People have been telling me that watching my violin practice sessions and hearing me talk about what I’m doing can be quite helpful. SO….
On a whim, I recently recorded a few short live videos demonstrating some of my real practicing, adding in some explanations about how I’m applying The Art of Freedom and Primal Alexander to my own playing.
I especially talk about the need to use the mind to get unhelpful thoughts out of the way, so that the music can more accurately reflect our ideas. I demonstrate this in practice in these videos.
Included in the videos: Some short snippets of the Bach Fugue in g minor, the complete Rachmaninov “Daisies”, and Fritz Kreisler (“Recitativo”).
In fact, this is only the 2nd time I’ve played the Kreisler in public (other than my recording), and only the first time I’ve performed it from memory.
Watch here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9305487
Let me know what you think – I’d love to get your feedback!
And if you’d like to learn how you can apply some of these mind-body skills to improve your own playing, just reply to this email now and tell me you’re curious.
I’ll be happy to share more info. about my private coaching and group programs with you. I have a couple openings in my private studio at the moment, so this is a good time!
With Love & Enthusiasm,
p.s. The Kreisler recording is the “Recitativo” from “Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice.” You can hear the complete piece on my new album, which now can be purchased directly from my website: https://artoffreedom.me/product/solo-con-spirito-celebrating-50/