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Jauniba
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Ok, this isn't me.

 

This is my son. He's 7.

 

He's been playing the violin for years. He can play stuff that's harder than this, but I let him choose the piece. I thought it might motivate him to enjoy playing if he could somehow relate it to an online community and hear feedback from others. He, unlike most of you, is not very interested in this. I recall feeling the same way as a child. I don't expect him to become concert master, but it's a skill I want my kids to have. I showed him some of your videos and he agreed to post too (in return I allowed him to film me playing the same song).  So here you have it.

This is Lukas, playing "alley grow" (allegro).

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Excellent ear. 
I would assume he got that from you exactly

 

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Way to go Lucas, stick with a musical instrument. It is actually good for your brain. Helps you learn and teaches you how to figure out problems.

 

Well, you are playing allegro, very determined bowing! Sounds good too!

 

I remember this tune from school. I was 9. Forty years ago.

 

Ok, Juaniba...your turn!      violin_girl

 

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Thanks for the comments!!!!

Yes, this is Suzuki book one. I don't know what to say about Suzuki. We switched out of it for a year and he learned to read music. He really didn't take to that listening-only aspect of Suzuki anyhow. Hope you guys don't mind that I'm posting a little one on here. I have played him your videos.

He filmed me upside down and sideways, the swirled the camera around for a bit. It's almost as good as being headless. i can hire him out for filming you if you don't want your identity to be revealed. wink

I spelled my own fake name wrong, can that be fixed? It's Jauniba.

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Jauniba said:

Thanks for the comments!!!!

Yes, this is Suzuki book one. I don't know what to say about Suzuki. We switched out of it for a year and he learned to read music. He really didn't take to that listening-only aspect of Suzuki anyhow. Hope you guys don't mind that I'm posting a little one on here. I have played him your videos.

He filmed me upside down and sideways, the swirled the camera around for a bit. It's almost as good as being headless. i can hire him out for filming you if you don't want your identity to be revealed. wink

I spelled my own fake name wrong, can that be fixed? It's Jauniba.

The Suzuki Method is probably to blame for my lack of music reading ability!

I am sorry I mangled your name, Jauniba. But how do you spell an alias incorrectly? I looked at quickly and thought it was a feminine derivative of Juan. The Suzuki Method is also to blame for my inability to read. Period! lol

 

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Ee gads, who knew! Suzuki actually prevents people from being able to read! Even in adulthood, and nearly half a century after initial exposure to it! I knew I didn't like it!

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There is hope.  Have you considered rehab ?

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Oliver said:

There is hope.  Have you considered rehab ?

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Rehab is for quitters!

 

Dave

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Rehab can also help the ones that fall down. Just my PG rating comment 😉

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Thanks for the post Juaniba, how long has your son been playing? You might have mentioned it already. I love his attitude and talk in the beginning. 

I'll fix the name. Have your son remember to take a new re-take on bar 5 and then he'll have to take one at bar 9 as well since he'll then be arriving with a down bow.

I don't like to give too many comments at once but the finger for the day is the 3rd finger. Slightly high on both the A and the D. Make sure that when he does it he keeps his second finger tight against. Before telling him what I think, would you mind having him listen to his video to see if he hears it? It's a better way to learn.

It feels musical that he slows down at the end of the phrase and starts over but if you do something like that every four bars it will destroy the flow a bit. He should still do it because it is musical, but less. Maybe you could dance while he is playing that piece and have him check you out so that he gets the idea of music flowing and moving forward.

Thanks again for the post.exactly 

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That was amazing! You have a talented son.I can't wait to see you play next.tongue

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Jauniba!  I really enjoyed your son's violin playing, his opening talk and the concluding bow.  Best wishes to Lukas.

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it ..(William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night)

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Thanks for your comments I will keep them in mind.

 

signed,

Lukascoffee1

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Great Lukas,

I look forward to hopefully a lot more video posts. dancing

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Hi everyone.

My little violinist is sound asleep and I just wanted to say he did take all of your comments to heart. Fiddlerman, yours of course was exactly the same as what his teacher says about the C# and D, 2nd and 3rd finger. Since we finally got the palm of his hand off the neck, he's been having to relearn where his fingers go. I don't know why he does that major slowdown in each phrase, but he's been doing that since he started playing that song (which was, by the way, a year ago....but we switched teachers for a while and were with someone who hated the suzuki book). He wanted to re do the video but I am trying to get him to learn allegretto instead and maybe we'll post that some day. Thanks again.

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I like your son's performance! He is great, not stage fright at all! His performance is really cute!

 

My daughter's teacher is using suzuki method. I think it's probably good for young kids to learn to play by ear. I do want my daughter to learn to read music, so i have been showing her some very basic things, like staff, treble clef, bass clef, and middle C, and the value of notes, I think i'm going to show her the rhythm next.

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We got a book of etudes, and he learned to read first just the open strings, then each finger. As well as the notes (like quarter notes, etc). It went remarkably fast. Maybe 2 months, and he was reading music.

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