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Violin practice
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First: Nov 16, 2020
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🎻 15/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger - this is going pretty well, but now I need to focus on the precision of the 4th finger and how to hit the string with the same part of the finger every single time because sometimes during etudes, I struggle to hit the right spot, and it sounds meh
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro - focus on fingers tap precision and bow. Still exploring how to produce the nicest sound possible with different types of pressure/angles I put on a bow
_Mazas - 15 Detached bowing and staccato - from memory, focus on everything mentioned above

I can definitely see progress in a short amount of time once I practice hyperawareness on different things you need to pay attention to while playing violin (heaps of things/muscles/brain parts). Even though I am too lazy to meditate these days properly (I am mostly doing the one to put me to sleep), I can totally see that the awareness meditations I did a couple of days ago somehow influenced me subconsciously even though at the time, I was tired or not so motivated to meditate.

🎻 15/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro - legato, bow
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - with attention to the bow
_Dont - no. 3 - first four rows, legato 2 and 4, and then a tempo
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. - first page
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - first two pages
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato

🎻 14/100

I completely lost track of time because of work, so I just did 3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger because it is now too late to play lol

🎻 13/100

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - with attention to the bow
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro - legato, bow

🎻 12/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - trying to improve the sound by paying close attention to the bow

I took a little break, and while I was doing something else, I realized that meditation on awareness helped me focus on my bow and bowing technique, and I am amazed

_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro

I think the goal for the next 30 days will probably be mindfulness with a bow, I enjoy working on that a lot now, and it can rapidly improve my sound, I suppose

_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - just a bit, I am low energy today because I slept not that many hours as I should

🎻 11/100
#100daysofpractice
_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Atom Hearts Mother - violin solo <3
__Pracht - 58 Allegro - 3 legato
_Dont - no. 3 first four rows, legato
_Fiorillo - 1 Largo, Allegro
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato
_Mazas - 15 Detached bowing and staccato - from memory and once super fast to see
_G due briefly

Tomorrow I want to focus more on making each tone sound pure bow-wise.

🎻 10/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Pracht - 58 Allegro
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato

feeling a bit low energy today, but I am glad I practiced
My hand frame seems to be a success with my brain/body after a short time lol

🎻 9/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro, my hand is a bit stiff today
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - perfecting the intonation, now I find a lot of joy when I can hear the other strings resonates a lot bcs I did the tones super right, neat
_Bach - Partita III in E dur - first page just first read

🎻 8/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger / I found an interesting exercise from a violinist on instagram so I am trying something new and it is cool and more challenging
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro, legato
_G dur in 3 octaves with different legato bowings from 1, 2, 4, 8, whole up/down
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - decided to sharpen my intonation on this to 120%, especially 2nd position – good work on this today

Observing other people practice on social networks (and observing my hands in mirror) really helps me to understand things, I tried to focus today on keeping my fingers slightly bend inwards because I realized that my 4th finger is usually pointing up when not used and then it is inefficient when needed. This really is a big help to try to sustain this frame, HUGE!

🎻 6/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - focusing on intonation, faster tempo, small bow changes, also legato (3)
_Kayser - 14 Allegretoo - also triolas etude similar to Pracht but more complex, first read
_Kayser - 15 Allegro moderato - just first page to see what's up
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - legatos (2) on 2nd page and the middle of first page, seems to be helping, also focusing on small bow movements. Legatos seems to be helping a lot overall, idk why but suddenly I have seen bigger improvement after just 2 days of this
_Fiorillo - 1 Allegro, legato and with 1/16 pushing tempo afap
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - just once, paying attention to my left hand and intonation

Today I felt that my focus on 4th finger/correct position of left hand/maintaining hand frame is paying off even though It is not in my muscle memory just yet but I already feel that it makes my practice easier.

