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Jorge Contreras
I frequently need to stop Beth's videos, go back and replay parts. I've seen musicians using pedals to page thru music score ... I wonder if the type of videos we get from ViolinLab can also be controlled by foot.

I am using an iPad Pro while using ViolinLab, but any Bluetooth pedal for PC or Mac should also work for iPad.

Jorge Contreras
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Posted: January 13, 2020
Last Comment: January 14, 2020

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 14, 2020
Thank you, Jorge. I appreciate that you're appreciating the details :)

Another option is to pause the video and add notes underneath the player. You can add your own reminders and notes. (Once clicked they go to the Practice Organizer). 

I haven't checked out the settings on the Vimeo website in a while, I 'll see if there are options to have a play button.

Barbara Habel
Posted: January 14, 2020
Dear Jorge

When my teacher is teaching me a new technique I very often come in the following lesson with my camera and ask my teacher to do a "show" and teach the thing again in detail. Then I can watch it again and again. But this I do not on every lesson but just strategic new stuff.

Jorge Contreras
Posted: January 14, 2020
Foot pedal playback vs. speed control
Thank you Beth,

Yes, Iíve used the speed control and it helps. 

It's not su much that I have trouble understand you, in fact I am impressed as to how great you are as a speaker, and the attention to the detail you include in your conversations.

The challenge I face is during Tutorials like (Schindlerís List), where you show more than one way how to play a part, the original Perlman's, immediately followed by how you would play it yourself. I find it interesting that you present both, but my brain needs to forget one and follow the other.

Once of the reasons I prefer ViolinLab to taking lessons with a teacher, is that I can re-play as much as I want until I feel completely satisfied. I frequently go back to very early videos and play them over-and-over, never get tired.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: January 13, 2020
Jorge, did you know there is speed control in the little setting icon on the video players? There are a few old players that may not have it, but most do.

So if you're having trouble understanding me, you could slow down the speech. 

I wish the players had a rewind button as well!