I have a bad habit in violin
When I play a piece I got excited and play faster and this makes me have more mistakes in the piece and I play dirty and touching strings when I cross
I need to play more relaxed because I get nervous and when Im nervous Im excited and I play dirty and when I play dirty I get fustrated
Does this happen to someone?
I learned violin for 10 months, Im now practicing gavotte en rondeau, I have memoriced the piece and the rythm but when I practice this happens me and I cant practice the piece perfectly
I do this a lot as well except that I don't get frustrated 1) because I've only been playing for 2 months so i have high hopes of progress and 2) because the speed gives me a boost of confidence which I then use to practice the piece slow and steady knowing in the back of my mind that one of the things about the piece is covered. What frustrated me is my dinky bowing because when I play fast I don't have time to look at my bowing being the beginner I am.
Spend more time with your metronome Norman!
"I have a bad habit in violin"
My teacher once said: "When playing, we tend to rush at places we aren't that good at."
Should we always keep the part of our left hand that touches the violin opposite the thumb always in contact with the violin neck? As in when doing string crossings, that part of our hand should always stay in contact with the violin rather than leave and re-connect after getting the finger down? Hard to describe, but I'm adamant not to develop any bad habits.
My teacher told me to play everything slow first which almost drives me crazy.While I see the wisdom of that comment, I have had great difficulty in learning something at half speed. If you can't play it slow you'll never play it faster.
One trick that sometimes works for me-- if you use a practice mute (I prefer the heavy metal kind that is coated in rubber), it will reduce the amount of sound that reaches your ear. This may make it easier to hear your playing objectively and not get so excited while it is going on.
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