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Ray
Hi Beth,

An ear training app I find very useful is: Ear Taining Course by Musicopolos available on iPad.  It is such a good app I am recommending adding it to the resources page.  Check it out, if you have the time ???? :))), and see if you agree.  

Ray
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Posted: January 14, 2020

David Warner
annual renewal
hi beth, i am up for renewal and it looks like we must renew every month now rather than on an annual basis- is that correct? if so, do i have to get online every month and renew?kind of cumbersome.  thanks   
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Posted: January 11, 2020
Last Comment: January 14, 2020

Barbara Habel
We are not alone !!!!

This young lady can express her emotions so well.

And goes through the same insecurities we do.

That did surprise me. I always thought that our insecurities stem from the "difficult" instrument - but not so :-)
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Posted: January 9, 2020
Last Comment: January 13, 2020

Ted Adachi
a note from Lesley
Here is a note from Lesley McCubbin who has so often graced the comments section here:

Hi everyone, Lesley here. My kind fellow Montrealer Ted has agreed to post this for me. I just wanted to say goodbye and good luck! My membership expired exactly at the time of the site hack, like right when the site was offline, so I wasn’t able to post my message. I will almost certainly renew my membership at a later date but for now I’m going to run with the tools I’ve acquired. It’s been great being part of this community and I wish you all the best in this wonderful adventure! So, not “goodbye” but au revoir, or “till we meet again!” Keep up the good work!
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Posted: January 13, 2020
Last Comment: January 13, 2020

MariaTess
Day 2 Practice...


My most fave part was from measure 17 to the end but more particularly measure 17, 18, 19,20,21,22,23,24!

What a beautiful composition Beth! Thank you!


Note: getting lost on measure 30, 31 ---will practice again tomorrow...

Goodnight teacher and classmates.

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Posted: January 9, 2020
Last Comment: January 13, 2020

Neetusha
Hello Beth, Hello everyone.
My question is with regards to intonation. When playing slowly I can hear the tone sounding more pleasing when I hit the right note. But sometimes my judgement with regards to that does fail. The intonia software shows that in red and blue.
Here are my  doubts
1. Is it ok to look at intonia while practising i.e. first looking at the bridge and playing a long note but checking the intonia before the note ends. Will it affect one’s ability to hear and play the right note.
2. And how much error is acceptable. Is it acceptable if it is not too red or blue in intonia? Has it to be a white mark for the note to be ok.
3. How can I improve my own judgement towards the note being right or wrong based on hearing?
Please  do give suggestions. 
 In the initial days I had struggled a lot with intonation. Though the situation has improved a little but still it needs lot of work.  And I would appreciate any help. 

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Posted: January 10, 2020
Last Comment: January 12, 2020

Timothy Smith
Original Composition " Snow Fall Night"
I found a composition I had worked on and forgotten. Had some time so I decided to finish it today. I usually don't use this DAW, but decided it was a good choice because it outputs to Notion and generates sheet music for the parts.

It was to be called "Fall Night" but I decided to call it "Snow Fall Night" because we are into winter now lol.

I am presenting two versions of the video. The DAW version is "unlisted" while the other version is not. I reckoned that maybe seeing some of how it works in the background might be helpful to someone else.

The parts are all played in and mixed by myself original although the violin is a VST violin I played in on keyboards.

I will be offering this for free download on my Soundcloud tracks which is scheduled to be available 10am PST. 

Links to xml and pdf files are here- Snow Fall Night


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Posted: January 4, 2020
Last Comment: January 12, 2020

Ceci
Anybody else follow TwoSet Violin?
Ok, I’m a big dork, so I follow TwoSet Violin :D
I’m so excited that they’re about to hit 2 million subscribers on YouTube and they’re going to post Brett playing the Tchaikovsky concerto!
They can be really goofy in their skits, but I really enjoy the videos where they actually play the violin and post interesting things about violin playing. I’ve seen so many people comment on their videos how they started listening to classical music or playing an instrument because of them. 
Anybody else here following them?
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Posted: January 8, 2020
Last Comment: January 11, 2020

Ray
Hi Everyone,

In measures: 1 and 3 the first note of each measure has a dot dash.  A very long staccato bow stroke.  

Does anyone know of an etude which features this bow stroke?  
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Posted: January 10, 2020
Last Comment: January 10, 2020

Ray
Minuet No.1 Bow Distribution Critique Needed
Hi Beth and Fellow ViolinLabbers,

Of course rhythm, like intonation, is always a work in progress but I feel OK enough to begin and focus on another layer of the onion which is bow distribution.  

Any and thoughts and observations on where I have completely gone off the rail as for bow distribution fire away.  I always write down your comments and then replay the YouTube video to find out exactly what you say or heard and I did not.  

Have a fabulous evening, glad to have the site back up and running.  Well done, Beth.

Ray
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Posted: January 9, 2020
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