this past lesson with my violin teacher i got told that my intonation was not good i think owing to a change of hand posture (i'm a returner and so i forgot proper left hand posture) and that might have changed my note fingering! so i left feeling quite low; i am threatened by the prospect of having malfuncitoning ears (worse than fingers). so my teacher told me to slooooow down the piece i'm playing (bach's bourree, that one in suzuki 3) and to dismiss all dynamics for now, concetrating on intonation and proper slow bowing therefore sound quality(issues there as well)...along with the wolfhart first etude in op. 45, detache and same rules as in the bourree apply ...like very slow, as well as c major scale...to go back to the basics. note i played this etude and bourree 5 years ago before i stopped...my problem is, when i start to really slow things down, i'm worried i can't get that proper relationship btween one note and the other...slowing down makes you question so much that i feel overwhelmed..am i in tune or out of tune...then you lose the overall piece, which starts to sound like some other piece at this tempo..and by losing that familiarity, i sense the loss of the notes place in the melody that might help in instating it in its proper tone place. now, i'm driving myself to get reacquainted with the piece in this anatomical microscopic way...but i'm only 2/3 through it and its taken me an hour or so ....am i on the right track or does it seem like i lost it altogether? any suggestions?
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