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practice review vid
excerpt of practice vid, used to pick out the worst offenses to be worked on the next day.
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February 21, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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I was encouraged to post a vid in the Introductions forum, and so I pulled an excerpt from yesterday's practice to show how I'm using the visual media.  In this, I placed the camera so that I could keep an eye on the bow stroke.  I already see the next angle I want, elbow...  GoPro not known for its sound quality- (and neither am I, yet! haha) sorry 'bout that!  Not really what I'm after anyway in these "practice" vids...  

hope this works!

quicktime movie loose etude  


February 21, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Any kind of a video camera is very handy in practice. 

The popular "traditional" recommendation is a full length mirror, but I think a lot of that is because video cameras weren't available at the time. 

Video can be viewed with your full attention after playing, rather than needing to divide your attention while playing, and a camera can see things from a lot of angles that it might be awkward to position a mirror for. 

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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February 24, 2015 - 3:42 pm
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What a great set up for reviewing technique. I like your violin "studio" / practice place as well.  Thanks for sharing. 

I think you sound just fine!!!!   I hope   I can get my bowing straighter like that!!!  (ahem.. I am working on and will get my bow straight)   :)

Cheers.. thanks for Sharing.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

February 24, 2015 - 4:14 pm
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Thanks for the kind words!

It is nice up in the loft, my little studio.  I get some good reverb up here (and that is always a good thing)   :)  

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