How to embed your video
Community
7331 Items Found
   1 2 3 4 5 >>    >

Need some help? Start a discussion.


Ray
Coursera courses
Hi Everyone,

Thought I would let you all in on a course I just found out about and signed up for.

Just signed up for a new course, with Coursera, entitled: Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles.

Since, attending and participating in various sizes of ensembles, during the upcoming workshops, I decided to delve deeper into the world of ensembles.  The course starts up on March 13th and lasts for 6 weeks.  Aimed at beginners and relatable to most sizes of ensembles which would have a conductor I thought this course will be directly applicable to the workshop.  The is even an opportunity to be a 'conductor' for one of the exams so hopefully this will be helpful in preparing for the workshop.  

Sounds challenging but fun.  

1 Responses
Posted: February 28, 2017

Jaime - Orlando , Fl
Thank you for all the good wishes on my first ever violin performance at church! Indeed it was an amazing experience! Being with a choir, with my teacher , my daughter singing/playing the flute it was truly comforting! I was much at ease and much less nervous that I anticipated!

I practiced practiced and practiced! Teacher was much patient with me .... and I think these factors collaborated towards  me being able to have the courage and finally perform in front of an audience! OF COURSE I did a lot of "goof-ups" during my playing...but they were little ones (although quite a few) and I think I was able to recover and kept playing. I think practicing makes one ... "prepared"... not so much to play flawlessly, but to pick up quickly during the mistakes while playing! hehe

It was indeed a great experience and I encourage anyone who's been thinking about joining your local community choir/orchestra/congregation.... DO IT... YOU'LL be extremely glad you did! :0)

6 Responses
Posted: February 26, 2017

So-woon Jeon
New starter, kindly give me advices :)
Hello, I am a new Violin Laber in a long distance.
I am learning suzuki book4. It is really hard job :) 
So I watched beth's video lessons many times about staccato, intonation so on.. but it is still not easy.
I need yr examination so that I can make any progress, such as violin holding, bowing, left hand, right hand..

And I finally started vibrato on playing. 
I really wonder if my vibrato goes right.
My previous teacher taught me arm vibrato first but I want to use combined(arm+wrist) vibrato since I overwhelmed by the teacher beth's playing. :)

I attached horrible video of mine. Kindly give me advices.  Many Thanks! :) 
1) Suzuki book4 - Concerto in a minor 3rd mvt. practice 
2) Vibrato practice

This discussion includes members-only video content


9 Responses
Posted: February 25, 2017

Stephen, Los Osos, CA
YouTube Videos


TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2017 VIRTUAL ENSEMBLE.
MAKE SURE YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEO IS NOT MARKED PRIVATE
OR I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VIEW IT.  IN THE YOUTUBE VIDEO MANAGER,
INFO & SETTINGS, MARK IT AS PUBLIC OR UNLISTED

0 Responses
Posted: February 27, 2017

So-woon Jeon
Am I on the right way?


The suzuki book 4 - Concerto a minor 3rd mvt.

The hardest part I ever met :) 

I watched beth's lesson for string crossing and I just wonder if I am following her lessons attentively.

May I practice in this way on video? 
I realized that the "presto"tempo is impossible for me. :)
But I will try alittle bit faster.

I really really hope I can pass to the concerto for two violins in near someday. :)
This discussion includes members-only video content


0 Responses
Posted: February 27, 2017

Dianne
Violists and Violinists Benefit from Playing Both Instruments
Last night I read the following articles. They were rich with examples of why violists should spend the 1st years  learning to play the violin, why violinists should take up the viola to be better string players, how sounding point on either instrument has the greatest importance, why there is sparing literature written for the viola before the late 19th century, and also other, often witty, stories of viola playing that might make one gravitate toward the instrument to discover it's rich sounds. At one point, a performer recommended running through any and all violin studies on the viola without transposing first, and hinting that specific viola training might not be necessary. Much of it seemed like tongue in cheek writing, but quite fascinating to get all these different viewpoints on the viola. Also addressed in the articles is the question- Are they indeed so similar that your sound and technique will transfer to both within 10 minutes? (Exception being the physical differences and the thicker strings- but these questions are addressed in the articles as well, with workarounds for a supposedly lightening fast transition.)


1 Responses
Posted: February 27, 2017

Ann Meeker
Chin rest for Long Necks-:>

Iím trying a SAS 35mm chin rest along with Bon Musica shoulder rest.  Have only had it two days but definitely notice a reduction and almost elimination of neck ache.  Shout out to DianeSOCAL for steering me to taller and center chin rest!

This discussion includes members-only video content


3 Responses
Posted: February 26, 2017

Ann Meeker
Ensemble piece -- St Anthony's Chorale

I love this piece, am so excited about being able to play in our online ensemble!  Seeking to wallow in long bow strokes.  The hardest part of the piece seems to be measure 4, doing clean bow crossings (as Beth says, think Ironing Board, Ann, Ironing Board and continued bow speed).  On that  measure 4, it helped when I started thinking of holding the first note of the measure (D) down in place without lifting until after the D recurred again in the 4th note of the measure; my pianist brain takes prodding to remember holding-down stuff.  Also, I want to play strongly which is easy on the piano (just pound-:>) but on the violin it doth protest with squawks. 

 

You guys are my Teachers, thanks for any critique to help in my quest of Beautiful sound!

This discussion includes members-only video content


12 Responses
Posted: February 26, 2017

David Rowland
Help and advice needed from Beth re vibrating

This discussion includes members-only video content


3 Responses
Posted: February 27, 2017

Dianne
Suzuki 1
Hi, Just wanted to write that I have been playing in Suzuki 1 for 5 weeks now. I had lots of issues- missing techniques, probs w/vibrato, missing concepts. I rolled all the S1 tutorial and performance videos into my home page and worked them to tempo. I love Suzuki w/Beth! This is fantastic training. Beth I can hardly recommend this track enough! And to go back as an intermediate player w/issues- what a tool to have. I am cleaning up Happy Farmer & Twinkle variation IV, and then I have 1 more to go. Loving it! :) Also, no wonder Suzuki students tend to play so well- these are very challenging pieces- that build on one another, as you said! All my other work continues as well (stack of important tiered studies).

6 Responses
Posted: February 11, 2017

   1 2 3 4 5 >>    >