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Some of the topics to be covered during the class…
INTRODUCTION TO DOUNIS METHOD Dounis’ unique exercises for mastering advanced technique and increasing expression.
Precise mechanics of techniques using the natural or “innate abilities”…
Dozens of practical exercises which immediately solve technical and musical problems.
Daily Exercises for constant improvement
including exercise for lifting, weight transfer, pronation, clinging exercise, Finger Independence, approaching string as smooth surface and so on.
Daily Practice Techniques
Backwards bow, balance point, Air violin, cello, viola, playing on the bridge, practice on the stick and so on.
Rounding Changes, The different technique of both changes (down and up), Slicing exercise, 3 dimensional sound, tone groove and so on.
Breaking down the vibrato, the Sizzle, rebounding, how to avoid pumping, Bach vibrato, Rubbing exercise, isolating the first shake, pizz practice, conforming the vibrato to voice, how to avoid being controlled by unconscious mannerisms, paper exercise, direction of the vibrato, “frantic shake”,mushy exercise for weight transfer, frozen hand, quick releases, 2 kinds of vibrato = MELODIC & GENERAL and so on.
Advanced Bow technique
Paint Brush stroke and how to master it
open close, lift drop, the pivot, allow the the weight to transfer effortlessly through the hand, learning to hold the bow in hand even while touching the string, learning the “swing”, how to achieve passive fingers, the weightless frame and always supported hold, getting rid of all tensions in the bow hold and so on.