Feedback on my Mozart
I have an audition coming up on Tuesday and I'm playing Mozart's 3rd violin concerto (exposition 1st mvt). I just need some feedback on things that could be better.
Metronome, metronome, metronome.
Everything Lydia said. Slow it down, clean it up, practice with a metronome. You need to release more on your shifts; thumb and the finger you're moving on should be very lightly touching the neck and string respectively when you are shifting.
Definitely practice with a metronome, as that tempo is kind of all over the place.
Agree with others, generally speaking. It might also be worth it to practice counting out loud while you listen or play. It was generally clean with a few messy spots. Your bow sometimes came to a literal hault, which resulting in a screech. Be careful of that. Also, try to avoid hitting other strings. Your spiccato could be more crisp. Perhaps a more relaxed right thumb may be in order.
This concerto is a wonderful one to practice hitting all of the ringing tones (open strings matching fingered notes).
Could your violin be out of tune?
I don't think the violin is out of tune, but even if it is, the OP still needs to be in tune.
Good luck with the audition!
I just wanted to add my 2 cents since you haven't yet played the audition. All the other comments about rhythmic steadiness are right on, so I won't talk about that. My comments are:
You already know your intonation is not perfect. Gene has the right idea. Slow down and make sure every G, D, and A are well ringing notes. G ... B . D . D ... that passage, with the shift up to the B. Work on that one. Make each pitch be exactly the pitch you want. As the passage winds it way to the G#, remember that this is a leading tone to the A. There is a Sassmannshaus video on intonation where he uses this passage as an example. Watch it.
Note: using http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usimg/f/f5/IMSLP229796-PMLP03123-IMSLP00871-Mozart_-_Violin_Concerto_No.3_in_G_K.216-Bar_Numbers_and_Rehearsal_Marks.pdf for the bar numbers.
And listen - intensly - to top players' recordings. Many times.
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