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Fran
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Comments welcome so I can improve 🙂

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I think it sounds good. The only thing I would recommend is occasionally practicing it at a slower tempo—maybe half your usual speed. That might be quite a challenge but a good exercise, forcing you into longer, slower bow strokes. 

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@RonB thanks for the idea!  I'll do that 🙂

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First, it sounds like you're doing just fine.

Ron suggests playing it at a slower tempo.  Learning a song at a slow tempo is always a good idea, of course.  I think it's Itzhak Perlman that says:  Learn slow.  Forget slow.

Just keep in mind when playing the Wohlfart etudes that they are not just notes played for the sake learning how to play notes.  When played as intended, they are very short, but beautiful musical compositions.  This is what you are eventually shooting for with etude no. 3.  Notice how when played up to tempo, with expression and dynamics, it's actually quite a lovely piece of music. 

 

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@Uzi thanks for the comments.  I love the Etudes.  I think they are beautiful and fun to play.  And for sure at this faster speed really nice! 🙂

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Great tips above. It looks like the bow is a bit tighter than I would recommend. Focus on intonation when practicing slowly. You're coming a long great. Thanks for the post!!!

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Thank you @Fiddlerman It seems my bow hold is my bugaboo but I'll keep working on it and will win  🙂

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I'm not sure, but I think @fiddlerguy was referring to the tension on the bow hair as a little tight. The recommended tension is about a pencil width between the hair and bow.

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@RonB I think you're right 😉

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Sorry, yes, I was referring to the bow hair tension being too tight. I was not clear. 🙂

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Thanks for clarifying that @Fiddlerman 🙂

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