La pregunta que siempre me hacen "Por qué has escogido la medicina, siendo pianista casi desde que naciste? Además que eres una persona con #Autismo
, la música es lo más adecuado para ti" Evidentemente si, es cierto, la música ha sido, es y será siempre lo más adecuado para mi, nací con un alma artista, y por eso, he escogido la medicina, porque más allá de ser una prueba diaria de superación, considero a la medicina un tipo de arte. Como muy bien lo ha dicho Vincent Van Gogh "El arte es para consolar a aquellos que están rotos por la vida"
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LOS DÍAS 20
Esta semana viví con intensidad a mil. Mi corazón se llena de alegría al recordar cada segundo compartido en estos días. Por un lado el nacimiento de mi primer trabajo discográfico que aún me resulta imposible de creer que lo conseguimos a pesar de tener mucho que perder. Mi día 20 (mi cumpleaños) cumplir años para mí es un trauma me recuerda que tengo que seguir haciendo cosas más y más rápido porque siento que envejezco jajaja
Gracias a todos por acompañarme en este viaje, recibo mis 25 rodeada de los mejores deseos y las ganas imparables de seguir haciendo música.
Gracias siempre a ustedes por darme el mejor regalo. Mi primer disco y yo estamos preparados para salir a dar la vuelta al mundo 💜😊 •
Video por el increíble @misojosdekaleidoscopio
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J.S Bach - "El clave bien tempreado, preludio y fuga en Do mayor, BWV 846" 🎹
Los preludios de Bach son de una pureza, una armonía, una belleza que no parecen de este mundo, que nos elevan y nos sacan de aquí. De un aquí hecho de pequeñas miserias cotidianas, un aquí trivial y claroscuro, un aquí ordinario y chato. ¿Cómo puede la música generar un sentimiento, un determinado estado anímico? ¿Y por qué uno y no otro? Es un hecho misterioso y ya Goethe lo había escrito en su carta a Zelter: "Al oír la música de Bach tengo la sensación de que la eterna armonía habla consigo misma, como debe haber sucedido en el seno de Dios poco antes de la creación del mundo".
La música pop que nos rodea por todas partes y a todas horas nos produce según los casos alegría, tristeza, irritación o indiferencia, pero en cualquier caso es una música que canta a la cotidianidad, una melodía mundana que ensalza la normalidad del aquí y ahora. En cambio, Bach creaba tanto sus obras sacras como profanas para ensalzar "la gloria de Dios". Y lo impresionante es que siglos más tarde sigue generando en el que las oye -aunque seamos creyentes o no- una elevación del espíritu, una sensación de grandeza, un henchimiento extraordinario. Una belleza desbordante.
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Дорогая,пусть у тебя всегда всё будет хорошо❣️
🎼Imagine Dragons 🎹Believer
First things first
I'mma say all the words inside my head
I'm fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh-ooh
The way that things have been, oh-ooh
Second thing second
Don't you tell me what you think that I can be
I'm the one at the sail, I'm the master of my sea, oh-ooh
The master of my sea, oh-ooh
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THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG? — Student violinists at different points must choose whether to focus on bowing or the left hand (fingerings and pitch). Quite a few teachers, artists, students, and observers consider bowing to be the primary difficulty and more important than the left hand in order to get a jumpstart on artistry.
I generally disagree, and my studies hinge on that. Intonation and left hand technique are by far the most complex. At the end of the day, any passage of music can be simplified to note-by-note bowing to work on intonation and left hand speed. Bowing can easily be applied second.
With music as a gestalt, however, bowing is also a crucial component. Thus-far, my focus being on securing the left hand has kept bowing on the back burner. In the last few days, I have finally been working bowing studies into my practice program. A mirror is proving crucial, which I have setup in an ideal spot in my practice space.
My biggest goals coming in have included bowing in precisely one spot on the string and not “swimming” or relocating out of carelessness, keeping perpendicular to the string, relieving shoulder and arm tension while improving my posture form, and keeping my chosen bow hold consistent.
One of my greatest surprises and challenges has actually been introduced by Ševčík in double stopping. It is my first real work with double stopping, which proves difficult not just with the left hand (down the road), but also with the bow arm. It's extremely difficult at first to sustain two pitches at once and requires a lot of stability in the bow.
Enjoy viewing my first steps at isolating my bowing…
SCALES — There is almost no instrument that scales are considered more vital for than a stringed instrument. And with the violin being the smallest stringed instrument, with therefore the intervals being closest together, that makes it all the more crucial. With a piano, at least the keys will always visually be in the same place and with set tuning.
With the fretless nature of the violin, however, a player's abilities are often gauged by their ability to play scales. Scales are the roadmap of the location of each note on each string. In addition to multi-string scales, one-string scales are also crucial to learn the precise locations of notes on each individual string. In Carl Flesch's method, Flesch includes single-string scales FIRST. This fits my own approach to learning the violin, considering single-string playing and shifting prerequisite to string crossing.
