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The Dreaded Vibrato 20 Replies

Started by Brenda Wittey. Last reply by Linda Goulder Oct 30, 2015.

Muffled Notes while Crossing Strings 1 Reply

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Comment by Ann Marie Cordial on March 30, 2010 at 3:53am
Hey Jim I recently had a practice session where my fingers were like lightning - they couldn't strike the same note twice - even though I was trying to. I put my viola down and walked away.

The next day things were better. I guess for me, things weren't in the proper 'alignment' for me to have a good practice the day before.

---Ann Marie
Comment by Jim on March 30, 2010 at 3:38am
Indeed your right Brenda.
I (almost) considered putting the tapes back on last night, if only temporarily but alas, i didn't.
today will I'll intonate better - onward!!!
Comment by Brenda Wittey on March 30, 2010 at 3:31am
Jim & Les - this all sounds so familiar! One day you think the 'penny has dropped' at last and your on a high, then alas you pick up that violin next day and you lost it again. Keep going - the number of bad days get less and the good days get more, or so I'm reliable informed! Lets all keep at it!
Comment by Jim on March 30, 2010 at 2:47am
Thanks Les!!!
Some days I'm siting there saying - "Hey, I'm getting this..". Then there was yesterday.. :)
Comment by Les Twiford on March 29, 2010 at 7:27pm
I feel your pain, buddy!
I suffer the same throes daily and my daughter (almost 14, but she might not make it!) is always on my case.
We all have good days and bad days. Hang in there.

Les Twiford
Comment by Jim on March 29, 2010 at 5:22pm
OK, why can't I intonate tonite worth a *&^%...
Comment by Nancy P. Mack on February 24, 2010 at 6:58am
I think you're safe, Juan! The treble clef is as high as it goes, I think!!
Comment by Juan F. Tavira on February 24, 2010 at 3:58am
I hope I will not find a Clef change with the violin, but who knows. Despite of that in my theory clasess I have been forced to learn F in 4th line... (piano left hand) and I hate it...
Comment by Ann Marie Cordial on February 24, 2010 at 3:54am
Wow Nancy I had no idea! If I had to learn all those clefs, I'd have to have a 3 pound box of chocolates in my practice room to prevent me from losing my mind........

And now, I've seen some of the strangest fingerings I've ever come across. I would imagine that the NASA astronauts use the same sort of maneuvers to pilot the Space Shuttle. Who knew?

---Ann Marie
Comment by Mary Hutter on February 23, 2010 at 1:20pm
Cello plays in Treble Clef? Dang. Who knew? (obviously not me in Suzuki Book 3! LOL)

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