Hmm hmm the su fandom likes to summon their sheild and defend and in their eyes praise the show by screaming “this show has no filler!” Like filler is the one dreaded thing shows can never have yet filler doesn’t always have to be a bad thing when done right and when it is interesting. So sorry hun the show DOES have filler but that is not the problem the problem is the quality of some of the filler episodes.
Edit: Not only the quality but the placement of such episodes.
I seriously LOOOOOOVVVVE the camera quality, movement and placement in these scenes. It’s so cinematically beautiful because it captures so much and makes that moment just magical. It looks like a movie
Those with their Moon in Virgo meet the emotional realm on a practical level, where they try to analyse emotional upheaval logically over drowning in the depths of a stormy sea. There is however, the tendency to develop compulsions under emotional stress, due to the possible overworking of the analyzing function in Virgo. It can therefore be difficult to switch off until emotional chaos is solved.
They will not be ones to cry and scream over their emotions, yet they may throw themselves into tasks, working their mind until fatigue sets in. There is also the capacity for some serious self criticism with this placement, where emotions turn into negative calculations about themselves.
Still, there is a caring and helpful quality to this placement, where the sensitive depths are met with practicality, logic and a sense of duty to care for others.
During the past weekend there was a big fundraiser hapenning in Manchester. People got the Manchester Bee tattooed for £50 and all the money was donated to a gofundme that will later go to victims of the Man Arena attack.
I participated myself but…. then I saw this pop up on facebook.
The shit quality, the placement, the bare arms!
Dear Chloe, Do u have tips on practicing smartly? I have Tmea All State coming up and my excerpts r getting anywhere I want. Thx u!!
These are my All-State practicing guidelines from my website www.chloetrevor.com - hope they help!
General Tips and Practice Techniques
Don’t wait until summer is over and school is taking up all of your time. You will feel overwhelmed by the études, combined with all of the music for school, music for your private teacher, as well as homework, and will not learn the études to your best ability.
Don’t “Practice” By Playing From Beginning to End
This is not considered practicing. When you learn a new piece you must first secure it in short-term muscle memory and then slowly transfer it to long-term muscle memory. Playing a piece from beginning to end does nothing for securing short-term memory because once you get to the end of the piece your muscles have already forgotten how to play the beginning. Instead, work in small sections.
Once you have conquered all of the difficult spots you can do a run-through once or twice a day.
Make a “Practice Item” List
Write out a list of things to focus on while practicing your sections and work on one at a time.
Bowing (placement, bow hold)
Left Hand Position (wrist, finger placement)
Practice the Études in Sections
Divide each etude into at least 8 different sections. Use your “Practice Item” list as a guide and check off each “Item” as you complete it. It is also a good idea to identify the particularly difficult spots and mark them in your music (no larger than 8 bar phrases). Take 10-15 minutes to slowly work on each spot with a tuner or metronome.
Only practice at a tempo you can maintain for the entire étude. Otherwise you are teaching yourself to change tempos and play incorrect rhythms. Try gradually increasing your tempo with a metronome.
The Metronome is Your Best Friend! Use it!
The continuous repetition that comes with metronome practice solidifies muscle memory, and is the optimal way to build up tempo and play with accurate rhythm. It is also a good way to motivate yourself to continue practicing by setting a goal tempo and trying to beat it each day.
For super comfort of playing, try working your etudes up to a tempo that is faster than your ultimate goal. Then when you play at your goal tempo, it will seem much easier!
Memorize the Études
Even if you are not playing from memory in the audition, memorizing your music is the best way to ensure that you are prepared. After you have memorized an étude, practice it both with and without music.
Practice From the End to the Beginning
The end of any étude is often the most neglected because students usually practice starting from the beginning. Try practicing the last line of the étude and, after mastering it, back up a line and work from there to the end. Do this all the way to the beginning of the piece.
Practice Using the Rhythm Technique
Take passages of fast 16th or 8th notes and practice with short/long alternating note values. Then do long/short. You can also elongate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th notes (or 5th, and 6th, if you’re in a triple meter) of each grouping of notes. Combine the Rhythm Technique with a metronome for super fast fingers!
Use the Penny Method
Take 10 pennies and put them in a pile on a table next to you. Section off a measure or 2 that you are having difficulty with. Every time you play the section perfectly (fast or slow) move a penny to a new pile on the other side of the table. If you make a mistake, move all of the pennies back to the original pile. Try to get all 10 pennies to the new pile!
Measure Your Shifts
Practice big shifts by measuring the distance with your hand/fingers. You do this by gliding very slowly up (or down) to the note until you lock into the center of the pitch. Make sure you don’t overshoot! Repeat until you can make the shift perfectly 10 times in a row.
Count Out Loud
Practice counting out loud while playing. If you can do this you’re unstoppable!