I have included a standard three-octave, all-strings scale as a fifth video. C Major is an excellent scale to start with, because it begins in second position which is not too high to start with but outside the typical first position “default.” Enjoy! I hope you find watching my beginner experiences valuable, as I start to tackle this crucial cornerstone of violin technique… . . . Videos from Ševčík's bowing method coming soon, a new study I have been just beginning…
Today I got my bow back from the luthier with a fresh rehair! It hadn't been rehaired since I bought it online, and it didn't play near as well as their shop bows. So I left it on Friday to be redone. I also asked what rosins they see a lot of professionals use, and she immediately went for this P. Guillaume. So I got a cake of it, too. I haven't been too thrilled with my Larsen rosin, though I'm no expert on the matter, yet. But it doesn't hurt to try a recommendation.
I can't wait to get some new videos up for all of you! I've been very successfully working on several exciting things I'll be sharing soon. So Follow if you haven't yet, and stay tuned! 🔥 New videos with the new violin, new bow hair, and new rosin coming soon! 🐸☕️
After trying SEVERAL instruments within a pretty wide price range, this English violin from the 1700's blew the others completely out of the water. There was a major repair done on the back over a hundred years ago, a repair that devalued the sales price of the instrument. But the quality of sound remained and far-outshines other instruments in its price range. The whole instrument vibrates to a far greater degree, and where there were holes in the resonance of the others, this one has nothing but color. It was a very easy choice, though the price was steep on my budget.
I can't wait to continue moving forward with a proper instrument! It's already worlds easier to play with accuracy and without tension. The shop was kind enough to let me borrow a bow. I decided within seconds of comparing my bow with the shop bows that the hair on mine was s*** by comparison, so I decided to have mine rehaired at quality. Will be picking that back up on Tuesday! Videos will be coming VERY soon.
At first glance, one would think these exercises mostly about moving smoothly when shifting. They're so much more than that. One of the most difficult parts of the fretless nature of the violin is that the notes become closer together as you go higher. Multi-string scales and exercises don't fully address this issue on all strings, and they don't address the difficulty of playing narrowing intervals higher on lower strings (what a mouthful!). When I was in undergrad, it used to carve my ears out listening to violinists and violists. Even in college, the intonation was soul-scathing! Coming into learning the violin, I've maintained a determination to fill whatever holes exist in violin pedagogy that prevent students from learning to play increasingly in-tune from the beginning. Forgoing first-position mastery and a multi-string focus have been keys to this. By studying each string individually as prerequisite to string-crossing, I am both training my ear and body posture up and down the full length of each string. The ear training is probably the most-difficult, which is where an electric keyboard is absolutely vital.
With this exercise, I have focused mostly on the fourth string, as it is the most difficult to navigate smoothly. I've placed the first string video first in this video series in order to keep things mixed up and exciting.
Hopefully seeing my humble beginnings at serious exercise book studying will be of some value to you…
Something I have found myself unable to live without is string cleaner! Of course, everybody knows you need to clean your strings regularly for optimal sound. But over the course of some hours, rosin sets up to where it can't be simply wiped off your strings completely. I am slowly making it a matter of nightly routine to strip the old rosin from my strings for the following day. I cannot recommend this product more. Fresh rosin is far more functional than old rosin!
In practicing and learning the violin, I find two things absolutely essential: a metronome and a keyboard. 1) Your fairly decent tonal memory is not perfect pitch. 2) Your tonal memory can shift without you realizing. 3) Learning music without assured tempo consistency encourages you to memorize bad habits and be overconfident with what you're good at.
Be disciplined. Reject your pride. Check your pitch accuracy with a keyboard, and learn your pieces predictably with a metronome! It can be a dealbreaker!
This is probably my favorite exercise from this set! The G string is an extremely important string for a soloist, and my instrument in general tends to lack in power on the G string. When I buy new strings, I plan to get the Larsen Il Cannone strings. The A and D will be Medium, but the G and E will both be Soloist grade. Soloist is brighter and more powerful!
This exercise has really allowed me to spend a great deal of care improving my ear to tuning on the lowest string and develop the hand coordination necessary to reach around that far. I look forward to more exercises that continue this process!
I promise I haven't forgotten everyone! I know the point of sharing practice videos is to share your development, but there is still a certain personal standard I think we all possess in what shouldn't quite yet see the light of day!
What these exercises begin to allow me as a student to start hacking away at is what I'm finding to be the genesis of playing the violin. The first finger accompanied by the thumb is where every position starts, and first, third, and fifth are the major positions on the violin. Everything else starts to fill in the gaps from here.
Precision in position location is crucial in tuning. Technical areas such as knuckle position, rotating the hand around the fingerboard to the lower strings, sliding silently but accurately up the string, and accurately judging where a position begins when going to that position cold (without a slide) are all keys to the many locks on the door of precise tuning on the violin.
