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Beethoven Spring1 vs Necklace

Music Lesson Note 4 Beethoven Sonata 5 vs Necklace Based on my taste, I always preferred melancholy, strong and expressive music pieces like Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen(流浪者之歌) or Lalo Espagnole. This spring, James suggested me to try Beethoven Sonata 5 -Spring. It should produce a very sweet fresh tone. As the progress going, I played to the middle of the first page…

Rhythm Practice

Violin Lesson Note 4 Rhythm with Metronome I hated metronome, especially the left-right swinging ones, as soon as I see it, my head feels dizzy. But everyone told me if i want to improve the violin playing I need to play with a metronome! I was able to get away with some pieces, but when I started to play Mozart’s…

Memorization

Violin Lesson Note 3 When I was in college, Yuki always insisted me to remember the music score, but I never listened.  As time goes by, and as I put more effort into the violin practicing. Now, I think it is crucial to be able to memorize the piece we are practicing or playing. Here are some common techniques I…

Violin 2019

2019 Violin Practice Schedule I saw a youtube video about a young lady’s violin practice progress over 6 years from zero, I was very touched. This year, I want to be better at practicing the violin. I remembered all my violin teachers always mentioning the importance of the structures of constructed the Violin Practice session. And I remember when I saw Yuan…

Renoir + Mozart

Violin Lesson Note 2 My violin teacher Susan encouraged me to think more about the musical expression when I started Mozart G major Movement 3. She asked me if I were a painter, what color I want to paint this music. If the bow is my brush, what kind of stroke I want to use. Is it soft and bubbly…

Violin tuning

Lesson Note 1 Tuning For the longest time, I couldn’t tune the violin by myself, because I thought I do not have perfect pitch so could not tell when they are in tune. However, the teachers told me, I can still train my ears and acquire the relative pitch. I started tuning by playing A and D, and trying to hearing for…

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