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Picklefish NY's 2014 Resolutions!
What my goals for 2014 are
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Well here is the list! I will write these down and put them somewhere I can see them often I think.

1. Vibrato! In 2013 I lacked follow through! This year I will conquer this dragon and no I wont subject you to weekly progress videos! lol

2. Fiddle Style! I've given myself 10 months to develop an ability to play Bluegrass fiddle style. Why 10 months? I want to play during my churches Halloween Hoedown in 2014!

3. Fast Fingers! I've wanted to be able to accurately and quickly play the 16th note runs in the church orchestra music as well as the other complicated sections that are fast for a long time now. I will use a metronome and scales, etudes to def increase my speed and accuracy!

4. I will also continue to work on tone, bowing and intonation as well.

I think I could be very satisfied with my progress when I make it over these hurdles!
To help me in my goal I am taking online lessons once a month! It was a christmas present to me!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Way to go Rob...  look forward to your realizing your goals and sharing with us... and Weekly progress well that is just a bonus... Don't hold back.

Happy New Year.

 

I think I need help with my goals..I am not in the Know about what I "need" to do, vs what I want to do, or what I think happens next. 

 

Looking for lessons this year OR... get my butt studying in the Essentials books.moony-2173

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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Blend my Viddle with my Ax. Gonna ROCK it every day!!!!!

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Good stuff guys. I don't want to jinx my resolutions so I'll keep them to myself. ;-)

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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@coolpinktone I now what you mean.  I think that is what my violin teacher is for, at least that is how I am using her.  

In between lessons working on things she writes in my notebook but then also having fun learning tunes.

I have been able to pick up my violin everyday, even for a short 15 minutes since I bowed my first note.  I am hoping to continue this habit every day in 2014.

What a good habit to have!!

You know I used to need chocolate fix every day.  Now I need a violin fix every day!!!

Violinist start date -  May 2013  

Fiddler start date - May 2014

FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius.  BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.

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So this is the Practice list I am currently working off of. My plan is to not add anything to this list until something is mastered. It is a total of 60 min of practicing that I can do all at once or through out the day. It is also organized in a do the top first and work down the list manner. 5 min is the default amount of time until I figure out how long it really takes me, the options are 3, 5, 7 min but I can see 10 min also being used. This is also supposed to burn 175 calories as well.

The very bottom is my future expectations for learning books. distant future.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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@Picklefish / Robert: None of my business and you can do what you like but I would eliminate a few of these drills and work on other thing's for a longer period of time. 5 minute's passes really fast.

Vibrato

Staccato

Air by Bach

Etudes from Juan

Those are the one's I would eliminate for now. 

You've got yourself programmed to a 60 minute practice each day, I would spend at least 30 minutes (mimimum) on the other thing's and spread them out over the week.

Can't really learn much in 5 minute's, take's that long to study / read or figure out what and how you want to do it.

Just my opinion, but at least you have a plan/schedule. wink

 

Ken.

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"You will find that deliberate practice is very draining, given the tremendous amount of energy required to keep one’s full attentional resources on the task at hand. Practicing more than one hour at a time is likely to be unproductive and in all honesty, probably not even mentally or emotionally possible. The key is to keep tabs on the level of concentration you are able to sustain."

-www.bulletproofmusician.com

I don't sit down for an hour all at once, my mind is too sporadic, life gets in the way. Sometimes I spend more time on an individual goal. I spend alot of time playing with others in real life and on the internet. The goal is to do this as a minimum each day, the times make it manageable. 5 min is a very long time when you are focused on one issue at a time. Focus is the key. Planning it out ahead of time is the key to getting to it and staying on it.

other advice from that site:

Keep practice sessions limited to a duration that allows you to stay focused. This may be as short as 10-20 minutes for younger students, and as long as 45-60 minutes for older individuals

Try using a practice notebook. Keep track of your practice goals and what you discover during your practice sessions. The key to getting into the “zone” when practicing is to be constantly striving to have clarity of intention. In other words, to have a clear idea of the sound you want to produce, or particular phrasing you’d like to try, or specific articulation, intonation, etc. that you’d like to be able to execute consistently.

When you figure something out, write it down. As I practiced more mindfully, I began learning so much during practice sessions that if I didn’t write everything down, I’d forget.

@Fiddlestix You have great ideas and I appreciate your thoughts. There are many ways people learn. I am open to anything.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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http://s3.amazonaws.com/bpm-sa.....-Hacks.pdf

8 Simple ways to practice more efficiently. I got it in my email from Bulletproof musician and they didn't say I couldn't share it!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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I am much too lazy for record keeping or any other effort resembling a discipline.  However, I do yield to one law ...... most of playing the violin is mental.  I solve most problems by studying the music without a violin in sight and identifying my mental error(s). 

(Blue grass tempo is a different matter :)

 

 

 

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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I hate to do this to you all, but since I haven't posted any videos I have decided to post videos this year.

Duane

 

"Violin is one of the joys of my life."

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Thats a great Christmas present to us! an Excellent resolution as well.

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Great idea HDuaneaz. :-)
We look forward to it.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Bring it HD. We all will learn from it.

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