Here is a piece of Donjon's etude entitled Volubile. It is the 1st etude listed for the Texas All-State Band audition.
I love the challenge brought by the speed of this music. I find a great way to practice fast music is by starting slowly. This helps me practice both finger patterns and a confident mindset.
Videos of the 3 selections are available on my YouTube channel.
For this full video: https://youtu.be/2aQiT0GT3Bg
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today was my first day working on next weeks cut and I think I have a really good start! This whole etude is focused around articulation so this is another chunk that needs more accents! My masterclass went A LOT better than I had expected and I’m proud of my overall performance! Lately I’ve been trying to focus more on my individual performance rather then chair placement. I’m glad that I’ve gotten to the point where my personal rubric is stricter than another persons rubric and that I am able to hold myself accountable for my own performance!
GOALS FOR TOMORROW: catch up on smart music tech and work on the articulation in this cut! . #100daysofpractice#day11#yayband#regionmusic#tmea#allstate
Missouri All-State etudes dropped about 2 days ago (at least for our district), so it's time to practice even though I am very busy with schoolwork and marching band. I won't upload too much of these cause I gotta compete with all you Missouri tuba players.
The etude is Advanced Method for Tuba, Vol. 2, Etude 15.
Today I practiced one of my All State Etudes, otherwise known as Weissenborn etude 27. I have been really trying to get the whole first part in one breathe, and have really slowed it down to clean. The second video is me attempting to play it close to full tempo lol, it’s not clean but it’s getting there! Also I shouldn’t be practicing these because I literally have several more months before the audition lol
Day 146 - There was a bunch of noise in the background but I worked a bit on the state etudes today. Had 6 hours of rehearsal so that’s fun. This Blazhevich #60 ! Oh yeah there’s @saundersevan being a big meanie
Results aren’t possible without slow practice! 🐢
* Does it feel easy in your fingers? * Do your note endings match? * Are your fingers relaxed and active? * Do you 💖 your sound? 🎵
If you answered “YES” to these questions, then you’re ready to move the metronome up! If “NO,” keep going slow! You can do it! 👏
Featured: @la_clarinetista working on the end of Rosé #6 .
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During the next couple of days I will be doing a couple ALL-STATE posts, specifically TMEA, per requests. During high school, I got the results I was looking for in TMEA: Principal cellist for Symphony (top) orchestra freshman year, and made it within top 5 for pre-screenings for my junior and senior year, even though I didn’t end up attending the actual convention either of those years. Therefore, throughout these posts and stories, I will attempt to both give tips for the process, an also go over the actual etudes. Today, I sightread and looked at the first etude, the Popper No. 10. Some things that stood out to me: lots of long phrases within the 8th note lines, so bow control is crucial. You must practice making bow changes smoothly as to not disturb the flow of the etude. even though it is an etude, it definitely has a line and you must try to sing it out and express yourself, therefore distinguishing yourself from the thousands of other cellists. Some transitions between thumb and regular position that can be practiced slowly. Any comments of concerns, please lmk! Also if you have any friends trying to audition for All-State cello, please share this video/account with them! #cello#cellist#music#classicalmusic#video#allstate#TMEA#practicing#allregion#practicing#popper