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This is "The Wedding" rehearsal Three
I hesitated to post this video as its not as good as I would have liked.
There was no 'warm up', I just hit the button on the camera, sat down and played. And this was the one and only 'take'
I know that there are still issues but I'd like you guys to tell me what they are. so that I know if I'm seeing / hearing the same problems that you are.
I've still got about 20 days before the wedding.
This month is also my 2 year anniversary of starting to learn the violin
Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of ..... What was I saying????
I thought your playing was great, John! The only thing I noticed was a little bow-pressure issue at .21-.22 and that was only because I was looking for the flaws you claim are in there (like playing Where's Waldo). I don't think the audience would notice it. I think you are ready and any improvements you make between now and then are just more icing on the cake.
(Of course you have been at it twice as long as me so I don't know that I can be much help compared to the more seasoned players around here.) gws
"Make every note beautiful", Ivan Galamian
“To play a wrong note is INSIGNIFICANT; To play without PASSION is INEXCUSABLE!” , Ludvig Van Beethovan
"It ain't rocket surgery"
@Ferret Very nice! You have improved the flow, it is more natural. Cool!!
Violinist start date - May 2013
Fiddler start date - May 2014
FIDDLE- Gift from a dear friend. A 1930-40 german copy, of a french copy of a Stradivarius. BOW - $50 carbon fiber. Strings - Dominants with E Pirastro Gold string.
Yes! It's obvious that you've been practicing and it's sounding very smooth now. If you get anxious playing in front of others, now would be the time to start practicing on that so you don't get nerves at the wedding.
Opportunity is often missed because it wears suspenders and looks like hard work.