2 issues that come up often when reviewing violin playing is (1) musicality and (2) intonation.
without actually attending a play, almost always safe to critique with,,,the playing can be improved with more work on musicality and intonation:), like other parallel truism...eat less and exercise more, will you?
i know better not to touch musicality, not with a 12 foot bow even if one day i know what it is. but intonation perhaps needs a revisit:)
if we miss notes all over, even i can see that labelled as a problem, especially if it is elders looking at students who are supposed to have problems. when the opportunity arises, use the 2 stamps!
if we miss some notes in a challenging fast piece, an intonation problem? well, by students, most likely, but by our experienced peers? are we really going to mumble or point the finger?
if we miss only couple notes, say with some zany paganinis,,,we scratch our heads and wonder,, hmm,, accident or a rooted problem?
by listening, how can we judge if the false notes are due to poor execution or simply bad sense of pitch? bother to discriminate or one label covers it all?
if the notes call for more robust broad effect and we come up with a mouse,,,dynamic or intonation?
what is the problem and when does a problem become a problem? :)
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