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Me playing Seitz Concerto from Suzuki Book 4
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audreyvdm
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February 26, 2018 - 4:51 am
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Hi Everyone!

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:

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@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

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Thanks Bob for your words! I appreciate!

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Uzi
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Good job.  Just keep practicing the bowings and you'll have it down pat pretty soon. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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@Uzi : can you be more specific?

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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

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There are really nice pieces in book 4 and very nasty double stops too....

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Nicely played keep up the good work.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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audreyvdm said
@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. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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I see. Thanks a lot for the great feedback to all of you!

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@audreyvdm - You are doing great. So many nice things going on.
I would take the time to slow it down just to focus on the intonation a bit for a portion of your practice session.
One thing that I did back in the day was record, listen and mark arrows up or down to focus on the intonation that I felt needed improvement. Another thing I like to do is practice the scale pertaining to the piece I am playing before working on it.
This, by the way, is great for everyone......
Thanks for the post and keep up the great work!

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