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Well, it is a vague instruction so there is a lot of freedom in interpreting it. For me, it means making use of the full bow length, being in charge of the expression, developing particularly the long notes (which means that you don't just start them and then some time later they end and nothing happens in between) with an organic quality of dynamic, bow ...


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http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-cantabile-mean.htm says:. ..in order to have a singing quality, the performer needed to execute the music with expression, flexibility and an overall sense of naturalness. The idea was to convey as much humanness and drama through the line as possible, even if the music was not for the voice. You need to play ...


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You can use mobile apps tuner to tune. I am a self-starter too. I use Super tuner android app for both of my violins and it works pretty good for me. It just needs a very quiet place to tune as it cant feel any vibration and work only by listening to the sound using microphone. There is an instrument choose option and you can choose violin. It automatically ...


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You're E string should be tuned to E5 which is 659.3Hz. Here's a video that plays each open string for you. Tune your violin to sound like it.


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I'll add a bit more explanation to the notation. Usually, in each bar of a sheet, you have a fixed number of voices, which makes it easy to follow the music. In bar 54, there is 1 voice, in bar 55, there are two: One contains f8 g8 a8 b8 a4 b4 (the start of the solo), the other one contains d'2 r4 r2 (the end of the previous motif and just rests afterwards, ...


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Well, if the solo for violin 2 starts there, there is some other solo or a tutti before it, and the D is obviously the last note of that other solo or tutti. If it is a tutti that the solo violin is supposed to share, then the solo violin will fade out of the preceding phrase decently so that the D does not sound out of character or sequence. While it is ...


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TL;DR; Practicing in itself will get you faster for a time, and will max out some day. You need to get your overall play to become better, finer, by practicing in stop motion, removing any unnecessary movement from your play In direct contradiction to everyone here, the key to playing faster is not to practice, even though you will get faster by ...


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I'll take a stab at adding a bit of information here. I am not trying to talk down to you, just sort of rehashing my thoughts in general, so this will likely include things you already know. I have taught that age before, but I am by no means a seasoned teacher, and any number of statements may be wrong. This is a long post, and not meant to induce stress. ...


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I’m a player, not a teacher, but the topic of how to teach young children comes up fairly often on the discussion boards at www.violinist.com. I’d suggest searching for ‘Teaching young children’, and ‘5 year old’. Some of the high points that come up repeatedly: Don’t expect the child to concentrate for more than 5-15 minutes. Some kids will be on the low ...



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