We worked on the exercise he gave me, which I find to be really frustrating! It's supposed to help with my intonation and shifting, but for the life of me I just can't seem to get it right. I guess avoiding practicing it doesn't help either. :(
|IV||3||E||Finding that E from "no where"|
|IV||1||E||Make sure this matches the other E|
|IV||2||F||Making sure this matches the other F|
Repeat pattern on all strings (same finger pattern).
The beauty of this exercise is that I'm supposed to match my notes to the previous matching note that was played, but I can't seem to get it consistent enough to match. Although I'm getting better at recognizing whether I'm flat or sharp. Before I just knew I was "off," but not which direction.
Move my entire arm. My hand seems to be tipping forward and not keeping its shape as I shift. Also, I should think about leading the shift with my forearm more, and feeling how the crook of my elbow opens up to help me calculate the distance of my shifts.
Rotate top half
I need to rotate my upper half more when I'm playing on the A string.
We worked on some intonation and phrasing issues since I need to revisit this piece before I can record it by the end of this month. I wish I would have recorded it when I had it down a few months ago!
Take the first two measures and play them as double stops to work on intonation. My second finger C seems to be the culprit!
Measure 25, 26, 29, 30
- Watch intonation
- Use less bow, and think of a "scrubbing motion"
- Play with dynamics
We briefly worked on phrasing since we ran out of time, but I need to work on making my bow strokes more legato to make the notes flow into each other more.
So I need to work on:
- Staying on the string
- Using more bow
- More legato bowing
I'm starting to like how this is sounding! :)