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In the beginning there was a warm up and it was good
what books am I using, my journal and warm up
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"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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Whats up pickle,

I got the same problem as well with transfering the strings. Im learning the beginning of beethovens 5th symphony and it sounds pretty well up to the last chunk of it were you jump down from the strings e-a-d (not so much a problem here) back to the e string (more so here jumpen over the a string back to the e). Kindascratchy had a post saying to play with your eyes closed to better find were the bow has to lie to make a clean sound when transfering strings, it seem to work good for me but still having trouble hopping over strings to get to the desired one.

Ive never tried doing warm ups before playing, makes complete sence though! Ill give your warm up a shot. I also remember one of FM video was talking about a cool exercise for tone were you play the A take your hand off the violin for a couple seconds and put it back on the A so you can memorize were its at. dancing

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The warm ups are perfect and FM explains them well in his vids. In any area of playing the rules for improvement are 1. slow down to your playable level and gradually increase speed when you are playing perfectly. 2. Focus on the problem rather than glossing over it as "good enough" 3. find or make up your own studies that address the problem.

So yes you can say to yourself, jumping strings is a problem for me. so you fix it by taking 10 min starting slow and jump some strings. Focus on what it takes to do that correctly and when perfected, slowly speed up. You def dont need printed sheet music to solve a problem. It all comes down to bow control.

So my issue with string changes is being resolved by practicing doublestops for this bile project. I find I am hitting the D string off center of my finger to the G side. This means I can bow that A without hitting the D which means I sound faster and cleaner. I still have to be accurate with the bow but I am moving fingers less to achieve the same result. Go figure.

To work on my ear training I do turn my head so I cant see what my fingers are doing on the song Im working on. Im not uncomfortable but I find I listen more better. This is important and again 5-10 minutes a day can make a huge difference.

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Thanks for your testimonial on using the thumb and finger distance relationship to get a greater accuracy. I didn't know if anyone was paying attention 🙂
Good job, I'm really happy to hear that it is working for you.
Hope we can hear you play "Soldiers Joy" too some day.

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thanks, my version of Soldiers Joy from Mark Oconnors book has a part a and a part b. Part a is a arpeggio between the A and D strings and goes back and forth pretty quick. So I am working on resolving the tempo with accurately and cleanly crossing strings. I can do it pretty quick just not quick enough to keep up with the cd yet. its coming. Part b has two similar arpeggios using the E and A strings. So mentally its tricking me to be prepared for alternating those fingerings and keeping up. Also same issue with tempo and accuracy. This is the part where I feel like the violin slips. E, E1,E3,E1,A3,E,E2,E,A2,E3,E3,E3 kinda thing. Doesnt seem that hard on paper but 160bpm its quite peppy. Aint nothing gonna break my stride, Im fiddlin and I wont slow down, oh no, I got to keep on bowin!

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