day 15: favorite place
Today, Wyn showed me his custom built treehouse on his private virtual island. His treehouse has a dozen ladders, slides, rope bridges, and even a waterfall shower.😍 #day15#amazing
56 days until Israel's 70th Independence day🎉🇮🇱
Today we want to share with you the amazing Israeli author, David Grossman. David Grossman's books have been translated to more than 30 languages and have won many prizes such as: Ischia International Journalism Award (2007), St.Louis Literary Award (2015), Man Booker International Prize (2017) and more. This year, Grossman is going to get the Israel Prize for literature. Among his more famous books are: The Zigzag Kid; Somone to Run With; and A Horse Walks into the Bar. Grossman also wrote beautiful children's books; He said that he started writing for children when he became a father, in order to see the world from a child's point of view and to get closer to his children. Grossman likes to write for children who are energetic, happy and curious, and we can fully understand why 😊
Mazal tov for Grossman’s winning of the Israel Prize and thank you for being such an inspiring Israeli author!
A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today. 💯
It’s weigh in day for the 21 Day Challenge and I can already see a difference in how I look in the mirror 🙌🏻 Everyone on the challenge is killing it and I can’t wait til next week to see the final results from all the participants! ——————————————————————
The next challenge is starting March 7th and I’m officially accepting early registration for 10 people this week! Message me to join! 💪🏻
#365daysofhappiness challenge! #day15
Today I found happiness in going to Gatlinburg with my Dad, Stepmom, and nieces, and I got to see Lyric and my second family and going to Red Lobster for like the second time in my entire life and it was so good!
I've been working on first finger in first position and switching to first finger in third position for about a week or so, now. Yesterday, I starter adding some bowing technique to my exercises.
The Pirastro Wondertone Gold series, gut strings that came on Wednesday and the Pirastro Goldflex rosin that arrived yesterday (Friday) make life SO much easier. Not only do the strings sound better, they also feel better and more comfortable under my fingers. But SCIEßE they have to be tuned constantly, at this point!!!!!! My approach is to learn the first finger in jumping between first and third, and soon first, third, and fifth positions, before moving on to the second finger. After doing the same with the second finger, I'll add chromatics before moving on to the third and fourth fingers.
These are all reasons I am glad to be learning on my own. This approach may be lengthier, but I feel it will help me master different positions alongside developing finger coordination. What I'm trying to avoid is limiting myself to trying to play music, exercises, and scales almost-entirely in first position. This way I can in actual music (down the road) immediately begin working to avoid crossing strings and playing adjacent notes with the same finger and finding the easiest fingerings to move through entire passages smoothly. Not to mention, tuning accuracy is far more difficult to master when switching positions than when simply changing fingers in the same position.
It was also anticipated that most learning systems are designed for people new to music entirely, not just violin. So while I'm using methods as a reference, I'm more and more writing my own exercises and methods for each stage of technique.
On another note (pun not intended), the third position note(s) are SO much better, easier, clearer, and more-reliable with the Pirastro rosin and strings.