Remember How the Judges Think
Their job is to cut down thousands of violinists in the state of Texas to about a hundred violinists for 3 different orchestras. This means they are looking for any reason to cut someone out of the running. You cannot earn any points for extra creativity or musicality. Think of it as starting out with a score of 100 and they are trying to chip as many points away as possible. You want to keep ALL of your points! This means you must stick to playing the music as perfectly and accurately as it is written on the paper (intonation, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, cleanliness etc.).
Still Not Working?
If all else fails, and you are still having trouble with something, ask your teacher!! They are there to help you and want you to succeed! If they are not available to ask in person, send them an email or give them a call. Teachers love hearing from their students - it means they are practicing! :)
The first instinct for Aries is to take action. Quick flare-ups characterize the Aries character, but their anger usually doesn’t last for too long. In fact, these people generally don’t live in the past, and are not given to holding grudges or feeling resentful. Generally, their temper comes quickly, and they deal with anger on issues right away.
Aries people listen to their instincts, they generally get things done, and they make fast and (usually) decent decisions. They don’t naturally stop to smell the roses—or consider others’ point of view—when they are deliberating over what to do next. Spontaneity is one of their assets; as are simplicity, purity of action, and innovation.
They expect others to say things straight—no beating around the bush.
They easily become impatient with convoluted plans, or with people they consider to be slow to action. Most Aries have a childlike quality to them. Sometimes they’re downright rude and impatient,
“Slow and steady wins the race” could easily be a motto for Taurus. These goal-oriented people are not known for their speed, but their staying power is tremendous.
Generally calm and easygoing people, Taurus natives can have powerful tempers when they’re overly provoked. They generally don’t fly off the handle as quickly as others, however (unless Aries is prominent in their chart).
Taurus people value strength and stability. They are driven by security and an especial fondness for personal possessions. Most are not afraid to work for what they want, and there is an overall patience.
It is almost impossible to get these people moving once they’ve made up their minds on a matter. You want them to go shopping with you? Unfortunately for you, about half an hour back, they’ve kicked up their heels, changed into something comfortable, and they simply won’t budge. Immovable is the only way to describe Taurus people who have made up their minds.
They are a little scattered and unfocused. Easily bored, Gemini need a fresh change of pace frequently just to keep energy levels up. It’s a somewhat odd thing, really. When there’s nothing much to do, they are exhausted.
When Geminis get angry or fired up, they use words as their “weapon”. Angry words—some of the most incisive and sarcastic ones—can fly around. Others simply talk things through. Whatever the case may be, Geminis need to get everything off their chests when they’re fired up.
Geminis draw on their sharp wit to win arguments. In general, they can be talkative sorts, sometimes bordering on verbal diarrhea. Those whose charts show more reserve only become chatty when they’re worked up about something or the other.
They have much nervous energy. When they’re on edge, they can be nitpicky. They are very adaptable, often thriving on change. They often take up many projects at once, spreading themselves thin at times. Most will benefit from attempting to focus their energies rather than scattering them
Cancers are toward passive-aggressiveness. These people seem to resist change and to shy away from direct confrontations. They need to feel secure before they act. As a result, they can appear rather slow at times.
Their motto is “The best offence is defense”. They may appear weak to some, but they can be very strong. Their strength lies in their tenaciousness.
At their best, they turn others on with a protective, almost therapeutic way about them. The protective nature of Cancer is best expressed by turning the energy outward — when they are being the protectors of others. Turning it inwards is when there are problems.
They can be argumentative and manipulative. Their energy levels are variable, and they can appear to move rather slowly. They have defensive reactions and bursts of emotional displays when they feel cornered.With reassurance and confidence, they protective, helpful, and dependable in the long haul. They prefer to handle situations peacefully and humanely.
Passions run high, and so does desire. There is a strong will that gives these natives much staying power. Though Leo people will enjoy the pleasures of risk-taking, they generally have a strong sense of reason at the end of the day.
Leo people often have well-defined ambitions. Rarely will you find a person with Leo who lives life without a true sense of a “calling”. They act with authority and power, and their personal magnetism generally endows them with the ability to get what they want.
Impatient with small-mindedness and disloyalty, Leo generally have a strong idealistic streak. They easily get fired up when they feel they’ve been humiliated, and they defend their high principles with ardor.
Leo act with their heart. Their ego is tied up with their actions, so that most anything they do becomes a source of great pride. Though some are self-righteous and quarrelsome, the more sophisticated people with this position are kindly leaders.
These productive and busy people are goal-oriented, practical people. Although they can be a little scattered at times, simply because they are doing so many things at any give time. Virgo get things done—quite well! They have a knack for handling a wide variety of tasks at once, and a tendency to take on perhaps too much at the same time.
Virgo are not particularly aggressive by nature. Although they can be a little hard-nosed and critical at times, they rarely resort to pushing others around.
