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I'm about to take my first lesson in about 10 years, and in preparation for that I've been trying to prepare a "sampler plate" of excerpts so the teacher can rip me a new one properly. I've only had a few days to do this.
Some of those are the 1st pages of Sibelius, Rondo Capriccioso, Bach Sonatas, etc..., as well as a million different scale variations.
Anyways, I recorded the Bach Adagio from Sonata 1 today in the hopes of watching myself with an objective eye, and thought perhaps some of you might be willing to rip me a new one as well. Try to keep in mind I've only been looking at this for the past few days.
My observed critiques:
No "breathing room" between notes and phrases (I had practiced this in a dead room, so I'm playing more fully than necessary in my echo chamber living room).
Rushed... didn't realize I was rushing during recording.
Nervous. Shaky, tense bow. No breathing.
Very loud... though this might be due to camera mic.
Very little freedom in the rhythm.
Pretty much no dynamics.
Out of tune.
Using too much much vibrato, especially to cover up mistakes.
Anything I missed?
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