Good practice overall

🎻 5/100
#100daysofpractice

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Pracht - 58 Allegro - triola legato, whole tact legato, focusing on making the smallest bow changes possible
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - I tried to do legatos (2 and 4) where possible, on first page and then on second page, focused also on double stops

🎻 4/100
#100daysofpractice

Yesterday I sorted all of my sheets from when I had a teacher and I found a lot of etudes so I want to practice stuff on them
_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger (this became my to go warm up)
_Pracht - 58 Allegro
_Dont - no. 3 first page
_Fiorillo - 1, trying to push tempo in Allegro while maintaining small bow changes
_Franck - 1. Allegretto ben moderato

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_improvisation warm up to my playlist
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - second page - to make progress with this I should focus now on one variation at time, so I focused today more on double stops

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - I can do most of the allegro from memory now
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - second page - good progress I think
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - trying to make the continuous sound overall, once with piano but I think my intonation was weirdy today
Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first two pages - chanelling my anger through these two pages and it is working super well…

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_I tried tiny improvisation as a warmup to some of the songs I have in my spotify playlist Morning before coffee - kind of like it
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - working on parts that are not working for me yet and connections between phrases
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first two pages, trying to push tempo
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - focusing on the double stops from the second page

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Accolay - Violin concerto in A dur - just from what I have remembered from memory, probably 5 pages
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - my vibrato is getting nicer, twice played also with accompaniment. second time there were these four tacts where I got goose bumps from how I played them and I could never imagined I would be able to sound somehow decent
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first two pages, tried with piano also but a tempo is too crazy
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - just to refresh and trying to push the tempo and memorize more stuff

I am seeing more and more progress every practice now, I am already curious about the next one.

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - warm-up
_Monti - Csardas - slow part
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - first two pages
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first two pages

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - warm-up
_G dur in 3 octaves with various bowings
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - first two pages

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_G dur in 3 octaves with various bowings
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - warm up
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - first two pages
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - fallin in love with this
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first two pages
_Mendelssohn - Concerto for Violin - just first page out of curiosity, I wanted to know what's up
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 4. Allegretto poco mosso - I wanted to explore this with my new hand position

_I am seeing how working on the proper use of the bow and tiny right-hand movements will help me to achieve better efficiency at a faster tempo and overall better sound
_3rd day on violin fire

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - from memory, trying to focus on bow now, and also faster everything, this seems to be good warmup for me, Largo - intonation, vibrato, sustaining long bow, this etude is everything
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - second read, I suddenly got interested in this
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - enjoying the drill a lot, first page - intonation and bow movement, second page - digging deep into double stops and fast passages, third page - briefly, I remeber when I was listening to this and I though I will never be able to play it, well… I am still not but now I know I will be able to do whatever the fuck I want – spent a lot of time on this today
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - just one time with right counting finally focusing on bow

_I am not sure how this happend but my intonation today was rapidly better even though I am just learning my new hand position
_I was trying to pay more attention to the bow again after a month focusing on left hand because it feels like I can add this now. I am trying to minimize movements between strings to the smallest possible, probably my goal for the next 30 days to try and see what will happen

As I finished I found out it is an international violin day lol, I spent it properly then, practicing heaps

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - fast tempo and trying to practice the first half as double stops
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato, w/ piano, fixing my problems with counting
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 2. Allegro - first read
_Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro - digging way deeper on the 2nd page

_I feel like my hand now is gradually adjusting/trying to find the most comfortable position there can be for playing, especially during Kreisler fast parts, when the movements needs to be effective in order to be played in the tempo (not there yet)
_also good practice today

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro
_Mazas Violin Etude no. 20 Etudes Speciales, Op. 36, Book 1
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato
_Mazas - 20 - doublestops again

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger

Just this today, but I can see after 3 weeks that it has helped heaps and it reminds me that whatever I do every day just a little bit will be in a week, a month, and a year whatever I want it to be

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - faster tempo with focus on not making a lot of movement with a bow
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato
_Kreisler - briefly

I was in Philharmonic tonight and since I do believe in mirror neurons I will count that as a practice
lol

Franck: Violin Sonata - 1st Movement - Piano Part [Slow Tempo]

Franck: Violin Sonata in A Major - 1st Movement - Piano Accompaniment [Slow Tempo] Piano: Vincent Cheung This channel provides free piano accompaniment track...

