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Tomi, here are a few general comments. I hope this helps.
Beth Blackerby
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Posted: October 10, 2013
Last Comment: October 11, 2013

Posted: October 11, 2013

Thanks for the great comments!

My teacher also said that now it's time to start working on the details....actually she said that that's where we should've started :)

I just like to first commit whole piece into memory and then start to work on it...but maybe that's not the best way to go. Bad habbits have time to settle in before digging into the difficult spots.

That's a good idea to create a 'Blackerby' edition of Meditation :)

I first had sheet music with minimal markings so I had to watch videos to figure out what fingerings people use. Then I found quite good edition which has fingerings and all and my playing is now a bit of mix of what I first learnt and this second edition. And true, In some places, I really haven't decided how I should play.

When there's some progress to show, I'll post again for comments. Propably in smaller pieces, though.

Posted: October 10, 2013

Hi Beth !..(before you revised the post..dropping the utube ad comment, this popped up)!

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Posted: December 31, 1969
Last Comment: October 9, 2013                  Interesting !

I found your video very instructive..My difficulty has been figuring out how to play 8th and 16 th notes...combining the bowing and the finger timing when I get beyond slo playing to figure out the notes.....if that makes any sense !...Maybe it's my age, but when you take individual passages and break them down , as you did in this reply video, it clarified the whole picture !!  Nicely presented !..George

Posted: October 10, 2013
Hi Beth,

Thank you for the video response to Tomi's video post.  I had my note pad out.  One of the many points for me to remember, which I will be able to use, is the notes on the first note played.  Like most things, first impressions or the first note sets up the rest of the piece.  I will be using those ideas with the first note of Ave Maria.



Barbara Habel
Posted: October 10, 2013
Thanks Beth,

the tilting toward you on G String and the notes on bowing speed at the frog, as well as the spacing the note values across the bow are very helpful outside this piece.