Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra

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Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress on January 14, 2016 @ 2:53 pmReport this post as inappropriate#1
by Mariko Barra Mariko Barra is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hi, I'm an adult violinist beginner, self-taught for 7 months now and I'm absolutely enjoying everything about learning the violin. It's so exciting!!


I wanted to share my recording of Gavotte by J. B. Lully from Suzuki Book 2. Really enjoyed practicing this piece. :-)


Who has some feedback or comments for me so that I can progress and maybe some day become a good violinist?



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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on January 14, 2016 @ 10:12 pmReport this post as inappropriate#2
by Giuseppe Cerciello Giuseppe Cerciello is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hi Mariko . . you are doing just fine. My only advice is to found a "decent" teacher that can suggest technical books to improve your bowing and left hand technics.


Many teachers just let you practice pieces but that's not enough at all. As I said found a decent teacher that walk you true scales - bowing & left hand exercice.


Keep up with the good work.

gC

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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on January 15, 2016 @ 10:39 amReport this post as inappropriate#3
by Mariko Barra Mariko Barra is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hi Giuseppe, thanks so much for commenting! :-) I would love to have a good teacher, but there is none where I live, not even in a 100km radius... And my internet is too slow to follow a skype lesson. So, it seems that I don't have an other option than learning by myself. But I am following some great teachers on YouTube, like Heather Broadbent, Todd Ehle and others.


I also practice scales and I am working on Etudes by Wohlfahrt, Hans Sitt and Robert Pracht.


Do you have other suggestions for good technical books?


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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on January 15, 2016 @ 12:44 pmReport this post as inappropriate#4
by Giuseppe Cerciello Giuseppe Cerciello is currently offline. Click to send a message.

. . there are many technical books however the guide from a teacher is essensial. Just playing them without knowing how to practice is no much of a help.


On January 15, 2016 Mariko Barra wrote:

Hi Giuseppe, thanks so much for commenting! :-) I would love to have a good teacher, but there is none where I live, not even in a 100km radius... And my internet is too slow to follow a skype lesson. So, it seems that I don't have an other option than learning by myself. But I am following some great teachers on YouTube, like Heather Broadbent, Todd Ehle and others.


I also practice scales and I am working on Etudes by Wohlfahrt, Hans Sitt and Robert Pracht.


Do you have other suggestions for good technical books?


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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on January 18, 2016 @ 2:54 pmReport this post as inappropriate#5
by Merissa Sobha Merissa Sobha is currently offline. Click to send a message.

It's sounding great! Keep it up!!!



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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on January 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pmReport this post as inappropriate#6
by Mariko Barra Mariko Barra is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Thanks Merissa! :-)


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Re: Adult beginner violinist: 7 months progress posted by Mariko Barra on July 12, 2016 @ 9:32 amReport this post as inappropriate#7
by Cynthia Myra Cynthia Myra is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Hi Mariko.


You play well. But I would advise you to find a teacher who can meet your needs and help you play it exceptionally well. Good luck


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