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Hello. A year after I started learning vibrato ... here I am. I wonder if I should do again some exercises to improve it 🤔.
The video is a draft (so there are quite a few mistakes) of the piece I just started, the 1st movement of the concerto rieding 36.
And I'm taking the opportunity to show you what it looks like with my violin equipped with strings an octave lower Lol (you know?)
Not always good sound on the E string (nasal), and on the G string (must press harder) but it's fun to try.
@maudmaud Nice playing! Those octave strings sound pretty good--do they feel a lot different? Are they thicker?
There are so many different ways to approach practicing vibrato. I think some people get it right away, & others take more time. I have been one of those people who has taken more time. Tension is the biggest obstacle. I've done a lot of different exercises--but after all that, I've just tried to incorporate it more in the pieces I practice, and I'm happy with my progress.
Characterize people by their actions and you will never be fooled by their words.
I think it sounds good, my biggest obstacle is also looseness in the hand, very difficult in my opinion to become completely flexible.
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LOVE that you are trying Octave strings!
You sound GREAT - lovely piece!
I really wanted to try them, but Fiddlershop was sold out of the Sensicore Octave strings when I bought my Viola.
...then I heard Sensicore stopped making Octave strings!
What brand are you using on your violin?
I bought these strings to accompany my husband who is beginner cello, and I installed them on a $150 violin (stentor student) that I never used lol (not my "real" violin). I didn't need to modify the violin, the installation was easy even if the strings are thicker than the classical strings. Helicore Octave Violin String https://a.co/d/7OB5PWq
And yes, I'm thinking of buying a viola bow to play with this violin, it will be better.
Concerning the vibrato, yes the hardest thing is to be relaxed lol so when I'm alone it's fine... but in front of the teacher, much more difficult 😝😝😝 Sometimes even impossible to have a vibrato 😬