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Sounded really good. It would be hard to recommend a better book than Wohlfardht. The nice thing about these etudes is that they are actually very musical, once learned. It's hard to keep that in mind at first, when all of ones energy is devoted to just trying to play the notes with the proper intonation -- yours was very good btw.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright
Been playing since June. Used to play in late 60's. Really enjoying this. Please excuse the intonation problems here & there and that I hit 2 strings at once towards the end. Any suggestions/ideas to help me improve would be appreciated 🙂
Could it be, that the sound would change to more gentle, if there was less rosin on the strings? I don't know who else is doing that, but I always have a paper handkerchief under my tailpiece. And if the sound turns to scratchy and yowly, I wipe off the rosin from the strings. Then the sound changes to nice and gentle again. It helps to have a little rosin on the strings, to have good response, but if it gets more and more, I find it nasty. I also have my handkerchief while performing, so I can fix that problem anytime.
You are a true rhythm machine, very exact and highly precise. I'm very sure, you're a big rhythmical talent! I think you also can concentrate very well. I'm different in this matter--this etude would drive my nuts. 😀
@Demoiselle Thanks for the ideas. I have since bought a better violin & bow so perhaps that would also help with a better sound?
Yes, it does--you hear that everywhere. What I meant is, if the contact between hair and strings feels very sticky, then it might perhaps help to wipe off rosin from the strings. I don't know whether it helps you, but it helps me a lot if the sound gets a little scratchy. To me you sounded like very sticky, so you might not have been all that unrelaxed. I don't think it's necessarily too much rosin on the bow, it's building up on the strings anyway. A little is good for response, but if it gets too much my sound turns to not so nice anymore and I take a handkerchief.
Oh, listening a lot to violin music you love can enhance your playing a lot. You know, love is a mighty power and the love to music is as well. What constantly charms and touches your ear will sooner or later come out of your ear. Children who lack well speaking parents will not learn to speak well. We also learn music like children, since music is kind of language. People who don't listen much to music sound more technically because their brain didn't hear enough models how to musically speak by heart.
So what is your favorite style of violin music? That will have the most power to influence your style, because it easily finds the way into your heart.....
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