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Katie performing in her school concert
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anonkid
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I can view both fine. (Of course, I could view the original one with no trouble, also, so I don't know how much that means.)

 

I hope I'm that good after four years... 🙂

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i have tried these links on a laptop and the are freezing also, i had to  save the file for wmp it is now playable hopefully it works for @Fiddlerman also

@charles good to know the other links worked and thanks for letting me know

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I didn't notice that this was in the Critique Corner area earlier.

Honestly, I don't think I know enough about violin to critique her playing. I'll comment on the one thing I noticed.

There were a number of small bobbles in the first minute, which I think were due to nervousness. From the point she hit the pizzacato section at about 1:15 until the end, it seemed good. 

Actually, a second thing. The violin was drowned out by the piano on numerous occasions. Towards the end, the violin got noticeably louder. If that's how the piece is written, there's no issue. If she only played that loud towards the end because she knew she was near the end, it's a confidence issue. She's quite good - she should have every reason to be confident. (I've noticed in my own playing that violins punish you harshly for being hesitant. They like a firm hand.  🙂 )

Assuming that was the right dynamic, it brings up a question. I've listened to many violin solos online. Nearly universally, they're accompanied by a piano. Equally universally, they're drowned out by that piano.  Whose idea was this?

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Hi @Charles thank you for the feedback  the bubbles you are hearing are the grace notes in 3rd position on the g string that are not being picked up clearly from the iPad as it was filmed from the back of the hall (that's what my kid says) lol not me

at the end there're crescendos and diminuendos not sure about the piano part

there was no warm up before so lots of courage was used lol, she also had to learn this piece in a couple of months to perform from memory whereby  playing from memory was never something she has not done before so you are right she was a bit nervous and that gave her a few memory slips 

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I pretty much have to play things from memory if it's going to sound decent. I'm still new enough at all this that if I have to concentrate on anything but my bowing (and a little bit for my fingering), it all goes to hell.  Just takes practice to fix, but I hate sounding horrible, so I memorize whatever I'm going to play. (I don't have all that large a repertoire yet... 🙂 )

 

If that was the first time she tried to play something from memory, I'm impressed. It was long, it was demanding (or at least I thought so), and from about the 1:00 minute mark on, it was flawless. (Your daughter may have a different opinion. 🙂 ) My congratulations to her on a job well done.

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Finally I can view it.

How old is Katie now?
I imagine/hoping that she is taking private lessons at this time?
What are Katie's goals for the future with the violin?

I would request that she would work a little more on intonation. Not saying that it's bad but intonation can be much better and she is at a level where it's worth mentioning and being more picky. I like that Katie is incorporating dynamics and phrasing in her playing but would like even more.

I'm very happy to see her advancing to serious music at this time.
What repertoire is Katie working on along this? Also, which scales and etudes?

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