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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).
"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
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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