"It's not just no ear or brain, but because in fact, if you play in your head, you feel the sensations" Tedi Papavrami
It is a very interesting and complete class, in addition to working on the most common aspects (intonation, formal and structural issues of movement, bowings, fingerings, etc.), the master highlights two topics to improve: memory, and physical posture.
"In the first place, in the face of some errors (forgetfulness) of the student, the master emphasizes that memory must be trained, and he proposes to play an A, and start playing the concert in his head, completely, from the beginning to the end. If he has any doubts, he can check in the score, and only then continue.
On the other hand, the master observes that there is a kind of permanent tension on the student's legs, a huge and constant body tension. Also, observing the feet, the master indicates that the student should put the heels on the floor, “often I see you tiptoeing, which has never helped so much with the sound. In fact, what can help is that in your head, you think you're going up, lying down; but not at all if you get on your feet, it doesn't help at all”.
It is a complete and complex class, about a challenging piece within the violin repertoire.
- How to improve playing by memory
- Correct body posture