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Fiddlerman
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On my stand right now. Air..... 🥴
I need to start practicing again. I feel my chops declining.

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Fiddlerman said
On my stand right now. Air..... 🥴

I need to start practicing again. I feel my chops declining.

  

"Air on a Music Stand".

Time to get your creative juices flowing, @Fiddlerman. Perhaps some more 'Duets Minus one'? I enjoy playing over backing tracks, but "Twinkle" gets a little old after a while. violin-student

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I have......

Sevcik Op 1, Book 1 (a necessary evil, but actually quite helpful)
Conte Serieux - Mendelssohn (another necessary evil)
Sicilienne - Maria-Theresia Paradis
Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone

Thank God, my teacher has given me a reprieve from Paganini's Moto Perpetuo! That was a killer!!!!! Sicilienne and Love Theme are challenging in a different way, but I really love them, so I guess I don't mind it! (Is it blasphemy to say that I was not enjoying the Paganini????)

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I like Sevcik, but use Tours (a happy find on IMSLP) in preference for etudes. I'm still a way off approaching Paganini, but Morricone sounds like a lot of fun.

Peter

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I have more use for Sevcik Op 2 than for Op 1.

I plan to be working on Paganini in 2022.

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Peter said

Fiddlerman said
On my stand right now. Air..... 🥴 I need to start practicing again. I feel my chops declining.

"Air on a Music Stand".

Time to get your creative juices flowing, @Fiddlerman. Perhaps some more 'Duets Minus one'? I enjoy playing over backing tracks, but "Twinkle" gets a little old after a while. violin-student

LOL, I forgot about that one. I was thinking back in the day that I would do a lot of them. Sorry 🙁

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New Airs for the music stand!

 

 

You've all reminded me of a Paganini piece I need to learn someday.

I wish my Father was still alive so I could show him the little diddy he used to play on the piano and accordian, he called "My Hat has 3 Corners", was really just the beginning of "The Carnival of Venice"!

Maybe next year... (lol)

 

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Peter said
I like Sevcik, but use Tours (a happy find on IMSLP) in preference for etudes. I'm still a way off approaching Paganini, but Morricone sounds like a lot of fun.

  

I think I'm still "a way off approaching Paganini" too - LOL. When my teacher assigned it, I must have looked at him like he had lost his mind because he started chuckling and told me it would be "a good challenge for me"! (It certainly was a challenge, but I'm still not sure about the good part! LOL)

Anyway, I am enjoying both the Morricone and the Paradis. Both need vibrato which I am VERY weak in. But both of those pieces touch my heart. Don't know if my teacher just correctly sized me up in 4 lessons, or if he just happened on two pieces that would speak to me. Either way, I am a happy camper working on them! smile

I'm going to check out Tours - thanks for the tip!

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Gordon Shumway said
I have more use for Sevcik Op 2 than for Op 1.

I plan to be working on Paganini in 2022.

  

I would like to have delayed working on him till 2022!!!

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I just played through all 24 of Paganini caprices note perfectly and with no mistakes, I then went onto play something a bit more tricky, so chose Wieniawski concerto in D minor. When daydreaming ended I Found I was Actually practicing scales, and wohlfahrt beginners studies😱

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roflol

You had me!

Viola Time! 

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stringy - [Image Can Not Be Found]Thank you, I needed that! 

You definitely could have posted that in the "Laugh a Day" thread (Breakroom)!

 

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Fiddlerman said,

On my stand right now. Air..... [Image Can Not Be Found]
I need to start practicing again. I feel my chops declining.

I just wish I had some chops!!

Mark

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Things are bad at the moment. I had been ploughing through difficult stuff and ground to a halt when I came to a Schubert Presto. Then I went back to the simplest Corelli Sarabande and realised I couldn't play that to a professional standard, but that was OK, as I was meaning to go back to square 1 and do everything better anyway (and the Corelli is harder to play well than much of the other stuff at that technical level). Then I restrung my violin and it sounds terrible - brash and echoey, so I've ground to a total halt again.

I've slathered dark rosin everywhere and am planning to clean my new strings with alcohol, so that they absorb the rosin and calm down a bit, but don't tell anyone on violinist.com, lol!

Andrew

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I picked up my violin this morning for the first time in days, having been distracted by another stringed instrument project and I barely recognised what I was doing. Perhaps it's the exhaustion, having just converted a plywood Korean Stratocopy into a 30" scale fretless bass (just waiting for a set of Warwick Red Labels now) over a period of around a week. Great fun and pleased with the result, but draining.IMG_20200902_192321035.jpgImage Enlarger

Tomorrow is another day; I will be a fiddler again.

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Mark said
Fiddlerman said,

On my stand right now. Air..... 

I need to start practicing again. I feel my chops declining.

I just wish I had some chops!!

Mark

Actually started regular quartet rehearsals with Felix, Gibbles, and Suaima.

That is at least something right???? 😁

Even though I am extremely busy, I miss playing regularly.

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@Fiddlerman 

Sounds like fun. Don’t play so little that you lose all your ability! I really miss trying to play. Can’t wait to start again.

Viola Time! 

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