Practice Record: May 11, 2018 (Friday)

Any scale or passage that the player can perform with a great many different rhythms, accentuations and bowings is one that has been completely assimilated by the mind and muscles.
— Excerpt From: "Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching" by Ivan Galamian

Warm-ups

  • Coordination Exercises
  • C-A-G-E-D Major Scales
  • Étude Simples VI (L. Brouwer) - Purchase
  • Op. 48 No. 5 (M. Giuliani) - Purchase

Arpeggios

  • Giuliani Revisited (C. Berg) arpeggios 77-80 - Purchase
  • Played all the rhythms and alternate rhythms for each arpeggio

Scales

A Major 3 Octave Scale

  • Pattern change (1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 5, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc)

F# Melodic Minor 3 Octaves

  • Pattern change (1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 3, 4, 5, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc)

Virtuoso Slur Exercises

Slurs and Finger Independence Exercises

  • Ex. 1-6
  • Variation of moving between strings 5 & 2 rather than 4 & 2

Études

Nuevo Metado, Section 3, Study 8 (D. Aguado) - Purchase

  • Made up rhythmic variations for each section

New/Reworking Repertoire

Turegano (F. Moreno-Torroba)

  • Isolated A section

Vals Venezolano No. 1 (A. Lauro)

  • Slow practice

Capricho Árabe (F. Tárrega) - Purchase

  • Reworking fingering

Repertoire Maintenance Rotation

Vals Venezolano No. 2 (A. Lauro)

  • Switched where shift happens to measure 5 in VII Position
  • Continuing the change in fingering with slow practice and rhythmic variation

Torija (F. Moreno-Torroba)

  • Slow practice

Gavote al Estilo Antiguo (A. Barrios Mangoré) - Purchase

  • Slow practice