The deadline for the 2023 Group Christmas Project submissions has now been extended to Monday the 11th of December.
He has been super obsessed with his vibrato lately, comparing it to others he watches playing the violin. His private teacher especially. I keep telling him that everyones vibrato is different for different reasons, but he keeps saying over and over again that his vibrato isn't as good as others. I have no clue what he is trying to accomplish but I honestly(even if I wasn't his father)think he has really good vibrato. So, he chose this song to show his vibrato and please be honest. If you think it is good, say so. If you see any flaw or something I may have missed, constructive criticism is ALWAYS welcome..honestly!!!!!
I like the movement and shape of his hand wrist and arm, wrist and hand especially, Very nice arm vibrato.
In my honest opinion, there is nothing wrong with that vibrato. In time he will smooth it out, it's the timing of when he brings the vibrato in and stops it and our choice of how we shape the vibrato. Thats how the Greats all had a distinctive vibrato to the point you can tell who's playing by there vibrato.
Thomas B. Your doing very good! In my humble opinion.
Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.
Thank you everyone, you made his day today. We both sat down before school this morning and read the replies. Just something simply like these responses make the world of difference to a young musician, especially in this age of gadgets that take away the thrill of musical instrument playing. Even the couple of critiques were worded so that he did not get dismayed or even question them, which I would like to thank and commend all of you as you worded your responses responsibly and with a heart.