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Albert Shagimardanov

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The left hand controls pitch and requires artful control and stability.

Here we will discuss the nature of intonation, and discover secret techniques to shifting and master vibrato.

Left Hand

The mind of a violinist is both a problem-solving  machine and whirlpool of creative imagination; a computer and a kaleidoscope.

 

Here we will discuss questions of interpretation, practice techniques, and the art of performance

Mind

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The right hand occupies most of the mind's resources as it controls

 sound and phrasing.

 

Here we will find the keys to unlocking ideal bow hold and posturesound production, and various bowing techniques.

Right Hand

Yesterday, the Grade 8 performance exam results came in for a student who has been with me for three years. He earned a distinction. This is only the second exam he has taken with me during this period. 

“That's great! …But three years?"

You may say,

“Isn't that way too long?"

“... After all, in Singapore, a student is expected to take an exam at least once a year or risk being labelled an underachiever."

But let's step back and ask ourselves: What's wrong with this picture? continue reading...

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Yesterday, the Grade 8 performance exam results came in for a student who has been with me for three years. He earned a distinction. This is only the second exam he has taken with me during this period. 

“That's great! …But three years?"

You may say,

“Isn't that way too long?"

“... After all, in Singapore, a student is expected to take an exam at least once a year or risk being labelled an underachiever."

But let's step back and ask ourselves: What's wrong with this picture? continue reading...

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