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Suzuki Book 2, lesson 2
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September 23, 2022 - 3:42 pm
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Critique away, I need all the help I can get.  I'm doing my daily practice, I'm doing scales, I'm doing arpeggios, I'm doing bowing exercises, and I still look and sound horrible.

I'm thinking I should have bought a harmonica.  At least one of those I can toss in a drawer and forget about.


September 23, 2022 - 4:53 pm
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One thing I notice is the rhythm is off. The notes are not being held for their proper beat counts.


First measure: 3 4& it sounds like 3 4, both quarter notes, when they should be quarter 8th 8th

Second measure: Q 8th 8th Q 8th 8th, etc through the song. 

What I hear is all quarter notes, for the many parts. I could be wrong. 


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September 23, 2022 - 5:39 pm
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@RDP You are sounding better—your bow is becoming more steady smile

A couple of things:

Rhythm: You’re not following the noted rhythm of the notes—you’re giving quarter & eight notes the same timing. 

This video has a slow practice version with metronome  (this guy has lots of videos of the Suzuki stuff at various tempos—would recommend you check out more on his YouTube channel).

Also, your bow is spending a lot of time over the fingerboard.  You should try to move it so that is more centered between the bridge & the fingerboard—you will get a better sound from it that way.

Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.

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September 24, 2022 - 5:03 am
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I thought it was really good and can tell you are improving. I don’t know the piece and I’m a beginner myself so can’t really say anything but I did wonder if your left wrist is straight - might be the camera angle but that’s a definite must I know that for sure. But I thought it was fab ! Definitely keep going with it .

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