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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

The PDF of Cuo Ban extended version is here.

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.

EXTENDED - Piano ACCOMP - (4 beat intro)
00:00 / 02:46
EXTENDED Cuo Ban BOTH PARTS
00:00 / 02:46
Cuo Ban - Vln & Piano - (with lead-in).M
00:00 / 01:03
Six Duos for 2 Violins No 1 mvt 1.MP3
00:00 / 07:29
RONDO FOR TWO VIOLINS.MP3
00:00 / 02:48
RONDO FOR TWO VIOLINS (slower).MP3
00:00 / 05:19
Wohlfahrt No 1.MP3
00:00 / 01:42