Annoyed Virgo can be difficult to be around! Arouse their anger and they turn into complaining, over-critical nags. Generally, these natives don’t make themselves nuisances, so this stage is unlikely to last for very long.
An idle Virgo is a sorry sight, indeed. Fidgety, nervous, worried…all of these things are a sure sign that Virgo people have either too little to do, or far too much on their plates. There is a perfectionist at the heart of all people with this position. They’ll be the first to deny this, but it’s there!
They often reflect about things before they act. Decisiveness is not their strong point, but they do, eventually, get things done. Many people with this position procrastinate, generally because they feel the need to weigh all of the alternatives before taking action.
Life isn’t always fair, but Libra will seldom accept this notion. They can easily get caught up in defending themselves and others.They always play innocent when they are challenged, and can generally charm the birds out of the trees to win your favor.
Passive-aggressiveness is practically the hallmark for Libra. They don’t want to look like they are ever being mean or unfair, but aggression has to go somewhere! Too often, this results in sneaky behavior.
Libra people are adept at predicting when problems and discord will occur well in advance. They know how to compromise and are excellent at conflict management.
Scorpio love to challenge themselves to do the impossible. They throw themselves into what they decide to do with concentrated energy and awesome willpower. Sometimes, Scorpio people are attracted to taboos.
Scorpio has a black-or-white philosophy of life. These are the people who say, “Just choose!” They really are not comfortable with compromise—what kind of satisfaction could you possibly get from compromise?
Real living, to Scorpio, is all about accepting challenges and making changes.These people constantly test themselves, and, often, others. They make all kinds of rules and goals, just for the personal satisfaction that comes from achieving or mastering them.
Their survival instincts are strong, and they embrace their own animal nature when they are all alone with themselves, without guilt.These people have a provocative quality to them.
Sagittarius people get angry, they feel like running. They have to do something—not about it, but something else altogether. They don’t have a lot of patience to wait things out. This is where the restless and adventurous nature of Sagittarius comes in.
Most of the time, Sagittarius is playful and fun-loving. They love friendly debates, although they can go to extremes. Some take it personally when you don’t agree with them—why wouldn’t you agree, after all? Well, for one, you might (especially if you have planets in Virgo or Gemini) find plenty of holes in their arguments.
They can be blunt with people, although if they have a more tactful Mercury placement, this quality will be subdued.
They abhor anything that fences them in. They need to feel like they have space. They’re the ones who will run away when things get too serious or dull. They’ll likely be back soon—it’s just that they need to feel free for a while or they go batty.
Sagittarius is used to getting their way and persuading others to believe what they believe in. Sometimes they face the few that don’t quite buy their grand theories. This is when these normally fun-loving people get frustrated.
Capricorn have a subdued and controlled style of approaching life. Most don’t come across as particularly enthusiastic; rather, theirs is a low-key but determined energy.
Anger is expressed in a rather cool, level-headed way. Self-control is strong when it comes to expressing anger, drive, energy, and sexuality. Capricorn is a sign that detests waste of any kind. It also fears disorderliness and “letting go”
There is generally a powerful need to stay in control. This is not to say that they are cold in any sense of the word. Their desires are strong, but they are often centered around the physical and material world—all that can be seen and held.
These people are usually quite disciplined. Capricorn possesses the ability to plan for the future—something that many other signs have difficulty doing.
Capricorns are working toward realistic and attainable goals. They are productive people who get off when they see tangible results from their efforts. They are a little hard on themselves, and sometimes others.
It can be a little difficult to understand exactly what makes a Aquarius tick. And that’s absolutely fine with them—they enjoy surprising people. They are generally quite proud of their independence. They are not easily pushed around.
Aquarius is progressive and open-minded when it comes to the world at large, it can be surprising that on a personal level, Aquarius can be quite obstinate. If they feel boxed in, they are quite likely to rebel. If you’ve discovered a pattern to their ways, they’ll make sure they aren’t so predictable the next time around.
Air signs are generally quite clever at getting what they want; in Aquarius, they are particularly adept at getting their way. While they are not overtly aggressive ,they are very willful. Combine willfulness with the cleverness of an Air sign, and you have a person who is quite creative about getting what they want—which generally is getting their way!
Aquarius natives is their willingness to let others be. They place a lot of value in freedom and individuality—theirs and yours. They need space to be themselves and plenty of room to breathe. Generally not the touchy-feely types.
Mild-tempered and gentle, these guys and gals move through life in a manner that can hardly be considered direct. Pisces is a passive sign that rarely asserts itself in a direct fashion.
Sometimes prone to feelings of guilt about their anger, and difficulties with asserting themselves,
Pisces individuals seem to "go with the flow” will often let life “happen” instead of trying to control their life direction. Don’t appear like they are capable of harming a fly. However, those that don’t find creative expression for this energy can stir up a storm through indirect aggression.
Their desires are changeable and moody, and it’s hard to really know where these natives stand on any particular issue.