FORUM

Please have a look at our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

No permission to create posts
sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Why You Should Be Practicing Right Now.
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 8, 2012 - 6:51 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Here is a simple high school audition listing of requirements to be in the orchestra.

I'm surprised to find that scales are emphasized.

It's always good to know what others may be doing "out there".  There are many auditions on line.  Some MUCH harder!

Gotta get out those chromatic exercises.

coffee2

 

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YWFwcy5rMTIubWkudXN8aGhzb3JjaHxneDo2NDFjNzJiNjI4MzY2MzJi

(You get no points for time spent on FIDDLE CHAT!)

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Moris
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
February 8, 2012 - 9:52 pm
Member Since: January 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 140
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This makes me wish I could go back in time, and instead of spending so much time playing soccer, or planning school dances with the Student Government, I had joined the school Orchestra 😛

But oh well, that was then, now is now, and back then...I don't think this website existed, which encourages me everyday to continue practicing.

I think I get no points for being on the Fiddle Chat, but somehow some of the other beginners or more advanced player's knowledge rubs onto me violin-student

"No one can do everything, but everyone can do something."

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 9, 2012 - 8:24 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

You should be capable of pretty quick progress as a focused adult free of modern distractions like facebook, texting, video games and other electronic gadgeteria. 

Lucky you wink

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Aleive
Northern Norway
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
February 9, 2012 - 8:37 am
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 121
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Shucks! And here I am playing pokemon *nerdface*
Meh. I have to wait until I get my violin anyway ^^ Upside is that I have a whole bunch of theory as far as violin goes. And it continues to grow with every day 🙂 

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 9, 2012 - 8:59 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Where there's a will, there''s a way!

http://www.8notes.com/f/31_264350.asp

You can use your waiting time just like Lilaree ! (and she sight reads!)

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Samuel L Boogie
Oxford England
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
February 9, 2012 - 9:12 am
Member Since: September 27, 2011
Forum Posts: 195
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I was practising when you posted this 😀

The early bird catches the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 9, 2012 - 9:16 am
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Bonus points for you for setting a good example ! 

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
gordon_sc
South Carolina
Member
Members
February 10, 2012 - 12:36 am
Member Since: November 22, 2011
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hello Mr. Oliver, and others, I noticed this and after you posted this:smile

QUOTE: Where there's a will, there''s a way!

http://www.8notes.com/f/31_264350.asp

You can use your waiting time just like Lilaree ! (and she sight reads!) END QUOTE:

 

I have to ask what is sight reading? 

Would you be so kind as to explain that to me?

Thank you.

 

I did not do the quote in the reply because my computer was down for a day or two, I just got it back operating after reloading everything.cry I have a backup that does not like some sites, it runs all free open source software (Linux-Libre Free Kernel) and many sites do not find it friendly.

b-slap

It ain't gonna learn to play itself.

Avatar
Gail
29 Palms, CA
Honorary advisor
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 3:26 am
Member Since: December 9, 2011
Forum Posts: 221
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Gordon, sight reading means you're playing the piece for the first time from sheet music.  No preparation.  At first sight. 

 

crossedfingers

I've learned so much from my mistakes that I've decided to make some more.

Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 1:04 pm
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Oliver said

Here is a simple high school audition listing of requirements to be in the orchestra.

I'm surprised to find that scales are emphasized.

It's always good to know what others may be doing "out there".  There are many auditions on line.  Some MUCH harder!

Gotta get out those chromatic exercises.

<img src="/wp-content/forum-smileys/coffee-2.gif" alt="coffee2" width="32" /
 

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=YWFwcy5rMTIubWkudXN8aGhzb3JjaHxneDo2NDFjNzJiNjI4MzY2MzJi

(You get no points for time spent on FIDDLE CHAT!)

Hey Oliver, is this pretty standard as an orchestra audition, or is it above or below average requirements?

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 1:28 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I would judge it probably around average. 

I'm talking about auditions for what are called "YO's"  such as "Birmingham Youth Orch." (BYO), etc.  Maybe a collection of outstanding high school students or student/community groups.  I doubt that many high schools are so tough for their strictly internal orchestra .... but who knows? 

One of the main reasons for the auditions is to screen for students who do NOT require excess rehearsal time.  It  is not just for "sounds good".  Sight reading  has a very practical basis.

It can never be much less than scales, sight reading and performance in any case.

