Today I could do 7 sessions of 45 min. They are all here, in 7 videos of 1 minute each plus one to show my new sound! The one which there's a gost hand in a black background is my trying to record "during" sunset. 5 of them were only son filé on the D string, on the soundpoint nearest the bridge (the hair almost touching the bridge). I find this exercise perfect for developing a good sound and maximizing projection at the same time. I chose to stay on the D string because this exercise gets more difficult with string thickness, but to stay 45 minutes on the G string could injury myself, because of the angle the arm has to stay. The arm angle for the D string is OK for 45 minutes of bowing. Practicing the most difficult scenario is good because we humans are great for generalizing what we learn, so, by learning the most difficult scenario, if this scenario contains all the elements for the easier ones (which is the case for bow strokes), we quickly generalize the acquired knowledge and can apply it to the easier scenarios. I feel that my sound improved a lot already! Also, it's easier to "catch" the string to start the attack. My right hand started hurting, and I thought it could be my fingers in some strange positions (because of the rubber pad I put, it could be biasing the positioning of the fingers with its sharp edges). I removed the pad. Then, I realized I should move my thumb back (as Fischer recommends, in his Basics book). By doing this, the sound jumped a knot in volume (!), besides my thumb hurt a little less. These kinds of things can only be perceived on the simplest exercises, where you don't have to pay attention to musical complexities, but can focus on your body and the sound itself. I'm tired, but in a satisfying way!
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