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ELCBK said
@RDP -

Are you trying to do double stops or doing them inadvertently? 

If you are having ANY problems playing individual notes, kinda important to address that - maybe hold off on double stops.

  

It's all accidental.  I do less of it when my bow is overtensioned which tells me that I'm heavy handed.

Working on changing that.  It's slow going but I'll get there.

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@RDP - Thank for the post, and keep up the hard work. :)

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Last one in Suzuki Book 1.  The new meds aren't working, they're actually making my tremors worse.

 

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Thats really good, isnt that one in suzuki 3. Can I offer some advice? if you want to use it, I think that you are at the stage, were you should not look at the notes you are playing, look were the bow, to make sure its straight, but not the notes, try to use your ears. I can tell by watching that you know when you are in tune, regardless of the tapes. If you rely on tapes your ears will never develope, you dont need them, listen to when you are in tune and use the suzuki ringing note method, maybe a tuner to make sure. 

 without tapes playing in tune is a constant struggle for everyone, but you are definately at the stage were you shouldnt rely on tapes, I never used them, you dont need them use your ears, violin is an auditory instrument you see with your ears.

I think you are doing excellently. great work on that piece especially.

Up to you if you use my advice.

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@stringy  Minuet No. 3 is in Suzuki Book 1 along with Minuets No. 1 & 2.

I have a new NS tuner on the violin, you can see it on the bout next to the fingerboard.  It helps but even with it there and on I'm still trying to get my fingers retrained.  I'm usually off on the 3rd finger notes (high or low a quarter step) when playing despite the tuner and long practice sessions with scales prior to working on the music.  I'm slowly reteaching my left hand where it's supposed to be but it's not going so wonderfully with all the other issues I'm dealing with.

The "ringing note" method doesn't seem to work very well in my particular case because the wolf in my violin just swallows it and asks for more.  Again, that's just another one of the issues I'm having to deal with and it's likely made worse by the fact that I'm still really new at this and I don't have an instructor.  Even at that, I think the tapes will come off again in another month or so at the latest.  Suzuki Book 2 begins with working on intonation so hopefully I'll improve in that regard as time goes on.  Happy Farmer is next, then the Gavotte for the last piece in the book before moving on to Book 2.

I'm also working on Paganini's Sonata No. 1 (Allegro).  I'm not very far into it but I can already hear the melody in my head when I'm playing.  That repetitive intro though... yuck.

I can't play anything more complex than Twinkle without reading the score, I get lost fairly quickly and then I can't find myself in the score again.  I've been working on that for awhile now but not getting anywhere.  I'm sure that eventually I'll learn how to play without reading every note in the score, but right now I'm not even close to being there.  About all I can do is give a quick glance at my fingers for a partial bow stroke then it's back to the score or I'm toast.

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I thi k youre coming along great @RDP !  hope its something you look forward to..it shows that youre working on these...each one seems a bit more technical and youre hanging with it.  keep it up!

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RDP

Your doing great.

Keep up the practicing,  it's paying off.

Mark 

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