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Beth Blackerby
Could you all check to see if the Lully Gavotte part 2 will play? As well as the Soundslices. I received and email from a member who can only view part 1.

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Posted: January 12, 2020
Last Comment: January 18, 2020

Nicolinette
speed bow
hello all

I just perceive that my bow speed quickened when I changed the direction of the bow, really very little but I think enough to affect the sonority.
What exercise would you advise me to practice in order to remedy this bad reflex?
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Posted: January 12, 2020
Last Comment: January 17, 2020

Heather Pritchard
Tiny hands and thumb placement for pinky
I have really short stumpy fingers and tiny hands. My question is it normal when fingering with the pinky if my thumb moves more across my 2nd finger or do I need to try to keep it relatively “fixed” (not immobile but not floating around a bunch) across 1st finger?

It feels like I can’t really reach the correct note on the pinky if I don’t move my thumb but am worried I’m developing a bad habit.
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Posted: January 15, 2020
Last Comment: January 17, 2020

Ray
New New Years Resolution!  YES  we can do that.:)

Find a minimum 5 minutes every day to work on one or more of the following:
  • One scale: could focus on one aspect, intonation, bow distribution, hooked bowing, you get the idea.  Bout focus on only one aspect.
  • Arpeggios of the same scale.
  • That one measure that is giving you problems.  For example not holding that long note, in a measure long enough, right Beth!  :)))
We are all busy but I truly believe focused- consistent 5 minutes a day is better then inconsistency.

Have a fabulous year.
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Posted: January 16, 2020
Last Comment: January 16, 2020

MariaTess

Day 5 practice


I'm having problem with the ending note ---following my markings it ended up on an up bow but with Beth's video her ending note ends with a down bow.

Did I miss anything? Anyone please help me solve this mystery...

Thank you.
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Posted: January 15, 2020
Last Comment: January 16, 2020

Mike
Accompaniment for Pastorale
Hi --

I wondering if or where I could find piano sheet music for the piece Pastorale in Intermediate Level 1.  I'm hoping I might someday play with someone else on piano.
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Posted: January 15, 2020
Last Comment: January 15, 2020

Kat
Looking for Bowlines
Help! On the old site there were a series of handouts/videos (can't be sure which) that I thought were under Resources. The lessons provided a sequence for analyzing a piece.I think it started by showing how to mark the half-steps and then how to mark the notes that were across from each other and so on. There was also information on how to mark music with bowlines as a way to practice string crossings. Information on bowlines (how to make and play) is what I need. Can anyone steer me to the right spot? Thanks!
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Posted: January 15, 2020
Last Comment: January 15, 2020

Beth Blackerby
Bless all of you and your patience and kind words. They did lift me up! While I was answering emails I distracted myself with the world's best distraction: making music. 

I have the practice resources in the Library. You'll see this on your Recently Added page.

I hope you enjoy playing it! Beginners, this can be played in 1st position with separate bows :)

This is a melody I was in the process of preparing, and it seems fittingly appropriate to rename it:  Lament for the Souls of Computer Hackers
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Posted: January 7, 2020
Last Comment: January 15, 2020

Melodia
Ave Maria (Bach/Gonoud)
Happy New Year, everyone!
I've started practicing the Ave Maria.
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Posted: January 1, 2020
Last Comment: January 14, 2020

Jorge Contreras
Anybody using a Bluetooth pedal to control video playback?
I frequently need to stop Beth's videos, go back and replay parts. I've seen musicians using pedals to page thru music score ... I wonder if the type of videos we get from ViolinLab can also be controlled by foot.

I am using an iPad Pro while using ViolinLab, but any Bluetooth pedal for PC or Mac should also work for iPad.


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Posted: January 13, 2020
Last Comment: January 14, 2020

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