In the final article of this section, I will provide a short list of mandatory conditions that have to be fulfilled to estimate your playing as good at the beginner’s level.

  1. Ear for music.
  2. Accurate rendering of the music sheet.
  3. Correct hands positioning.
  4. Correct sound production — all sounds should…

Listening to a great master, no matter what instrument he plays, you cannot help but notice how he produces the sound. No matter what technique he plays, or at what tempo he does it, whatever dynamics he uses, and no matter how he articulates… whatever he does, everything sounds perfect…

When you look at an outstanding instrumentalist, you cannot help but notice that he does not strain you with the process. All his movements are polished to perfection. Everything looks smooth and natural. The feeling that there is no other way.

This is the way it is. There is only…

Although ornaments do not affect the main melody and tempo, they determine the sound to a large extent. They impart sophistication and completeness. The higher the performer’s level the more beautiful and original will sound the piece to which ornaments are applied. …

I would relate bends to ornaments since depending on how they played they resemble portamento or glissando. However, by the sound production technique, they are more like vibrato produced across the string.

That is the reason behind my decision to put them between vibrato and ornaments.

The difference between portamento…

Vibrato in general is a deviation around the main playing pitch.

To describe very roughly how it is performed depending on the mood you have to play a certain melody with, it has an amplitude upon the pitch (and its variations), upon the tempo (and its variations), upon the dynamics…

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