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Shedding tears like bow hairs
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Jacques
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I'm sure we all appreciate the sound of a singing violin and its grip on emotions.

ive come close to shedding tears when i practice, but have broken many bow hairs in the process.

When you're an hour or so into practice and your instrument & ligaments are warned up and together they begin to sing (loudly)

1) playing speed increases (left hand articulation and bow strokes turn into bow darts)

2) overtones take over (extra vibrato on higher notes)

3) hearing yourself whimper (while your throat chokes up) 

Here is a good read.

http://www.reddesertviolin.com.....n-playing/

share more good short articles on fiddling!

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Oh yes I agree. I love the violin sound and mastered the E string early on because of it. I often times need a tissue to practice my tunes. Getting wrapped up emotionally in the music is the only way to "feel" it and to let your audience "feel" it as well.thumbs-up

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What a beautiful thread.  So often we talk about playing and so often are caught up in how to's and we don't always talk about the sweet emotions that can occur when we play those beautiful tunes... happy or sad. 

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YThe detaché and the ornamented vibrato here make this piece so incredibly emotional. We should all strive to maintain a note for that long! Be able to do as such... Words fail me as to the beauty of this clip. 

Modified Bach Sonata 1 it seems...

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@Jacques that is indeed a fantastic clip.  And the emotion felt through the piece and the vibrato is soul stirring.   And it is far more stirring to me than I would have imagined.  I will play that song some day.  I have always wanted to play music that brings out that kind of soul.

Thank you again.

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Wonderful thread!!  

Notice on the one long sustained note around 1 minute  there was no vibrato at the beginning of the note - up bow continued into a down bow then vibrato, then a quick pull off.

AWESOME!!

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