Tagged: Mozart critique advice college
December 12, 2015 at 11:34 pm #7138
Please provide constructive feedback! I have been playing for 15 years and I am in a college music programDecember 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm #7142
I like how the way you play really sounds like what it should be in the classical era.December 13, 2015 at 12:09 am #7150
You play very well, though it would be great if you could work on smooth rhythms, like when there were triplets and rhythmic patterns with your fingers, a good thought might be to play Mozart on piano on similar melodies to smooth out the advanced triplet and other rhythm patterns you play. It would also sound nice to hear some more resonance or make the staccato or some of the notes you play with your fingers more solid and clearer sounding, so in general it sounds great.December 13, 2015 at 12:32 am #7155
Very nice staccato technique! Most people at this experience level are not doing staccato as well as you are doing it here. I do see some improvements you could make with your right-hand, but overall there is a lot of good there. When driving your bow up-bow, try using more of the front of the hand to guide the stroke. You are getting some unnecessary bow bounce that could be avoided in some spots. Also you would be able to get from staccato to legato bowing more efficiently if you were to use more of the index finger to change gears. The Wall Index Drill would help you tremendously if done everyday for 3 weeks. This would help you develop the muscle memory that you need to do what I’m talking about.
The biggest thing I see that could be improved is in your left-hand. Try watching your hand as you are placing down 3rd and 4th fingers–do you see how your 1st finger is moving quite a bit? This is causing you to trip a lot during the fast note spots where you could be getting back to the 1st finger more efficiently. I would suggest keeping fingers down when possible, and practicing scales to work on this bad habit. Not working on this can really cause difficulties in fast passages and can limit perfecting intonation.
Overall your staccato was very good and there are just a few things I would say that you should focus on. I think once you start using more index and keeping fingers more stabile you will see a significant improvement to your playing. Hope that helps!December 13, 2015 at 2:41 am #7185
I think you play really good. I love this Mozart piece you chose. 🙂December 13, 2015 at 5:25 am #7222
Thank you so much for this advice! Especially Michael, your specific notes are very helpful, especially the exercises! I will definitely add those into my practicing!December 13, 2015 at 9:59 am #7273
Very good! Great start to vibrato! Just practice moreDecember 13, 2015 at 10:27 am #7276
Love it <3December 13, 2015 at 11:14 am #7278
I wish I could post the helpful advice of a professional to give you all the confidence you need to continue. I listened from my place as a lover of classical and hopeful beginner to be of violin . I can feel the emotion of the music as you played each cord. You already show confidence and skill in delivering what the notes wish to be heard.thank you for posting this.December 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm #7304
Great job! You play very well! I would suggest relaxing your fingers more. A good exercise would be working on sevcik book op.1 practicing keeping your fingers close to the finger board.