Live Session Replay – Subdivision, Legato, Tremolo, and String Noise

//Live Session Replay – Subdivision, Legato, Tremolo, and String Noise

Live Session Replay – Subdivision, Legato, Tremolo, and String Noise

Technology never fails to amaze me. Recently I tried out Facebook Live for the first time at it was a very fun experience! For future sessions I will announce them ahead of time in the CGC newsletter. This session was very spare of the moment as I just wanted to try it out.

I meet with members of CGC in a similar fashion every two weeks, however, in the member sessions we can see and hear each other, which gives us the opportunity to perform and receive personal feedback.

Join the next live session on February 5th at 4pm New York time.

Think of some questions ahead of time for the live Q&A


2017-02-05T16:56:54+00:0014 Comments


  1. Andy Shaw February 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m Andy from Waynesboro, Virginia.
    Thanks for the tips on timing and counting. Your lessons are such an eye opener!
    I’m not sure how to fit grace notes into timing. How do you approach the grace note?

    • Dave Belcher February 6, 2017 at 12:20 am - Reply

      Hi Andy! Thanks for the note. The grace note is indeed tricky and it can throw off the pulse of an otherwise well-kempt rhythm, so that’s a fantastic question. I would recommend checking out Gohar Vardanyan’s excellent lesson on this topic:

      Let us know your thoughts!


      Dave B (CGC team)

  2. Chris February 6, 2017 at 3:28 am - Reply

    Hi Simon,

    I just finished watching the ‘repeat’, and I liked the format, and content. Once again lots for me to think about and plan in to my practice sessions. My sessions lately have been a little (well a lot) haphazard as we have been lucky enough to have people over from the UK for Christmas, and now more visitors are arriving soon that will mean I take another break. But I will try and catch any more Facebook sessions as they arise.


  3. Vasant February 6, 2017 at 3:50 am - Reply

    HI Simon — greetings from New Delhi, in India — I dip in and out of your material. All very useful and very much appreciated. Cheers! Vasant

    • Dave Belcher February 7, 2017 at 12:54 am - Reply

      Hi Vasant! Thanks for the nice comment. We hope to see you in the next Facebook live session!


      Dave B (CGC team)

  4. Javier Ballaz February 8, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Hi, watching from Pamplona, Spain and trying to understand as much as possible hehe

    • Dave Belcher February 9, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

      Great to have you with us, Javier! Stay tuned for the next one as well as lots of other things coming to the site soon.


      Dave B (CGC team)

  5. Martin February 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Hi Simon, watching carefully

  6. Martin February 9, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    From Scotland

  7. Timothy Burris February 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Great ideas on the importance of rhythm, Simon, and how to get it right. Arguably, rhythm is less developed in Western art music than in other cultures.

    Back in 1980, I performed in a master class with John Holmquist at the Milwaukee (now Wisconsin) Conservatory, and he put us onto a great book on the subject, The Rhythmic Structure of Music by Grosvenor Cooper and Leonard B. Meyer. It’s a slim volume, but one I always recommend to students.


    • Dave Belcher February 9, 2017 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the comment and recommendation from John Holmquist, Timothy! I’ll be sure to check out that book. You are certainly right that rhythm is an essential component of Western music, even if it is less developed than in other cultural forms. I look forward to checking out Cooper and Meyer!


      Dave B (CGC team)

  8. Carl King February 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much From Broomfield Colorado.

  9. James Huckson February 12, 2017 at 1:25 am - Reply

    Thank you, Simon. Very useful. Much appreciated! I just discovered the Facebook session a week late.Hopefully I will be there live for the next one.

  10. Bob Lau March 14, 2017 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for the video Simon. Would you consider Guiliani’s Exercises for the Left a good way to develop left hand preparation?

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