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I read, on another thread, that you've started lessons. That's a terrific new development. Having seen the amazing progress you made teaching yourself, I'm looking forward to hearing more about it.
I had my first lesson working on the 2nd violin part of three orchestra pieces this week. One I had prepared. My teacher made me sight read the two others and I was terrified... but so happy I bent to her insistance. Learned a lot about timing and counting (the notes in 1st position aren't that tough.)
On the other hand, my usually lovely sounding violin was moaning like a cow giving birth (never really heard a cow giving birth!) Whereas when we work out of the Suzuki books, my teacher is a real stickler for bowing, she let that slide during this particular lesson. When I mentioned at the end of the lesson that I thought my violin sounded out of sorts, she said:
"No, it just sounded scared."
Oh, so true
I have weekly lessons now and it makes such a huge different in my playing. I’m really really nervous every week but It is so good for me. My teacher motivates me to just play, doing dynamics and not to much worry about things. Yesterday we played a Irish song together, he on his alt-violin, and that was really fun.
Timing is difficult indeed, I don’t find it easy to play with a metronome ? But it’s necessary so I’m going to practice that more ?
scary violins, it sounds so familiar ?
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!