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Ray


Hi Everyone,

I just downloaded Intonia. Now I know how riduculous it was that I thought I could play Bach's Air on anything. I had picked up the bad habit of not bringing my elbow far enough under the neck, which set up the chain reaction of being in key ascending A, B, C, D but out of key descending. I feel I have just wasted 6 months of practice. I'm going back and learning what is in tune with A Major scale and hopefully I can play Twinkle when I get to Austin.

Back to practicing.

Best,

Foolish Beginner

Ray
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Posted: February 26, 2012
Last Comment: February 26, 2012
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Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 26, 2012
The great news Ray is that we have wonderful amazing tools now! You are not the only one in history who practiced out-of-tune notes. I remember my teacher in college pulling me aside (after sitting near enough to hear me play in orchestra) to tell me that I was "flat the whole time". My jaw dropped. I had no idea. I bought a tuner and off I went. You haven't wasted a bit of time. Now that you have a new awareness about intonation, your work will go much faster!

Patricia, think nothing about those thin lines. Mine were thin because I was standing away from the mic. Actually, you want nice healthy thick lines, but again, that is mostly determined by the audio levels from your computer's internal mic.

Ray
Posted: February 26, 2012


Thanks Guys,

Nothing happens in a straight line and sometimes we have to backtrack inorder to find our way through the maze.  Robyn you crack me up, cheers.  Don't sweat it Anne, I just went through the syllabus for RCM and found out where they place Air on G string and then looked at what I could play. 

So, I've mapped out a more logical progression between me and Bach and now have set new New Years resolutions having more to do with technique instead of songs.

Again, thanks for the new pair of walking shoes.

Best,

Back in the Saddle 


Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: February 26, 2012
It is very good, Ray, that you figured out a basic problem AND its root, all by yourself. I have to agree with Karen. I am sure you'll be beyond Twinkle once more in no time. Looking forward to whatever you choose to bring to Austin.

And, I didn't want to discourage anybody who wants to tackle Air when the topic came up, but I would find it stressful, particularly on the G-String alone.

Robyn
Posted: February 26, 2012
Ray, think of it this way ...
It's just a Flesch wound, 
and you'll never Err on the G-string again.

Don't feel down Ray, we've all been there -- but I'm really mad at the Gods for making the detours so attractive in the first place:-)

KarenJ
Posted: February 26, 2012

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with  single step" Confucius


KarenJ
Posted: February 26, 2012

The whole "learning violin thing" is all about tiral and error. You have tried.  Now you have discovered an "error."  Now you can improve by adjusting that "error".  Don't feel discouraged that you have a lot to work on.  Fell accomplished that you now have a new goal that will make you a better musician.  Look at it as a revelation or discovery!