By adding fingers more slowly than in other methods, I am at much more liberty to focus daily on these keys that will make learning the violin a joy and not a frustration. It is indeed often frustrating even in my limited focus to get tuning exactly right, but it is universes easier than if I were dealing with the fine coordinations of using more fingers than I am ready for in my playing.
I may possibly make one more video very (hopefully) soon from this exercise series I've been working diligently on, but I will mostly be working toward adding a second set of exercises covering these three major positions with the first finger very soon. I am hoping for just one more set of exercises on this before adding the second finger!
About to share some videoed progress with you guys, soon! These exercises have seen a lot of detail work on my body posture, violin hold, bow hold, bow action, left hand posture, pitch accuracy (of course), and even vibrato! I've been taking it slow and really isolating tuning on each shift interval.
I look at pictures of pages from the Suzuki method and the like, and I am amazed that anyone could jump so haphazardly into using multiple fingers so soon. There is so much to be wanted for in neglecting isolating the geneses of the various positions before adding the complexities of various other fingers. I am convinced standard pedagogy is to blame in student violinists struggling with tuning, accurately embedding correct muscle memory, repeating patterns exactly the same each time, and developing terrible tensions in bowing and fingering.
Establishing an accurate first finger first across the fingerboard also has allowed me to really focus on my bowing and posture, all while still expanding range, functionality, and accuracy across a growing range of fingering options. I will probably devise and learn one other exercise set with the first finger in fifty position before finally adding the second finger in the 1st position. But we are getting closer every day!
One of the most difficult things with playing the violin is down-shifting, especially when you're going from a position over or close to being over the body of the violin to a position away from the body.
I've worked a lot so far on other exercises from this series, as well, but the first is by-far the most difficult. Nothing is better for getting those upper positions on lower strings more and more in-tune! Upper strings are much easier. It's the lower strings you have to really focus on the most, because they take a lot more stretching to reach them!
And yes, I'm not doing full bow strokes as written! I've decided I might as well get used to splitting them up, when I'm practicing under-tempo! 🤣🎻
On a hunch, I went on an OCD spell with the position of my bridge. I've always noticed that tuning the violin often rocks and moves the bridge ever so slightly. But then it hit me that, considering the bridge is the main conductor of the resonance down into the instrument, its position as relates to the soundpost and bass-bar would be crucial to overall sound quality.
This seems so obvious and mundane with the violin, but no one really talks about it as relates to bridge position for some reason. Everybody says the bridge needs to be centered with the f-hole arrows, but no one discusses how crucial it is to be perfectly precise or to have the feet perfectly flat against the top plate to get the maximum resonance out of the instrument.
Needless to say, I was amazed at how much fuller the sound and more-responsive the playing of my violin! It is incumbent upon any violinist to check the alignment and setting of their bridge regularly, as tuning the strings makes it move.
Well, after about 2 weeks studying these exercises, I'm finally ready to move forward to first finger, fifth position. Developing these exercises has seen installing my new Whittner, center-mounted chin rest and later my new Dov-Music, harp-style tailpiece! I am loving both! I used my condenser mic for this, and it got a much better, acoustical sound.
It also saw me get on an OCD spell with my bow hair. I was getting a lot of benign squeaks, and my bow wasn't responding as immediately as it should have been. I had noticed some bow hairs would slacken faster than others, and others would slacked way-more-slowly. About 15 clipped hairs later, I had a clear tone. No one tells you to clip bad hairs that haven't broken yet…
Anyway… My approach in not learning the entire first position first is paying huge dividends. I am excited about the progress of my bowing, progress in my tuning accuracy, progress in changing strings with the first finger on the string being changed from without chirps, progress in thumb posture, and progress in sliding without gripping or leaving the thumb behind.
Onwards to the breach!!!!
New exercises introducing changing positions without stopping by mastering sliding… I'm also introducing longer bow-strokes to master control at low-speed.
But what has been trickiest is I have had to make some pretty drastic changes recently to my bow hold and bow orientation to apply some new concepts and to free my hand up, and while it gives me a lot more ability for control, there's quite a learning curve. Regaining ground on tone quality has been a battle, but it's one the has won a lot of ground… But argh!! I'm so determined to regain tone control!
But still… The concept of sharing my progress is sharing progress, not perfection!!! Enjoy………
Days 2 and 3 (today) of learning the violin have greatly involved practicing finger dexterity in the bow hand. Bend movements of the fingers are crucial to learning to bow smoothly and smoothly change direction. These movements also require me as a beginner to more and more refrain from locking/straightening my thumb, letting my fingers slip too high, and locking my pinky.
As for the third video, vibrato is also extremely difficult to develop, taking usually several months, and I've from day 0 been working to slowly develop the fingertip motion at the heart of vibrato on the violin. Practicing it every day will mean mastering vibrato sooner rather than way later…