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Diane Allen

Woo Hoo! The Fingerboard Workshop was fun!

If you missed it you should be able to view it here soon. Beth and I will work on it and give you the details.

Smiles! Diane

Diane Allen
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Posted: October 8, 2011
Last Comment: October 10, 2011
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Diane Allen
Posted: October 10, 2011

I don't remember if I mentioned this or not - When you subscirbe you get 10 email lessons that build from 1/2 steps and whole steps on up. One of the first lessons includes the flashcards I used. If you go through and do all the homework on each lesson you'll automate a number of issues. It all helps you to react to reading the music faster.

www.fingerboardworkbookseries.com

Link to subscribe form http://eepurl.com/c0PwQ

 

 


Susan
Posted: October 10, 2011
What I got out of the workshop was what I need to focus on, which for me starts with note identification; I'm okay within the staff and one ledger line above and below; then I'll work on interval identification with flats. I've only played pieces with sharps, and in the workshop I was okay identifying whole or half intervals with sharps, but when it went to flats, by brain could not compute!!
[Hmmmmmm...this makes me wonder: how long can I say I'm a 'beginner'!? ]

I too am glad the video is posted so I can review!

Eileen
Posted: October 9, 2011
Ha !  Spent the evening making flashcards !   x-)



Eileen
Posted: October 8, 2011
I went back and watched the workshop again and found much that I had missed while it was going on.  Apparently because my brain was engaged pondering and thinking about previous information.  Beth, I'm so glad this is available for us to view as many times as needed.

It's too bad that we can only hear the one on the video speaking.  I don't know if there's any way around that, but it would be nice to hear what the other person is saying...I especially noticed the lack during my video question...where I'm just sitting there uh huhing and yepping but nobody could hear what I was responding to.   Some information gets missed, but.....there's probably not much you can do about that.

What a pleasant morning it was for me today !  Meeting with other violinists from all over... talking and learning "violin".   x-)

Eileen
Posted: October 8, 2011
Thanks Tricia !

Patricia
Posted: October 8, 2011

Eileen, try the Video Lesson Library on the VL main menu, then browse the video’s list up to the end. The Workshop video is next to the last one.

But I just tried from all three different links with no problem. Good luck!

Patricia


Eileen
Posted: October 8, 2011
Diane, when I click on the link you provided....it just brings me to my homepage...not the workshop video ?   I tried clicking on the highlighted fingerboard workshop text in the "recently added" column...same thing.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and so look forward to the next one, because I'm quite sure there will be one !   ;-)

Great job to the both of you Beth and Diane !

Patricia
Posted: October 8, 2011

Hi Diane and Beth:

This is Patricia (Tricia) which anonymously participated in the live/virtual Fingerboard Workshop of today October 8, 2011.

During the time that Diane was showing the cards with the notes asking for the steps/half steps (intervals), I pretended that it was a game; then here in front of my computer, I was answering along with everybody and enjoying the imaginary points in my favor when I was right. It was entertaining and also a good mental exercise.

Thank you both of you for your time and effort.

Patricia

PS.- I believe one of the other Patricia in VL members was in the Workshop’s registered group.


Simon
Posted: October 8, 2011
I found the Sitt books online to download free from here: http://imslp.org/wiki/100_Violin_Etudes,_Op.32_%28Sitt,_Hans%29

Simon

Diane Allen
Posted: October 8, 2011

See the video here: Violin Fingerboard Workshop: Oct. 8th 10:00 am central

Thank you all for your thanks! Here are some resources that we talked about:

www.fingerboardworkbookseries.com (videos, email mini lessons, charts, workbooks) Hrimaly Scale Studies (my students use charts that they make up for reach key signature, play from the chart then play from the scale book) Sitt Op. 32 Book 2 (my students do 3rd position workbook then 3rd position in Sitt. Then 2nd position workbook and 2nd position Sitt, etc.)

Smiles! Diane

 


Eileen
Posted: October 8, 2011
That was incredibly fast !  Technology is great !

Will this be posted someplace permanent here, so that we can go to it from time to time ?  I know I have to go back and listen again to a few spots and work out in my head what was explained.  I am very interested in the workbook series, now that I've seen what exactly it is and how it works !  I think it'll be a great help to me to get this fingerboard mapped out properly so I can "intelligently" work myself through a piece instead of winging it on the fly and seeing what happens when I land...lol.

Thanks to you Diane and to Beth !  Bravo !   x-)

Simon
Posted: October 8, 2011
Beth - please do!  I'd love to join in another one of these.  Maybe it will work for the get-together next year for those who can't be there in person.



Beth Blackerby
Posted: October 8, 2011
That was fun! It's a great virtual classroom. I can think of other topics that would be great to do this way.  I'll look into setting up another streaming, and we can try again some time.

Rod Nault
Posted: October 8, 2011


Thank you for hosting the session Diane and Beth.  I've been playing for 6 months now and the session really opened my eyes as to how to uncomplicate how I think about finger positioning. The simple flashcard exercise also really showed me I need to put more work into note identification (at 150 bpm :-)) and how the time spent translates into more than just "knowing the notes".   I went on to www.fingerboardworkbookseries.com afterwards and ordered the first position workbook. I think this is just the thing I've been looking for to help me.  With shipping I won't get it for a couple weeks but I'll let you know how it goes after using it for awhile.  Thanks again !!


Shelly ~ South Carolina
Posted: October 8, 2011
Thank you so much, Diane & Beth!!  You both did a GREAT job and it was FUN!! :-)

Simon
Posted: October 8, 2011
It was excellent!  The technology worked so well too and made it easy.

Hope we can do more of these in the future.

Thanks to Diane for your time, and Beth for setting it up.  I'll be in touch about the Workbook!  ;o)

Simon