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Kick up Your Fiddle Practice a Notch... or Two!
Improve intonation, timing, ear training and sight reading... all with play-along practice!
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ELCBK
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Are you still practicing by just reading off exercise notation in a book? 

And, stopping your practice exercises every once in a while to check your tuner to see if you are playing in tune?  

Consider "play-along" practice videos! 

I found a treasure trove of practice videos that can help with sight reading, intonation, timing and ear training - ALL AT ONCE! 

The "How To Practice Violin, Viola and Cello" YouTube Channel has a HUGE selection of play-along videos of exercises, etudes and pieces from 'Sevcik', 'Paganini', 'Schradieck', 'Kreutzer', 'Carl Flesch', 'Kayser', 'Suzuki', etc... 

They are done in different speeds (you can also adjust in video settings), with correct pitch and note value for your reference!  This helps you SEE & HEAR what you need to sound like. 

Beginner to more advanced! 

Here's an example for dexterity and intonation.  *NOTE: some say A=442Hz and some say don't look at the music, but looking at the music while you hear the correct pitch can aid in sight reading!

 

MUCH, MUCH more here:

https://www.youtube.com/channe.....ery=Violin

 
Here's a list of SLOW ones for BEGINNERS! 

https://www.youtube.com/channe.....y%20violin

 

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🤔... better fundamental practice than just reading notation from a book (basically guessing at your intonation and timing), or playing alongside someone else (who might be playing out of tune)? 

TRY IT!!! 

- Emily

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Playing things I don't know what they should sound like is definitely a struggle for me. Thanks for sharing this great resource!thumbs-up Can't wait to get started again. 

I love the cat sticker.

It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann S.Bach

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great resource Emily

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Thanks for posting this Emily this is the reason I joined this forum.

Well part of it at least.violin-1267

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Thanks Emily really helpful !

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Glad I was able to share something helpful! 🤗

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Play along is great. It's like chamber music. Gives you a sense of performance, entertaining, rhythm, creativity, and a chance to match your notes to another instrument or player. It's usually more fun than just playing by yourself.

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