Category: Music

UB Baird Practice room 348, 2014

I started playing the violin when I was about 5, although, i haven’t developed much in violin techniques then, the lessons from Zhang, Chen, and Wang Wen guided me on the right track.

 

When I joined the UB Orchestra in college, I started to enjoy playing the violin, especially when practicing with Yuan Yuan, Ben, and Kan. Thanks to the encouragement from my parents and friends, nora, wendy, david, daisy, 0, andy, dan, wan, tim, elena …

 

I can’t be more grateful to the teachers: Yuki numatatom halpinsusan kimseth van embden . They not only helped me to refine my intonations and rhythm, but also build up my confidence in playing the violin note by note, bar by bar…

 

In 2018, I joined a violin group, 琴声想起,阳光千里, 左宝 set the motto to be “不论高低, 只论坚持”, which i Loved it so much. Now, I started to track my practice progress for 10,000 hours rule, summarize the violin lesson and practice methods I benefited from, and post a practice video every month.

The violin I am currently using is a French violin from 1900, It is (Sin/Cos) version of  Ruby Happy Practicing !

Suzuki: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  This year I noticed how serious was my tempo problem.  Around the same time, I have been introduced the Suzuki Method Violin from the 阳光千里 琴声响起 practice group.  I decide to practice with the piano accompaniment to improve my tempo. Suzuki 1: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star I asked 猪猪老师 why Suzuki started with A major (F sharp, C sharp, G sharp).…

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…

牧歌1

The Chinese violinist, Sheng zhong guo  盛中国  , passed away last week. He has been the iconic people in Chinese violin education and performance in the last 40 years. His version of 牧歌 (the pastoral song)is my favorite. The tenderness of emotion intertwined with the openness of violin sound created a sorrow but gentle atmosphere in the endless grassland. Rather…

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