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Minuet in G major Suzuki Book 3
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November 3, 2017 - 11:51 am
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Hello guys! just played Minuet 3 Suzuki book :D please check it out and may i ask for advice on where i can improve! thanks! btw also please support me on youtube if you'd like :D Thank you so much!



November 4, 2017 - 12:26 pm
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I can't comment much about your playing technique - you were hiding behind the big sign. :)

I haven't studied staccato myself yet, so I'm not sure about this next comment. The notes were all clear and distinct (except where that obviously wasn't the effect you were trying for).  It wasn't quite as crisp and abrupt as I would usually think of staccato.  That could very easily be my perception, not your playing.

Intonation was dead on. Nothing like playing with an accompaniment to make mistakes there show up, and there weren't any.

You might try to add some emphasis on the notes that get a beat to make it a bit more "musical". It's still a bit technical sounding right now.

If it seems like I've been very picky, that's because it was very good. I had to search for things to make comments on.  Good job!

Bragg Creek, Alberta

November 4, 2017 - 9:42 pm
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@antreidez I am a beginner and have been working on this piece on my own. Thanks for your recording, it is at a nicely challenging tempo for me and as @Charles says, your intonation is bang on. As mentioned above, I am also working on the staccato, something new for me so will be practicing that effect also. :)

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November 5, 2017 - 12:30 am
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I'm not sure that I should be critiquing YOU.  That was very nicely done.  I believe you certainly have a feel for the instrument.  

November 5, 2017 - 2:14 am
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Good job! I think it's really nicely played. Your intonation was excellent, and the vibrato you were bringing out was very impressive! 

One very minor thing that I want to point out is when you have the 2 G note on the D string for the phrase endings, make sure the staccato's are equal lengths. I think the second note is always slightly longer, and fixing that will make the already great recording even better. 

I did say that your intonation was excellent which it is, but sometimes your notes can be slightly flat or sharp after big string crossings, so maybe try practicing the big jumps slowly, and not changing your hand frame too much when you do it. (I couldn't really tell because there was no video). 

Another suggestion that I would do is to make the dynamic volume change more obvious. What I mean is that when you have the repeats, I assume that you are trying to play louder the first time, and softer on the second time. I think making that more obvious can really bring a difference into the piece. Nobody wants to listen to the exact same thing twice, which is why contrasting sound volume is important, especially in violin music. 

Anyways, enough of me talking, (or typing :) ) you did great and I look forward to your next post!!!

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