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Just to give you some idea of how 'unpleasant' my schubert sonatina in D is right now, it's very 'wobbly' I will always do something wrong, either intonation or bowing or shaking or no vibrato, I still cannot play it well throughout :( oh well, let's keep going and hopefully look back at it one day and laugh LOL (it's rather sad right now LOL)
jojo
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Posted: August 19, 2010
Last Comment: August 20, 2010
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Eileen
Posted: August 20, 2010
Jo, I was thinking in the context of someone who's only been playing on that violin for 3 years ! Really, I wasn't trying to be nice, I meant it. Of course it isn't what you want it to be yet but I can tell that you really focus on what you're doing and you don't just "wing" things like I tend to do...lol. Keep at it ! ;-)

jojo
Posted: August 19, 2010
funny you say that Anne, I do find it harder than Meditation in some respects LOL, well, they're quite different pieces, but I like this one as I love the piano part as well and playing alongside it. I still have to do part 2 and 3!!!

Anne
Posted: August 19, 2010

Hi Jo, I can see why you love this piece. Presumably, it is very hard to play it well, harder probably than Meditation, because it is so "open". Certainly you have improved it considerably from when you first started it, and knowing your pertinacity, you'll go far with it. Good luck, and have fun!


jojo
Posted: August 19, 2010
bless you emg trying to make me feel better ;) actually the timing was wrong in a few places but not 'too badly' LOL the timing and intonation tend to go more to 'pots' if I concentrate on keeping the vibrato going, it takes too much of my concentration! I really do find it heaps easier if I don't have to think about the vibrato, can't wait for the day I don't have to think about it anymore and it because an 'automatic motor' like Beth calls it LOL

Eileen
Posted: August 19, 2010
That didn't sound so bad Jo ! You're timing was good, you know where all your notes are supposed to be...a little work on intonation but not horrible.....and your double stops were wonderful ! Not bad for a starting point ! :-)