Robert has a very good violin tone.
I've noticed that I have a tendency to play with too much pressure, especially when I get a bit excited.
I spent two hours practising violin yesterday and also watched some stuff on Youtube about producing a good tone. It's not really rocket science.
|This is more like rocket science.|
It's really just a matter of not getting too excited and holding back a bit when I play.
Most of us know the three things about the bow:
As a general rule - play halfway between the bridge and the fingerboard and don't press to hard.
Okay, this is a huge over simplification, but thinking about this will improve your tone almost straight away.A nice vibrato helps and, of course, playing in tune.
I added a tune to the Testore Trio repertoire that I haven't reall played before - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square.
It's a lovely tune. I always remember seeing and hearing Stephane Grappelli playing it.
It has a slightly unusual form in that the A Section is ten bars long. The B Section is eight bars long, as you would expect. I love the modulation up a major third to the B Section.
Well, that's it from me this morning. Another busy day of practice lays ahead - unless the bloody phone rings in the next twenty minutes or so.
Fingers firmly crossed.