The videos I took of year three were in the beginning. This was partly because I only took videos of when I thought I saw progress.
This video shows that the tremors and jerkiness continue to plague me, but at this time I am able to play it more smoothly. I am continuing to try to use the larger muscles for playing.
This video marked 7 months into retraining my tremolo from FD. Losing my tremolo was one of the most disappointing things to happen to my playing. I spent so much time trying to get it in an acceptable range and then all the sudden I had to start over again.. totally heart breaking. Recollecting on this video though, I think this was a break through moment for me because I was able to play a tremolo (although a rough one ha!) for myself again.
This video showed how my hard work was starting to pay off in the form of single line finger alternation. I was starting to get the sensation of how correct I-M alternation in relation to how P and A-C feel. I focused more on doing rest stroke first, but then moved it to free stroke. I continued to work on my scales and alternation of other fingers. Tremors are still as present as ever.
For my tremolo practice, I focused more on finger sequencing and planting. Again I wasn’t able to make a strong, loud tremolo because it would have caused dystonic movements. But at that point I was making more strides in my playing. For the rest of the year I focused more on trying to bring back the volume in my playing while keeping the dystonia at bay.