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So far Kendra Grittani has created 42 blog entries.

Matthew Nov 14th

G minor Harmonic slightly faster bow speed, no pressing eflat too high in 4th postion keep your pinky on the bow G minor melodic when shifting back into 1st position on the A string, make sure all fingers arrive rounded, not pressed or flattened F natural descending both octaves fix bow hold, relax pinky prepare D and A string bow [...]

2022-11-14T18:50:25-05:00November 14th, 2022|

Matthew Nov 7

Slurred String Crossings great that you're going slow get the weight out of the frog a bit more especially on the D and A strings. make sure you aren't pressing ever think for the C string of dropping the elbow below the C string and pulling rather than pushing from above G minor harmonic use the whole bow all the [...]

2022-11-07T18:58:54-05:00November 7th, 2022|

Matthew Oct 31st

Happy Halloween!! G minor Melodic Work on making it a true 8 per bow not moving the arm for extension G minor Harmonic active thumb in 4th position watch arm for extension Somersaults and carwheels think about 1st finger replacing 3rd finger increase tempo plucking, no stopping for shifts/position changes. Think ahead. add the bow add dynamics when adding the [...]

2022-10-31T18:46:52-04:00October 31st, 2022|

Matthew Oct 24th

G minor Harmonic extension 1st finger: try not to manipulate left arm increase tempo G minor melodic watch bow angle:  practice in front of a mirror on the D and A string think of pushing the right hand away from you, pushing the frog away from ascending shift: whole tone. thumb in saddle, 1st finger above the thumb (4th position) [...]

2022-10-24T18:59:55-04:00October 24th, 2022|

Matthew Oct 17th

Slurred String Crossings practice it slower really hide string crossings and bow changes   G minor Melodic fingers rounded in 4th position bring left arm over and around the cello work towards 8 per bow G minor harmonic 2nd finger closer to 1st finger pay close attention to semi tone intervals: A-Bflat. D-Eflat. Fsharp-G fingers rounded lower extensions Vibrato keep [...]

2022-10-17T18:59:19-04:00October 17th, 2022|

Matthew October 3rd

G minor harmonic extension with 1st finger, not 2nd when extending, try not to push your elbow forward look in mirror, make sure shoulders are squarred G minor melodic ascending: lowered third, normal 6 and 7 descending: lowered 3 6 and 7 G minor Arppeggio try not to flatten fingers out when extending Lee 1 no fishing with the bow [...]

2022-10-03T19:06:29-04:00October 3rd, 2022|

Matthew Sept 26

G minor Harmonic 2 and 3 go down together when extending to 3rd finger practice extending finger. Watch left arm and make sure that the direction doesn't change just for one finger. increase tempo work on 8 per bow Arppeggio G Bflat D 4-1-4 extesnio keep hand open, don't collapse work on 1-3 per bow G minor Melodic G A [...]

2022-10-03T18:21:28-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Matthew September 19th

Vibrato Exercise wrist should never be higher than rest of arm focus in on the C string. Especially 3rd and 4th fingers. Support 4th finger with teh 3rd finger leave the thumb where it is. Relaxed and bent try not to change the pitch with the oscillations D major work on 2 notes per bow. Not stopping the bow and [...]

2022-09-19T19:05:47-04:00September 19th, 2022|

Matthew Aug 30th

*A reminder for Kendra to start with VIBRATO EXERCISES next week* G minor Harmonic Don't forget those fsharps extension looks great working towards not having to stop for the shift increase tempo for 4 per bow D major remember descending shifts not to release the hand completely from the string/cello open hang, slide along the string, anticipate with the left [...]

2022-08-30T18:49:38-04:00August 30th, 2022|

Matthew Aug 23

D major Closed Fingering left arm higher with elbow pointing towards the C string when on the lower strings, esp in the higher positions Keep in mind when it is a shift vs. an extension extension between 1-2, not 2-4 don't take hand off the string for shifts or extensions. remember to shift on the old finger, old string open [...]

2022-08-23T18:51:11-04:00August 23rd, 2022|
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