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Byron Bay Australia

December 16, 2012 - 12:44 am
Member Since: April 22, 2012
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Hi All

Just looking for opinions on my progress.

Have I made a significant step forward when, after learning for nine months,  I am  in a rather short time, able to work through and play a tune without ever seeing the written music or tabs

Yes , my intonation can still be off and my bowing can still be questionable. However, I'm feeling a lot more at ease with the violin lately dunno


FM's and other's thoughts would be great 

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

Coleshill, Warwickshire

December 16, 2012 - 4:53 am
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Great news Ferret.

Its a great feeling to jump off a plateau and realise that you have achieved the next step.

Whether it's the ability to suddenly sight read comfortably, or play adifficulty note combination, or even crossing strings without snagging.

We each have our difficult hurdle to meet (time after time and always a new hurdle) but to find out that by sticking at when usually when we feel most frustration, is often the time we feel greatest satisfaction, when it all comes together!

I am amazed at how old people of my age are.....

Michigan, USA

December 16, 2012 - 6:25 am
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Good Lord, John, you have made tremendous stride's since you began your journey.

Think what it will be like in another nine month's, to look back at your beginning video's. I really admire people who can pick a song or remember a tune from day's gone bye and in a short time be able to play it.

Playing by ear give's diversity to our playing, knowing which string hold's a particular note and be able to find that note from memory is a gift. Of course you'll make mistake's while attemptinig to play a song the first few time's but it will come eventually.

Keep up the good work and good luck, John Luck.  clap

Fort Lauderdale
December 16, 2012 - 5:22 pm
Member Since: September 26, 2010
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Yes John,

You've made obvious progress. Recognizing audible notes well enough that you can play by ear is worth a lot. Keep up the great work.

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but the one who needs the least."

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