The ThemePosted: March 7, 2011
I’m happy to report that I’m completely through the theme! Well, sort of. As we’ve seen before, the theme is the first two lines of music:
As you can tell when listening to it, these lines are light, quick, and nimble and have a dance-like quality to them. You can really hear that fun, dance-like quality when you listen to Danielle play:
Did you see her cat-like smile at the end there? What’s up with that little grin? If you missed it:
I’m not sure, but I think I just got told.
OK, it looks like I’ll have to bring the goods, but before I do, let’s look at the piece a little more. Specifically, let’s look at the ending part:
What’s the deal with that? Why all the changes from low to high, back to low, back to high, give me a break, man! It’s hard enough for me to play anything fast enough, but trying to play the different notes is really hard. Plus, to add to the difficulty, this second-to-last measure for some reason in my mind seems like it should be slower than the rest:
Danielle actually didn’t want me to post this video because she said I wasn’t allowed to post anything that I played “that slow and that out of tune.” Ouch.
Enough dilly-dally. Here’s me playing the entire theme:
So it’s not perfect, but what did you expect? Some positives from my perspective include overall violin form (I look pretty good, don’t I?) two shifts that I do somewhat decently (especially after a week and a half) and the fact that I don’t totally break down and cry. Negatives include tempo, rhythm, intonation, and a laundry list too numerous to completely cover. But I did get through the whole thing, so I’m happy about that. For now.
A special thanks to my buddy Bryan for shooting those last two videos. Here’s his opinion:
We’ll see about that.