Micah B Howard

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Remaining Lessons: 3

Next Lesson: October 4, 2020 at 7:00pm

Assignments for next lesson:

Bottesini Concerto, Movement 2; Beethoven 5, scherzo and trio; Heldenleben No. 9; Bach Bourrees; McCormick, Book II, Etude 3


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Date: September 27, 2020

Comments:

Bottesini Concerto, Movement 1: Great work! I really loved the character and your passion. I would like to hear more contrast in color and dynamics. Exaggerate your phrasing a bit more. You can start each phrase a little softer and grow to a louder dynamic. You have some pitch problems primarily caused by a poor hand shape. Make sure you practice in front of a mirror to monitor your left hand. You are not always keeping your bow straight. As a result, your tone is suffering. Keep it up. You are doing some great things!

Brahms Symphony No. 2, Movement 1, Letter E: Nice job. Beautiful rich tone. Your time is not always steady. This would certainly be a problem at an audition. Keep working with the metronome. You can alternate between subdivisions, quarters, and half notes. Once you feel confident with the metronome, record yourself without it and access your progress. Nice work!

Notes:

You had issues with tone today. Always include bowing exercises in your daily routine. Consistently working on this away from the music you are preparing will go long way.

Assignments:

Bottesini Concerto, Movement 2; Beethoven 5, scherzo and trio; Heldenleben No. 9; Bach Bourrees; McCormick, Book II, Etude 3

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