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Mandy Notley
Use of the community forum?
Hi everyone, 
I have a question regarding this community page and the posting of videos.
Is this a place where Beth will respond with feedbak tips to all videos posted? If so is there a limit per month of how many  videos one can post? 
I am a little unsure of the purpose of this page and the best way to utilise it for my learning purposes. 
Thanks you in advance,
Mandy. 



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Posted: May 2, 2019

Maria
Unable to attach Pictures
 Back to study 📖 

Beginning  or beginners etude on 3rds...

First thing I did was recite aloud the names of the notes and then I wrote a little notation for me to remember. I came up with this little cues like “lines means  odd numbers of 1 and 3 and spaces means even numbers of 2 and 4 “ befitting this particular etude...

And sure enough it made my brain remember quickly which finger to engage!

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Posted: February 15, 2019

Mandy Notley
Resource-reading notes in different positions
Reading notes in different positions, new resource.
Wow! This topic has confused me for so long and was the main reason that I purchased the note reading course since I have no idea how to read music anyway. 
I just have to say thank you so much Beth for posting this, it has helped me tremendously. For months I have been struggling trying to watch youtube videos over and over to try to see where the notes are played. Now I can work it out for myself!  I am very happy with this course and this additional resource! Thanks again. I have not finished the note reading course yet, but I am slowly working my way through it.

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Posted: May 5, 2019

Maria
Day 35/100 into my violin composition "Maria"


Day 15 of actual practice/100...

Still sick but I dragged myself to practice to start build back a bit of stamina so I don't get dizzy or short of breath when I stand up.

Violin practice is the perfect way to do it and we all know that music is a universal healer and comforter of...
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Posted: October 5, 2018

Dianne
Intonation For G Melodic Minor in 2nd & 3rd Octave
I had a breakthrough today on 3 octave scales, thanks to the new video series. Never have I approached scales as if they would be fun, or able to break them down into smaller, approachable chunks. But I ran into a problem with playing a 3 octave G melodic minor scale. Since the 6th & 7th tones are different ascending and descending, I'm having a hard time playing them descending in the 2nd & 3rd octave. I do not recognize easily the notes when they are that high. In the 1st octave I can easily do it. Do I just keep running it, or is there a better exercise to practice being able to play the descending G melodic minor in those ranges? I have the interval spacing studied, but they are sounding odd in relation to what I have just played ascending when that high. Repeats of the passages do not seem to be working yet. Hope this makes sense.

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Posted: May 3, 2019

Stephen, Los Osos, CA
Susuki Book 3 Humoresque
Hi Beth,

I am following you Humoresque videos and they are
very helpful.

But I need some help on the 23rd measure where there is a shift to 3rd with string crossings.  You don’t mention fingering in that second theme at all and I was hoping
you might suggest a fingering pattern for measure 23.  

Thanks,
Stephen



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Posted: May 2, 2019

Dianne
Study for Strengthening 3rd Finger
In the piece I am working on, I have hit a wall with being able to play at performance tempo and have the tones sound clear and hammer like, due to needing to further strengthen the 3rd and 4th fingers. I need to play lightly, and the lighter the fingers need to be, the stronger they need to be. I found this 3rd finger study to try, and of course there is the pinky buster and the Schradieck to go along with it. Can anyone tell what position playing is in this study?

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Posted: May 3, 2019

Dianne
Book 4 Piece #1
I have revisited & worked on this piece this month. I am playing along at 75% performance speed. If I speed this up, I seem to be ok in the brilliante sections, but not in the lyrical sections yet, so I posted this for feedback so far at 75%. Anything you can suggest or see that I am doing that I can improve will be appreciated. I found it difficult to play with the Cadenza video, but I didn't feel I had all the intonation or rhythms down in spots yet, so he is helping me along. :)

I just want to add that this piece had 4 or 5 things in it that I felt exposed holes in my technique. I did the best I could and moved on. But now I am back to fix them and try to get it to performance tempo. One of the things was the sautillé, but in this video that section is so slooowww due to the 75% speed I need for the lyrical sections. Another one was 5&6 note slurs in 16th note rhythms at the top of page 2. Another one was double stops. Another was counting in 3 in a couple of tricky spots at the bottom of the 1st page. All these in one piece!
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Posted: April 29, 2019

Barb Wimmer
Scale chromatic and You Raise Me Up
Suggestions welcome. 
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Posted: April 28, 2019

Timothy Smith
Here an Irish reel I'm working on using some of Beth's videos for guidance. I had so much of this material to learn that I am yet to delve into the intermediate classical material. Honestly I could get absorbed into this for the next year easily. I wanted to make sure I am still learning the techniques regardless of the genre.

It appear I have a death grip on the neck with my thumb. In reality my thumb is quite relaxed but maybe too far  around the neck still. When I move to other fingerings I can move the thumb further under, and my hand is big enough that I guess everything still reaches.

I am also learning shifting in the key of C  but haven't posted video of it.

Please confirm, is it ok to post periodic video of what we work on or not? Or is the material more stringent to the course material here? Thanks!
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Posted: April 28, 2019

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