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he never brings his violin to the lessons, sand almost never shows his own playing. so he only states "we need to rebuild your bow arm".
i like to experiment a lot with dynamics:) i find FF on my violin being a bit sour. also, when my teacher has played on my violin, it sounds really sour in FF. i often try to find a balance between wished dynamics and optimal sound, and that is pretty hard! closer to the bridge certainly helps.
with transparent, i mean far away from thr bridge, with smallest pressure possible 🙂
How come I never see "performance" as a teaching duty. After all, what is the ojective of lessons if not ultimately performance ?
I know there are recitals but those are usually once a year. And playing duets with the teacher seems to me a great way to apply a little real world healthy pressure. Maybe a school orchestra is the best way to develop performance skills but not all students have that resource.
My Grand Daughter just started violin in school. I'll have to see how she is doing.
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I play flute and piccolo. Learned from my middle school band director, Mr. Brenner. Patiently, he taught good habits, instilled confidence, gave helpful feedback and encouraged us to take risks. Most of all, he drove home the point, practice, practice, practice. These nuggets proved most helpful throughout my life.
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