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Hello all. I want to publicly thank Fiddlerman for this site and the resources he has posted on it. I took the liberty to read through the entire PDFs of "Sevcik Violin School for Beginners I & II" over the weekend. I read it like a novel and enjoyed it very much. I learned so much in so short a time! Sevcik really lays it out flat. Even though it's mostly in German it helped me easily learn the essentials in violin music reading, bow placing, and finger exercises! Now the hard part will be to put my new knowledge to practice as I train my body to do what my brain is thinking. If I really put my effort into it I may actually get through it with my violin in 9 months to a year. I look forward to it! This is going to be a great year! I like the idea of having a guide to work through and not just making up my practice time because I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
On a side note I was going to enter the Christmas program of Silent Night but chickened out when I realized while practicing I couldn't keep a steady beat even though it was as slow as 60. LOL! Hence the reason for my new years resolution to play along with Sevcik for the next 12 months while I get more comfortable with my new passion.
Women and cats can do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Welcome to the forum. It's a great resource for us beginners. The group projects are fun and good at helping us to stretch ourselves.
I love your quote at the bottom 1stimestar.
Thank you. I do as well. I first found this quote years ago and started using it in various places occasionally. Then with the popularity of the "Alaskan reality shows" I had so many people telling me how lucky I was "living the dream". But I would tell them that luck had nothing to do with it. It was a lot of hard work and setting my priorities to live the life I wanted (cabin in the middle of the woods, in Alaska). It fits well with fiddle playing too.
@ripton = is this what you're looking for ? http://imslp.org/wiki/School_o....._Otakar%29
I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh -
Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)
Not sure, but it gets me started, THANKS. I'm debating if I should pick up the set for Viola. Going to check the local library first... My personal music library has really grown...