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

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Sevcik: Personal journey into the unknown
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Composer
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
December 29, 2012 - 1:57 am
Member Since: July 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 177
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm age 47.  I have never had a violin lesson.  My interest is classical music.  This project is a process of documenting my progress of learning the violin without any instructors.  Beginning in Jan. 2013, the plan is to post videos of each exercise (exception being I shall skip the melodies) within all the Sevcik books starting with:

School for Beginners Book 1 and 2...then

School of Violin Technics Book 1-4...etc

At present, I can't play anything.  The objective is to quit goofing around and give it an effort at least and see what happens.  The videos won't be interesting because its all dry technical work.  But I have been told Sevcik is rigorous if nothing else, and the files can be downloaded from Fiddlerman.com. 

So here goes...

Avatar
cdennyb
King for a Day, Peasant for many
Members

Regulars
December 29, 2012 - 4:10 am
Member Since: February 13, 2012
Forum Posts: 1774
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Congratulations, less talk and more play...thumbs-up

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

Avatar
DanielB
Regulars

Members
December 29, 2012 - 6:47 am
Member Since: May 4, 2012
Forum Posts: 2379
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Why skip the melodies?

If you have faith/belief in that lesson series as being potentially good, why disregard the melodies that are a part of it?  They may be there for reasons you don't understand yet.

But hey, it's your life and your time.

dunno

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

Avatar
Picklefish
Merritt Island, Fla
Pro advisor
Members

Regulars
December 29, 2012 - 9:48 am
Member Since: June 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 1281
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Im in, whats the first thing we are working on? First pages of both books, one book at a time alternating?

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

Avatar
Mad_Wed
Russia, Tatarstan rep. Kazan city
Members

Regulars
December 30, 2012 - 2:20 pm
Member Since: October 7, 2011
Forum Posts: 2849
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's very nice. I'll lookforward to see your videos, Composer!

Avatar
Composer
Regular advisor
Members

Regulars
December 30, 2012 - 7:37 pm
Member Since: July 12, 2011
Forum Posts: 177
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

It's very nice. I'll lookforward to see your videos, Composer!

Thanks. I'm working exclusively in the School for Beginners until its complete. http://fiddlerman.com/wp-conte.....inners.pdf Currently practicing Section 1.  Will post a video on Jan 6.

I've changed my mind about the melodies.  I will post videos of those as well.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: BillyG
32 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today harvestman, fiddlinmama
Upcoming HeadCheese, Mad_Wed, ButteryStuffs, kit, makinnoise

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 3755

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2661

Fiddlestix: 2637

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 1

Members: 3556

Moderators: 0

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6441

Posts: 80335

Newest Members:

FerSZ, elaine a, Mukundan, MyMing, dbsimon, stirlingite771

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 11706, KindaScratchy: 1651