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Juan Pimienta
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A three octave scale slurred by two. Im working on slurring by 4 and then by 8. Sorry it some notes sound a bit weird. Im attempting to be as relaxed as possible. Also I would like a shorter bow for my short arms lol.

Thanks for watching :)

Juan.
Juan Pimienta
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Posted: February 8, 2019
Last Comment: February 9, 2019
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Juan Pimienta
Posted: February 9, 2019
Thank you so much to all of you for such encouraging feedback. I remember telling to one of my violin teachers sometime ago, i love the violin and want to do always my best ... But i hate practicing lol. His answer to me was, i understand that is what happens to many players but if you want to thrive on the violin, practice!!! So from then on, i think of practicing as a space to free myself and make music :)

Dianne
Posted: February 9, 2019
Your intonation and shifting are very good on this. It's nice to see a player do this on Violinlab. Always like to see scales posted! With 2 slurred, there is shifting on upbows and down bows, as well as string crossings on upbows and down bows. It covers pretty much everything. I like how you came down the same way you went up. Some scale methods have you descend solely on the E string. I guess that covers intonation and shifting in that specific area. Your playing of the scale is musical and that makes it interesting, so you set a fine example for us to do our scales!

Karen Egee
Posted: February 9, 2019
Sounds really good! 

Sonia Lancaster
Posted: February 9, 2019
Hi Juan,
Great job here. Have you tried playing scales with a drone? I really enjoy this.

Good luck with the audition.
Sonia

Juan Pimienta
Posted: February 8, 2019
Thank you so much Ray!!! That makes me feel really happy.

Beth what can I say? I'd give the fortune i dont have (that is a saying we have in my country and im roughly translating it into English) to have lessons with you in person. The day of my audition 1st thing i have to play is my scale in 3 octaves, which is g major and then the two movements of Rieding. I am also working in g minor natural just in case they ask for it. So a lot of work lol. I would be thrilled to try your ideas for scales Beth.


Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 8, 2019
Nice, Juan. Good job keeping a solid, healthy tone in all registers. Coincidentally I spent the whole day working on new videos on the topic of scales.I hoe my new ideas will be helpful. They require a tone of editing and adding graphics so may note be ready for another week or two, but you'd be an excellent candidate for working with my approach to practicing them.

Ray
Posted: February 8, 2019
Bravo!  Extremely even bow distribution, even tone, rhythm is right on time, intonation is great, and well a job well done.