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_G dur in 2 octaves backward to focus on 4th finger in fast tempo and variety of bowings
_Kreisler - first two pages, going forward with allegro molto moderato
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato, memorizing, tried twice with piano accompaniment in slow tempo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97TDP4RTHCI
_Sarasate - only Introduction no Tarantelle

It is a bit of a high when practice goes well and then I don't really know when to stop

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_G dur in 2 octaves backward to focus on 4th finger in fast tempo and variety of bowings
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - both pages against the wall with a focus on training a vibrato with the new position, the small achievement of today is that my 4th fingers' attempt to vibrato starts to lowkey happen

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - practicing with a focus on the left-hand position
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - only a small bit
_Monti - Csardas - practicing only fast passages trying to create hand frame so I can fix my 4th finger here

I am not feeling it that much today, but the left hand is definitely getting somewhere

_4 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_G dur in 2 octaves vibrato against the wall
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Allegro - practicing with a focus on the left-hand position
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato first page, against the wall, slowly

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Kreisler - Allegro and Andante as yesterday, but today I went through the whole piece besides double stops to see what is going on there
_Monti - Csardas, practicing partly against the wall the vibrato stuff and then the optimizing fast passages for my new position of the hand and for using 4th finger effectively
__Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - both pages same as yesterday
_Fiorillo - 36 Caprices - I. Largo, Allegro - coming back to this piece after a long time, practiced Largo against the wall and then Allegro normal but trying to stay in the correct position of the left hand

Today I have practiced a bit longer than usual because I started to enjoy it a lot more. It is mad that only after such a short time I can see that my hand is already behaving differently, and it is becoming more comfortable for me to play even that I know it can take six months up to 1 year to reprogram what my left hand has been doing for the past more than a decade or so. Boring but super intentional consistency is the key to everything. I wonder if meditations are helping here in any way.

César Franck - Violin Sonata

- Composer: César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 -- 8 November 1890) - Performers: Krystian Zimerman (piano), Kaja Danczowska (violin...

_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Kreisler - Allegro and Andante, working on continuous vibrato holding the violin scroll against the wall in slow tempo, exhausting but I can see this will lead to better sound over time, Allegro molto moderato - being aware of 4th finger, I can see this 1% progress from yesterday which is good
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - both pages - practicing vibrato holding the violin against the wall. I am enjoying this piece even though I am just learning how to deal with playing with my new corrected position of the left hand, and I would like to bring it to the state that I can play this with piano accompaniment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCp5XC2rsEM

_G dur scale
_3 minutes of fitness with 4th finger
_Kreisler - Allegro and Andante, working on continuous vibrato holding the violin scroll against the wall and maintaining the correct position of the left hand, Allegro molto moderato - 4th finger fitness in a piece
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 1. Allegretto ben moderato - first page - practicing vibrato holding the violin against the wall; this seems to be going well

_3 minutes of fitness work on my 4th finger (wanna keep doing this every day as a part of practice)
_Kreisler - memorizing Allegro and Andante, looking for patterns to help me remember, changes in fingering, trying to keep 4th finger active and in the right position

_Kreisler - intonation for Allegro, Andante, Tempo primo, the beginning of allegro molto moderato, focus on Allegro and Andante

_A-dur in 3 octaves with various bowings
_Mazas no. 6 - beginning and part A
_Kreisler - fingering and intonation for Allegro, Andante, Tempo primo
_Franck - Violin Sonata in A dur - 4. Allegretto poco mosso
__written as a wedding present for the 28-year-old violinist Eugène Ysaÿe

Goal
_to improve the left-hand technique paying attention to the 4th finger

_A-dur in 3 octaves
_Mazas op.36
__no.6 Practice of interpretation
__no.15 Detached bowing and staccato
_Monti - Czardas

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