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Slowly starting to live the music.
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NoirVelours
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Ok you all know I'm very happy with my new strings and rosin and I just went through another 40 min or so practice on Sad Romance. Well I was enjoying myself  alot and the smooth sounds (anyway compared with my old gear) that I started swaying on the music.I'm having a hard time standing quiet when playing.

It made my violin reach for the bow instead of rigidly waiting for the bow to slide on it like I was doing. I have that mental image that they were dancing together hehe. It came just like that but somehow it improved my sound! I managed to produce some nice soft notes and more intense ones. I dunno if it's a bad habit to make the violin reach for the bow sometimes but it felt natural and I was *living* the music a lot more then rigidly standing there and bowing the notes.

I'm not sure but when I use my body instead of just my bow arm, it helps control how the bow will react on the strings? anyway, it was a positive experience and I will let myself relax and live the music a lot more now. (heck this is addictive).exactly

"It can sing like a bird, it can cry like a human being, it can be very angry, it can be all that humans are" Maxim Vengerov

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Glad you are doing that NV. It feels good to feel it doesn't it 😉

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That sounds awesome. Try closing your eyes (if you don't already) while you play. I've been playing piano for many years, and it's a completely different experience to just play a song from memory, not sheet music, and allow your body to communicate with the instrument.

I can't read music, but I understand it perfectly.

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dashrem said
That sounds awesome. Try closing your eyes (if you don't already) while you play. I've been playing piano for many years, and it's a completely different experience to just play a song from memory, not sheet music, and allow your body to communicate with the instrument.

Hey NV, where did I hear this before... ?

 

Turn down the lights a little at a time and play it again and again.... pretty soon you ARE the music! Great feeling huh? That's what I've been suggesting to everyone, once you have a piece memorized, close your eyes, it takes you to a whole NEW level of being.cheerleader

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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You sway with the music, put's you in a very calm romantic mood. Imagine yourself playing solo in a concert hall. Let your true emotion's flow, you are not different or strange for feeling this romantic sensation. Beside's, it helps your timing.

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