I'd like to discuss about 2 subjects which are too curious
to me..It's a little long, but I'd pleased if you give any
good comments here..
1)The usefulness of exteremely hard scale practice
2)The limit of common violinist who excercise very very
hard...is it possible for common musician
to play violin perfectly if accompanied by much endeavor
and right guidance?
I will begin with the 1st subject..
(note the last number of the file name, there are 35 files,
you can just change those address and get them in order)
This is a scale practice of a violinist I know..
I think most of us and even quite competent professional
violinists are just working on Carl Flesch and Sevcik and it
's also true that even mastering those scale system
perfectly hard...(All of you agree?)
How do you think about this crazy scale practice?
Are there any good violinists here whom many people admit
to be such? (For example, international competition
prizer, memeber of great orchestra, or professor) The
reason I ask like this is to know the thought of the
authority. (Never be misunderstood. I am not ingnoring
common members here, and every comment of any member is
Do many professional violinists who have reached certain
degree of violin technic practice like this bizzare, gymnas
tic finger excercise? How about the maestros like perman,
vengerov, shaham..etc? Do they practice like this? Are they
as much helpful, effective, and valuable as they are such
Here goes about the 2nd subject.
There you can download some hard pieces record sample.
The player is the same as composed those hard scale practic
e. Dr. Eun Whan Bai.. I was just wondering what is the key factor of making
a just normally talented violinist, who eagerly practice to master violin, really great virtuoso or
just nothing but an common violinist. Dr. Bae, who played those music, is said to have practiced
violin for 12 hours a day at Julliards when young, and as you recognized if you had ever visited
his homepage and listened to any of his violin technic record files, his left hand technic is very
good. (http://www.violinstory.com/) Besides, he is still making very hard, weird, fingertwinsting
and fingerstrectching practice and trying to master such technics. However, I neither think his
playing is as good as he has been practiced, nor think he can play better than some talented
teenagers who can't play such hard technic, or haven't practiced as much as he did.
Of course, I know it well that left hand technic is not the whole thing. However, considering his
enormous time spent to get such degree of skill, I don't think he would have been lazy to
practice to get other things such as bowing, interpretations, phasing..etc.
This is a dillema. I admit that his technic itself is superb, but do not admit that his playing is
such good. I've seen quite many yougnsters that can play Ziguenerweisen far better than him
although they can't play such fingertwisting notes. I don't think there would be a breakthrough
progress in his violin playing.. although he strives to get a higher goal constantly..
Finally, I'd like to ask you what's the factor which really improves one's playing skill (not just
technic itself) as his constant effort. Is the limit of Dr. Eun Whan? There's no way to him? I
sometimes think if I practice in right way under good guidance, 5 hours a day, for 1000 years, I could be a perfect violinst! It's
our hope to believe that we can play better day by day. However, as we've seen this Eun
Whan's case, is there such limit that we can't overcome by our effort? Then, can't all of us play
perfectly? How do you think about this?
P.S) I NEITHER HAVE ANY ILL INTENTION TO DISGRADE HIS
CAPACITY AS A VIOLINIST NOR THINK HE IS A POOR VIOLINIST.
Y AS A MUSICIAN