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So just a few weeks ago my instructor approached me asking me to play at the institutions BBQ. At first I was thinking i'm not ready for a group of people, but she told me she disagreed and believed I was more than ready. Trusting this I went along with it. She picked Allegretto for me, I picked Ode To Joy. After playing both we both decided Ode to Joy produced the best sound on my violin "from me playing at least". The sound in the video is a little off as the camera was far away from me. I made one mistake as the microphone was too close and I ended up hitting it when playing the G string, but I just kept going after a brief pause to notice what I just hit.
Great job man! I thought it sounded great! Remember, for most things in life, we are not as "ready" as we would like to be. This applies to having kids, getting married, getting a real job, etc... Sometimes the only way to really learn how to do things, is to put ourselves out there and do it. Good job man!
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Thank you all for your kind words. I know its definitely not polished so to speak, but I will certainly keep going so long as my instructor will keep me progressing. She did tell me last Monday I finally caught on to timing "and all it took was me lessening how hard I was trying to hit it to actually do it". I was focused so much on it that it actually was hurting the learning process. She also has told me that I surprise her often because pieces written slowly I have trouble with where others pick up quicker, but when I do faster variations with more notes involved I do it with ease where others struggle.
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