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Mike
Vibrato Exercise 11 Question
Hi -- I'm working on exercise 11 in the Vibrato tutorial.  When I play the SoundSlice, I hear the violin played as the notes read -- with rests.  (Though it's much softer than the piano that's playing for the piece.)  Beth's bow however is moving steadily without any pausing.  I'm wondering...

Am I supposed to be lifting my left hand fingers for the rests? I've been keeping them down the whole time -- which doesn't match the rests.

Thanks for the help...
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Posted: November 6, 2019

Gregory Gillis
Respighi Aria
I decided to record using my iPad. I think my Galaxy 10 Plus Smart phone has better audio quality but using the selfie mode makes the video mirror image. Using the iPad I can better see my bow arm, also the bow as it contacts the strings. I experimented with using various contact points playing Respighi Aria. I am still working on refining my sound. There's still much work to be done but I see some improvement.
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Barb Wimmer
Happy Veterans Day



(The first is by ear - the second reading notes. I think I am starting to play better by reading notes. Used to always be the opposite. More out of tune than I thought, and rhythm a work in progress.)

Thank you to all veterans for your service 


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Posted: November 11, 2019

Sonia Lancaster
Sautille question
I'm currently working on sautille bowing and I usually play with a carbon fibre bow which I've read is harder to do this stroke with. Comparing wood to CF it is more difficult. I find when doing the stroke my pinkie tends to lift off the bow rather than perch on top. Is this an issue? Should I carry on trying to get the pinkie to stay in place?

Thanks
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Dianne
Sound of Sautillé
Beth and VLabbers, can you help me out to work on the sound of a clean sounding sautillé (bow pressure/bow tilt/sounding point etc.)? It tends to sound quite mushy and I cannot find any information yet on the bow articulation, if there is such a thing. All I know is that a professional sounding sautillé is crisp and clean sounding. Just watching video performances seems like a quite elusive way to try to learn this.. Thank you,

Any idea or tips?
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Posted: November 7, 2019

Gregory Gillis
Bach Partita No. 2, in D minor
I think I mentioned I am trying to learn to play all 5 movements of Bach's Sonata IV (Partita in D minor). It's hard work but I can play through the Allemande and the Corrente. I have not looked at the Sarabande, Giga or Ciaccona other than just to try them for fun. I hope by August 2020 I will be able to play the entire Sonata. Here's where I am at so far.
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Arthur Mendez
Memorization
When an instructor wants you/me to memorize a short etude what's the best way to proceed?
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Posted: November 9, 2019

Assumpció Segura
Dear Beth,
Congratulations! The renewed website is fantastic! You have done an excellent job! I want more time to see everything!
I only have a small problem: from my mobile phone I can access the Community, Resources etc ... but from my computer I can not because the icon does not appear on the computer screen ... and I can only access Video lessons, Organizer Practices and Favorites .. Does anyone know how I can do to access?
Thank you very much!!!
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Posted: November 10, 2019

Barb Wimmer
suggestions to improve appreciated You Raise Me Up Josh Groban
Hi everyone

My first video on the new upgraded violin lab! Yay. I feel the changes are great and seem user friendly.  I am excited to navigate through. My challenge was youtube changes for some reason today, but I think it worked now. 

After loosening my bow hair and more rosin on bow,  I played another time (not this video) and I bounced less and it sounded a little better.

I was surprised this video  how bold the song sounds but I think I need to vary pressure because it is a little too loud and bold. My fingers need to work the muscles to get a more consistent crisp sound on each note. I put the up down bowing in and I am wondering about long bows and shorter bows to make it sound better and contemplating when to put pressure and not too much pressure to make it more crescendo?

And rhythm is always a challenge.

Suggestions appreciated on anything and everything of where to what to do next.  Thanks


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Posted: November 8, 2019

Elke Meier
On the Soundslice play alongs that are included with many of the videos, you can set it to Full Screen to follow along. I can do that on my laptop and on my Android phone. However, this option does not seem to exist on the iPad/iPhone. Does anyone know how to make the soundslice window full screen on iPad/iPhone?
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Posted: November 9, 2019

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