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Wolfhart op.45 no.1 and Giga progress
Hi all,
I'm trying to improve on dynamics and phrasing.  Can you tell me if you can hear any dynamics and phrasing in these clips?  
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Posted: January 12, 2020

Schumann Widmung
I'm in love with this piece. It is the first of a series of songs (Myrthen, Op. 25) written by Schumann for voice and piano, and then later arranged for different instrument by other composers. I love playing it on the piano, and would love to play it on the violin one day. Maybe Beth can include this in the Violin Lab repertoire - hint, hint :D  I'm not sure what level it would be, but definitely beyond my current level!
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Posted: January 18, 2020

Otobong Nsehe

Please in which lesson does Beth explain what a retake is? I think it's somewhere in the beginner lessons but I may not be able to go through all of them. Or, can anyone please explain a retake? Thank you.
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Posted: January 16, 2020

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

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

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

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

Timothy Smith
Videos Post Question
I'm just curious since I'm new to this about your preferences for student videos Beth. 
Honestly I'm not sure what to post. Do you insist on your curriculum? If so, I'm not sure where to start. I am working on a few key pieces in my Suzuki Books. I have been periodically watching your technique and practice videos, although I have not been working specifically through your posted music on VL.

I would judge myself to be either high beginner or low intermediate in skill.....so is there something you have a beginner student do on the first video as a prerequisite to determine what I should be working on? Thanks!
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Posted: January 16, 2020


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

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

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