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    Mariko
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    Hi everybody, just wanted to share this fiddle tune I’ve been practicing. Hope you like it. 🙂

    #13755 Reply

    Joanna Johnson
    Participant

    Hi Mariko!

    Good work! Your intonation is sounding great! One recommendation for your left hand is to keep your pinkey curved and on its tip when it goes on the fingerboard. Try to keep your hand in good position for your fourth finger at all times so you don’t have to adjust your hand to play the 4. Otherwise, your left hand looks great! My biggest suggestion would be for your bow arm. Try to relax your bow arm more. Keep your elbow loose and heavy feeling, and your wrist flexible. Let your bow thumb do the work of pulling out the sound, don’t push the bow into the string with the top of your arm. It seemed like you might have gotten a little behind the piano track? Just try keeping little bows and don’t take too much time between phrases. That should help you stay better in tempo when it is a fast song.

    Let me know if you have any questions! You are sounding great!

    Joanna

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    Mariko
    Participant

    Hi Joanna, thank you so much for your feedback. 🙂 I’ve heard others critique my right wrist and arm as well lately…. so this is is now my priority. Since a couple of days I’m doing several exercises to get my wrist loose and relaxed. We’ll see how it goes. 🙂

    I really appreciate your feedback and will pay attention to it all while practicing fast songs. I find it interesting that you say that my thumb has to guide the bow. I will try to do that and see how it feels. I don’t think I’m using my thumb very much right now…

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    William Bickerstaff
    Participant

    You look so much more relaxed. Was that a smile?

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    Mariko
    Participant

    Thanks Will! Indeed I’m trying to play more relaxed. I’m glad you noticed!! :-))))

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