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Hi. I really like Hilary Hahn as a violinist and I love watching her videos. But, my mom & my friends noticed that my movements became more "straight line" instead of "curves" since a while ago. It's probably due to watching too much of someone, causing unintentional body movement imitation. I realized I do look like a robot after watching some of my recital videos, and Hilary is even more robotic (comparing to Sarah Chang, Kyung Wha Chung, etc.)

 

After analysis, I think there are certain "technical" body movements, such as the contrary motion of the waist during up-bow and down-bow in order to allow smooth bow changes, yet "musical" ones are hard to be judged: are they natural, expressive, matches the music, yet do not make playing even harder? Any tips?

 

Thank you

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Body movements help maintain bow control by avoiding muscle fatigue. Technically this is known as muscle motor unit recruitment and it works in patterns. Changing body position helps facilitate these patterns of motor unit recruitment.

Think of a great soloist like Hilary Hahn as a super athlete of the violin world.  She does move quite a lot. Even Haifetz moved quite a lot during his playing. To maintain the same position would be impossibly tiring.

There is no correct way. Your way is uniqe to your physiology and emotional responsiveness to what you are playing. Don't think about it and please don't try to copy Joshua Bell's dance moves.

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On 6/6/2018 at 7:04 PM, sospiri said:

Body movements help maintain bow control by avoiding muscle fatigue. Technically this is known as muscle motor unit recruitment and it works in patterns. Changing body position helps facilitate these patterns of motor unit recruitment.

Think of a great soloist like Hilary Hahn as a super athlete of the violin world.  She does move quite a lot. Even Haifetz moved quite a lot during his playing. To maintain the same position would be impossibly tiring.

There is no correct way. Your way is uniqe to your physiology and emotional responsiveness to what you are playing. Don't think about it and please don't try to copy Joshua Bell's dance moves.

Thanks hahahah, of course I won't copy Bell's moves

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