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Sevcik practice
Starting off with trying to get straight detache bowing.
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Katie L
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You know far more than me !!

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@Katie L  Looks excellent.  Your index finger pressure seems good--should be just enough to catch the string & then a quick release--looks like you have it.

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Thank you for watching and the feedback Sharon. I think I will just practice doing that for a while. Started a new piece today - gymnophedie  - in d major and nice and slow very slow in fact. Good practice for bow control. 

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21C27D8A-C234-44E4-9861-99C9941DAA23.jpegImage EnlargerNew books for my b day ! Will hopefully help with my terrible note and sight reading !

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Happy new books!

and bday!

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@Katie L -

Hope you had a WONDERFUL Birthday! 

Those look like great books - did they come with CDs?  Listening to the music while you read it can help with sight reading. 

I really enjoyed your staccato video! 

I've been thinking about the differences between staccato and spiccato, lately, and also that we should be just as at ease doing up-bow staccato - as well as with down-bow staccato.  Drives me crazy so many names for different bow strokes & some have very small differences, so I have a terrible time keeping track of which short bow stroke stops, which decays & which might be lifted off the string.

Prof Fitzpatrick has a video with a perspective on basic staccato worth looking at - makes it seem very simple! 

"How to play Up & Down Bow Staccatos on the Violin" 

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- Emily

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Brilliant Emily I’ll watch that I hadn’t even thought about up bow. I had a great birthday thanks !! And thank you abitrusty ! 🎂

Also I have a new piece it’s Gymnopedie no1 it’s really tough but I think I’m making progress.

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Been practicing scales and Gymnopedie no 1 .. I’m trying to conserve the bow and after watching the below i’m no where near the frog so need to try and do that. But … im a tiny bit happy with my vibrato as I haven’t been putting it in my practice .. Anyway here is where I am with Gymnopedie no1 I know I’m off on my intonation . 

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Old Clapping Emoticons

YAY!  VIBRATO!

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Yeah although…. Can’t say it enhances the sound ! 🤣 but ….. mini break through just putting it in ! Need to try and speed it up maybe this piece was a good idea ! Thank you for watching Emily 

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Katie M

Looks good,  your doing good.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Very nice, Katie. It's a great choice of tune and the long notes are a great way to introduce vibrato.

The original is usefully in D, as it is the most convenient key for the violin (guitar adaptations are transposed to E). You could play that first long A on the D string with your pinky, instead of open A, and give that some vibrato too.

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Thanks for watching Mark and Gordon.. so you mean the very first note ? Because that’s just me and my bad habit of getting the bow to the right place to start. Can I share the music on here ? 

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Also is that vibrato way too slow ? I have no idea how fast I’m supposed to do it ( bearing in mind I can’t actually do it any faster but at least I’d know ) more practice laterz 👋 

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Katie M said
so you mean the very first note ?  

No, it's the 7th note - it's quite a long A.

Yes, you're vibrato is too slow, but Rome wasn't built in a day.

Remember I once said try to practise fast vibrato by playing E on the A string with your second finger and resting your wrist on the rib of the violin.

Andrew

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Really nice movement on the vibrato, hand moves as a pivot on top of the wrist, wrist doesnt go backwards and forwards, bob on.

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Wow, you're not only practicing Staccato but you're practicing Flying Staccato which is way more difficult. :)
Great ambitions. Keep up the great work.

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Ok will do Gordon I’m excited to do vibrato on 4th finger so I’ll start practicing that in this piece. And thanks for watching Stringy I’ll keep practicing !  It’s weird I find if I leave my vibrato out for a few weeks then when I go back to it it feels like it has got a tiny bit better. And Fiddlerman not sure about flying stacatto I need to Google that I didn’t mean to do that hmmmm thanks for watching and letting me know !!

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I’ve gone off piste and started learning Once in Royal David’s City and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Both in f major which is handy so been having a go at that scale ! Also having to put my own slurs in! Going to concentrate on smooth string crossings I think 

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The way to practice string crossing is to rest the bow on say the g string, and roll your hand round to the a string, using a slow stroke on the g, then stop completely roll down to the a then complete the stroke, the movement becomes second nature if you do it enough, same technique for any string, it works, some good exercises in wohlfhart for it.

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