Bach Minuet – Suzuki Book 3
The Bach Minuet is a piece that I really enjoy to play. I’ve been practicing the piece all month and I’ve enjoyed it every day. The first part is nice, but the second part is absolutely beautiful! I like the change from major to minor key so much!
I found some interesting advice for this piece on the website teachsuzukiviolin.com. This video has also been very useful to learn this piece.
As Allyson explains, Bach Minuet is a great piece to focus on clean string crossings and bow distribution. I think one of my weak points is that I tend to not use enough bow. And when I try to use more bow then it doesn’t sound good and my bow goes crooked. I’ve tried to get better at that after watching this video. I also added two tapes to my bow and I’m pushing myself to use the entire part of the bow that’s between the tapes. While I play it feels as if I’m using a lot of bow but when I watch the recording I can see that most of the time I’m not using that much bow. So I will certainly keep working on that.
Also, I noticed my bow still goes crooked, especially on the E string and when playing near the tip.
Sadly, intonation is still a bit off in some measures but overall I’m pretty happy with the result.
All feedback is welcome. Soon, I will post number 3 from Suzuki Book 3.