Here is me playing the first concerto from Seitz in the suzuki Book 4. I appreciate any critique and tipps to improve (apart from the funny faces and a few wrong notes, I always get nervous when being filmed!). Please do not hesitate to speak your mind!
Here is the video:
@audreyvdm very nice work. The sixteenth notes are clean and distinct, wish I could untangle my fingers to do them as well as you do Also, good work on the double stops. There are some occasional problems with intonation, but you already know that. We all have that issue, I'm sure it will improve as you progress.
Keep up the good work. Thank you for posting this.
Bob in Lone Oak, Texas
Great job! That was fun to listen to and gives me something to shoot for (on suzuki book 2 now). The one issue I noticed was your bow retakes were off in some spots. For example, around 0:45 you had excellent retakes, trying doing that for all your bow retakes. I especially loved your double stops! Keep it up
@Uzi : can you be more specific?
I can -- I guess. I think that this particular piece is rather difficult and contains a number of bowing techniques that require a good deal of practice to master. I also observe (and I count myself among the guilty) that students of the violin worry too much about their appearance and their intonation and not enough about mastering their bowing technique. Yet it is the bowing technique that, more than anything else, separates the tone and musicality of the student violinist from the professional violinist. So, all I was saying is to be mindful of and practice the rhythm, the slurs, the dynamics and the various bowing techniques in this piece, in order to perfect it.
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