. So I decided to go ahead and watch all of them - just to get an overview of what is there. 

That was a VERY good decision! If you have purchased the course, I would encourage you to go through and watch all the videos as soon as you can. I am through now once, and I got tons of really valuable hints already - and tons more that I already forgot because I didn't take notes on this first round... But at least I know what there is now and where to go back to when I get to a certain stage with a certain piece. 

If I had gone chronologically, waiting to implement all that I learned in the first few videos I would have missed some very crucial tips for shifts that I came across a few days ago. And I would have missed this excellent series on intonation I watched today (it is toward the end of the course) which will most likely be able to reduce my frustration with some sections in the Martini Gavotte. 

Elke Meier
4 Responses
Posted: July 8, 2018
Last Comment: July 10, 2018

Elke Meier
Posted: July 10, 2018
Mary, you haven't seen a Boccherini video for exactly the reason I mentioned with the Martini Gavotte: there are a few places that just sound horrid with intonation challenges (for example the first little figure...), and there are another few measures where my coordination between left and right hand just goes completely out the window. That was why I was so glad to have watched all the practice videos. I am still working on the fast sections of the Boccherini, but it just gets very boring when you practice the same three measures over and over and over and over and over again - without really seeing success. So I started on the Martini Gavotte, all the while hoping that the faster sections of the Boccherini will also benefit eventually from what I have seen in the videos... - so, there WILL be a video, I just don't know when.

Mary Freeman
Posted: July 9, 2018
You are already on Martini Gavotte 
I was hoping to see a Boccherini video

Susan Hollister
Posted: July 9, 2018
I thank you too! I will do that as well.

 I just got back from a vacation and helping with new Grandbabies, so I am ready for the challenge!  (Although another new grand baby is due in a few weeks! 

Barbara Habel
Posted: July 8, 2018
Dear Elke

Since I trust your judgement I will go and do likewise.

Thanks for that tip.