Give yourself a pat on the back! Keep up the focused great work!
Continue to practice Level One Exercises until you can perform them consistently with great ease.
It is wise to include the exercises as part of your warm-up regime. Accelerated progress is attained when you focus your attention to the coordination needed to perform well from the instant you take the instrument out of the case. Enjoy focused and productive practice!
Regardless of one’s intellect or personal knack for playing, focused listening skills are needed in order to perform well. Actively listen!
Everyone has many activities and subjects to learn that require mental energy. Music is soothing and helps you to recharge your brain powers for higher learning. When practicing your instrument, enjoyment is gained by tuning in to the sound of the instrument and shifting your focus to auditory creative processes. Make your instrument Sing!
When performing Bow Changes and moving the bow from one bow-segment to another, you most probably noticed that different speeds of motion affected your bowing success.
The ability to control the amount of weight placed onto the strings, and then apply it to bowing motion is a crucial bowing skill to master.
Throughout the Quest, you have been in training to “get the feel” for the concept of placing Weight into Motion. Now that you have reached the stage of bowing performance, you will have a greater understanding of the set-up exercises. Practice and review the exercises periodically, so you can improve your playing mastery.
It’s time to Build Bow Control. Let’s learn about Bow-Speed!