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Jim Gross
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In my minds eye, I'm using more bow, but here I'm hardly using about one third of the bow.  With all the excitement about the Workshop it is getting hard to focus.  I think my tempo is picking up in this piece.  I don't have any accompaniment, and somewhere I saw that we shouldn't use a metronome just yet.  Anyway, here's "Song of the Wind":
Jim Gross
5 Responses
Posted: March 24, 2012
Last Comment: March 27, 2012

Posted: March 27, 2012
Hey Jim congratulations I think you are doing really well :) Liked your bowing very much. I allways struggle when it comes to the fast retake ;)
Wish I could come to the workshop to play with you all :/

Beth Hyde
Posted: March 27, 2012
Very nice. I enjoyed listening to you play.

Anne aMaudPowellFan
Posted: March 25, 2012
Hi Jim, congratulation on your progress. Enjoyed listening to you.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: March 24, 2012
Jim, you're using the perfect amount of bow! Because of the staccato strokes and the tempo, long bows would be too hard for anyone to manage. And I do like your staccato. There was nice separation, and lots of energy. I also was impressed with your controlled landings after the retakes. Eileen noticed some irregularity in your rhythm. This piece is difficult keep under the reigns. It's like the horse trotting toward the feed trough. Click on the first measure of your video, then click on the last  few measures, and you'll hear the difference of tempos. But other than that, I thought you did an outstanding job! I can tell you're good at focusing on the details. 

Posted: March 24, 2012
Hi Jim,

I think your tempo is a little off in the beginning, but you seemed to settle into it around the middle.  I don't have the music in front of me so I'm not sure, but I think you hesitate coming in at a few of the pauses..but I could be wrong.

When you take those swiping down bows your bow slides across the strings and heads out of the sounding point and towards the fingerboard.  Try to remember to "push" the bow away from you when you take those down bows.  That will help you to keep it straight and not have it slide across the strings like that.

Again, your intonation is very good !   This workshop is going to be a blast !!  WhooHOO !