April 16, 2012 at 2:05 AMThings are starting to become "interesting". Privately I'm working on a very baroque piece, with my ensemble a Beethoven trio, trying to tackle "fiddle rock" for the Rockin' Fiddle Challenge, and beginning this week a Broadway/Vegas style musical.
Did I bite off more than I can chew? Maybe, maybe not. These "easy" pieces are a blessing in disguise.
No matter the style, there is a common theme: clear & crisp tone production, relaxed posture, economy of bow, good intonation, perfect rhythm and fingerboard mastery. I have the opportunity to evaluate every nuance of movement, change in strings or bow direction, beat-less intervals, internal rhythm, etc.
It is a good thing to re-focus on the basics.
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