||[Jan. 26th, 2013|11:42 am]
My song for the week is Lightly Row from my Suzuki book. My teacher and I spent most of the lesson working on intonation and bowing, mainly seesaws on the open strings, and showing me where I should be bowing up and down in correlation to written music, and talking about prepared fingers and so on.|
The way my teacher explained it was this: bow quarter notes on the middle half of my bow, which has stickers as a visual guide. For bowing half notes, use middle half of my bow, going to the upper half of it. In the song, the first line ends on a half note. The second line also ends on a half note. So when I play the first half note, I go past the orange sticker on my bow, play the quarter notes with that top half, then go back down on the second half note and end up in the middle of my bow, correct?
On the plus side, my teacher says that she already can tell I've made good progress after two weeks, and says I have very, very good intonation and sight-reading skills.