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  1. Thank you for the encouragement and tips! Currently, I'm still working on Kreutzer, so Paganini would be soon afterward; I'll try to look at the double stops of them.
  2. I admire those who can improvise well. I took a jazz course during bachelor and I improvised like crap
  3. Well I was asking a SERIOUS question, people were not open-minded enough to answer politely, fine, I understand not everyone are comfortable to talk about it. And I realize it might not be the best forum to ask this question, so I didn’t object my post from being deleted. But, you say I’m a troll? And you have to block me just because you are so close-minded to include sexual behaviors as part of your life (my question was TOTALLY related to my practicing, you have no idea how painful it is not to practice for almost a month). This was absolute a personal attack. Back off.
  4. I started to love playing the violin after I discovered Hilary Hahn, and wanted to become a pedagogue after I watched more and more videos of Kurt Sassmanshaus
  5. University violin student I want to become a pedagogue
  6. Thanks, everyone! I'm recovering rapidly as I found a good Chinese doctor. He identified the precise location of my arm injuries and used some Chinese massage and herbal dressing to speed up my recovery. Currently, he limits my practice time per day up to 2 hours (with a long break each hour), and I practice in front of a big mirror to check and maintain a healthy posture. Of course, I want to practice 5 hours per day (ideally) but I guess we have to trust and follow doctor's orders!
  7. Hi. I try to follow a strict 3-hours practice routine (with 10 mins break every hour) and seldom slack. But I was injured previously and didn't even notice when I injured myself. I don't get it? If I stop, then I'm slacking? But if I don't stop, then I might get injured, which requires more rest / limited playing??? How do you guys know when to stop? Thank you
  8. Hi. I used a standard shoulder rest and never feel good. Last year, I watched a lot of violin videos and practiced a lot, and discovered the option of assisting violin hold; different shoulder rests, higher chinrest, foam shoulder pad, foam chin pad, sponge, towels, and even the ridiculous "happnex". Afterwards, I changed my setup to Bonmusica shoulder rest + sponge on normal-height chinrest + towel which wraps both the chinrest and shoulder rest. It is very comfortable, I just turn my head a little bit left, don't even need to nod: the violin is held stable and comfortably. Vibrato and shiftings became easier, the towel absorbs my sweat (I'm a sweaty boy) and the shoulder rest hook provides extra fulcrum for me to use even less effort to hold the violin. It also has the perfect angle on the shoulder and the string is parallel to the floor. But my teacher thinks the shoulder rest is too heavy, and the sponge & towel absorbs the volume of the violin. I went back to just a normal-height shoulder rest, my neck feels tired quickly. I don't know what should I do. I trust my teacher considers the best of me though. Thank you
  9. Double stops has always been my weakness, but, my teacher gave me this piece (I don't know why) for an audition. Anyways, I can never dodge double stops, I just have to face it and train it focusingly, maybe with Kreutzer etudes?
  10. My new discovery from the previous months is one gotta be flexible in both practical and theoretical aspects; when I posted this thread, I was too caught up with the calculation (theory) of each note in double stops (or in your case, harmony with others) that I forgot I have a natural ability to hear whether the notes are in tune. I try to sometimes trust my instincts, and sometimes calculate if things get too complicated currently.
  11. Yes, both the marked one and the one in the question are minor 6ths. So you think A♭ should be higher (than in Pythagorean) in order to form a Just minor 6th with the C. why? *the accompaniment is playing D F A♭ C A♭ is the 5th of the chord, so it's less important than C?