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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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but the one who needs the least."

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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.

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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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Fiddlerman
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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!

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stringy - Lol Laughing EmoticonsThank 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.

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I have God rest ye Merry Gentlemen , fiddlerman’s Romeo and Juliet, barcarolle and .... swallowtail jig 😀

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i have paganinis 5th caprice, but its not really very challenging, only joking😉

I am just practicing my reading, I always choose pieces which have combinations of notes that I havent seen before, and are difficult, as I am not the greatest sight reader, and live for the day that I dont have to study a piece before I play it. Probably wont happen  but who knows one can only hope, and its good fun. I find if I study hard pieces it makes playing the ones I do know easier, and when I improve the harder pieces are usually in my brain already, recently I have been looking at a little night music by mozart, heard a busker play it in Vienna one night he was excellent, roman kim does an amazing version.

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Currently on my music stand: the two virtual ensemble projects I recorded in the past week, because I haven't removed them yet. The Fiddlerman Christmas project, and the first movement of William Grant Still's 1st Symphony. Also, Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 is still there even though I haven't looked at it in more than a week as my limited playing time went entirely to virtual ensembles. (I've been playing even less lately, because the focus of physical therapy has shifted to strengthening exercises, which makes it more tiring.)

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