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Thanks, Fiddlerman! No, I don`t take lessons. Books and video tutorials (thank you for it. very helpful) gave a nice guide. I just try to follow it.
Intonation is always a problem but it becomes better everyday. I work on it. As I observed, intonation requires a time. Found it impossible to achieve a good intonation within 3 month.
Ok, I will use a mentronome.
I`ve played guitar for 1-2 month when I was a child. My approach is simple. I spend 2.5 hours everyday except friday when I usually do other activities (vodka, etc. :D). I always plan my work. So, 30 minutes for scales, 30 minutes for Schradieck`s exercises. The rest of time I learn new pieces or playing for myself what I`ve already learn.
Really, no teachers was taken. That is my position - no teachers at all. I`ve read two books: 1) "music theory for dummies", 2) Carl Flesch "art of violin playing". I`ve watched all fiddlerman`s tutorials and other which was found in youtube.
Truly amazing Hurton. Keep doing what you're doing. You found your instrument
Blogging my beginner journey and progress...Diary of a Fumbling New Violinist: http://learningviolin.ca/
Thanks, Mad Wed. I work on tempo and rhytm.
Thank you, ratvn!
P.S. Next month I intend to learn 1) Oscar Rieding "b minor" (1movement), 2) Rimsky-Korsakoff "the flight of the bumblebee" (now time to get more than 3 positions))). These pieces aren`t definitely so easy but I`m sure that I will be okay with them.
As others have stated above, this is really impressive progress! great posture, and from what you've said it seems you are very determined,setting goals and doing your research.All this will really help you. Also i know it is very,very,very tempting to try vibrato but my advice would be not to focus too much on that part right now since it can be confusing. Let yourself get used to playing and keep learning those pieces and improving your intonation, and after some time vibrato will come much more naturally and easily.
Impressive! I have played on and off for 2.5 years and I can't play what you play:(
Talent + lots of practice (time to practice) + persistence + goal setting + interest + = success ?!
Not having a teacher sometimes is great because you can do what you want to do and not hinder by the "systematic progress" a teacher set for you (I am glad that my teacher let me choose what I want to do and/or add pieces on top of Suzuki books and yet staying below my daughter's level).
Let's do the math:
You spend 2.5+hours practicing daily except Fridays, so that will make your total practice time 192.5+ hours for the three-month period. This means, if a person practices 30 minutes daily Monday through Friday it will take that person 1.5 years to reach 195.5 hours of practice time. your hard work + your talent = your great amazing progress!
What I want to say is: Practice makes perfect and practice the basics (scales, etudes, exercises, etc) is important, too, and you have proved that!
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