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I'm sure we all appreciate the sound of a singing violin and its grip on emotions.
ive come close to shedding tears when i practice, but have broken many bow hairs in the process.
When you're an hour or so into practice and your instrument & ligaments are warned up and together they begin to sing (loudly)
1) playing speed increases (left hand articulation and bow strokes turn into bow darts)
2) overtones take over (extra vibrato on higher notes)
3) hearing yourself whimper (while your throat chokes up)
Here is a good read.
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YThe detaché and the ornamented vibrato here make this piece so incredibly emotional. We should all strive to maintain a note for that long! Be able to do as such... Words fail me as to the beauty of this clip.
Modified Bach Sonata 1 it seems...
@Jacques that is indeed a fantastic clip. And the emotion felt through the piece and the vibrato is soul stirring. And it is far more stirring to me than I would have imagined. I will play that song some day. I have always wanted to play music that brings out that kind of soul.
Thank you again.
Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato
Notice on the one long sustained note around 1 minute there was no vibrato at the beginning of the note - up bow continued into a down bow then vibrato, then a quick pull off.
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.