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  • Son, practicing hard on the violin there? You sound great.

  • Mom, it's a viola.

  • Vi...viola?

  • Wait, since when did you play the viola?

  • Mom, I've been playing the viola for the last five years.

  • Five years?

  • I thought you played the violin, I remember you taking your violin class.

  • Why are you playing the viola now?

  • My teacher made me change from violin to viola.

  • Because no one wanted to play viola.

  • Stop! Stop right there.

  • Your B is out of tune, in fact your intonation's all over the place, your rhythm's all over the place

  • Why are you not practicing with the metronome?

  • You just started practicing, you shouldn't have been playing your pieces.

  • You should be doing slow scales and long tones.

  • Your contact point's all over the place, your vibrato...

  • What are you even doing? You call that violin playing?

  • Get out of here

  • It's okay, we still have time for the next Menuhin Violin Competition.

  • Just do five hours of scales every day,

  • I'll be listening.

  • One second

  • Hold up

  • Son, you remember in the lesson last week,

  • your teacher said that

  • The bottom G should be a little bit more fuller in the bottom of the chords,

  • and the...

  • the sem-

  • seemeekwavers (semiquavers), the quick notes.

  • The teacher told you to make it more...

  • Rubayto (Rubato).

  • So yeah I'll be making sure to remind you and take notes every lesson.

  • Son, you're playing very good.

  • But you gotta understand

  • Music is not about the notes or the accuracy. Just...

  • You need to put more feeling into it.

  • Music, the music, I'm not feeling the feeling.

  • You need more presence,

  • Confidence.

  • Every time you pull that string,

  • It's like pulling on the heartstrings of people.

  • That's what music is about.

  • Hey mom, I've got a competition next week.

  • Can I play for you?

  • I don't know much about music anyway,

  • but I'm sure you'll be fine.

  • Okay. I'll just go practice then.

  • Oh and by the way,

  • Don't you think it's a little bit late to practice right now? Like...

  • You might piss off the neighbors.

  • Mom it's 11 o'clock...

  • in the morning

  • Oh my god!

  • Son, you sound so good!

  • So talented!

  • I'm so lucky, I have such a sweet, talented young boy like you.

  • The world is your oyster.

  • You're the best!

  • (Asian mom noise)

  • Why you still play out of tune?

  • It's been one year already la

  • You still sound like crap!

  • What happened?

  • I told you, Ling Ling already win the Menuhin Competition, you know?

  • Now he practice 72 hours a day

  • You still practice nothing!

  • You still sound like this?

  • Last time I kung pao your chicken.

  • This time I sichuan your pepper, and mapo your tofu.

  • I ran into Ling Ling's mother the other day,

  • in Chinatown.

  • You know what she say?

  • She said Ling Ling already doctor la!

  • Ling Ling save life, what you doing huh?

  • HUH?

  • Why you always making so many mistakes in your playing, huh?

  • You think it's okay to make mistakes in playing?

  • Every time you play one note out of tune,

  • it's like you make mistake in surgery.

  • If you perform surgery the way you practice your scales,

  • the patient already dead la.

  • You embarrass me!

  • Oh hey, by the way,

  • come, come, come come come. Here, come here.

  • Everybody!

  • You should hurry up and go buy the practice shirt right now.

  • Everybody, look how handsome,

  • how beauty,

  • how good quality cotton it is.

  • Go buy!

  • But mom, it's not out yet.

  • What do you mean it's not out yet?

  • Cause it launches on the 18th of May.

  • Aiyo, doesn't matter la.

  • People need to see!

  • The 18th or the 8th, doesn't matter.

  • Every dollar count.

  • Look, see, even say practice!

  • Ling Ling's mother make Ling Ling wear the shirt all the time.

  • That's why he practice so much.

  • But why you still no practice huh?

  • Don't want to s-

  • Stupid!

  • Anyway, go buy the shirt right now.

  • It comes out...When does it come out?

  • 18th of May.

  • Yeah, yeah! Practice!

  • Go buy the shirt right now.

  • Good value!

  • Look how beauty,

  • Look how Gucci!

  • Oh, all the LV mothers be jealous now!

  • Ho ho ho ho

  • Now Tiffany and...

  • Hey! Why you still here, huh?

  • Go practice!

  • Done! Get out of here.

  • Huh!

Son, practicing hard on the violin there? You sound great.

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