Book 2—Musette…


said: May 15, 2006
 20 posts

So, here we go again :) after about a month of 1-2 hours of practice a day I am now in book 2, working on the Musette. One question: In listening to the CD I can’t help but notice how the B (4th finger on E string) is consistently out of tune in the performance. Not setting a good example here :) Does this mean I should be fine to move on to the next piece even if the B is a little shakey?

Thanks again!

said: May 16, 2006
 16 posts

Have you thought about checking your position with a teacher in your area? When you show your teacher where you are, you may have to put your heart on your sleeve and listen to her corrections. That lesson a month will make you way ahead of the game. (Teachers are also good about noting when you are out of tune, bow distribution problems, bow hold issues, different types of bow strokes/ bow direction problems). She’ll also give you vibrato lessons. She may give you tonalization exercises. You may find her services invaluable.

said: May 16, 2006
 20 posts

Hmm maybe I’ll get a teacher every once in a while. I just don’t want them to hold me back or get caught up in minor details that prevent me from enjoying the experience. Anyway, my question remains, why is the B out of tune in the example? :)

Jennifer Visick said: May 19, 2006
Jennifer VisickForum Moderator
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Suzuki in the Schools, Violin
1072 posts

which recording are you listening to? There are several different ones.

I find many of the B’s in the violin recordings in the early books sound out of tune to me.

Nobuaki said: May 19, 2006
Nobuaki Tanaka
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Mount Prospect, IL
115 posts

you need to remember, minor details sometimes change your performance technique tremendously. also check which part of the body is tense. if you arm is tense, that’s the problem.

in order to improve your skill, minor detail is important.

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