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Stringys struggle, or murdering mozart
Learning a little Night music
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Gordon Shumway
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You didn't think it would be hard?

There's your defence against the murder rap then - insanity!

The only advice I'd offer would be to look at where you use up-bows on the rhythmically important beats and try to play downbows instead. And there are a couple of places where you play a little scale with some notes a semitone sharp. Check the key sig and the accidentals.

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Sounds good. Maybe break it into sections, as small as you need them, and work on those, picking out rough spots. Then work the next section the same way. 

When ready do both sections. Repeat.

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stringy said

. . .Thats what its all about though learning and fun;

 

Indeed!  That's what I've tried to think whenever I've been ready to throw the fiddle out the window smile

Good work on it--everytime I look at Mozart, I think, "Oh, this doesn't look hard" and then, alas, it just ain't so!

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

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Coincidentally, I found Mozart's Eb violin concerto in a charity shop the other day. I won't be tackling it for a year or two, though.

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stringy said

Gordon Shumway said

Coincidentally, I found Mozart's Eb violin concerto in a charity shop the other day. I won't be tackling it for a year or two, though.

It wasnt the one near the British museum was it, ?

No, it was Oxfam Books in Balham.

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stringy said

If you know the one I mean they have some crackers in there, I got baroque book 4 for two quid, I was made up, the one I mean is an oxfam one as well.

Used to be my hunting ground, but I haven't been to Bloomsbury for 10 years now.

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I like your tone quality, especially on the chords.

The thing I think needs work, just as much as intonation, is rhythm. Slow practice with a metronome will help with that. If you don't spend at least some time making sure you know what the rhythm should sound like, you may end up ingraining rhythmic errors in your mind.

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Brave try, and there are parts where it sounds really good - your tone in particular.

 

I'm biased towards classical, but I still think it's worth keeping in touch with it, as it is demands better technique than fiddle music, so it's good for your technical progress.

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stringy

Mozart is hard no matter how you slice it.

Great start.

Keep going you'll get it under your belt.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Jim Dunleavy said
I'm biased towards classical, but I still think it's worth keeping in touch with it 

  

You mean you're biased towards fiddle?

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Gordon Shumway said

Jim Dunleavy said

I'm biased towards classical, but I still think it's worth keeping in touch with it 

  

You mean you're biased towards fiddle?

  

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Your tone is really getting strong.  sounding really good. also..  like the chord at the openings on each time through.  yeah I wouldnt stop what your doing as far as classical pursuits.   the progress shows!  To me it seems like that would be waisting alot of practice and work on your part so far. 

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"..but thats part of the enjoyment, we like being tortured;"

I think its the challenge and satisfaction when progress starts showing up.   i really wanna get past the torture part in my world.. and for everyone else that hears the struggle 🙂 violin-student

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Enjoying your blog stringy. It’s way too advanced for me but I like hearing about your progress and that’s an amazing vid !

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great job!  can tell you work on these for sure.

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Jim Dunleavy said

Gordon Shumway said

Jim Dunleavy said

I'm biased towards classical, but I still think it's worth keeping in touch with it 

  

You mean you're biased towards fiddle?

  

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the contrastive "but" implies you normally avoid classical. "Biased towards" means you prefer classical.

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I love your ambition stringy!

Keep up the hard work. 😁

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but the one who needs the least."

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Sorry to criticise Stringy, but you've still got that C# in that descending G major scale - I think your second finger may be a bit stiff, it's hugging your ring finger - you could perhaps do some little exercises to help it find the correct position. Mine has the same tendency, but it's mostly because my left wrist is still too bent, whereas yours is perfect.

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stringy said

if anyone had told me three years ago that I would be messing with Mozart on the violin, 3 years later, I would have said they were insane.

Absolutely, it's a great feeling, isn't it. You've got something to be proud of.

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