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    Yinmui
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    I am learning to play the Vivaldi concerto in A minor, 3rd movement right now, from Suzuki 4. I don’t know what it is, not even because of techniques, but as I get into the song, I always play wrong notes. It’s never like this with easier piece, and I never played wrong notes when I played the easier stuff. So what’s with a concerto that I always play the wrong notes?

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    Yinmui
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    So far I find that I need 100% concentration, or else my mind will wonder off, and therefore play the wrong notes.

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    Michael Sanchez
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    Anything related to missing notes has first to do with technique/fundamentals. If your hand is in proper position and you let your fingers fall (without reaching for notes), then you are on a good path. The second part which takes the most effort is repetition with scales. If you practice various scales for at least 10 minutes each time you practice, you will begin to see improvement in your concerto. It’s important to vary the scales that you do, as it’s all important training for muscle memory. Being that the violin is a fret-less instrument, it takes precision and accuracy that can really only be mastered by repetitive repetition.

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