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NEXT LESSON 11-5-21
As I have said already I am very pleased indeed with your playing of the extended Cuo Ban. You are demonstrating a clear intention to improve your dynamics. Now implement the improvements we discussed in the last lesson (see below).
THIS WEEK - FOCUS on your whole bow practice. Practise for a few minutes everyday. Keep the bow parallel to the bridge throughout the whole movement. Include the 'wrist rise' at the end of the up bow. Keep your arm, wrist and fingers relaxed. Narrow your fingers on the bow to remove the 'stiff triangle'. Later this week start to include the improvement in your bowing into the pieces below.
Continue to practice Vln 1 of the Pleyel Duo - tidy up the passages we talked about.
Continue with the practice needed for Rondo Violin 1 & 2 (focus on 2)
Practise the Study (Wohlfahrt) 2nd Finger Back on the D string
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PRACTICE REALLY WORK
You can see where practice is very much needed - Use the approach we talked about to improve your learning process.
AWARENESS - do you know what's wrong?
KNOWLEDGE - work out what to do to improve it
PRACTICE - Do it!
So FIRST - for enjoyment - play through the music - note where the errors are
NEXT understand the errors and practise them with the CORRECT CHANGES
Finally have another run through of the music and note the improvement.
Be patient - learning takes time, but this way will speed it up.