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Help with the Bach Partita II (2 years and 8 months of playing so far)
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May 5, 2015 - 4:34 am
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I feel something is missing.


I dont have a tutor so i hope you guys could tell me whats missing or sounds off.


what can i do to make it sound better?

Jim Dunleavy
United Kingdom

May 5, 2015 - 4:40 am
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That sounded pretty good to me! Mostly excellent intonation (apart from a few odd places where it went a bit astray).

You play it with a lot of rubato, which is not strictly in the style of baroque music, though some of the pauses you make are very effective.

I'm sure others will have comments as well.

Michigan, USA

May 5, 2015 - 7:28 am
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Sounds awful good to me too. I couldn't tell you what's missing because I don't know the song, but I like your posture and the fact the you make full use of your bow.

Excellent performance. Great intonation.




California, the place of my heart
May 5, 2015 - 11:30 am
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It sounds very very good.  Seems like you have it down and will be able to fine tune it as you keep playing.  I really enjoyed it.  I aspire to that song. Two years..wowsa ... that is really good.

Keep up the very  awesome progress.   I don't have anything to add.  If you can't find feedback here, I would certainly go to youtube and find the "best" rendition of the song and play along with it .. even record along with it.

As I said, you have it down... now just fine fine tuning.  I enjoyed your playing, bowing and I feel you captured the Bach tune.. It sounded very "Bach" to me.   

Bravo....and THANK YOU. That is great inspiration.


***edit to add***  I won't link it here because this is about your great performance.  But in my opinion.. Hilary Hahn is an excellent one to hear on youtube of that song.   And heres to you for getting a darned good essence of it here.  thumbs-up

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

Fort Lauderdale
May 8, 2015 - 7:34 am
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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I would work on it slowly and concentrate on intonation. Poor intonation takes away so much from a performance. Next, I would focus on phrasing and direction.
Keep up the good work. :)

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