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Fabiano Formiga de Carvalho
Dear classmates,

I'm finishing the Salut d'Amour, halfway in Bach's double concerto, and thinking (dreaming) of the Spring Sonata (Beethoven). Besides, trying to reach the speed of 120 bpm with the Kreuzter 2. Ah... yet the thirds scale in F major (Flesch)

An indigestible menu, don't you think?


4 Responses
Posted: June 14, 2019

Lesley
thumb + weight + vibrato
hi V-labbers,

just wondering: when you do vibrato, how much of the weight of the violin does your thumb carry?

9 Responses
Posted: June 12, 2019

Dianne
Sounding Point
Tim's comment about sounding point in Cayla's thread got me thinking about the different sounding points (in general) across strings. When playing on the middle sounding point, I bow closer to the bridge on the higher strings and further from the bridge on the lower strings. This can change, as one can bow very heavily nearer the bridge on the G string in 1st position as well, but in general I remember my teacher directing my bow at an angle when I was first starting out. Is this mentioned in the tutorials? I watched the sounding point tutorials but didn't see it. It might just be a generalization for beginners, and then we can branch out from there.

5 Responses
Posted: June 14, 2019

Dianne
New Strings & a Rehair
In my violin journey I am constantly learning and adjusting, and that includes equipment and accessories. Everything along the way has helped tremendously. But now I wonder about strings and bow rehairs. I am perfectly satisfied with year old Peter Infeld Strings that I have played on for about 9-10 months solidly, and I have never had a rehair on any of my bows. Rosin adheres and grip is fine. Tracking is fine and sound is good. Bows tension properly. Would my playing really take off if I had new strings and a rehair? Thoughts?

15 Responses
Posted: June 8, 2019

Dianne
Seitz No. 5 OP. 22 3rd Mov.
I worked hard on this. I performed it for family today and it went fairly well. Then I could not get through it in front of the camera until I sat a family member behind the camera for some reason! Comments for improvement welcome!
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7 Responses
Posted: June 13, 2019

Fabiano Formiga de Carvalho
https://www.facebook.com/francisviolinista/videos/10205607393581061/?t=26

4 Responses
Posted: June 12, 2019

Lesley
Confused! The exercise I'm working on says, "alllegro moderato." From what I can figure out, that's roughly 100 bpm. My question is, how do I relate that speed to the notes that you see written here? Like, how many actual black dots does each click of the metronome represent? Sorry if my question is unclear.


8 Responses
Posted: June 13, 2019

Charles Barrett
String problems
Hey gang,
I am having difficulty restringing my E string. Initially, it got all tangled without staying in the hole. I removed it but now the protective sleeve is loose. Is it suppose to be loose or do I have a defective string? It is very difficult for me to replace the E string due to the close proximity of the A string. Now I have an untangled E string with a loose protective band to restring.

5 Responses
Posted: June 13, 2019

Cayla Grobler
Hitting other strings!
Hi everyone,
I am having some trouble with hitting other strings,and I have noticed it tends to happen mostly while I`m crossing strings. Does anyone perhaps know why it happens?


9 Responses
Posted: June 9, 2019

Dianne
Bow Placement
When you get ready to start a piece, do you place your bow right at the frog? What might be the implications of this? I see this sometimes in very young players, where the bow is right up under the bow hand. Is it better to move the bow closer to the lower third to start the note? I did this frog thing actually a lot, and my teacher had to constantly correct my bow placement for that first note. I didn't know why, but I think I do now.

2 Responses
Posted: June 12, 2019

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