More variation 1Posted: May 5, 2011
It’s funny how different I think I’m playing is compared to how I’m actually playing. To be honest, the videos I keep subjecting myself to are probably, in and of themselves, helping this little cause of mine. Oftentimes, I’ll watch a video of myself later and be surprised either in a good or bad way. Tonight was a particularly glaring example.
I incorporated the spiccato into the first variation how it’s supposed to be played. With the violin on my shoulder, I knew I wasn’t playing it up to tempo, like Danielle did in the last post, but I thought I was playing it kind of fast.
After watching the video, like a football player watching game tape, I was stunned at how slowly I played it. It’s weird; while playing I felt like I was flying, but when watching it, I feel like I was dragging. I wonder if this is a common phenomenon.
That one being the best gives you a rough idea of how all of the previous ones sounded. Oh well. As is a common theme throughout this blog, room for improvement isn’t a bad thing.