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When working on my vibrato in a piece of music, I find my violin also shakes at times. any hints to remove this>

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Posted: November 10, 2010


Lesson 49: Bow Speed and Rhythm

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Posted: January 19, 2010


Dr. Laurie Scott, part 10: Practice Time

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Posted: January 19, 2010


Dr. Laurie Scott, part 4: Walking Fingers

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Posted: January 19, 2010

NickN
I've been learning the Gigue from Bach's Partita no. 3 for the last couple of weeks, trying to get it ready for a recital next week. Here's a recording my teacher made during a lesson. This is actually the 2nd take after we noticed that my right shoulder was really tense on the first take. I think that paying attention to finger motion actually helped reduce tension in my right shoulder. But it definitely came back as I let my attention wander away from my bow hand and back to thinking about the music :P
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Posted: November 3, 2010

Eileen
Hi Beth, this is that "Great is Thy Faithfulness" duet I've been working on ... Needs plenty more work and I wouldn't mind some constructive critiques that could help me polish this up. I can see that I "STILL" do not make great use of the whole bow as I aught to in many places (those last couple of measures would greatly benefit from more bow !)...... I do sometimes get up to the frog here and there so I know I can do it. Intonation is always an issue lately though I used to do much better in that area...guess I need to get back to scales and arpeggios. Anyway....Thanks for any feedback and tips !
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Posted: October 26, 2010

jack
Hello everyone!

Continuing on my quest to become a violinist before I buy the farm, lol, I took a chance and on Diane's advice I got myself a Body Beat to help me with rhythm. For some reason, my rhythm neurons are not firing correctly, thus I need some serious help on that department.   ;-)

Actually, my violin instructor tells me that it is more of a coordination issue than a rhythm issue. I'm one of those who cannot tap the top of my head while simultaneously rub my belly in a circular motion, lol. To put it mildly, I have been having a heck of a time trying to play different note subdivisions given a specific tempo and even though I have tried using a metronome, I don't seem to be able to focus on the music and the metronome at the same time. I can multitask on just about anything, but when it comes to music my neurons haven't got a clue on what to do. I can either focus on the metronome or the music, but not both. (I think Im broken, sob sob . . . lol)

Oh how I wished I had learned music when I was a kid. In my old age, it seems as if there is no re-wiring available in my head and thus the struggle. My instructor keeps telling me to be patient and that it will come, but time is something I will eventually run out of and I want to be able to do it right now!

In any event, I just got this device and I will keep you all posted once I actually get to use it. Hopefully this will be the key to the promise land. If not, Ebay here I come! lol.


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Posted: September 14, 2010


Meditation from Thais: Phrase 2 discussion, part 2

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Posted: September 14, 2010


Vibrato: part 6 Next Level Exercises

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Posted: June 3, 2010


Shifting 101: Part 7 - Shifting Styles (Hybrid and Romanticized Classical)

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Posted: April 7, 2010

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