Of course, many organizations require no audition at all but that's a whole different level of expectation.

I just happened to look at Fla. audition infor.  Much interesting info.

http://www.floridayouthorchest.....tions.html

Maybe FM knows them ?? 

(Scales all over the place !!)

birthday_balloon

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
TerryT
Coleshill, Warwickshire
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 2:21 pm
Member Since: December 15, 2011
Forum Posts: 1698
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

A nice insight, thanks.
Not that I'm ever likely to play in an orchestra, but a whole bunch of instruments playing together sounds fandabbydozie!

I was born with nothing,
and to my surprise I still have most of it left!

Avatar
Fiddlerman
Fort Lauderdale
February 10, 2012 - 3:32 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
Forum Posts: 11717
13sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Funny you should ask.
I've been on the jury for auditions and I coach the strings every once in a while.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

Avatar
Aleive
Northern Norway
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 3:45 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 121
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

I never was one for orchestras or bands. Unless I had a role, whereby I could do whatever I wanted 😛 Playing the bass, nobody really bothered looking at me, as the "cool" stuff in a tune is the lead guitar, or the vocals. Thus you'd see me halfway sitting on my huge amp, consuming some suspicious fluid of sorts. It eventually became our image. 

I always have been against the whole concept of "uniform".. Well. Not exactly.. I just never was a fan of having to do everything the same as others. And not only am I not at that level of play, but I also don't have any intentions of becoming a soloist violinist. Though. I am no psychic. "Never say never" or so they say 

(People. Please do take extreme care to realize that that was NOT a quote from Justin Bieber, okay? Thanks:P)

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 4:21 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

The only Justin Bieber I know was in Newark many years ago but I don't think he played the violin but he did give me a broken mandolin.  Probably not the same guy.

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Aleive
Northern Norway
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 4:29 pm
Member Since: January 21, 2012
Forum Posts: 121
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
16sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Oliver said

The only Justin Bieber I know was in Newark many years ago but I don't think he played the violin but he did give me a broken mandolin.  Probably not the same guy.

coffee2

I am just going to assume that you just deny his existence. Which I am not against, my point was however that I can't say what I won't do, because I just might 🙂

"Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild."

Avatar
Late bloomer
Dallas Texas
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 9:48 pm
Member Since: October 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
17sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Gail said

Gordon, sight reading means you're playing the piece for the first time from sheet music.  No preparation.  At first sight. 

 

crossedfingers

   

 

Yes , I will normally site read a piece for a couple of weeks until I give up on it and move on to something new!  drooling

That would be funny if it wasn't true.  wink

No matter where you go, there you are!

Avatar
Oliver
NC
King
Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 9:55 pm
Member Since: February 28, 2011
Forum Posts: 2439
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
18sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

It is also funny that sight reading must be practiced just like anything else. 

The sight readers motto is "Never play anything that you know".

coffee2

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Avatar
Late bloomer
Dallas Texas
Honorary tenured advisor
Members

Regulars
February 10, 2012 - 10:04 pm
Member Since: October 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 563
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
19sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Now there's  motto I can stick to! LOLrofl

No matter where you go, there you are!

Avatar
gordon_sc
South Carolina
Member
Members
February 11, 2012 - 12:54 am
Member Since: November 22, 2011
Forum Posts: 33
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
20sp_Permalink sp_Print
0

Gail and Late bloomer, thanks for the exclamation, everything helps.

I know why I did not know that, I do not read music or tab.

My teacher had (still has) me playing scales and then gave me assignments to play by positions on the strings and now has started to say the note on the string.  And expects me to remember them.  roflol

I guess it works because I do not have to learn too much, to fast. 

I have to llearn the song and then notes for it with the time on the notes.

  The first time I asked a musician about how long it would take to learn to play the fiddle, he asked me how old I was, then told me I would not live long enough.

My teacher says that some say that, but one can learn to do anything if you try, no time limits. It seems to be working, in my case it is slow but it is working.

violin-student

It ain't gonna learn to play itself.

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online:
22 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today kit, wisco kid
Upcoming Mad_Wed, Andrew, Prudence, ButteryStuffs, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3767

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3564

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6448

Posts: 80415

Newest Members:

MACJR, bo, EKBanjo, charlieD, Folky fiddler, Morgenes42

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11717, KindaScratchy: 1651