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Hi VL Family,
This is my second try at "Long, long ago". This time I practiced upbow staccato and I corrected the note I played wrong the last time. Hope you enjoy it. Your comments are welcome. 

7 Responses
Posted: April 4, 2016
Last Comment: April 6, 2016

Posted: April 6, 2016
Thank you Ying and Beth. My left hand needs more practicing and I try to work on it but it gives me a little hard time. I think that means I should give priority to the left hand when practicing. Thanks again :)

Beth Blackerby
Posted: April 5, 2016
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Posted: April 5, 2016
You bow arm is beautiful. I just find myself wishing that your fingers would flex a bit. Maybe something to work on?

Posted: April 5, 2016
Thank you for your support :)

Rustam Gill
Posted: April 4, 2016
Great job, Fatih. You corrected all the issues from the previous video. I'm particularly impressed with the character of your upbow staccato. It's not too crisp for this piece and you are using great relaxed technique.

One thing you could play around with is playing the D at 0:21 on the G string with the 4th finger. This can be a hard note to play in tune because playing a fourth finger D on the G string in tune requires a stretch for the elbow and for the hand. Getting used to this now might be good, seeing as you're already proficient with this piece and know how it should sound. To be honest, though, if I was in your place I would move on to the next piece ;-) I'm a bit impatient, though.

Posted: April 4, 2016
I love how your bow arm plays with an almost robotic like precision 
Sounds great.

Posted: April 4, 2016
Bravo Fatih!!
You controlled the bow very well and kept the string change distance to a minimum i.e. smooth right arm movements. Notes were nice and even. This section of Long Ago is very tricky and you played it very well. You will come back to it again and again as you go through Suzuki. In fact, I am practising this section of Long Ago currently for my Recital piece, Minuet in G.
Well done!