Monthly Archives: March 2013

Conducting an Orchestra helps my Violin Intonation

I’m getting to the part where I need to practice more, my violin progress is getting bogged down. With the musical rehearsals in February and March, I haven’t gotten much practice in. My violin teacher noticed an improvement in my intonation after I spent three days conducting the pit orchestra in rehearsals. I guess listening intently to the elementary school players and correcting wrong notes helped my pitch.

I’m getting to the point where I have a gut feeling if there are wrong notes being played, but I can’t always tell what section they are in. When I have each string section play separately then I can find the notes and fix them.