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2nd video on the Concert Master
Here I am trying to play a tune I started yesterday, here's the very first video of it. Please comments are accepted :)
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ahhhh, juansong??? lolol no clue but your intonation is pretty good!gold_star

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Cool man,

And the fiddle sounds great too. :-)
I know what it is but someone else will have to do the guessing. I believe most Suzuki players know it.

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Thanks Pierre, I'm working really hard on it. I want my body to get used to the fiddle and of course, the goal I have is to play "better" in every practice violin-1267

I know I used short strokes in this video, what do you think of the bowing so far Pierre?

 

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Using short bowings on the faster notes is completely right. On the longer notes you can use longer bowings. You need to analyze the bowing and learn to distribute the bow accordingly. Have you ever heard of the term "Economy of the bow". It's a term referring to organizing bow strokes so that they work for you and not against you.

Do you have the music? Practice using new down bows so that you are not beginning passages with up bows. It will help a lot. If you don't have any bowings in your part, scan it in and post it here and I will bow it for you.

You are progressing very well Juan. I'm really glad that you have a fiddle again. I bet you really missed it.

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Argh, can't remember the name of the song! yell  I've played a similar version on piano years ago.  The notes sound pretty clean to my ears, though.  Nice playing.

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suzuki book 1 piece 17 ( in my book) Gmaj, cut time. very difficult piece for me since it hops strings so much and the second half has those 16th note runs. You are doing great, maintain the slow pace until you cant make a mistake and gradually increase speed. I just cant move my fingers, bow and brain that fast yet.thumbs-up

 

That being said have you played any of the other pieces in the book or are you starting in the back and working towards the front? The down bows are marked at the beginning of each measure in my book, but if you sourced the piece from somewhere else that might be different. The majority of the notes in my book are staccatto. But it sounded more like arco when you played it, dunno if its because you slowed it down? Minuet 2 has similar string changes and some triplets, have you played that yet? I can email you a copy of what I have also if it would help with the notations.?

If I can help in anyway let me know.

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" Gossec Gavotte",,, Heard it many time's on old 50's TV show's. I think I saw Lucy dance to it in one episode of "I Love Lucy", but not sure.

Seem's pretty simple.     clapclapdancing

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picklefish said
suzuki book 1 piece 17 ( in my book) Gmaj, cut time. very difficult piece for me since it hops strings so much and the second half has those 16th note runs. You are doing great, maintain the slow pace until you cant make a mistake and gradually increase speed. I just cant move my fingers, bow and brain that fast yet.thumbs-up

 

That being said have you played any of the other pieces in the book or are you starting in the back and working towards the front? The down bows are marked at the beginning of each measure in my book, but if you sourced the piece from somewhere else that might be different. The majority of the notes in my book are staccatto. But it sounded more like arco when you played it, dunno if its because you slowed it down? Minuet 2 has similar string changes and some triplets, have you played that yet? I can email you a copy of what I have also if it would help with the notations.?

If I can help in anyway let me know.

Rob.

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Hi Pfish, thank you for your review :) I am not familiar with the suzuki pieces i found this one the web. I dont know how to do stacatto or spicatto yet so i just bowed the groups like regular eight notes. Sure email me im open to trying new things.

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