@chloetrevor_violin and @kianajuneweber: 🌈Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!🍀 I'm so glad my friend @kianajuneweber agreed to jam with me on some Celtic tunes (and teach me Celtic fiddle tips 😋) so I could share this awesome video with you all! Kiana is absolutely amazing and you should definitely check her out if you're not following her already!
Celtic music is definitely my favorite genre of music to play and listen to after Classical - I really wish that I had grown up playing it more, but thanks to Instagram I can now watch amazing fiddlers all around the world and even get to learn from them personally! Thanks so much, Kiana! Let's do another soon!❤️
🍀May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!🍀
🎻The Silver Spear - Irish Traditional
It's almost time to start music school! Tag a friend who you're going to school with!
What an exciting time! There are a lot of things I miss about school - mainly being around a lot of like minded people, orchestra, and constantly being held accountable for various things by friends and teachers. Once school is over, it's all you! 😱Adulting is hard. But school is supposed to prepare you for that!
There are a lot of things about school that should be fun, but get a head start in the real world by having a bit of a grounded mindset. The point of school is to make connections, and to prepare you for a job (whether you're employed by an orchestra or other organization or self-employed). Notice the order I put those in - connections are absolutely crucial. So from day one - start meeting people! Be aware of who is a good influence and who might not be so good - learning to determine this is a great addition to your skill set for the future.
Make music friends, make non-music friends, go to orientation, go to all of your classes, be respectful of your teachers and professors - this is it! It's the beginning of your training for the rest of your life! You're allowed to make mistakes, and you will, but keep your mind always in the right place.
Remember that the goal is progress, not perfection. The goal is not to be first chair in orchestra, or win the concerto competition, or be your teacher's favorite student. The goal is to keep moving forward, always improving every day, and widening your circle of influence. Widening your circle is difficult as a musician because we tend to hole ourselves up in practice rooms for the entire day, so I encourage you to get out! Schedule social time into your plans for the day! It's possible to arrange your classes and practicing so that you have time left over to socialize. Maybe not every day, but you can make it work!
And smile! People are greatly influenced by a smiling face. Even if you don't become everybody's friend, you will make a positive impact on someone's day - and that's what matters.
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(29) | Sharing the same section of Ysaÿe’s fourth sonata for solo as in the previous video with this hashtag ☺️ Just one difference!
Regarding whether or not to use a shoulder rest, it’s been an ongoing experiment and challenge for me, as friends might have noticed! Without a shoulder rest, one can “play towards the bow”, with the violin enjoying free movement; the tactile relationship between violin and bow is mutually dependent. With a rest, you save yourself from the risk of straining your shoulder and can play with the body’s natural weight.
Advocates for “no shoulder rest” don’t see the necessity of using a crutch, and there’s a valid reason for that. When one starts her early violin years without a rest, the left hand, rather than the shoulder, must support the violin to prevent unnecessary soreness. It then becomes a matter of conditioning the left hand rather than the straining of the shoulder.
So, in this way, I add my thoughts to this ongoing debate between shoulder rest and no shoulder rest! I personally will take it off for good. For friends who might wonder what to do, I think one thing that I’ve learned myself is to take off the rest when practicing technical exercises, and then determine whether or not you want to use one for pieces!
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When you go back to violin after playing on your friend's viola.
I love the viola so much, you guys! I had a really amazing viola for a few years that I was allowed to play on, but I had to give it back recently *sigh*. I really wanted a chance to play the Walton Viola Concerto before that happened! Maybe one day.. 😋
But the viola is seriously awesome - that buttery, smooth sound can make my knees weak! Some of my best friends are violists ( and !) and I'm so excited to play with in Singapore next month!!
But yeah - it feels really weird playing the violin after having played on a viola 😂
🔊Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor
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