I did some searching online just to see if I could find videos that met your criteria. It is hit and miss.
The reason I looked for online videos is for the very issue you have discovered... The majority of videos are now online. I do not know of a CD/DVD collection that has what you are looking for.
Here is what I propose, if you are interested.
If you can locate the online videos of what you want and send me the links I will put them on DVD and send them to you.
I don't know exactly what you want, so finding the right videos for you would be difficult. If you can find them, I will put them on DVD.
What do you think?
- Pete -
@Mouse Unfortunately, most of the cello (and violin/viola) recordings I find on youtube are of "famous" players playing exceptional pieces. They are nice to listen to, but are not conducive to teaching me how they do it
I've found that Patrick Murphy's youtube channel has a lot of violin and cello pieces. Most tend to be 1st or 2nd parts of duets or other combinations, but the examples are usually clear and helpful to me.
A lot of the sheet music they're using is available on http://imslp.org
Good luck and happy playing.
Bob in Lone Oak, Texas
When I'm wanting specifics for something I'm trying to work on I will ask my instructor to record audio or video of her playing. Probably the best I can get since it goes hand in hand with my lessons. More general stuff includes pegheadnation, online lessonvideos.com, or fiddlevideo➡ (pricey but high quality). Homespun has a bunch of older DVD stuff available but a lot of the time theyve seemed more performance videos to me. Even though they are trying to teach I just haven't been able to get as much from them personally. Pegheadnation was the better of the online stuff I listed for me. Amazon music has a lot of lesser known groups/artists (to me anyway) that release mp3's that have proven good play along tracks.
Thanks, Pete. My question is, is that a copyright violation? I am kind of big on that. I know I slip up sometimes, but never intentionally.
I am pretty sure that content available on YouTube and other internet video hosting sites is not protected under copyright laws. I will look into it.
- Pete -
(disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advise. I am a violinist, which I would rather do than be a lawyer any day and twice on Sunday)
I have looked up the copyright laws regarding using content on the internet and there is something called "Fair Use" which does allow you to reuse copyright-protected material under certain circumstances.
For personal use, no it is not illegal to download YouTube Videos.
However, YouTube is owned by Google and Google has a Terms of Service which does state that you agree "...not to use content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the website itself, YouTube player or such other means YouTube may explicitly designate for this purpose."
I, personally, have no objection to using YouTube videos. The property owners have essentially given up their copy protection by posting their work on YouTube, and the recordings of concerts are not protected because of Fair Use.
It is really up to you whether or not downloading video from YouTube is acceptable to you.
- Pete -
...if the minuet is one of the Suzuki's (which I am presuming) they have cd's accompanying the books, both with individual violin and then piano back up, also they have that guy (and several other people online) that you can play along too....all are legal, all are solo instrument, and you can see the fingerings, that's what I was using, very helpful...
Personally I don't enjoy listening to the guy on the Suzuki vids, maybe it's just me being flustered when I can't "get it" I'm also thinking his fiddle is a little screechy, but bless his heart, I admire how he had to patience to do them all in slow, medium and performance tempo.
What really does get me is after struggling with a tune and then getting online to see and hear how it should be....up pops a dozen or so 5 yo kids knocking it out of the park with their 1/4 violins - Really deflating !
Would this be too busy for you? There are some bits with a lot of notes, but the overall tempo is slow. And there are some really good shots of both musicians, especially the violist's bow arm on long bows. The piece is about 7 minutes long.
This is the Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola, being played by two members of the Munich Philharmonic in an unusual location.
You can fit many videos on a DVD. As a rule, a DVD holds 4.7 GB. This translates to about 120 minutes of data. How many videos depends on how large the files are and what type.
I recommend 2 methods.
Method 1 - Create 3 DVDs. 1 for violin, 1 for viola, 1 for cello. This option would give you the option of choosing the DVD for the instrument you want to watch/hear.
Method 2 - Create 1 DVD with a menu where you can select the instrument and possibly the piece you want.
(You could certainly have a menu for method 1 as well)
For me, I would be more concerned with how you want it organized. DVDs are cheap media. I would not worry about how much room or how many DVDs you need.
- Pete -