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Matthew Aug 16th

Slurred String crossings dropping elbow when coming to frog on A string Vibrato very good keep thinking about sinking into the string for the lower strings maintain pitch work on geting upto 6 oscillations work on all fingers on all strings G minor harmonic work on 4 per bow try to release more from the string when shifting D major [...]

2022-08-16T19:19:24-04:00August 16th, 2022|

Matthew Aug 10th

Slurred String Crossings very smooth try to do it even slower G minor harmonic when doing one note per bow, make sure to use the whole bow keep going with G drone tendency to be a bit sharp think Fsharp and G really close work on shift, no stopping for shift. Less of a shift and place, more of a [...]

2022-08-10T18:21:22-04:00August 10th, 2022|

Matthew Aug 4th

Slurred string crossings chair could be higher. Want your knees to be in line with or lower than hips to support the low back g major 4th Finger in 4th position higher keep fourth finger round, not collapsed great intonation overall increase tempo g major arpeggio increase tempo: 6 per bow keep bow pinky down g minor harmonic Bflat Eflat [...]

2022-08-04T18:01:30-04:00August 4th, 2022|

Matthew June 20th

Slurred String Crossings make sure string crossing is ahlfway through the bow Make sure to fully extend the arm on the D and A strings Vibrato Twinkle Tennis Ball too much hand/wrist rotation, not enough arm rotation and throwing motion try to think of the wrist joint being more stationary, and te rotation coming more from the elbow joint more [...]

2022-06-20T18:47:18-04:00June 20th, 2022|

Matthew – June 13th

D major 2 octaves make sure the elbow is leading the way for the string crossings D drone Arpeggio keep arm higher for Fsharp on the C string move thumb for extension point left arm forward on lower string for extension G major 2 octaves 4th position: fsharp closer to G make sure fingers nice and tall after shift keep [...]

2022-06-13T18:59:42-04:00June 13th, 2022|

Matthew June 7th

G major get the weight out of the string for descending shift practice slower, land with tall fingers Fsharp closer to G in 4th position practice D to E and E to D. Listening for the shift and the intonation. then go faster Arpeggio work on keeping the bow moving, smootha dn continuous save the bow, slow bow anticipate string [...]

2022-06-13T18:29:41-04:00June 7th, 2022|

Matthew May 30th

D major Think of closing the hand more when you aren't extending check 4th finger in 1st position D major arpeggio no bending in the wrist straighten out 1st finger as much as possible. no space between 3-4 push the other fingers away with the first finger G major start shift sooner arrive on tall round planted fingers smaller hand [...]

2022-05-30T18:48:22-04:00May 30th, 2022|

Matthew May 16th

Don't forget to bring a tenis ball for next week. D major arpeggio when should the left arm come up?descending, before the F sharp G major Drone work: listen for ringing 4th fingers 4th finger in 4th position (G), check with open string still practicing one note per bow when working on intonation. Check with a drone and then needs [...]

2022-05-16T18:51:28-04:00May 16th, 2022|

Matthew May 10th

Slurred String Crossing When working on backwards, really think of pronating the bow arm slightly when you are in the middle to upper half, especially during string crossings so it is smoother flatter bow hair on lower strings G major practice with metronome on quarter notes, and play the scale with eighth notes practice with metronome on eithghth notes shifting [...]

2022-05-11T16:01:53-04:00May 11th, 2022|

Matthew May 2nd

G major always playing on the tip of the 4th finger shifting back into tall fingers not flat fingers Arpeggio when going from D string to B on the A string, walk the first finger accross and then lift the other fingers D major when going at a faster tempo, prepare the thumb and first finger extension sooner, as well [...]

2022-05-02T18:48:03-04:00May 2nd, 2022|
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