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Violin: An Easy Guide...
Sample videos of pieces from this book...
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I know a few others on this forum are playing/planning to play from this book so I thought it might be helpful to have a spot to share some videos to learn from... Here are a few to get started (I have only attempted the first couple of songs, so am not 100% confident that the videos I have picked accurately match the music given... please correct me as needed!)

Andante No. 1 from Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position Op. 22 - Edward Elgar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?t.....5SgRRTexHU (Thanks to @PopFiddle for pointing this out on another thread)

Minuet - Johann Sebastian Bach: (a bit of a simpler version from Suzuki book 1, see here for more videos and tutorials: http://fiddlerman.com/forum/cr.....ns/#p71403)

Bourree HWV 349/V - George Frederick Handel:

Dance from Orphee et Eurydice - Christoph Willibald von Gluck:

Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling KV 596 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

Wiegenlied Op. 49 No. 4 - Johannes Brahms:

Theme & 1st Variation from Variazioni di Bravura from Caprice No. 24 - Niccolo Paganini:

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@RedViolin 

THANK YOU so very much... YAHOO...

I looked at the book a bit.. Hadn't picked anything to play yet.

Great thread.  Thank you.

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My pleasure @coolpinkone! Hope it is of some help!

I haven't had any luck so far with finding sample videos of the other pieces... maybe I'm just not trying the right search terms?

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@RedViolin .. I haven't found anything from the book that is grabbing me...I mean that is at my level.. yet...

I did get my Essentials 2 book and played some of the the beginning scales and When the Saints Go Marching in.. that is a fun one.  I played some of the songs from essentials two Book that I like. America The Beautiful, Pomp and Circumstance, it was fun.. I "glanced" at some of the lessons.   I think it was also fun to play "Tom Dooley"

So I guess I am saying I am just playing and play pretty much anything I can read...  I need to look into the Bourree.. so I am glad you posted that. 

And I am dabbling with Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera.

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Let me know how you get along with the Bourree @coolpinkone 🙂 I gave it a go, as it just sounds so happy, but I'm afraid it's quite a bit beyond me at this stage! (I'm sure you will do much better!) It sounds like you've been playing quite a bit from your new Essentials book 🙂 [Edited to add: I found Pomp and Circumstance, and  When the Saints Go Marching In in my new Simply Strings book 2, yay!]

I found the first piece, Andante a nice 'relaxing' one to start off with (I was a bit surprised that the fingering isn't numbered for the first piece of the book, but it is for the later pieces...! Still it was good practice for my reading though!)

And I enjoyed adding a few more complicated bits here and there to Minuet 1 even though I think I've destroyed my (already limited!) ability to play the piece without wanting to tear my ears off, as I am not able to play this version as well as the slightly simplified Suzuki version, but simultaneously, I've now practiced the Violin: An easy guide... version so much that I can't easily go back to the Suzuki one...! dazed

I also, as a challenge, played through the first couple of lines of Paganini's 24th Caprice, just because the author notes it's the most difficult piece in the book. Well, let's just say I can make some stilted sounds, but nothing like the video above, lol!violin-bang

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@RedViolin I confess to playing a stroke or two of C-24... uh.. no.. that did not work out for me.

I will be working from the books a lot lately.   I do have to keep focus.  I finally printed out the new V1B part for House of the Rising Sun... will see what I can come up with that. 

There is the Street Jelly event this weekend.  I have to work today and Saturday so I have to figure my "set" of songs for that and practice.

I will try Andante as well.

Cheers.

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Hehe, something to dream about isn't it @coolpinkone 🙂

I hope the street jelly went well!

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