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Hi Everyone,

I am posting Exercises 2 and 3 in one post.  In fact I decided to up the challenge for myself and combined them in one video.  It was a challenge because 2 and 3 are different tempos and I had just a little time (seconds) between the two but I think it turned out alright.  If you all give the green light, with nothing terribly wrong ( I hope) then I can try my hand at Exercise 4.  Beth's and my part are very different so I will need to really focus to be sure I am playing with Beth and not blindly following the metronome.

I also tried to change the dynamics between the two exercises as well.  :)))

May The Beat Be With You Always,

Ray


Ray
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Posted: March 11, 2019
Last Comment: March 13, 2019
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Ray
Posted: March 13, 2019
Thank you for the tip, Barbara.  I think I will stay the course with the curriculum that Beth has laid out nicely with the Open String Series.  After I finish with the Open String Duets I will move on to her Note Reading Course.  It is here wher Beth introduces us to using the left hand.  Once I play through The Note Reading Couse I will have the skills, hopefully  :))), to revisit the music I attempted at the beginning of the year.  Those pieces will mean I move into Beginner Level 3.  

But I am getting way ahead of my self and I need a lot more patience and focus where my skill sets are today.  This minute.  No amount of wishful thinking will embed those skills into my brain. 

Something to look forward to, though, eh!

This afternoon I work on the dotted quarter note measure in Exercise 4.  :)))

Barbara Habel
Posted: March 13, 2019
Dear Ray

If I was you I would go start some musical music. Meaning playing notes and having the right and left hand work together.

Personally I think Suzuki pieces are quite difficult as a beginner. I would go for a British music called "Fiddle Time Joggers" (a first book of very easy pieces for violin by Kathy and David Blackwell) with CD to play along with and to listen to as music with the violin too. The publisher is "Oxford Press". They have three books in this series. The second is called "Fiddle Time Runners" and the third is called "Fiddle Time Sprinters". Despite the name it is NOT fiddle music.

Go for it and make music!!!

Ray
Posted: March 13, 2019
But for now I am on to exercise 4.  :O;-)

Ray
Posted: March 13, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful comments.  It means a lot to me.  I am wondering what I don't know to make it musical?  To take how I am playing t o the next level.  The basics I think is there but there is much more, I know, which will make my music flow seamlessly.  

I am such a beginner!  :-):-):-)

Barbara Habel
Posted: March 13, 2019
You are doing well. Good progress.

Timothy Smith
Posted: March 12, 2019
There's nothing to critique.

Dianne
Posted: March 11, 2019
Looks good!