My #CTMA student Justin~*! I’m sooo happy I got to work with Justin!! We both Cali Peeps so we understood each other! And Bonus! ➡️ he has some SERIOUS talent on the violin+the prettiest sound I’ve ever heard on the violin! 👌🏻 It just blesses my heart that he remembers things we discussed!!! Everything in life and music is about tension and release, 🔥in heart ❄️ in veins~* and remembering those dang gone elbows!!! 😂😂😂 #YourElbowsArePerf~*😄 Keep up the awesome work and remember it is okay to get dirty with it in music once in a while~ fluffy and pretty is great but get dirty, grunt and make my heart break- this is also good~💕 Dude! Make sure to Keep me posted on your progress and invite me to your 1st recital!! #BlessedTeacher
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It has officially been a week since the Chloé Trevor Music Academy has ended, I am super behind on posts! That aside, thank you to all of my teachers and mentors at CTMA who've given me lessons, masterclasses, and especially those technique classes! Here is some of what I learned! (And hopefully you find it somewhat useful). My apologies for this long post! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Fire in the heart, ice in the veins!" Could have multiple interpretations, mine was, Surprise your listeners, don't give away what you're trying to do, visually and musically. Comment what you think this means! "Seamless ride!"
No breaks in phrases, continuity. "Music is 2 things-- tension and release"
Everything in 2 words 🤣
When presented with the question of "How do you practice?" in a technique class: "1, Triage (circle stuff that kicks your butt). 2, ID problem (the cause of the issue). 3, Find Rx (solution). 4, Apply solution (to do it in context, much a reminder to)."
This applies to anything we learn.
Powerful words by @graceunhaekwon 😁 "Elbow!"
Importance of having a level elbow in bow arm mechanics
@chloetrevor_violin "Phrasing shouldn't be lost even in fast notes" - Skyler "Know what the orchestra/piano is doing" (tension & release!) - Ana Maria, Chee-Yun
A lot to be said, but these ideas I find most universal.
Special thanks to Amanda, Chloe, Skyler, A